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HELP! infection

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Posted by: Lindaglz1  (8 years ago)
okay so my tooth started chipping like a year or so..and never went to get it pulled out. I don't have insurance. :( so the root was left inside. i started noticing my gums were really swollen and bleeding for a while..then i noticed they started receding a little..so i went to the dentist and he said that the infection of the root was getting my gums like that so he was going to have to pull my tooth root off.. (2 days ago) and my gums are receding faster like everyday i see them receding s small amount but i notice it even if its a little..on the 5 teeth next to the root. he said that its normal..they will grow back to normal after infection is gone.. he does everything so fast since hes the only dentist in the clinic.. i dont know if that is true since i research on the internet and seams like receding gums never go back to normal. ( WILL THEY GO BACK TO NORMAL? ) :( :(
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okay so my tooth started chipping like a year or so..and never went to get it pulled out. I don't have insurance. :( so the root was left inside. i started noticing my gums were really swollen and bleeding for a while..then i noticed they started receding a little..so i went to the dentist and he said that the infection of the root was getting my gums like that so he was going to have to pull my tooth root off.. (2 days ago) and my gums are receding faster like everyday i see them receding s small amount but i notice it even if its a little..on the 5 teeth next to the root. he said that its normal..they will grow back to normal after infection is gone.. he does everything so fast since hes the only dentist in the clinic.. i dont know if that is true since i research on the internet and seams like receding gums never go back to normal. ( WILL THEY GO BACK TO NORMAL? ) :( :(

After every extraction the gums recede. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. If you would have had a socket preservation bone graft, the would have receded less.

Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: Lindaglz1  (8 years ago)
thank you.. will they go back to normal later?? im about to be 21 yrs by the way :/
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thank you.. will they go back to normal later?? im about to be 21 yrs by the way :/

Your gums will never be back the way they were before. You made a mistake extracting a permanent tooth. Even with a socket preservation graft, which you did not have, you would still have some irreversible recession.
Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: Lindaglz1  (8 years ago)
well i had to take it out because of the infection according to the dentist..what can i do to stop them from receding :?
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Posted by: Lindaglz1  (8 years ago)
im really stressed and scared now :(
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