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Between Tooth And Gum
Cavities?: Not sure what exactly you are asking. Cavities are nothing more than "holes" in teeth. Deep cavities can lead to needing a root canal on the tooth. Gum ulcers are just worn away patches of gum tissue with various causes. Scaling of the teeth is a procedure done to treat gum disease caused by plaque and tartar buildup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Accurate flossing has been shown to firm the gum tissue between the teeth so long as the cause for the swollen gums is poor oral hygiene. But many other factors cause swollen gums including teeth that are in less than ideal position (crowded, rotated, etc), defective restorations, cracks, various medications, medical conditions and tartar build up. See your dentist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Structure: A cyst can have numerous causes (infection being just one) and is like a balloon--it has a fibrous tissue capsule that surrounds its contents, which can be fluid or other substances. An abcess is the result of an infection, and is a collection of pus (typically) that fills normal tissue spaces but has no lining of its own. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Size and design: A filling is generally a smaller restoration placed inside a tooth the same visit decay or fractured part of tooth is treated. A cap or crown usually covers the entire or most of the tooth and is sent out to a dental laboratory to be fabricated. (some dentists have a machine to make crown in office while you wait). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My gum has separated from my tooth after wisdom teeth extraction. How do they treat receding gums?
Getting a recurring mouth ulcer between gums and cheek near root canaled tooth, gums are tender and sore. Dentist says X-ray of root canal looks good?
Recurring ulcer: Any sore or lesion in the mouth that does not heal in 10-14 days, or is recurring, needs to be examined and possibly biopsied. If your dentist is unsure why you are have a lesion, Have the root canal evaluated by an endodontist. If the root canal is sound, and no other teeth are involved, see an oral surgeon or periodontist for an exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Discoloration usually refers to an intrinsic stain which means it is deep into the tooth. Tartar and plaque is a build up on the surface of the teeth and can be polished and/or scrapped away by your dental hygienest. Discoloration usually means you would need bleaching or a new crown to change the shade of that tooth. See your provider for options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A bit tricky: These 3 causes of pain can be a bit tricky to sort out sometimes. If tapping on the suspected tooth increases pain, then it is probably the tooth. Sometimes a troubled tooth causes sinus problems. Sometimes the maxillary sinus (one under your cheek bone) problem causes enough pain to feel like it's in the upper teeth. So, it is best to see your doctor and/or dentist to help sort it out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain is pain: Tooth decay creates tooth sensitivity, sinus pain can simulate tooth pain because of the pressure placed on the main nerve that runs in the floor of the sinus cavity. Sinus pressure, creates sinus pain, which can often be mistaken for tooth pain. Tooth pain, in the upper arch, can be from sinus pressure, or from tooth decay. Your dentist can be a big help in trying to identify the source of pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Simple...: A cavity, by definition: cav·i·ty (k?v??-t?) 1. A hollow; a hole. 2. A hollow area within the body: a sinus cavity. 3. A pitted area in a tooth caused by caries. A filling (dental restoration) is place into a cleaned out tooth cavity to protect the tooth from further decay and to restore the tooth to proper form and function. ...Read more
Go see your dentist: You need to note whether it is sensitive to cold or hot and if it lingers for more than ten seconds. A small tooth decay usually is sensitive to cold but as the decay gets deeper the tooth can also be sensitive to hot and lingers for a while. Sinusitis can also cause toothache but usually it is hard to pinpoint to a tooth. Sometimes the whole back teeth are sensitive when you have sinus infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sensitive vs Decay: The common causes of sensitive teeth are exposed tooth roots, receding gums or from a thinning of your tooth enamel. Dental cavities are permanently damaged holes in teeth caused by tooth decay. In some cases sensitive tooth can mean a cavity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
To save the tooth: root canal: you try and save the tooth by cleaning the inside of the tooth and removing the nerve extraction: tooth can not be saved and have to be removed. You need to get an exam and x-ray to see what is the best option for you. you can also send me your x-rays for a second opinion http://my.setmore.com/bookingpage/72b8c781-a64f-45c9-9314-934abdd25118 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More Education: Dentists receive a doctorate degree after four years (in most cases) in dental school. Most receive additional training in residencies or specialty training or military service. Dentists may provide all dental procedures their training allows. Dental Hygienists are trained in a more limited fashion to provide dental cleanings and local anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a finger nail stuck in the gum above my front tooth, its between.the tooth and the gum so i cant see it.
Get help: Sounds like you need to see a Dentist for help. Dentist has appropriate instruments and visualization techniques to help you. Please call Dentist now and request emergency appointment. In the meantime, rinse with warm salt water every few hours to reduce swelling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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
Good oral hygiene: The best home remedy for tooth and gum pain is good oral home care. Whenever there is pain, there is inflammation of which fluid is collected and cannot drain, ultimately pressing on the nerve. Brushing, will help drain the fluid. Brushing will stop the bleeding of the gum as well. Salt water rinse will help. Gum massage will also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Phone call: Call your orthodontist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have had tooth and gum pain for two days now. Any remedies that work ? I can't afford a dentist right now. What remedies do you suggest?
No remedies: Unfortunately, there are no diy dental remedies... You'll need to see a dentist. Carecredit, a credit card, a lower cost clinic, or a dental school may be good options for you. Letting it go only makes the treatment more complex, and thus more expensive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gums VS Teeth: I cannot see exactly what "tooth and gum separation" is looking like in your mouth, but does not sound good. Has it been a long time since you last saw your dentist for dental hygiene care? You may have tartar building up and pushing the gums away. If so, this is serious and needs dentist attention right away. A specialist called "periodontist" is also great to visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm curious as to which is better for the health of the tooth and gum, regular braces or invisalign?
I had a left lower inner tooth pain for a month before 2 weeks.Now I have gum swelling under the same tooth and with no pain on tooth and gum .?
Infection: Your description of progressive symptoms sounds like an infection is present in this area it could be in the tooth or the related structures. I strongly advise you to have the area examined immediately to avoid the possible spread of the infection. Your dentist will be able to identfy the source and recommend the required treatment. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I had a zirconia crown put on a front tooth and gum line around crown looks very dark, and gum looks purple compared to surrounding gum. Why is that?
What could be causing a sporadic zapping pain in tooth then after a tight feeling in tooth and gum? This usually happens an hour after eating sweets
Tooth and gum is a little sore from getting a feeling at the dentist today got all the decay cleaned out in the tooth and gums is a little pain normal?
Yes: Depending on the size and extent of the filling a little pain could very well be normal. If the cavity extended closer to the nerve of the tooth a bit pain is common, it can take some time for the tooth to heal after the trauma of drilling close to the nerve. The gums could be sore if the cavity extended to the surfaces in between the teeth and due to the filling process caused mild trauma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have severe tooth and gum pain need relief dentist app still 4 weeks away have tried hot tea bag tylenol (acetaminophen) Advil oragel products mouth wash and alchol ?
Go sooner: Call your dentist and find out if there is an appointment sooner than 1 month. If you explain that you are in pain and they still don't offer anything sooner, then call another dentist. Thre are plenty of good dentists out there that are willing to work you into their schedule the same day if you are in a lot of pain. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Abscess: Can't tell if it's endodontic or periodontic, over the internet. But a local dentist who will examine you and take a radiograph will tell you exactly what your problem is and how to treat it. ...Read more
Cavity ?: That's what it sounds like. Why not have a local dentist take a look? That's the only way you will know for sure. ...Read more