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I am having my 2nd upper molar extracted on 17/1/17 due to it being decayed and being abscessed. However i have noticed that this evening the tooth is loose and feels a bit tender when i bite down and the gum is still a bit puffy and now im petrified as its new year and my dentist is not open until tuesday now
Very, very unlikely indeed to fall out in your sleep. Best thing to do , as other dentist says, is copious HSMW and regular pain relief. Ring your General Dentist Tues@ 9am - to see if you can get an appointment; hopefully they'll extract it for you then. If I remember correctly you've had/are on your 2nd lot of antibiotics ? If you have severe symptoms over the weekend - ring your dental practice & listen to the emergency dental provision from their answer machine message.
I just wanted to add the tonight kept feeling something sharp inside my gum where the lose tooth is so i had a look in the mirror and there is a small white bump on my gum above the tooth and now im panicking now. My dentist is not open until tomorrow morning.
Does it look like a whitehead on the front of your gum, if it does it will be from an infection in the gum which causes a sinus for the pus to escape. This isn't sharp though, I have had them and they look like a whitehead, once the tooth is out it should go
I imagine he will just extract it tomorrow as it was going to be extracted anyway. My dentist told me the white lump was generally caused by an infection in the root, if the tooth is good you can have a root canal done but the tooth sounds bad anyway. Good luck for tomorrow
I spoke to my dentist practice and still cant get me in until 10/1/17 instead of the 17/1/17.
However the pimple got a bit bigger ladt night and the gum was sore. I woke up this morning to find that it must of burst but still white flat spot there. Im in no pain and can bite down on the toothwith no pain.
Sorry you couldn't get in to have it taken out today.
When I had this, the dentist said that it was like a chronic infection in my tooth root and although it would get better, it wouldn't get completely better and really the only cure was root canal treatment or removal. If yours has subsided and you have no pain, mine was like that for ages, I would just carry on with the rinses and have it out next week.
I had a removal plan for mine as I had to have a few teeth removed and a partial denture fitted so it didn't seem to matter leaving it for a bit and I wasn't in a lot of pain, just occasionally a twinge and my gum would be tender, not enough for painkillers though.
Oh, there are some horror stories on Google, Obviously any infection isn't good but according to google I would be dead by now with all the tooth and gum problems I have had. At least yours is in a place which won't show it's missing and your other teeth will move very slightly to fill the gap a bit
Try not to worry too much, the dentist didn't give me any antibiotics for mine as it was a chronic infection which they wouldn't have helped much with, It's probably worse as you are thinking about it and worrying it, mine was coming and going for several months but cleared up when the tooth was taken out. probably try to eat on the other side.