Hello. Good afternoon, doc. I want to ask. When I brush my teeth this morning, suddenly my teeth come loose. Lower molars. Well, after it’s released there is meat like gum hanging from a hanging dock. I want to ask. Will the meat disappear by itself or not, huh? And what should I do
Thank you for the question.
Loose teeth can cause the surrounding gum tissue to loosen, too, so the hanging gum appearance can be part of the gum that is left after your teeth have come loose. In general, the healing phase after the loose teeth gradually takes about 1-2 weeks, and the new gum tissue will grow to fill the 'emptiness' where the tooth comes out, including the repair of the 'hanging' gum structure. For the time being, you should not manipulate the gum structure, especially not touching it, let the gum tissue heal by itself.
Here's what you can do after experiencing missing teeth:
Take pain medication if you feel pain.
When bleeding, use sterile gauze to reduce the blood.
Compress the loose part of the teeth with cold water / ice.
Rest and do not do strenuous activities after the teeth come loose.
Do not drink using a straw in the first 24 hours.
Do not smoke.
Eat soft foods for a while.
Keep brushing your teeth and tongue as usual, but avoid the loose teeth.
Contact your doctor if there are signs of infection, such as fever, pus from the gums, and if nausea, vomiting, redness, swelling and discharge in the area around the tooth.
Hopefully this information can help.