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Dr. Daniel Quon
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
37 years in practice
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Bone sticking out of gums after wisdom teeth removal..Is this serious?

Dr. Daniel Quon
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
37 years in practice
1M people helped
Bone sticking out of gums after wisdom teeth removal..Is this serious?

Depends: After wisdom teeth are removed some patients may have some bone that protrudes from the gums. Whether or not it is a serious problem or not depends on the size and location of the exposed bone and how much discomfort it is causing. If the exposed bone is significantly large, your dentist or surgeon may have to perform a minor procedure to remove it. Your dentist or surgeon can advise you. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Levine
Board Certified, Pediatrics
29 years in practice
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Dont want more surgery but it feels like there is tiny piece of bone under my gum after wisdom teeth removal?

Dr. Alan Levine
Board Certified, Pediatrics
29 years in practice
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Dont want more surgery but it feels like there is tiny piece of bone under my gum after wisdom teeth removal?

Get an x-ray: An x-ray reveal whether your suspicion is correct. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Piehl
Board Certified, Periodontics
46 years in practice
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How normal would it be for my gums to be sore after wisdom teeth removal?

Dr. Joel Piehl
Board Certified, Periodontics
46 years in practice
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Recent surgery?: It would be reasonable to expect some soreness if you had surgery to remove the wisdom teeth in the adjacent areas. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
28 years in practice
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What is the piece of gum hanging out after getting wisdom teeth removal?

Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
28 years in practice
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What is the piece of gum hanging out after getting wisdom teeth removal?

Loose gum.: Sometimes, after a wisdom tooth is removed, the gum tissue will be "flapping". Some dentists leave it that way and other dentists will either remove it or stitch it to the rest of the gum. No matter which way, it will eventually heal and you'll be fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Quon
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Following wisdom teeth removal 6 weeks later gum not heeled and snot comin from wisdom extraction site also foul odor when leaning forward ?

Dr. Daniel Quon
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Following wisdom teeth removal 6 weeks later gum not heeled and snot comin from wisdom extraction site also foul odor when leaning forward ?

Sinus Communication: Your description sounds descriptive for an ororantral fistula, or a communication between your maxillary sinus and the wisdom tooth extraction site. At 6 weeks postop, you need to be evaluated by your surgeon to determine what course of action will be necessary to repair the communication. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Day 6, 4impacted wisdom teeth removal. Still can't close mouth all the way due to little lumps @ the back of my mouth (swollen gum?). Is this normal?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Day 6, 4impacted wisdom teeth removal. Still can't close mouth all the way due to little lumps @ the back of my mouth (swollen gum?). Is this normal?

It is not normal: Wisdom teeth. It was a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Your symptoms could be a serous problem. See your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Majid Jamali
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
21 years in practice
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Dr. Joel Doyon
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
31 years in practice
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When after wisdom teeth removal will i feel normal?

Dr. Joel Doyon
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
31 years in practice
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When after wisdom teeth removal will i feel normal?

Varies: It varies from patient to patient and it also varies based on the position of the tooth in the jaw bone. Usually you should feel back to normal after 1-2 weeks. Some feel fine in a couple of days. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Quon
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Can you please explain how i can clean my teeth after wisdom teeth removal?

Dr. Daniel Quon
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
37 years in practice
1M people helped

Brush all your teeth: Following surgery, you should brush all of your teeth. I advise my patients to avoid brushing over the extraction sites on the day of surgery and to rinse lightly with warm water after eating. On the first postop day they are instructed to use a soft toothbrush and begin lightly brushing over the extraction sites on the second postoperative day, they begin brushing normally over the sites. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Engel
Board Certified, Dentistry
34 years in practice
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What do I do about trismus after wisdom teeth removal?

Dr. Jonathan Engel
Board Certified, Dentistry
34 years in practice
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Time, nsaids: Time and taking advil or allieve. Also, careful on the diet..Nothing hard or big bites. ...Read more

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