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I have extra teeth at my top gums should I remove them?

I have extra teeth at my top gums should I remove them?

Possibly: You need to see a dentist and have the situation examined. If there is crowding involved, you should probably have them removed. This would make it easier to clean your teeth to prevent cavities as well as gum & bone disease.

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How does extra teeth grow on the top of your gums?

How does extra teeth grow on the top of your gums?

Lack of space: Some people have more teeth than the 32 we are supposed to have, and these teeth sometimes have no room to come in between teeth, and they grow on top of gums. This however, is more common with teeth that are not extra but do not have room to come in due to smaller jaw bone space or due to retained baby teeth that are occupying the space.

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I have excess gum between my two front teeth. I wanted to know what I can do to remove it. Would braces help or do I have to undergo surgery?

Perhaps both: Ideal solution is to position teeth into the best relationships possible, reshape the gum tissue after teeth have been moved, and esthetically restore the teeth (if necessary) to ideal size and shape. Talk to your Family Dentist. The services of both Orthodontic and Periodontic Specialists may be in order.

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There is a extra tooth on my gums on the top jaw should I get it remover its hard to brush my teeth an it just make me look weird to wear I cant smile?

There is a extra tooth on my gums on the top jaw should I get it remover its hard to brush my teeth an it just make me look weird to wear I cant smile?

See your dentist: The supernumerary tooth might cause esthetic and functional problems, especially if it is situated in the upper jaw. Earlier intervention is recommended in the form of surgical or orthodontic treatment and combination in order to minimize unwanted side effects. See your dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment options.

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Galbladder remove May 2014. diagnose wit fatty liver. Eversince diagnosis, been havin sore gums bhind my top teeth and sore top gums. Is this related?

Galbladder remove May 2014. diagnose wit fatty liver. Eversince diagnosis, been havin sore gums bhind my top teeth and sore top gums. Is this related?

Not related: Hi. No, fatty liver and gingivitis (sore, inflamed gums) are not related. Poor diabetes control can cause both, but you don't indicate diabetes or diabetes meds in your data. Are you overweight? If so, I'd suggest being tested for diabetes; having diabetes and not knowing it DOESN'T protect you from the problems it causes! Good luck!

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Eating sunflower seeds. I think one poked my top left gum behind molar. Is inflamed and swollen. Haven't had tonsils or wisdom teeth removed. Concerns?

Eating sunflower seeds. I think one poked my top left gum behind molar. Is inflamed and swollen. Haven't had tonsils or wisdom teeth removed. Concerns?

Swollen gums: It might resolve on its own or... there may still be something stuck under your gums or... it might be getting infected. See your local dentist to have this evaluated. Rinse with salt water and make sure you continue to brush and floss properly meanwhile.

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I have a wisdom that was growing in a hortizontal position under my gum the top part peeking through rubbing up against the tooth in front of it so I just had that tooth surgically removed and there is a whole there and it feels like part of the tooth is

I have a wisdom that was growing in a hortizontal position under my gum the top part peeking through rubbing up against the tooth in front of it so I just had that tooth surgically removed and there is a whole there and it feels like part of the tooth is

Could be: Depending upon the position of the wisdom tooth, there may be a hole and part of the root showing of the tooth infront. This generally should fill in over time. If it feels like part of the tooth is 'still there" this may either be a small piece of bone working through. Give it a few days, then return for a follow up to have it looked at.

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Roots of a top tooth left in my top side gum and has caused infection after infection@ pain side of palate. How wil they b removed?

Roots of a top tooth left in my top side gum and has caused infection after infection@ pain side of palate. How wil they b removed?

Oral surgeon: Please consult an oral surgeon to see if these roots can be removed. The removal of some roots on the top jaw can lead to sinus troubles and more complicated infections known as oroantral fistulas.

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I have braces and a canine tooth being pulled into place. Ortho wants to remove excess gum tissue with a laser. With a low pain tolerance, will it hurt?

I have braces and a canine tooth being pulled into place. Ortho wants to remove excess gum tissue with a laser. With a low pain tolerance, will it hurt?

Laser surgery: I would assume that a local anesthetic will be used, so regardless of how the tissue is removed, the procedure should be pain free. That being said, laser surgery and the resulting post-op healing are generally less painful.

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Had extra dental xray-PA of area- high up in top gum area. Since it seemed like it was high due to location, could that have increased brain tumor risk?

Had extra dental xray-PA of area- high up in top gum area. Since it seemed like it was high due to location, could that have increased brain tumor risk?

Not likely: Because dental x-rays use very low radiation dose. It will take thousands of dental x-rays to pose this risk. A CT scan has much higher radiation dose risk.

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Will broken top teeth that's down to gum cause sinus problems?

Will broken top teeth that's down to gum cause sinus problems?

Possibly: If the teeth are broken down that much, they are probably non-vital. The root tips, if communicating with the sinus, can carry oral bacteria into the sinus causing inflammation and/or infection. The teeth sound as if they are hopeless. You really need to see a dentist to have them extracted.

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What to do if my gum pain behind molarwisdom teeth removed months ago?

What to do if my gum pain behind molarwisdom teeth removed months ago?

See a dentist: See a dentist to find out what's causing the pain. It may or may not be related to the wisdom teeth surgery.

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I have extra teeth growing in and my gum is badly swollen where the tooth is growing?

I have extra teeth growing in and my gum is badly swollen where the tooth is growing?

Impaction: The wisdom teeth can often pose problems with swelling and pain even though they may not be visible in the mouth. The 3rd molars are located in the back of the mouth in all four corners and can be 'trapped' under the gums even if they are through the bone. Sometimes, they are sideways and will never come in, yet still cause pain to the back of the 2nd molars. Have an exam and x-ray taken to see.

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Can you tell me how I could cure a swollen bumb on my gum behind my 2 front top teeth?

Can you tell me how I could cure a swollen bumb on my gum behind my 2 front top teeth?

Let time pass: That bump is normal....It is tissue that covers a nerve and blood vessels. .. This tissue can be easily injured (hot pizza, scalding soup, hard bread crust, etc.) resulting in it becoming swollen. Keep the area clean, maybe use some salt water rinses, and give it some time to heal on its own. If it does not get better in about a week you should visit your dentist.

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What causes my 9 weeks old's top teeth to stick into her bottom gum, which also looks tender?

What causes my 9 weeks old's top teeth to stick into her bottom gum, which also looks tender?

May be teething: First, it's unusual but not unheard of for a 9 wk infant to have teeth. Second, the lower teeth more typically erupt before the top. So your baby is apparently an early teether. Her lower gum may look tender because those teeth may also be erupting soon; when she closes, her upper teeth hit the lower gum making it even more sore. It's temporary.

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more