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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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Dr. John Landi
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...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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Is it ok that I accidentally pushed clot came out today? It's been 8 days since my wisdom teeth removal. There is now a big hole in my gum, should I b

Is it ok that I accidentally pushed clot came out today? It's been 8 days since my wisdom teeth removal. There is now a big hole in my gum, should I b

Yes. : That is fine. Hole will stay till bone fills in. That will take weeks. It dry socket ( loosing clot) is an issue you would have pain. ...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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What's a way to eat food after wisdom teeth removal?

What's a way to eat food after wisdom teeth removal?

Start slowly: Nutrition is important for wound healing after surgery. Start with a soft diet and drink plenty of fluids. You can advance your diet and types of food as tolerated. Some people eat a regular diet immediately following surgery, while others may be more cautious and not try to resume their normal diet for several days after surgery. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

What is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

It varies: Individuals react and respond differently to surgery, as some patients have an extremely high pain threshold and wisdom tooth surgery is only a minor distraction. Other patients may have a very low pain threshold and be incapacitated for a week or more from a simple uncomplicated extraction. On the average, two to three days is the norm. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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