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Gum Tissue Growth
What is this thing on my gums? I have had a hard bone like growth on my bottom front tooth it seems to be connected to the broken tooth which is there. There was an abscess a long time ago that burst and left a hole in my gum. Now the broken tooth
Hard to tell sight unseen and without a radiograph, but it sounds like the abcess and broken tooth you left untreated for such a long time has created a substancial amount of bone loss around that tooth. It could be that the root end is poking through the hole in your bone and sticking into your gum tissue.
Not a healthy situation.
Obviously you understand that you need to go see a dentist to have the tooth extracted. The dentist who extracts the tooth will determine if it is indeed the root end or something else. Please go and be seen as soon as possible to avoid further complications or massive infection. ...Read more
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
Every aprox 4-6mo my 3rd molar has a growth spurt (i'm 25yo), when this happens my gums around it get swollen and sore 4 aprox a week, do I need abx?
Evaluate: This is a common problem when a wisdom tooth is not completely erupted and you can't keep the area clean and healthy. This is an infection that you keep getting. And it will not get any better. The best thing for you to do is see a dentist, or oral surgeon and have it evaluated for extraction. You can cause damage to the adjacent tooth. So take action now. ...Read more
My five year old has a small wart like growth on his gums on top of his front top incisor. (1) what could it be (2) what type of doctor should we see?
See a dentist: It could be a sign of infection in the tooth or a lesion associated with the eruption of permanent teeth. Either way your dentist should be able to identify what type of lesion it is and what needs to be done if anything. ...Read more
On bottom inside jaw I have s bone growth sticking up under bottom of the gums its pretty big and feel it with my tougnue why? It looks to be like a bone on bottom jaw sticking out atleast 3in up touching my bottom of tongue seems to be growing what can
A certain percentage of the population develop exophytic (outgrowths) of dense normal bone know as tori or exostosis (depending upon their location). These are benign growths that are of concern only if it interferes with speech, eating, placement of a denture or you continually traumatize the area during function. Typically they are only removed if they cause a problem. The surgery is simple and recovery quick.
If the area is not causing you a problem, I recommend that you have your dentist look at the site at your next regularly scheduled appointment. If needed your dentist can refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for further evaluation and treatment as indicated. ...Read more
After injury & scarring to the front of my chin and having four teeth removed, my gums are receding at a race pace. Help. Will steroids allow growth?
No: When you loose teeth, the supporting bone and overlying gum tends to recede. See your dentist for consultation to get those teeth replaced. ...Read more
Is it normal to have gum tissue sloughing off after a crown prep (in the area of the prep)? If not, what are the possible/likely causes?
Tissue sloughing is not normal under any circumstances. Did you have an impression taken after the crown preparation? You may have had a reaction to the materials used to retract the gum tissue, or to the impression material.
Or perhaps a reaction to any anesthetic used in the gum tissue around the tooth.
In any case, return to have your dentist examine the area. ...Read more
Gum lesions?: Depending on the clinical picture, gums can "peel" or slough off due to gum disease, trauma, viral, bacteria or other miscellaneous causes. You would need to see a laser periodontist for a complete evaluation. The nd/yag laser can sometimes help in a big way in these situations. Www. Drgums. Com. ...Read more
Surgical aid: Gtr is a procedure used to stimulate bone and gum tissue growth when done in combination with flap surgery. A small piece of mesh-like fabric is inserted between the bone and gum tissue. This keeps the gum tissue from growing into the area where the bone should be, allowing the bone and connective tissue to regrow and restore lost bone. ...Read more
Not especially: What was done or what is your situation that caused the inflamed gum tissue? Knowing that would help us answer your question more completely and accurately. One of the best ways to help things heal in general is to keep them clean, eat a healthy diet, avoid further irritation and get sufficient rest. If you have had recent dental treatment, ask your dentist for more specific advice. ...Read more
See a dentist!: Gingival tissue that is separating from the tooth forming a pocket like that could be indicative of periodontal problems. The sooner you are examined and treated the sooner your problem will be arrested. You really can't do anything personally to correct periodontal defects. ...Read more
Two issues: The larger the graft the less it shrinks and the color of the tissue is determined by the donor site. Folks to tend to scar or get keloids, tend to wind up with lumpier grafts. If that disturbes a patient, it can be trimmed later. I would not do that for three to six months after the graft. ...Read more
Is it common to lose gum tissue after an extraction? Also, is it a bad thing to keep gauze over the whole 3-5 days after the extraction?
