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Is it normal to have gum tissue sloughing off after a crown prep (in the area of the prep)? If not, what are the possible/likely causes?

Is it normal to have gum tissue sloughing off after a crown prep (in the area of the prep)? If not, what are the possible/likely causes?

Tissue sloughing: Tissue sloughing is not normal under any circumstances. Did you have an impression taken after the crown preparation? You may have had a reaction to the materials used to retract the gum tissue, or to the impression material.
Or perhaps a reaction to any anesthetic used in the gum tissue around the tooth.
In any case, return to have your dentist examine the area. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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What causes gum tissue to peel?

What causes gum tissue to peel?

Gum lesions?: Depending on the clinical picture, gums can "peel" or slough off due to gum disease, trauma, viral, bacteria or other miscellaneous causes. You would need to see a laser periodontist for a complete evaluation. The nd/yag laser can sometimes help in a big way in these situations. Www. Drgums. Com. ...Read more

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What is guided tissue regeneration (gums)?

What is guided tissue regeneration (gums)?

Surgical aid: Gtr is a procedure used to stimulate bone and gum tissue growth when done in combination with flap surgery. A small piece of mesh-like fabric is inserted between the bone and gum tissue. This keeps the gum tissue from growing into the area where the bone should be, allowing the bone and connective tissue to regrow and restore lost bone. ...Read more

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What color is new gum tissue after extraction?

Pink: Healthy gum tissue is usually pink one matured by the "granulation tissue" that you will see in the extraction site starts off bright red and as the tissue matures [6-8 weeks) turns pink. ...Read more

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Needing expert help. I have gum tissue growing into a cavity?

Needing expert help. I have gum tissue growing into a cavity?

Hyperplasia: If you have gum tissue growing into dental decay, it means you have a pretty large cavity. The tooth needs to be evaluated to determine if it is even restorable. If it is, the gum tissue can be trimmed away and the tooth restored. See a local dentist for further advice.... ...Read more

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Is heat beneficial to help inflamed gum tissue as it is trying to heal?

Is heat beneficial to help inflamed gum tissue as it is trying to heal?

Not especially: What was done or what is your situation that caused the inflamed gum tissue? Knowing that would help us answer your question more completely and accurately. One of the best ways to help things heal in general is to keep them clean, eat a healthy diet, avoid further irritation and get sufficient rest. If you have had recent dental treatment, ask your dentist for more specific advice. ...Read more

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Gum tissue around tooth is loose, what can I do?

Gum tissue around tooth is loose, what can I do?

See a dentist!: Gingival tissue that is separating from the tooth forming a pocket like that could be indicative of periodontal problems. The sooner you are examined and treated the sooner your problem will be arrested. You really can't do anything personally to correct periodontal defects. ...Read more

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Soft tissue grafting on gums. Will everything even out, and smooth out? How long does it take?

Soft tissue grafting on gums. Will everything even out, and smooth out? How long does it take?

Two issues: The larger the graft the less it shrinks and the color of the tissue is determined by the donor site. Folks to tend to scar or get keloids, tend to wind up with lumpier grafts. If that disturbes a patient, it can be trimmed later. I would not do that for three to six months after the graft. ...Read more

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Is it common to lose gum tissue after an extraction? Also, is it a bad thing to keep gauze over the whole 3-5 days after the extraction?

Yes and yes: When tooth removed bone/gums recede. An extracted tooth usually requires replacement to prevent collapse of the remaining dentition. Gauge should be used until bleeding stops, no longer. Please return to your Dentist to discuss these issues with him/her. ...Read more

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How much does gum grafting with your own gum tissue cost?

How much does gum grafting with your own gum tissue cost?

It depends: This will vary depending on where you live, how many teeth need grafting, etc. You should get opinions from two different periodontists. ...Read more

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Can it happen to many people who have advanced gum recession that any type of soft tissue grafting just would not help? Where do the gums go to?

Can it happen to many people who have advanced gum recession that any type of soft tissue grafting just would not help? Where do the gums go to?

Gum disease: Recession is a sign of gum disease. You have lost bone. Grafting can only help if you have enough bone to maintain your teeth. Grafting is done to be able to maintain the soft tissue attachment to protect the bone. A periodontist can evaluate your situation to help you keep your teeth. ...Read more

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Hello I noticed I have a small black dot on my gum the mark takes up the surface area of the very tip of my gum tissue. The part looks like a triangle?

Hello I noticed I have a small black dot on my gum the mark takes up the surface area of the very tip of my gum tissue. The part looks like a triangle?

See your dentist: There are many reasons you may see a dark spot in your mouth. Most are not problem and are easily diagnosed and treated if needed. However you need to see your dentist to have the spot looked at. ...Read more

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Please help! What is that dental procedure where they burn off your gum tissue?

Please help! What is that dental procedure where they burn off your gum tissue?

Burn?: I know of no dental procedure where they "burn off" your gum tissue. Are you referring to periodontal surgery? Laser treatments for? Or? Please re-post the question with where you heard or read this, or who recommended it and for what? Thanks. ...Read more

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Only have 1mm of hard gum tissue covering lower canine. It has receded due to gum disease however under control. Will further recession happen anyway?

Only have 1mm of hard gum tissue covering lower canine. It has receded due to gum disease however under control. Will further recession happen anyway?

Yes, it is possible: Because gum recession is a progressive condition. If the recession persists, a procedure known as a "gum graft surgery" may be performed by a periodontist. ...Read more

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What is the swollen gum tissue behind my back tooth?

What is the swollen gum tissue behind my back tooth?

Swollen gum tissue: Swollen gum tissue behind your back tooth is called an operculum. It can be redundant, excess tissue, tissue left over following removal of a wisdom tooth, or the flap of tissue covering an erupting wisdom tooth. Visit your dentist to have him/her check it out for you. ...Read more

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I had a biopsy of the gum tissue, it came bk with traces off bruising please wot causes that 2 happen thankyou?

I had a biopsy of the gum tissue, it came bk with traces off bruising please wot causes that 2 happen thankyou?

Biopsy results: The best person to answer this question for you is the dentist who took the biopsy. He\she knows your complete medical and dental history and has personally examined you as well. We can only give you a list of possibilities while your own dentist can either determine the exact cause or give you a pretty good educated guess. Discuss this issue with your dentist. ...Read more

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I've had gingivitis for 5 months and my gums stopped bleeding about 2 or 3 months ago. Will my gum tissue recover?

I've had gingivitis for 5 months and my gums stopped bleeding about 2 or 3 months ago. Will my gum tissue recover?

Depends on you: Did you have adequate treatment or just let the problem go on its own? The bacterial disease is needing intervention by the dentist and home care following to not accelerate into periodontitis. ...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