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First molar extraction over 48 hours, intense pain, swelling bruising gums white, blue, grey around second molar and extraction site- intense pain?

First molar extraction over 48 hours, intense pain, swelling bruising gums white, blue, grey around second molar and extraction site- intense pain?

See your Dentist: See the dentist or oral surgeon who extracted the tooth for a thorough evaluation.

Without seeing the problem, it is hard to determine if you are have normal or unusual symptoms.
Depending on the severity of the problem, post-operative sensitivity or pain are normal events. Bruising to the adjacent area may also occur. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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My dentist cleaned my teeth 6 days ago. Since then, there are some grey/dark lines where the sides/bottom of two teeth meet the gum line. What are they?

My dentist cleaned my teeth 6 days ago. Since then, there are some grey/dark lines where the sides/bottom of two teeth meet the gum line. What are they?

Grey lines: Sometimes when teeth are cleaned inflamed gums return to normal size, exposing tarter that was trapped under gums. Sometimes fractures in enamel are revealed. There may be other causes. Please return to your Dentist for reevaluation.
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I had 4 teeth extracted now I have a huge bump on the inside of my cheek by where she took out the teeth and have a flap of gum turning gray by stitch?

I had 4 teeth extracted now I have a huge bump on the inside of my cheek by where she took out the teeth and have a flap of gum turning gray by stitch?

Call your dentist: After surgery, there's a post op appointment that you shouldn't miss. If it was done, it is better to call your dentist and notify about your condition to make sure that there is no secondary infection. ...Read more

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Hi, I recently had all 4 wisdom teeth removed on Friday night. My face is swollen. My stitch came out and in the slit in my gum I see grey. What is it?

Hi, I recently had all 4 wisdom teeth removed on Friday night. My face is swollen. My stitch came out and in the slit in my gum I see grey. What is it?

Likely normal tissue: What you may be seeing is raw tissue; most likely it will heal without a problem as long as you follow your doctor's instruction for oral care. Keep your follow up appointment and call your doctor if you become concerned about infection--this may be indicated by increased pain, foul taste or odor in mouth ...Read more

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I have a grey blister with a thin white border and surrounded by redness. It's on the INSIDE of my teeth on my gum that is slightly raised due to teeth. It hurts like a canker sore has never hurt before and I can't eat.?

I have a grey blister with a thin white border and surrounded by redness. It's on the INSIDE of my teeth on my gum that is slightly raised due to teeth. It hurts like a canker sore has never hurt before and I can't eat.?

Sounds like: Sounds like you are describing Canker Sores, which can last for two weeks or longer. You can try one of the OTC items in the Dental aisle your pharmacy, or see your Dentist to make sure that's what you have and for treatment suggestions. In the meantime try a liquid high protein shake to give your body the building blocks it needs to heal. ...Read more

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I had a grey/blue phlegm come out of my mouth this morning while coughing. Don't smoke and don't live around any heavy pollution. Fluke or problem? :/

I had a grey/blue phlegm come out of my mouth this morning while coughing. Don't smoke and don't live around any heavy pollution. Fluke or problem? :/

Could be nothing: It could be something you ate and the phlegm mix up with it on the way out either way if persistent could be an indication of infection seek a medical advice ...Read more

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A sore along the gum line inside of my mouth. What is this??

A sore along the gum line inside of my mouth. What is this??

Canker sore?: The most common sore is a canker sore. They are painful but go away in a week. If the sore is painless then you should have it checked. ...Read more

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My gums are turning brown in multiple places and sore along with dry mouth what does that mean?

My gums are turning brown in multiple places and sore along with dry mouth what does that mean?

Time for an exam: It means you are long overdue for a dental examination. Cannot possibly determine over the internet if your actual gingiva is brown or if you have calculus deposits that are stained. Either way, call a dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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Hello I have a bump that is in a line along my gum just above the teeth on the right side of my mouth. The gums above the line are sunken in.?

Hello I have a bump that is in a line along my gum just above the teeth on the right side of my mouth. The gums above the line are sunken in.?

Bumps: These types of situations require a one on one clincial exam to determine what if anything is going on. While it might be completely normal or a normal variant, this cannot be determined over the internet, sight unseen (and without x-rays). ...Read more

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My fiancée woke up this morning with rashes above his torso part of the body and bumps (hives?) along with bumps on his mouth and gums, what is it?

My fiancée woke up this morning with rashes above his torso part of the body and bumps (hives?) along with bumps on his mouth and gums, what is it?

Urticaria: Hives on trunk along with mouth and gums is an immune or allergic reaction to an antigen. An allergic reaction could be to foods, food additives and flavoring agents, medications including herbal agents and chemicals. Immune reactions are more common, most common being to viral infections. Over the counter antihistamines such as Claritin or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) have helped many patients. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up one morning with a sinus infection. The very same day my mouth broke out with sores along my cheek and gum line. Are these related?

I woke up one morning with a sinus infection. The very same day my mouth broke out with sores along my cheek and gum line. Are these related?

