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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What is the piece of gum hanging out after getting wisdom teeth removal?

What is the piece of gum hanging out after getting wisdom teeth removal?

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

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Hi my daughter fell and she busted her gum on the top and there's a piece hanging. What should I do?

Hi my daughter fell and she busted her gum on the top and there's a piece hanging. What should I do?

Observe: If you mean just inside the upper lip. This is a simple remnant of the upper frenulum. Essentially all kids eventually tear it and it heals over a period of weeks. The saliva contains germ suppressing agents so we rarely do much other than let the areas heal on their own. ...Read more

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Baby gums cut, bleeding little, piece hanging?

Baby gums cut, bleeding little, piece hanging?

Don't worry: No treatment needed - it will resolve on its own. If concerned see your pediatrician or a pediatric dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How come my gum is kind of hanging out in the front?

How come my gum is kind of hanging out in the front?

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

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If I have a piece of my gum hanging off my tooth, should I try and cut it off or leave it be?

If I have a piece of my gum hanging off my tooth, should I try and cut it off or leave it be?

See your doc: Spotting after intercourse suggests bleeding from the cervix. The most common causes of this are STDs and cervical cancer. You need to be examined by a doc to know for sure what is causing this and to receive proper treatment. ...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 have a black string of gum hanging around where I got my pericornitis removed and it was bleeding a lot. Is this normal?

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

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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?

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?

Epulis: 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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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Bottom left wisdom tooth growing in gum hanging, what to do?

Bottom left wisdom tooth growing in gum hanging, what to do?

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

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What do I do about cut gum on inside lining of my front teeth and it is hanging there loosely?

What do I do about cut gum on inside lining of my front teeth and it is hanging there loosely?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Can a piece of gum stay in your body forever?

Can a piece of gum stay in your body forever?

No: It will pass right through you as would any food. ...Read more

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Can you tell me docs, is chewing a piece of gum once in a while okay?

Can you tell me docs, is chewing a piece of gum once in a while okay?

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

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I swallow a piece of gum (on accident) and it feels like its still there how can I make it go away?

I swallow a piece of gum (on accident) and it feels like its still there how can I make it go away?

See a GI: Gum usually doesn't stick in the throat unless you have an obstruction. If you can eat other food there is nothing to worry about. If you can't swollow solids and or liquids go to a gastroenterologist. You may nned an endoscopy if it persists. ...Read more