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I have a very important question. I had the rest of my teeth pulled and the last of them around December 14, 2015. I already had impressions made for dentures and had gotten them. While my upper gum was totaly numb they placed my upper plate in my mouth. So a day later i had to have them adjusted because of them rubbing an ulcer sore in my mouth. I have not been able to put them back in. I have been telling everyone that I felt like piece of bone were trying to push thru my gum. Everyone has told me that would go away in time. Yesterday 1-18-2016 I went back to Affordable Dentures I was wanting answers. The nurse checked my upper plate then upper gum. Then she asked me did the dentist not mention to me about removing the nodules. What is this called. And is this a Dental issue or medical one?

Dear Beverly,

I have no idea what she means by "nodules".  And I don't want to guess wrong.  You need to ask your dentist your questions and have him/her explain the answers to you so that you can understand the answers, and what is meant by "nodules", what needs to be done, and by whom it should be done.

Please follow up with me and let me know what you learned, so I'll know.


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Howard Finnk, D.D.S., P.A., CEO


I am a Family, Implant and Cosmetic dentist. I will answer questions on any aspect of dentistry and matters relating to the smile, gums, jaws and lower face. Member American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Broward County Dental Association, and Atlantic Coast District Dental Association. I have served as District Council Member of Alpha Omega, as well as serving for one term as its President. I am also a member of The Vedder Honors Society, Broward Dental Research Clinic, and Mount Sinai Hospital Guild. I have served as a Volunteer for Project Dental Health and The Tri-County Dental Health Council.


Having attained over 30 years of clinical experience in private practice in Michigan, in 2001 I was re-certified by taking and passing the Florida State Dental Board Examination. After moving to Florida, I spent nearly 10 years re-honing my skills while working as an Associate Dentist for several large dental groups. In September, 2004, I was appointed Adjunct Clinical Professor at Nova University's College of Dental Medicine. I am certified in placement of Mini Dental Implants, and I am Director of The Florida Implant Center ( On March 1, 2010, at the age of 62, I began all over again by buying a dental practice near my home in the Fort Lauderdale area. As sole owner and Chief Dental Officer of the new Nob Hill Dental Center (, I can now carefully provide dental care to patients who care, all within a caring, joyful environment. Over my career lifetime, I have provided thousands of diagnoses, fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, periodontal treatments, TMJ therapies, partials, dentures and extractions, and dozens of implants for my patients. The only aspect of dentistry with which I have very little experience is orthodontics.

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Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Psychology from Wayne State University Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Detroit College of Dentistry Adjunct Clinical Professor, Special Needs Department, Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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