Yes and yes: When tooth removed bone/gums recede. An extracted tooth usually requires replacement to prevent collapse of the remaining dentition. Gauge should be used until bleeding stops, no longer. Please return to your Dentist to discuss these issues with him/her. ...Read more
It depends: This will vary depending on where you live, how many teeth need grafting, etc. You should get opinions from two different periodontists. ...Read more
Can it happen to many people who have advanced gum recession that any type of soft tissue grafting just would not help? Where do the gums go to?
Gum disease: Recession is a sign of gum disease. You have lost bone. Grafting can only help if you have enough bone to maintain your teeth. Grafting is done to be able to maintain the soft tissue attachment to protect the bone. A periodontist can evaluate your situation to help you keep your teeth. ...Read more
Hello I noticed I have a small black dot on my gum the mark takes up the surface area of the very tip of my gum tissue. The part looks like a triangle?
See your dentist: There are many reasons you may see a dark spot in your mouth. Most are not problem and are easily diagnosed and treated if needed. However you need to see your dentist to have the spot looked at. ...Read more
I seems have herpes on my gum tissue. My ex has those and did not know until now. What type of risk in my feauture if I have oral herpes?
2 years ago bitting my nails and cut my gum tissue on the front lower tooth really bad... piece of gum tissue is still just hanging there.
Old injury: This injury needs to be evaluated by at least a dentist, if not a periodontist. Why are you waiting? Make the call.... ...Read more
Only have 1mm of hard gum tissue covering lower canine. It has receded due to gum disease however under control. Will further recession happen anyway?
Swollen gum tissue: Swollen gum tissue behind your back tooth is called an operculum. It can be redundant, excess tissue, tissue left over following removal of a wisdom tooth, or the flap of tissue covering an erupting wisdom tooth. Visit your dentist to have him/her check it out for you. ...Read more
I had a biopsy of the gum tissue, it came bk with traces off bruising please wot causes that 2 happen thankyou?
Biopsy results: The best person to answer this question for you is the dentist who took the biopsy. He\she knows your complete medical and dental history and has personally examined you as well. We can only give you a list of possibilities while your own dentist can either determine the exact cause or give you a pretty good educated guess. Discuss this issue with your dentist. ...Read more
I've had gingivitis for 5 months and my gums stopped bleeding about 2 or 3 months ago. Will my gum tissue recover?
I have very limited opening of my mouth. Hurts pretty bad when I try to open it more, feels like gum tissue's are tearing. What is wrong?
TMJ? See a dentist: It sounds like you may have a muscle spasm causing you the pain and the problem with opening. There are several possible causes. You need to see a dentist to get a definite diagnosis. In the mean time you can try gentle stretching, advil, (ibuprofen) soft diet and time to see if it goes away. ...Read more
Had wiadom tooth out tues gums tissues grown over hole left with a lil hole am I still at risk of dry socket. Was a qiuk and simple extraction..
5 DAYS: Typically, most dry sockets develop in the first 5 days or so. So you are still at a reasonable risk. When gum tissues start to cover the area, thus trapping the clotted blood underneath, you are at a better chance of uneventful recovery and healing. Make sure to follow the surgeon's/dentist's post-op instructions, and if something is not feeling normal, contact the office. ...Read more
What can I expect after a soft tissue graft? I'm going to have a free gingical graft to thicken the gum tissue around the area where a crown is going. From reading a bit about, it sounds to me like it might be a painful procedure. Is there much special ca
There are a few different techniques to thicken the gum. If the gum is transplanted from your palate, the roof of your mouth will be painful for a few days. Patients often compare the pain to a pizza burn.
Your periodontist should send you home with written instructions that you should review together before you leave the office. ...Read more
Can a soft tissue laser be used to vaporize the top gum tissue, in order to reduce sulcus depths, as part of periodontal treatment?
Not exactly but..: There are a number of dental lasers with specific wavelengths that affect the gums and bone around the teeth in different ways, according to the need. An nd/yag using an fda cleared protocol can promote bone regeneration in addition to killing bacteria. We also have success with erbium and co2 lasers. It is important to choose a laser with the correct wavelength for success. Www. Drgums. Com. ...Read more
What happens when allograph tissue material is placed between my gums and teeth roots and it does not work due to the thinness of my gums?
Evaluate: If the bone plate is thin, you may need a block bone graft instead. Get another opinion. ...Read more