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Tooth fell out from a gum disease

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Posted by: jakarta  (9 years ago)
Greetings!

I had a loose front tooth which fell out from a gum disease two days ago. There was no pain, no swelling and no sensitivity from the area where the tooth came from. I do not have any problem with it so far but I am thinking of the possible problem it can give me in the future. Is there still a need for me to see a dentist? Is there a chance of a getting a dry socket from this?

I would be grateful to hear from you.

Best Regards!
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Posted by: imobserver  (9 years ago)
Hello Jakarta,

As long as there is no pain or swelling, you will be fine. Make sure not to irritate the socket to avoid an infection and a dry socket. Keep your mouth clean as well.
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Hello jakarta!

A malignant tumour also does not hurt – usually only shortly before it gets critical – even though the tumour develops and grows over time.

Generally speaking, in medicine, everything that develops slowly does not cause pain, only acute changes.. therefore, pain is a very unreliable measure of severity.

You really should visit a dentist for a consultation sooner rather than later, else you run the risk of losing all your teeth, and in worst case developing a far more serious problem…
LG M.C. Hurtarde
Posted 9 years ago
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Posted by: jakarta  (9 years ago)
Wow, this is an eye opener for me. Thank you so much! I will book an appointment now.
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