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Piece Of Gum Hanging After Wisdom Tooth
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tiny piece of meat between gum & cheek near throat. May get hit while brushing, not the brush part. Been there since wisdom tooth extraction.Whatisit?
Good question: How long ago was the tooth extracted. If within the last few weeks, the area may still be in the process of healing where the gum is not fully filled in, covered over and smooth. However, if it hasn't been getting better or still there after that time, see the dentist who extracted the tooth for an evaluation. Regardless your dentist is responsible for follow up aftercare, almost always no charge ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My gum has separated from my tooth after wisdom teeth extraction. How do they treat receding gums?
Bone piece coming thru gum post wisdom extraction and dark spot around tooth root.Dentist says irritation, not infection of tooth.Could that be right?
Yes.. causes:: It is not uncommon for there to be a small spicule of bone or even a small tooth fragment following the extraction of a tooth. Most of the time this separates and no further treatment is necessary. As an alternative, the dentist can remove it and hasten the healing process. It might also be bone not covered by gum. If not gone within a week, have it re-evaluated by your dentist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: The gums bleed when the tooth is removed because the blood flow to the tooth is broken and open. This is common, and should stop quickly if not irritated. Certain medications can slow the clot formation and suction from a cigarette or straw can cause bleeding to continue. It may indicate gingivitis to the area which is normal as brushing and cleaning around an extraction site should be gentle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a small flap of gum behind a fully grown wisdom tooth. The tooth itself give me no troubles, is this little piece of loose gum normal?
Common, yes....: Common, yes...but whether or not it's "normal" and requires no treatment or perhaps might require some treatment depends upon the position of your wisdom tooth, the opposing teeth, the bite and the periodontal condition. Have your own dentist evaluate this for you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
For what reason can't a dentist simply remove the second molar just before the wisdom tooth instead of removing the wisdom tooth that is impacted?
Second molars: He\she can. However, the wisdom tooth would rarely move into the same position previously occupied by the second molar, thereby creating spaces and potential caries and periodontal problems. We wish it were that simple and easy. The wisdom teeth are usually smaller and due to their root formation, less stable and strong. Timing would be crucial when this is attempted. Orthodontics might be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: An oral surgeon is trained to do just that. ...Read more
Front tooth extracted and canine removed from palate. No damage to nerves but had bone graft. The 2 teeth next to extracted tooth are loose. Normal?
Bone fragment 6 months post wisdom tooth extraction and dark spot around tooth root of next molar on x-ray. Dentist says not infection? Is he right?
Second opinion: I think your dentist is right. However, like all health care professionals dentists differ in training, experience, and in personality. Just look for the second opinion with an oral surgeon. Oral surgeons will generally provide good ethical second opinions, but there may be other factors that can influence their judgment (unlikely). Hope it helps. ...Read more
Lump in gum 3 years after teeth extraction. Very painful. Can't wear lower dentures. Could it be fractured or possibly a piece of tooth left?
3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago. Can flossing shift teeth positions?
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