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Between Gum And Tooth
I see my dentist in 2 mths. For a pocket between my gum & tooth. I know of peridontal disease. Food gets stuck too. How can I manage it til I see him?
Perio pocket: Brush and floss properly after each meal (and if necessary after snacks if food gets stuck). ...Read more
Molar was hurting for a few days now there's a gap between my gums and tooth. I see my dentist every 6 weeks so im very confused on what it is. HELP?
6 weeks?: Did you mean every 6 months? A lot can happen in 6 months. Cauldron be from damage to the tooth (cavity, fracture), food impaction, failure to floss, improper brushing technique, malocclusion, or many other reasons. Any swelling, bleeding, or as in your case pain, should be immediately investigated. Please call your Dentist and schedule an appointment for as soon as possible. ...Read more
My 10 yrs old daughter has a blue soft spot in her upper gums between the front tooth and next one. No pain. But making move one of the tooth aside.?
Tooth erupting: If she doesn't have all her permanent front teeth yet, then it is likely a tooth erupting into the area. If she has all her permanent teeth in the front, it could be an extra one, or one out of place. Depending on her permanent tooth situation, you may wait and see if a tooth comes through, or see the Dentist to check. She is at the age when these teeth normally erupt. Good Luck ...Read more
I have about twelve cavities. Most of which are gum line. The gap between the gum and the tooth is quite large. Is this typically something that can be fixed, or would it most likely require the tooth/teeth to be pulled?
See below: Speak to your dentist and have a treatment plan. The general dentist may want you to have a consultation with a periodontist if warranted to have optimum results. ...Read more
Where in your mouth is it located? How long has it been there? Is it soft or hard? Has it changed in size or color?
There are numerous possibilities. It is impossible to diagnose without an examination.
Please see your dentist for an examination, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My tooth #16 itchy. Is it possible to itchy, if there is enough stain between teeth and gum. I go tooth cleaning 2, 3 times yr. My dr never gets in #16?
I have an ulcer in between my wisdom tooth gum and tooth at the back of my mouth. Will it errode my gums away or will it heal on its own?
Proper Diagnosis: Being a lay person, I cannot rely on your diagnosis of an "ulcer" as to what you actually have. I would recommend that you see a local dentist for a definitive diagnosis and advice as to what, if anything, should be the course of action. ...Read more
Clean, clean, clean: Cleaning is the first and always effective treatment for any pain. Keep the tooth and gum clean by brushing with soft bristle brush parallel to the gum surface. Bleeding of the gum, if exist, should alleviate or stop. Then consult with your dentist for treatment of underlying causes. ...Read more
Living..: Living causes plaque (not plague) to form on teeth and in you mouth. It comes from food, air water, saliva and just about anything. It forms immediately after you've brush your teeth. It is a way of life, but the main thing you don't want the stuff to be on your teeth for a long period of time. Basically...Brush and floss regularly and even if you have a little plaque. No big deal. ...Read more
Requires a consult: The question is a simple one but the answer is complex and beyond the scope and word limitation of this forum. There are many things that can be done to correct teeth that appear short or are not symmetric or harmonious with the adjacent teeth. You need to have your general dentist or prosthodontist examine you and discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Is there a bump?: If you are having pain above a tooth, it is possible that you may be developing an abscess, which happens at the end of the root, underneath the gums. If there is a bump above (or below on a lower) the tooth, this may be a gum boil, where infection collects without anywhere to go. Have a dentist evaluate this asap to avoid a true dental emergency with swelling and severe pain. ...Read more
Clove oil: Clove oil can be an effective oral anesthetic. In studies, it has performed just as well as topical Benzocaine (anbesol and oragel). It's safe when used correctly in small amounts, but can cause liver and respiratory problems when ingested in large quantities. It's found in health food stores. To use it, apply a very small amount to a cotton swab and apply gently to the affected area. ...Read more
See a dentist!: Gingival tissue that is separating from the tooth forming a pocket like that could be indicative of periodontal problems. The sooner you are examined and treated the sooner your problem will be arrested. You really can't do anything personally to correct periodontal defects. ...Read more
Dental evaluation: It is important that you see a dentist about this. You have signs of a infection and. Need to get this treated. ...Read more
