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    What to expect- molar extraction
    nic14120 posted:
    I had developed an infection under my molar that had previously had a root canal done on it. This caused the tooth to decay, and the cap to fall off. I have had only fragments of the molar left for a year now.I was planning to get it removed once flu season is over. I have a tiny bit of tooth on one side and the other had a slight piece of a tooth, the rest is in the gum. I have been gargling with warm salt water daily. I bit on it the other day (I never chew on that side),and noticed that the tooth sunk a bit into the gum and now the one side that had a tiny piece of a tooth, is into the gum, the other side is the same. It's not hurting me. Is that possible?
    Also, seeing as this is the bottom first molar, what can I expect bleeding wise? My dentist doesn't want to stitch it, and I am terrified of it getting a dry socket, and having this large hole (food gets in there as it is). I can't afford a replacement tooth, so I plan to just let it heal over. Is it possible for it to be stitched? My wisdom teeth were all stitched up.
    Thank you

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