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Bone sticking out of gums after wisdom teeth removal..Is this serious?

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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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last or 3rd molars to erupt in the mouth. It usually occurs around ages 17-21 and many become impacted for lack of room. Wisdom teeth are the hardest to reach, clean, and have restorative done to. This is the main reason for ...Read more


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How normal would it be for my gums to be sore after wisdom teeth removal?

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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What is the piece of gum hanging out after getting wisdom teeth removal?

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

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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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?

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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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 more

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When after wisdom teeth removal will i feel normal?

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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Can you please explain how i can clean my teeth after wisdom teeth removal?

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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What do I do about trismus after wisdom teeth removal?

Time, nsaids: Time and taking advil or allieve. Also, careful on the diet..Nothing hard or big bites. ...Read more

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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


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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more


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