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1 mth ago I had 2 teeth pulled. Is it normal for me to still be pulling pieces of tooth out my gums? It was even bleeding bad last night?

1 mth ago I had 2 teeth pulled. Is it normal for me to still be pulling pieces of tooth out my gums? It was even bleeding bad last night?

It's possible: Sometimes, during difficult extractions, a small piece of tooth can break off, as well as small edges of bone.

I don not know how difficult your extractions were, but at this stage it would be prudent to give your dentist a call for an appointment to see if everything is healing correctly. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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My frenulum connects beneathe my teeth its pulling my gums away and not giving nutrients to them what should I do so no decaying occurs?

My frenulum connects beneathe my teeth its pulling my gums away and not giving nutrients to them what should I do so no decaying occurs?

Periodontist: See a periodontist to have the soft tissues evaluated. That frenum may need to be released to avoid further damage to the gingiva and bone. ...Read more

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My gum is pulling away from my front lower tooth. What should I do?

My gum is pulling away from my front lower tooth. What should I do?

See your dentist: Gum recession on front teeth is a common occurrence. You dentist or a periodontist can evaluate the severity and suggest treatment ...Read more

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All teeth pull how long do it take foe gum heal for denture

All teeth pull how long do it take foe gum heal for denture

6 months: Most dental schools teach that it takes six months for bone and gums to heal after extraction. ...Read more

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The dentist left particles of my wisdom tooth in my gums vs pulling it all out, what can I do since it was free 2 the community? The free dentist group left part of my wisdom tooth in my gums when I took advantage of the free service. What are my rights f

The dentist left particles of my wisdom tooth in my gums vs pulling it all out, what can I do since it was free 2 the community? The free dentist group left part of my wisdom tooth in my gums when I took advantage of the free service. What are my rights f

It : It is not uncommom for a small root tip to break off during an extraction. It is not necessarily negligence. It may have been determined at that time that it was more risky to try to remove the broken piece than to leave it and see how you heal.

Are you in pain, or are you swollen, or is there any numbness? If not, then it might be better to leave it. It is not a foreign object. Over time, it may slowly work it's way to the surface where it can easily be removed without any risk.

Only examination of your current condition will give you the treatment options that you can consider. ...Read more

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Just had all my teeth pull how long will it take for my gums heal for denture

Just had all my teeth pull how long will it take for my gums heal for denture

8 weeks: If the teeth have already been pulled and you are without teeth, it is best to wait 8 weeks before fabricating a new denture. This allows time for both the tissue and the underlying bone to heal. If the teeth have not been pulled, as others have said an immediate denture can be made for insertion at time of extraction. ...Read more

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I obviously need gum grafting due to recession. Gum specialist will not do work or rebuild my bony buccal wall due to unfamiliarity.Rather, pull teeth.

I obviously need gum grafting due to recession. Gum specialist will not do work or rebuild my bony buccal wall due to unfamiliarity.Rather, pull teeth.

Second opinion?: Not all cases of gum recession can be treated successfully and often the results are unpredictable, especially in patients with less than ideal oral hygiene. I can't tell you why your periodontist will or won't perform certain procedures. That is something you would need to discuss with him\her in more detail or consult with another periodontist if you so desire. ...Read more

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Do I get a second opinion? I haven't been to the dentist in 6 plus years. I just recently went to one to get my teeth cleaned and a check up. I am 23 years old and have never had a cavity. I was told I had a ton of tarter on my teeth and my gums were pull

Do I get a second opinion? I haven't been to the dentist in 6 plus years. I just recently went to one to get my teeth cleaned and a check up. I am 23 years old and have never had a cavity. I was told I had a ton of tarter on my teeth and my gums were pull

In : In essence, by posting your question online, on this site, you already are asking for a second opinion. You are uncomfortable with your dentist's diagnosis. This knowledge is enough for me to tell you to seek a second opinion. This would usually be called a consultation and would be complimentary in most dental practices. I think you would feel more comfortable with what you decide to do and the treatment suggested by your dentist. You have to really take into consideration three facts: your hygiene was not as good as it should have been, you can have no pain and still have cavities and you have not seen a hygienist or a dentist for 6 years. Taking all of this into consideration. You diagnosis could be spot on! ...Read more

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I have gum disease. I am getting braces. He wants to pull my two front bottom teeth out and cement them to the braces throughout my ortho. Normal??

