Update on Dale’s Dental Saga

Dale emailed pictures of his gums along with a request for suggestions on what he should do about them to Sandy's dentist, Dr. Villafana, in Mexico. He has huge lumps and bumps and sharp protrusions on his gums everywhere. Some of them are painful to the touch.

Lumps and Bumps on Lower Jaw 2 months after oral surgery to remove teeth

             Lumps and Bumps on Lower Jaw 2 months after oral surgery to remove teeth

Two months after oral surgery to remove teeth
Lumps and Bumps on Upper Jaw 2 months after oral surgery to remove teeth

Dr. Villafana said it could take years for Dale's jawbone to "remodel" and grinding down the bone would be a quicker way to be able to wear dentures.

Gigi, Dale's dentist, said to give it six months and then she will make his dentures fit over whatever bumps are still there.

Dale has decided to ask Gigi to remove the bony protrusions if they are still there after six months (from December 22nd). He told me when she pulled his teeth she broke some of them with a tool and with others she just rocked the teeth back and forth to get them out. He thinks she broke the bone around the teeth by rocking them and that is why he has the sharp, painful protrusions.

So, he is still without teeth. He says he is hard to understand when he talks, but no one is complaining.

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