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Lump caused from biting gum what is this?

Lump caused from biting gum what is this?

Lump: Most likely it is a "traumatic fibroma" which is basically scar tissue built up from chronic trauma from the biting. You should still have it checked/biopsied to confirm. You can have it removed via a laser. It does have a reoccurrence possibility if the trauma persists and may need the same treatment years down the road, but it is important to have it checked. Jeffrey briney, d.D.S. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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What could I do to break gum biting habit?

What could I do to break gum biting habit?

Cheek biting: Habit or gum biting can both cause wounding of soft tissue. Blood and dead cells are haven for bacteria which can cause halitosis or bad breath and discomfort. You can also ask your dentist fora mouthguard. I hope you will now be motivated to break the habit. ...Read more

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1yr old is teething upper front 4th tooth but not yet cut, swollen gums, biting.Had loose not watery motion 2am &10am, now 6hrs passed, nothing.Normal?

1yr old is teething upper front 4th tooth but not yet cut, swollen gums, biting.Had loose not watery motion 2am &10am, now 6hrs passed, nothing.Normal?

Normal: Some teeth come in faster than others. Sometimes recycle as they try to erupt. Symptoms all suggestive of teething. Give baby hard cold teething ring. Children's tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin may help (follow pkg directions). 1st dental appointment age1, so call dentist or pediatric dental specialist now. ...Read more

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I am biting into my upper gums when i sleep. How can I prevent this?

I am biting into my upper gums when i sleep. How can I prevent this?

See your dentist: If you are biting your upper gums while you sleep then you need to sleep in a n upper night guard this will eliminate the problem. ...Read more

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Can biting your nails cause gum disease and diabetes?

Can biting your nails cause gum disease and diabetes?

NO: Gum disease is caused by bacterial etiology, with destruction of bone support due to host reaction to the bacteria and bacterial product, and the exacerbation of destruction due to malocclusion and medical well being. Diabetes is caused by inability to regulate glucose level in the blood. Nail biting has nothing to do with both of these diseases. ...Read more

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Will biting your nails cause gum disease and diabetes?

Will biting your nails cause gum disease and diabetes?

No: Gum ideas ie caused by bacteria present in the mouth together w/ poor home care, lack of good brushing and flossing, genetic predisposition, and local irritants, such as smoking. Diabetes is caused by a problem in your pancreas where you do not produce enough insulin. ...Read more

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I get canker sores sometimes from biting myself from eating,andthey go away. But why do they turn white? Also I scratched my gum it turned white, ouch

I get canker sores sometimes from biting myself from eating,andthey go away. But why do they turn white? Also I scratched my gum it turned white, ouch

Amen! Little known. : Canker sores (apthous stomatitis) are quite a nuisance, but harmless. They're common, last days and make eating many foods-salty, citrus, tart (vinegary)-painful to eat (ketchup's horrible). Recurrent, can cluster, but is not herpes; & different than other, more serious stomatitis. IMHO local trauma, virus associated, but myths abound on causes & treatments; little evidence to support any. Ouch. ...Read more

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Lower premolar and surrounding gums pain. Nothing shows on X-ray. No pain when biting, no cavities. It's shocking painful when I slide my tongue on it?

See an endodontist: for evaluation. Endodontists are dentists who have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals. They use advanced special equipment to diagnose and treat patients with teeth issues efficiently and comfortably. ...Read more

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