Virus: Some viruses may cause both symptoms. Throw away the tobacco if you care at all about yourself. If symptoms persist longer than 1-2 weeks see your dr. No vitamin, herb, or antibiotic is indicated. ...Read more

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I have very red sore gums (on the upper gum not next to teeth) and along the back side of my tongue and back roof of my mouth looks red patchy spots.

I have very red sore gums (on the upper gum not next to teeth) and along the back side of my tongue and back roof of my mouth looks red patchy spots.

Can't see: Can't see your problem without doing direct examination. Generally, any bleeding, swelling, or as in your case pain, should be immediately investigated. Please call your Dentist for an appointment. Additionally, if you smoke, quit. If you're a heavy drinker, quit. Both can damage oral tissues. ...Read more

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I sometime get a blue/grey ring around the outside of my lip, why?

I sometime get a blue/grey ring around the outside of my lip, why?

See below: While there are diseases that are associated with facial coloring changes, they generally are persistent changes - as in lupus or dermatomyositis. If you have no symptoms associated with the changes, I suggest bringing it to the attention of your physician at your next visit. ...Read more

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Should I be worried that my 6 year old has dark blue gums and moves his head in jerky movements?

Should I be worried that my 6 year old has dark blue gums and moves his head in jerky movements?

Yes..: I would seek the opinion of a medical doctor and a qualified laser periodontist as soon as possible.
How long has this been going on? ...Read more

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I decided to add ceramic cover on my 4 front teeth. But on trial placement, I noticed blue on interteeth gums. Why? Will it disappear eventually?

I decided to add ceramic cover on my 4 front teeth. But on trial placement, I noticed blue on interteeth gums. Why? Will it disappear eventually?

Blue gums?: Unfortunately we have too little information to be able to give you an accurate answer. I have been practicing for decades and not sure why your gums appeared blue after tryin. Who would know would be your dentist. Ask him/her what it is and when to expect it to be gone. ...Read more

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Intermittent swelling in lower gums. Is it normal? Sometimes when I run my tongue along lower outer gum line, it feels swollen, sometimes not.

Intermittent swelling in lower gums. Is it normal? Sometimes when I run my tongue along lower outer gum line, it feels swollen, sometimes not.

Not normal: Pain/bleeding/swelling signs of problems. See your dentist. Intermittent swelling most likely due to draining abscessed tooth or gum disease. Dentist may rx this or refer you to endodontist or periodontist. Please get help before your chronic problem becomes as an acute problem. ...Read more

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What could the blue/purplish blister on the top gum of my 8 month old who has no teeth yet be?

What could the blue/purplish blister on the top gum of my 8 month old who has no teeth yet be?

May overly a tooth: Sometimes a tooth will erupt behind such a blister. Or s/he may have bitten down on something & bruised the area. Time will tell. ...Read more

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Dental problem with gums, I guess. Molar along gum where enamel is missing is dark. Cavity or tea?

Dental problem with gums, I guess. Molar along gum where enamel is missing is dark. Cavity or tea?

Either: If you have receeding gums and have a lot of debris and plaque forming on the exposed root surface, you may have either a cavity or just stain. A dentist would need to evaluate this. ...Read more

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How did I get erosion along gums of eye teeth? Also starting on others in back

Clinching teeth: Clinching teeth breaks the enamel at the gum line. Also brushing too hard breaks the thin enamel at the gum line. Always use a soft brush and throw away old tooth brushes which get hard over time from usage. Get evaluated if you are clinching or grinding get a custom made night guard. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Gums along right side of my top teeth are swollen, canker sore is almost done healing on this side right now, what is this? Anything serious?

Gums along right side of my top teeth are swollen, canker sore is almost done healing on this side right now, what is this? Anything serious?

Unlikely: It may take up to a week for the gum inflammation to go down. Be patient. If it still hasn't healed a week or more after the canker has gone, see your dentist. ...Read more

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Hello. Ast week at work, the right side of my face went numb, along with the teeth and gums in that area. Felt like the ananaesthetic given for dental work. Lasted 30 min. What was this? Thank you!

Hello. Ast week at work, the right side of my face went numb, along with the teeth and gums in that area. Felt like the ananaesthetic given for dental work. Lasted 30 min. What was this? Thank you!

Can be neuralgia,,,: What you're describing might be a form of neuralgia where a nerve supplying muscles, etc. On your face or head or jaws gets stimulated and causes abnormal neural sensations such as pain and numbness. This may be a one time thing or it can go on throughout a person's life. It would be wise to see your doctor for an exam, especially if it happens again or you're worried. ...Read more

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My gums started hurting all of a sudden nd also my teeth. I feel a pulsing all over my mouth. Along with nausea, migranes nd swollen glands. Help?

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My gums started hurting all of a sudden nd also my teeth. I feel a pulsing all over my mouth. Along with nausea, migranes nd swollen glands. Help?

ANUG: You may suffer a condition call anug (acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis) or anup (acute necrotizing ulcerative periodontitis), a condition where a chronic infection of the gum/bone due to bacterial colonization combining with a poor body defense mechanism due to medical problems lead to an ulcerated, dying tissue surroungding the tooth (gum and/or bone). Debride, antibiotic, and follow up. ...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