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#202005 04-15-2024 08:10 PM
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I have been edentulous for 14 years. The initial extraction was done after HBO and fortunately no necrosis.
Now I’m having pain in my gums constantly. Has anyone experienced anything similar?

Last edited by StephenS; 04-15-2024 08:16 PM. Reason: Forgot to post message

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I have just finished some treatment following extraction of 3 molars 10 years after treatment. The extractions created necrosis but I realized that bone loss, minimal saliva production, and loss of blood flow create problems that can surface at any time in the gums or jawbone. I would recommend seeing a specialist and start a diagnosis. This does not happen for no reason or clear up on its own. (Mine were pulled without guidance from an ENT or other specialist to my regret)


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