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Old 11-29-2007, 09:18 PM   #1
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Extraction Question

Hi,I had my molar extracted today. Evertything seemed to go ok. Whilst having the tooth pulled, the dentist said he was going to make a cut. I was not sure what he meant, until I got home and looked. He made straight up and down cut on my gum facing the inside by my tongue. His reason was the nerve endings in molars are different. He said it didn't need a stitch. It isn't closed. Anyone have this done?

 
Old 11-30-2007, 09:18 AM   #2
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Re: Extraction Question

no not heard of that being done and trust me ive had lot treatment done
ive had to have my gums ,cut as a tooth broke and it was hard to get out
but that was stitched up
also ive had my gums cut away from teeth as i had loose gums up top of my mouth and they were cut slimmer round my teeth
if that makes sense? so not flabby skin? so the gums met the teeth rather than being swamped ?

cant think what my dentist called this treatment
but i never heard of cutting a mark of what you described just by extracting a tooth

 
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:48 PM   #3
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Hi,I had my molar extracted today. Evertything seemed to go ok. Whilst having the tooth pulled, the dentist said he was going to make a cut. I was not sure what he meant, until I got home and looked. He made straight up and down cut on my gum facing the inside by my tongue. His reason was the nerve endings in molars are different. He said it didn't need a stitch. It isn't closed. Anyone have this done?
Hi Mermaid,

I had a molar pulled out, but there was no cutting of gums. The dental assistant mentioned that IF there was a problem of removing the tooth, then theres a possibility of cutting the gums, which of course would cost MORE. Perhaps this molar you had extracted was set in there solid. My molar was removed easily, with very little bleeding, and healed within 2-3 days.

 
Old 11-30-2007, 07:07 PM   #4
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Re: Extraction Question

Hi!
Don't worry, lots of times you need to make an incision in the gum tissue, especially if the tooth was fractured or badly broken down... your mouth will heal within days. The tissue in your mouth is very quick to heal. Remember loosing a baby tooth as a kid? Not really, right? Thats because it's no big deal.. Now if it doesn't heal within two weeks, still a large whole, contact your dentist.. Oral cancer is on the rise...
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:47 PM   #5
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Re: Extraction Question

I'm not sure about this one. I went to the dentist recently and she said she thinks some of the decay from a cavity has gone underneath the gumline, so she said that she would have liked to have sent me to a specialist because regular dentists can't cut into the gums safely. But as I could never hope to afford that, she did what she could and cut into it a little bit and she thinks she got all the decay out.

 
Old 12-01-2007, 01:17 AM   #6
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Re: Extraction Question

Hi, thanks for all the replies. My only worry is the cut isn't closing together. Hopefully over the weekend it will. Other wise everything else seems ok. Dentist said he did the cut due to something about nerves and the root. He made it seem like he always does this. The actually tooth wasn't broken, it had an infection, so it wasn't that stable. It shouldn't have been easy to take. Thanks for all the info. I had just never heard of such a thing! I hate to say this, but maybe he did it so he could bill my insurance for more money. After what you said about costing more Vergie, who knows.

 
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