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Between Tooth And Gum
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
Dental Care: Until you can see the dentist (which should be ASAP), OTC pain meds will help but only to a point. Make it a priority to see a dentist tomorrow. ...Read more
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 more
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
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 more
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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 more
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 more
I'm curious as to which is better for the health of the tooth and gum, regular braces or invisalign?
No difference: OK, there are some rare cases where we recommend invislaign while treating short root cases, but generally there is no difference on overall oral health between the two ...Read more
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 more
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 more
Molar tooth with crown has very obvious fistula pus tract where tooth and gum meet. No tooth pain. Not sensitive to hot/cold. See an endodontist or?
Poor prognosis: Poor prognosis. See DDS first. He will refer if indicated. ...Read more
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 more
If the gum receded, so did the bone underneath. That means there is less support.
Have the tooth evaluated to determine the cause and treated if necessary. This will be done by a dentist in your area. ...Read more
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
Doubtful: Be seen by a dentist to have it taken care of before it becomes a major emergency. ...Read more
This depends on the tooth, how big the root was, and how traumatic the extraction was, if it was a surgical extraction or not, and individual health. It will take time for the bone to fill in the space so you will notice the hole there for several weeks. The hole will be covered by gum tissue.
Follow the instruction give when you had the extraction and you should heal as quickly as possible. ...Read more
Sorry, not possible: The computers used on this website do not allow for visualization of your mouth. You may have a root, you may have a bony protuberance, you may have a lesion... Impossible to guess at these types of things. Call a local dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Gum loss: This requires a personal one on one clinical exam to determine, along with some x-rays. We can't diagnose patients over the internet with minimal information and no x-rays\photos. It might be as simple as gum recession or something more serious and complex. Set up an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read more
Yes: A "ripped" gum is very rare and usually caused by trauma. What is more usual is the recession of the gum down the root of the tooth. This can look like a severe drop in the gum exposing the root. The exposed root has no bone covering it and the tooth may have significant bone loss. That is what may make the tooth fall out. ...Read more
Operculum?: That is the name we give to this excess soft tissue. It can be cut away by your dentist or an oral surgeon. It is is a wisdom tooth, it can also be extracted. ...Read more
Not recommended: To be on the safe side and avoid any potential complication that could easily arise, you should always go to the dentist if you have a toothache or a broken tooth for extraction. Hope it helps. ...Read more
Periodontitis?: You could be suffering from a periodontal defect in that area. Have yourself examined by a dentist to determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more
Baby or permanent: If it's a permanent tooth best to see Dentist to find out why it is loose. Is it a fractured tooth a tooth with damaged gums/bone? If a baby tooth best to see Dentist. Is there an underlying permanent tooth to replace it? If not, a restorative replacement is wise. Bottom line, see your Dentist. ...Read more
Dentist: Sorry, but you need to see a dentist in person for exam, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I've been suffering for 2 weeks but the pain has gone away. On my back right tooth is some gum still there what do I do to take it out?
Please don't try to: Extract your own tooth or remove your own gum tissue. This is fraught with danger. Would encourage you to seek dental evaluation where appropriate treatment approach can be determined? Is this your wisdom tooth? ...Read more
What do you suggest if I'm eating chips then one chip went through my gum a bit beside my front left tooth now it hurts! What should I do?
Time: Should heal in a few days. In the meantime keep area clean (brush and floss), rinse 3x/day w 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water, take analgesics if necessary. If it doesn't heal, see your dentist. ...Read more
Recently noticed the tooth where I have a crown on, that the gum lifts off the tooth a bit. I've had the crown for years. Why now is it lifting?
I've spotted a hole on my top centre tooth, right at the front. It's probably 2 or 3mm high and about half the tooth long near the gum. Any advice?
Had my tooth out last week, how long does it take to heal, I got something stuck in the hole and got it out it was like white jelly was it the gum?
3 days: For a healthy patient, 3 days is when we can determined if there would be infection and/or dry socket. That is when neovascular genesis begin as the clot is stabilized and there is void of infection. Soft tissue proliferates at the margin and migrate down the extraction socket to cover the hole at the rate approx. 1mm per day. The white jelly is the dead skin that should be wipe off daily. ...Read more
I have a problem with my tooth. My gum has seemed to detach from around my tooth. It is almost coming up to cover my tooth. And the pain is horrible, I can't even eat.
Gingival Growth: You should immediately call a periodontist to have not only that tooth but your entire mouth evaluated. Since the pain is horrible you cannot wait. The problem may be localized or it may be present throughout your entire mouth. ...Read more
My front tooth is rotting. Now, little bits have started to chip and half of the tooth has turned brown down to the gum with a sharp edge in the middle front of the tooth. What should I do?
Time for a checkup!: From what you describe, your tooth has been decaying for some time now. You are probably way overdue for a dental checkup. See a dentist for a complete and thorough exam, along with whatever x-rays are appropriate and get all your dental work done. Waiting just results in more pain, aggravation, less teeth and more cost. ...Read more
Infection danger: Most infections in the mouth cause local damage and can lead to loss of teeth, bone and gums. They can also spread to other parts of the body. I personally know of one boy who is mentally handicapped from infected baby tooth and another who died from tooth infection. These are serious matters not to be taken lightly. Death is rare but is it worth taking the chance? ...Read more