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A 43-year-old member asked:

how come everytime i eat candy, i always get a constant sharp pain in my gums? could i have a cavity or something?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Kimble
Dentistry 22 years experience
Yes: Have a dentist check.
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes: Sensitivity to sweets is often because of dental caries or a leaking filling. However, gum recession can lead to root sensitivity setting off sharp pain due to cold, heat, touch, chemicals(sugar, etc.) you should have your dentist determine the cause and fix like a filling. It can get worse.
Dr. Victor Zeines
Dentistry 51 years experience
Of course: What you have is a big sign in your mouth that is telling you to see a dentist! of course you have a cavity or something probably a cavity buit who knows without doing an exam 1go see your dentist 2-stop eating candy eat carrots instead.

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Last updated Mar 29, 2014

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