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Why Is A Piece Of Gum Hanging
I have a piece of gum hanging from the front of my tooth after I cut it while flossing about 2 years ago. It is not going down and it is still rising?
Gum damage: After two years the damaged tissue is not going to self-resolve. See a specialist Periodontist for treatment. A gum specialist is the dental specialist best trained and experienced to correct your problem. ...Read more
I have a piece of gum just hanging from my front tooth ever since I found out that I was pregnant it has been there, did I mention that was a year ago?
Pregnancy gingivitis: Pregnancy gingivitis is caused by the hormonal changes that increase the blood flow to the gum tissue and cause your gums to be more sensitive, irritable, and swollen. This is very common in the earlier phases of pregnancy. Maintaining proper oral hygiene is necessary to reduce the inflammation. I strongly recommend you visit your dentist for a professional consultation and evaluation. ...Read more
Hello, after a hockey fight my helmet visor awkwardly cut my gum Bled, TINY piece of gum hanging on front tooth. Leave it? Or see a doc? Will infect?
When in doubt...: I would see a dentist/oral surgeon as a preventative measure rather than wait and hope everything heals properly. ...Read more
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
Hi my daughter fell and she busted her gum on the top and there's a piece hanging. What should I do?
See a periodontist: If your gum is separated from its attachment then you have gum problems which needs to be evaluated and treated by a periodontist. ...Read more
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
I have a black string of gum hanging around where I got my pericornitis removed and it was bleeding a lot. Is this normal?
Bleeding: No, bleeding is not normal. Please call the Dentist, Oral Surgeon, or Periodontist who treated your operculum and report your symptoms. He/she may want to see you for a post-surgical reevaluation. ...Read more
My daughter is 6yr and she lost her top tooth but their is a flappy looking gum it looks like hanging out of where she lost tooth any suggestions?
This is a benign granuloma arising from the mucosal lining of the alveoler edge
it needs to be removed
specially if it gives a problem when chewing
you need to see your oral surgeon ...Read more
2 years ago bitting my nails and cut my gum tissue on the front lower tooth really bad... piece of gum tissue is still just hanging there.
Old injury: This injury needs to be evaluated by at least a dentist, if not a periodontist. Why are you waiting? Make the call.... ...Read more
Hi my gums started having inflammation and a few days ago a piece of my gum started hanging out of my mouth. That piece of gum recently turned all black. Is there anything j should be concerned of?
Of course you should be concerned.
See a dentist or a periodontist. ...Read more
Hi, I have extra piece of gum tissue behind my central incisor for years, it is hanging around my mouth and it is growing, is it harmful?
Not sure: Cannot tell you over the internet, sight unseen, if it is harmful. It may be caused by inflammation due to a periodontal problem, could be more serious if you are a smoker. Your local dentist, who can actually examine it and treat you, is best prepared to put your mind at ease. Give him/her a call for an appointment. ...Read more
I had impacted canine surgery. And the tied the chain to the back of my mouth, now a piece of my gum is white and hanging. What should I do?
Post Op Eval: It it normal to go have a post-operative evaluation from your Dentist. They will be able to evaluate the level of healing and if all is progressing correctly. They must see your situation in order to evaluate and answer your questions. ...Read more
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
See Oral Surgeon: Sometimes simple excision of the overhanging tissue is all that's needed. At other times, the offending tooth has to be removed. See an oral surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
One if my gums is almost hanging down on the left side of my tooth and I really don't know what that is. I'm scared it might get swollen.
You're correct..: ... it can quickly get worse. That's why you need to see a dentist ASAP to have it evaluated. ...Read more
I have a tooth or gum abscess. This morning it was pink. By noon it was black. Now it's my gum is hanging out. What can I do?
Yes this could: Be badly infected and needs to be seen by a dentist ...Read more
I had a tooth extracted and some stitches fell out today, there is since a small bubble of gum hanging down. I wanted to know if it's normal.
Yes: This is normal. Should heal in a week if still there see your dentist. ...Read more
Daughter is 6yrs and lost a top tooth and noticed a gum looking thing hanging in the socket any ideas on what this is only hurts when she touches it?
GO to dentist: Have you dentist check it out. Most often times if its small we either do nothing or remove the 'hanging' piece so it does not drive you crazy! Topical relief can be achieved using orabase or any other topical pain reliever found in the oral health section at your local pharmacy. ...Read more
I had a tooth extraction 16 hours ago found a long sticky thing that was hanging from my gums when I woke up. What is it?
No Pain No Problem: It could be a mixture of a blood clot with your saliva. Or it could be a section of loose tissue with some blood clot on it. Or it could be a loose suture. Anyway - if no pain then there is generally no problem. The first 3 days need to pass to establish a good healing pattern. ...Read more
Had a part of my gum grow over decayed wisdom tooth. Now the gum feels like food stuck in my teeth, but looks like a ball hanging & about to fall off.
See your dentist:
This is called a pericoronal flap, and it is common over lower wisdom teeth. It is also an area for food entrapment and infection.
See your dentist or an oral surgeon to have either the tissue or the tooth removed. ...Read more
I had teeth pulled. Its been two weeks. Now all of the sudden there is a very swollen flap of gum. Its like a hanging hard red ball I can feel press?
Inflammation: So hard to determine exactly what is happening, sight unseen. You are currently under the care of a dentist. Please give them a call for a follow up appointment. ...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
I have a very faint 2 small red dots on my gums, above my molar and above my hang tooth. What is it?? It's not bleeding just alittle red??
Suggest sugarless: Chewing sugarless gum is fine just as long as you do not experience any TMJ symptoms that can be exacerbated from the constant chewing action. ...Read more
I swallow a piece of gum (on accident) and it feels like its still there how can I make it go away?
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