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Loose Gums After Wisdom Teeth Removal
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Dont want more surgery but it feels like there is tiny piece of bone under my gum after 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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is it possible that a piece of tooth could get left behind during a wisdom tooth extraction? I had my wisdom teeth out in october. It's now january and i think I have a little piece of tooth that's working out of my gum on the bottom. It's sharp and a lit
Yes, : Yes, but it may be a loose piece of bone not just a broken piece of tooth. They will usually resolve without issue but the best thing is to go back to your dentist and let them take a look to be safe. There are a few different options they can discuss with you. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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