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Why do my gums feel like they are burning

A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
See a dentist: There are many causes for this. Please have her see a dentist who can diagnose the problem and suggest solutions. We would need a complete medical a... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Burning gums: May very well be a symptom of a systemic problem. For best advice your wife should see a gum/bone specialist, aPeriodontist, for examination, complete... Read More

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Extraction ?: Did you have a tooth extracted? Your post did not specify. If you had a tooth extracted and you do not feel that it is healing properly, call your sur... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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NO: Get an abdominal ultrasound and blood testing to rule out gallbladder and stomach disease. A physical exam is mandatory.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 56 years experience
See a dentist: Besides an infection you could have an allergic reaction or vitamin deficiency. See your dentist to find the answer. Your body is telling you somethin... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Call your dentist: You may have inadvertently cut your gum with your nail, and seeing that mark. Your dentist can best advise you since s/he knows your medical and denta... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Of course: If you have a worsening illness about which you are expressing concern, consulting with a professional is the best and most common sense thing to do. ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Specialist: You may have an infection, particularly if some of the root was left behind. This can be quite dangerous and spread quickly. Please see a specialist... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Need PPI Rx and: H. pylori testing. You must immediagely consult your physician since this is not a normal treatment for gastritis or gastric ulcerations. If symptoms ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
Can also be a sign: Of gingivitis and many other things. Best to be checked out by your dentist. Hope this helps.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
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Dentistry 23 years experience
Change bleaching gel: Your bleaching gel concentration of carbamyl or hydrogen peroxide may be too strong. Bleaching gel came in several concentration. Step down or adjust... Read More

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