Gum post surgery: Following an extraction, the gum tissue around the extraction site will be a slightly red and the clot should be formed where the tooth was before. The clot appears to look like a piece of liver but it should not be disturbed. Within a few days, the gum tissue will grow over the and eventually cover the extraction site. In 8-12 weeks it will appear normal. ...Read more
Either: Can be either a gum problem or a tooth problem. No way to tell without physical examination. Please don't put this off, call your dentist. The longer you wait, the less manageable the situation. ...Read more
Examination: Examination of the affected area, together with radiographs, will give your dentist the info they need to determine the cause and appropriate care. ...Read more
Tooth exposure: If the gum thins, then there will be gum recession leading to the exposure of the root of the tooth. The tooth will be sensitive. Have your dentist evaluate the gums. ...Read more
See your dentist: Gum recession on front teeth is a common occurrence. You dentist or a periodontist can evaluate the severity and suggest treatment ...Read more
I have no idea: With practically no information and not being able to examine you, the chances of even guessing what you are describing is miniscule. See a dentist for the answer to the puzzle. ...Read more
See a dentist or PCP: If you have a blue mark on your gum and it does not clear in 3-4 weeks, see your dentist or PCP and get a professional examination and opinion. ...Read more
More info needed..: Does it need root canal therapy? How severe is decay? Can it even be fixed? What is the condition of your other teeth and your bite? A local dentist could examine you and give you your options, and fees. Since fees vary widely from office to office and region to region any number given you is totally meaningless, but since you asked, $750 to $5000 ...Read more
Post extraction: Are you having pain? If not then this sounds like you are healing and this whitish tissue is part of the healing process. If you are concerned, call the extracting dentist and report this. ...Read more
You have a cavity. Tis is caused by not brushing well on this area, eating or drinking sugary and acidic foods. Sometimes grinding can cause this.
No matter what the cause, you need to see a dentist to get this treated or it will get bigger and possible more painful. Do not wait. ...Read more
I have a bump near a rot tooth jus saw it to today it's the same color as my gum what should I do?
See a dentist: Have it evaluated.Get a more detailed answer ›
A while back like 1 year ago, I noticed my gum nearest to my tooth was changing color. What do I do?
Need a dental eval.: You need to be examined by a dentist to evaluate the condition of your gums and treat the reasons for the color change. ...Read more
What if you have a cavity that goes all the way down to the gum? Does that mean the tooth is unfillable?
If the gum on a child breaks off from trauma! It is on the front tooth will it grow back. He is 7 years old?
See a pedodontist: A dentist who specializes in the care of children's teeth. Schedule an appointment for evaluation. X-rays and option treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Could use your help docs! My child is pulling her tooth out herself and she got it out on one end, the other end is attached to her gum?
Taffy apple: A good old taffy apple does the trick. Don't forget the tooth fairy. ...Read more
I had my number 31 tooth removed a weekago Friday. Looks like a piece still attached to the gum on the out side? Still having some pain.
See ur surgeon: It is possible, but highly unlikely unless the tooth fractured during the extraction. Let your surgeon take a look. ...Read more
Child 13 years. Bottom left tooth with small brown specks possibly cavity. Would general pain in surrounding gum be normal with cavity?
I've had my lower left 6 removed, about 3 weeks later I noticed a small tooth appear on the left side of my gum. Is it part of the root?
Root or bone: Likely exposed bone or tooth fragment. See oral surgeon for treatment. ...Read more
My gum seems to have been 'skinned' yesterday leaving upper/hidden part of my tooth exposed. I now have blood around the tooth on both sides.
Gingival recession: Exposed roots make teeth sensitive to temperature, don't look attractive and increase risk of developing cavities, too. It may be caused by trauma, or excessive, aggressive tooth brushing. One treatment option may be a soft tissue graft performed by your dentist or periodontist. See your dentist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
My one bottom right tooth the sharp one there is a big hole were there should be my gums and the tooth has no holes but I see more of the tooth.
Hi, I have a tooth that has decayed to the point where the front portion is to the gum but the back potion is still intacted. Can it be extracted.
Yes but why?: Why not save the tooth? Extraction is a poor choice if a dentist determines the tooth is salvageable. ...Read more