I have gum disease.  I am getting braces.  He wants to pull my two front bottom teeth out and cement them to the braces throughout my ortho. Normal??

Ambitious: No ethical Orthodontist would treat unless ALL infections were eliminated first. You have a complex problem requiring interdisciplinary treatment by specialists. Please be evaluated by fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist and Periodontal Specialist. Not being able to examine you I would prefer not to comment on the mechanotherapy proposed other than to say there are other options. ...Read more

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Does the doctor pull stitches out from gums after extracting wisdom teeth?

Does the doctor pull stitches out from gums after extracting wisdom teeth?

Sometimes: If silk sutures are used, this do not dissolve and must be removed after 5-10 days. If gut sutures are used, they will usually fully dissolve and require not removal. Sometimes the dentist will remove them when they protrude and irritate the tongue. ...Read more

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I have a lump on lower gum behind front teeth feels bony base is fixed to gum but can pull the tip towards teeth does this sound like a torus?

I have a lump on lower gum behind front teeth feels bony base is fixed to gum but can pull the tip towards teeth does this sound like a torus?

I don't think so: I have never seen or heard of a tori that is moveable. It doesn't mean it is impossible, but does mean that it is improbable. ...Read more

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Is there any dentist that does in house finacing I have bad credit an i really need to get a few teeth pull and replace... I have 6 teeth that broke off to the gum and it really irritates me my ears and all my teeth be hurting...I've taken so many pain kil

Is there any dentist that does in house finacing I have bad credit an i really need to get a few teeth pull and replace... I have 6 teeth that broke off to the gum and it really irritates me my ears and all my teeth be hurting...I've taken so many pain kil

Many Options: First most cities have clinics or health depts. That provide free or low-cost dental services or income-based payments. Many dentist accept care credit or other similar financing. These companies lend money for medical purposes & accept a higher risk since most people pay for medical care before they pay other bills. Dentists are not banks & do their best work when they are not being bankers! ...Read more

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The gum around my bottom left molar is loose. I can pull the gum away from the tooth a little. Is this bad?

The gum around my bottom left molar is loose. I can pull the gum away from the tooth a little. Is this bad?

Not good..: May be periodontitis. You will need to see a local dentist for treatment. The sooner you call the sooner you have a chance to save your teeth. Hard to say over the internet how dire the situation is. ...Read more

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I have a hole in my tooth n my gums are swallowing. Can they still pull out my tooth being that my gums are swallowing by the toot with the hole?

I have a hole in my tooth n my gums are swallowing. Can they still pull out my tooth being that my gums are swallowing by the toot with the hole?

Yes: A simple surgical flap can expose enough of the tooth to extract it comfortably under local anesthetic. The gums are not "swallowing" the roots, they are merely growing over the submerged root tips. ...Read more

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What would happen (other than pain) if I pull out the large nerve that came from underneath a partial upper wisdom tooth? (it is sitting on my gums)

What would happen (other than pain) if I pull out the large nerve that came from underneath a partial upper wisdom tooth? (it is sitting on my gums)

Please see a dentist: Firstly, there is no "large nerve" for you to pull out... the nerves are embedded in you bone and gum tissue, which you cannot visualize or dissect. Secondly, you are attempting to perform dentistry, something that takes everyone else years of education and experience to master. Your best any only option is to be seen by a local dentist. Make the call. ...Read more

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I inject 10 cc benocaiine into gum to try to pull tooth will I be ok?

I inject 10 cc benocaiine into gum to try to pull tooth will I be ok?

Unknown: If you meant Benzocaine, then we're discussing a topical anesthetic that is formulated to be applied to mucous membranes, not to be injected. Unknown how it will react if injected, if you will pierce a nerve, if you inject directly into a blood vessel. If you break your rotten tooth, will you be flapping back the gum tissue, cutting away bone with a dremel, and removing the piece with screwdriver? ...Read more

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What should I do if my tooth is hanging out of your gum, should I pull it out or leave it?

What should I do if my tooth is hanging out of your gum, should I pull it out or leave it?

