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Loose Gums Around Teeth
I had my wisdom teeth removed a week ago and now my stitches have come loose and gums around other teeth next to stitches are flapping. What do I do?
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Do I have periodontitis? My gums are red and puffy, only bleed sometimes when I floss and my gums are loose around my teeth. My bottom front especialy
Gingivitis for sure: Periodontitis is a chronic inflammation or infection of the tissue around the teeth and sockets and sometimes the jaw bone itself. Your description is consistent with gingivitis. This can arise from poor dental health or even from a vitamin deficiency or side effect of certain medications. See your dentist as soon as possible. It could lead to periodontitis so prompt treatment is important. ...Read more
Likely gum infection: It may be that when you press your gums with your tongue, you are expressing pus from a gum or tooth infection. This drainage, depending on the underlying bacteria involved, can have a strong odor/flavor. If you want to keep your teeth, get it evaluated and treated. ...Read more
What is wrong with my teeth?! They are stained, chipping, have brown marks in between some, 1 feels slightly loose, gums are red & very receded. Help!
One of my adult teeth (lateral incizor) seems to be slightly loose. I am currently wearing retainers. Can this be the cause? I doubt its gum disease.
It's been about 8 days since I got all four wisdom teeth out, and I noticed my gums are very loose in the middle section of my teeth, how can I make i?
Loose gums: See your surgeon for a post-op exam of, the surgical sites. If your gums are "loose" away from the surgical site, see your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more
I have loose teeth due to age and gum disease? How do I make the teeth not loose, but tight again?
It's not age: It is gum disease - so aggressively treating the gum disease will help your teeth tighten up. Also, if you clench or grind your teeth during sleep, they can be loosened up - so you may benefit from a proper nightguard. At last resort, the teeth can be tied together by a skilled dentist so they reinforce each other. ...Read more
I have had bad teeth since 12 4 years ago I lost the gums on my front two teeth my dentist said he cant fix it. Will I loose them?
Perio: You are quite young to have such problems. Can't diagnose specific problems over internet. Although you can't change the past, you can strive to do the best for the future. I recommend you get a consultation with the best General Dentist & the best Periodontist in your area. Get recommendations. Then discuss both how to restore health to you mouth & what you need to do to prevent future problems. ...Read more
Perio.: is gum grafting due to moderate to severe recession usually looked at as an elective procedure? Can teeth become loose if nothing is done?
Maybe: Every case is different. If you have had root planning then grafting of bone and tissue may be an option to help reduce pockets with excellent home care for the long haul. See your dental specialist. ...Read more
Well, this time, I am now getting a white gum pustule in UL back teeth cheek side. No pain. It may drain on its own. I will loose the tooth/teeth?
I am loosing my front teeth gums, removed plaque via scaling with no effect yet, I am scared that my front teeth will be without gum soon, what to do?
Periodontitis?: From your post, it appears that your gums are receding. Without any other info to go on, the best advice I can give you is to have a local periodontist evaluate your condition and try to stabilize the bone loss to help prevent tooth loss. Can't tell if the problem is limited to your front teeth or to your entire dentition, but professional care is mandatory. ...Read more
I have been suffering with gum disease for years and the dentist didn't listen now my teeth are loose and painful what can I do?
Periodontist: Loose teeth may indicate loss of the bone that supports the teeth. Important that you see a gum/bone specialist, a Periodontist, ASAP. Delay will only allow progression of the disease. If your Dentist has taken X-rays within the last year take a copy with you. ...Read more
Why do I get the sensation frequently of chewing on loose teeth or glass with no sharp edges when eating or not? No recent dental work; sensitive gums
Get checked: You need to first get checked by your Dentist for possible periodontal (gum) disease. Also to rule out any bite problems which could be causing loosening of the teeth, and clenching/grinding habits. You may also be referred for Medical exam and bloodwork to evaluate for systemic disease such as Diabetes. Make the appt. And get checked. Good Luck. ...Read more
My daughter torn her upper lip frelum it has left loose skin hanging inbetween her teeth will this heal or be left with a point of gum hanging?
Should be fine: This happens frequently. Most will self heal and the remnants will become smaller over a few days to weeks. ...Read more
My dentist said my teeth are feeling slightly loose because my wisdom teeth are coming through. He said my teeth and gums are healthy so is this why?
May be: Teeth move physiologically due to the shock-absorbing effect of the fibers that anchor the root of the tooth to the bone. There are other reasons that may cause tooth movement like bone loss due to periodontal disease or traumatic occlusion. Wisdom teeth may or may not contribute to the mobility of neighboring teeth depending on several factors. ...Read more
I think I may have gingivitis because my permanent teeth are kinda loose and my gums are receding idk how to treat it. HELP!!!!!
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