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Post lanap: I have a small pea size bump in/under gum line adjacent to 1 tooth. Dds says no problem even though deep cleaning and probing at 4 months.?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Need to see area

We can't evaluate your situation without actually personally examining you and seeing current x-rays of the area that concerns you.
If you question your dentist's clinical judgment or your treatment, you can consider seeing another dentist for a second opinion.

In brief: Need to see area

We can't evaluate your situation without actually personally examining you and seeing current x-rays of the area that concerns you.
If you question your dentist's clinical judgment or your treatment, you can consider seeing another dentist for a second opinion.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Check it out

Sometime the overlying peridontal tissue pocket closes retaining the infection within the pocket of the gum, and will clinically appear as a small bump as the infection cannot drain.

In brief: Check it out

Sometime the overlying peridontal tissue pocket closes retaining the infection within the pocket of the gum, and will clinically appear as a small bump as the infection cannot drain.
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
I have seen this occur with laser AND conventional periodontal surgery.
Dr. Jason Cataldo
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Problem

If you had scaling and root planing 4 months post - lanap, you may have an issue.
This is not recommended and can jeopardize your lanap results. It may or may not be related to the bump. Is the lanap dr. The same one who did the deep cleaning and says no problem?

In brief: Problem

If you had scaling and root planing 4 months post - lanap, you may have an issue.
This is not recommended and can jeopardize your lanap results. It may or may not be related to the bump. Is the lanap dr. The same one who did the deep cleaning and says no problem?
Dr. Jason Cataldo
Dr. Jason Cataldo
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Dr. Felicia Mata
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It

Wasn't mentioned how is the consistency of the bump- is it soft or pliant, or hard? Is it by the tongue area of the tooth or by the cheek? Did the doctor mention a word like "torus" that might had been there from the beginning but wasn't noticeable before? It can also be a mere bone protuberance or growth that can't hurt you unless you need dentures.

In brief: It

Wasn't mentioned how is the consistency of the bump- is it soft or pliant, or hard? Is it by the tongue area of the tooth or by the cheek? Did the doctor mention a word like "torus" that might had been there from the beginning but wasn't noticeable before? It can also be a mere bone protuberance or growth that can't hurt you unless you need dentures.
Dr. Felicia Mata
Dr. Felicia Mata
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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry

In brief: LANAP & Surgery

Both treat the results of the problem, but do little to treat the cause.
Look into perioprotect.Com and find a dentist near you who does this non-invasive treatment. It relies on the benefit of peroxide to kill the bacteria that cause periodontal disease. This peroxide is placed into specially designed trays and worn daily to significantly reduce bacteria, thereby allowing the patient to heal.

In brief: LANAP & Surgery

Both treat the results of the problem, but do little to treat the cause.
Look into perioprotect.Com and find a dentist near you who does this non-invasive treatment. It relies on the benefit of peroxide to kill the bacteria that cause periodontal disease. This peroxide is placed into specially designed trays and worn daily to significantly reduce bacteria, thereby allowing the patient to heal.
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dr. Stephen Gordon
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Dr. Jason Cataldo
This is basically like using fluoride trays to treat caries.
Dr. Felicia Mata
I have patients who's supposed to lose 14 teeth but ended up saving 12 using Perio Protect. It takes a lot of discipline though along with proper diet, sleep, oral hygiene...Any medicinal approach can be more effective if the immune system is not compromised.
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