Baby or permanent: If it's a permanent tooth best to see Dentist to find out why it is loose. Is it a fractured tooth a tooth with damaged gums/bone? If a baby tooth best to see Dentist. Is there an underlying permanent tooth to replace it? If not, a restorative replacement is wise. Bottom line, see your Dentist. ...Read more

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I had a tooth pull (back top molar) I feel a bump on my gum right above where the tooth was pulled, and it feels like there is something sharp there?

I had a tooth pull (back top molar) I feel a bump on my gum right above where the tooth was pulled, and it feels like there is something sharp there?

Spicule: Probably a little spicule of bone working itself out. No matter how hard I tried, however, I couldn't see, fool, examine the area through the computer screen. To make sure there's nothing to be concerned about you should call the Dentist or Oral Surgeon who did the extraction and ask them to take a look. Probably nothing to worry about, but have it examined. ...Read more

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I have had a chain put in my mouth to pull a tooth down and the rope that's attached to my gum has come away so my chain is dangling down! What do I do?

I have had a chain put in my mouth to pull a tooth down and the rope that's attached to my gum has come away so my chain is dangling down! What do I do?

Chain: You pick up the phone and immediately call your treating General Dentist or Orthodontic specialist. If attachment area closes over it will have to be reed posed. Don't wait, call now. ...Read more

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I have a tooth that broke off right above the gum. How do I pull it out myself?

Not recommended: To be on the safe side and avoid any potential complication that could easily arise, you should always go to the dentist if you have a toothache or a broken tooth for extraction. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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My 6yr old daughter had a filling now that tooth has an abscess on the gum the denist said root canal but why can't we just pull it?

My 6yr old daughter had a filling now that tooth has an abscess on the gum the denist said root canal but why can't we just pull it?

Listen to dentist!: If your dentist says save it, then do so!
If it's a baby tooth, extracting will lead to loss of space and orthodontic problems!
If it's a permanent tooth, extracting till cause bite and other problems that are time-consuming and expensive to traea!
A root canal and tooth preservation is the best and most conservative treatment long term? ...Read more

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1st wisdom tooth growing in and gums around it were sore few days ago. Today it's not sore or red, but I can pull back gum and see faint red. Okay?

1st wisdom tooth growing in and gums around it were sore few days ago. Today it's not sore or red, but I can pull back gum and see faint red. Okay?

See your dentist: If your wisdom tooth is not developing in the proper positon, or there is not enough space for the tooth to erupt into a functional position, your dentist should recommend its removal. The soreness of the gums could return if the tooth does not full erupt into position. Your dentist can advise you when he or she performs a clinical exam and the diagnostic x-rays. ...Read more

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Dentist tried to pull tooth out, wouldn't budge. 2 wk later stabbing pain in gum behind the tooth! Looks normal. Xray shows normal. Any ideas why hurts?

Dentist tried to pull tooth out, wouldn't budge. 2 wk later stabbing pain in gum behind the tooth! Looks normal. Xray shows normal. Any ideas why hurts?

See oral surgeon: Surgical extractions commonly are done by oral surgeons, who specializes in surgeries of the mouth and teeth. ...Read more

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A piece of my gum is hanging off in the back of my mouth where my wisdom tooth is coming in. Should I pull it off?

A piece of my gum is hanging off in the back of my mouth where my wisdom tooth is coming in. Should I pull it off?

Absolutely not: Sometimes as teeth erupt the gum tissue that was over the tooth resorbs unevenly. If it is bothering you, or if it does not resolve in two weeks, see your Dentist. Pulling on it can cause problems if it doesn't release the way you picture it coming off. ...Read more

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I have a wisdom tooth trying to pull through but now my gum is swollen and I have a terrible tonsil on the one side. Do i go to GP or dentist?

I have a wisdom tooth trying to pull through but now my gum is swollen and I have a terrible tonsil on the one side. Do i go to GP or dentist?

Both: Probably coincidental but unrelated problems. Would be best to see both an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and an Otolaryngologist rather than general practitioners. ...Read more

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My gums are able to come away from my teeth on the bottom. Is this normal? What should I do?

No: Healthy gums should be firm around your teeth and have a pink color. I would recommend seeing your dentist to determine the cues of your gums pulling away from your teeth. ...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