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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?

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

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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.?

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

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I discovered a small painless lump on my gums. Directly between my tooth and gums. Please help?

I discovered a small painless lump on my gums. Directly between my tooth and gums. Please help?

Small lump: 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

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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?

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?

Get it checked: Every tooth is cleaned during a dental cleaning. And you should be brushing and flossing every tooth. Is there redness and swelling around your wisdom tooth? Sometimes itchiness may be an infection. Have your dentist evaluate this area. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What to do about gum pain around tooth?

What to do about gum pain around tooth?

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

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What causes plague to form on the tooth/gum?

What causes plague to form on the tooth/gum?

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

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Can tooth be lengthen by removing gum tissues?

Can tooth be lengthen by removing gum tissues?

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

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Gum pain above only one tooth...Advice please?

Gum pain above only one tooth...Advice please?

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

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Are there any home remedys for tooth, gum pain?

Are there any home remedys for tooth, gum pain?

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

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Gum tissue around tooth is loose, what can I do?

Gum tissue around tooth is loose, what can I do?

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

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Severe gum pain in false tooth. What could be wrong?

Severe gum pain in false tooth. What could be wrong?

Food impaction: Open contact interproximally may cause food impaction and developed localized gum pain. If tooth is painful, nerve may be affected. Open margin on the crown may cause bone loss due to localized periodontitis. See your dentist for exam, diagnosis, and treatment. ...Read more

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I have gum around one tooth and tooth hurts to bite on?

I have gum around one tooth and tooth hurts to bite on?

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

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What does gums look like after cat tooth extrimageaction?

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

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Please help! What is the cause of your gums growing over a tooth?

Please help! What is the cause of your gums growing over a tooth?

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

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How do you know if inflammation is coming from the tooth or the gum?

How do you know if inflammation is coming from the tooth or the gum?

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

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What happens when the gum thins on the upper back part of the tooth?

What happens when the gum thins on the upper back part of the tooth?

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

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My gum is pulling away from my front lower tooth. What should I do?

My gum is pulling away from my front lower tooth. What should I do?

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

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Can you tell me about a sudden (like overnight) onset of tooth/gum pain?

Can you tell me about a sudden (like overnight) onset of tooth/gum pain?

See a dentist: There are a number of different causes of tooth/gum pain and there are many ways to help improve and eliminate the pain. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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Have something in my lower right gum beside my tooth what does this mean?

Have something in my lower right gum beside my tooth what does this mean?

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

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I ve a blue mark on my gum just above my front tooth. What does this mean?

I ve a blue mark on my gum just above my front tooth. What does this mean?

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

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Does teething pain stop once the tooth has broken through the surface of the gum?

Yes.: Teething pain is caused by inflammation of the gum as the sharp part of the tooth breaks through. Once the top of the tooth is completely exposed, the pain usually will stop. ...Read more

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Lost upper left front tooth. The bottom half still in my gum. Price range to fix?

Lost upper left front tooth. The bottom half still in my gum. Price range to fix?

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

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After having a tooth extracted does the gum cause the other tooth in front to hurt?

After having a tooth extracted does the gum cause the other tooth in front to hurt?

Postoperative pain: Postoperative pain can certainly cause the teeth and gum tissue to hurt, but you may have an infection. See the dentist who did the oral surgery for advice. ...Read more

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I got a tooth extracted and my gum its starting to grow some white. Is that normal?

I got a tooth extracted and my gum its starting to grow some white. Is that normal?

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

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My very last tooth on the top right has a hole by the gum. What could have caused this?

Cavity: 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

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If I have a piece of my gum hanging off my tooth, should I try and cut it off or leave it be?

If I have a piece of my gum hanging off my tooth, should I try and cut it off or leave it be?

See your doc: Spotting after intercourse suggests bleeding from the cervix. The most common causes of this are STDs and cervical cancer. You need to be examined by a doc to know for sure what is causing this and to receive proper treatment. ...Read more

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A while back like 1 year ago, I noticed my gum nearest to my tooth was changing color. What do I do?

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

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What if you have a cavity that goes all the way down to the gum? Does that mean the tooth is unfillable?

What if you have a cavity that goes all the way down to the gum? Does that mean the tooth is unfillable?

Sometimes: You can do a crown lengthening or gingivectomy procedure (depending on how deep the cavity goes down) to allow the dentist to remove and fill the cavity. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Child 13 years. Bottom left tooth with small brown specks possibly cavity. Would general pain in surrounding gum be normal with cavity?

Child 13 years. Bottom left tooth with small brown specks possibly cavity. Would general pain in surrounding gum be normal with cavity?

Needs examination: Firstly, we cannot tell, over the internet if this is a primary tooth or an adult tooth. If a primary tooth, the secondary tooth may be trying to erupt, causing the gum pain... This is only a guess. It is really best that the child sees his/her own dentist. ...Read more

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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

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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.

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.

Gingival Defect: You'll need to visit a local dentist to have any defects evaluated. There may be bone loss or an infection that caused the problem. ...Read more