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I cut my gum with floss. What should I do?

I cut my gum with floss. What should I do?

Warm salt water: Rinses will help. Will be tender for a couple of days but should then resolve. If it persists please consult with a dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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Can you tell me how I can keep a cut on gums healthy until it heals?

Can you tell me how I can keep a cut on gums healthy until it heals?

Very easily.: Other than ur regular home care and brush/floss. U should rinse with warm salt water (one tea spoon in 4 ounces of water). And also some antibacterial rinse such as listerine. Try avoiding any hot/ spicy food. It is not a big deal. No worries, if it is a superficial cut. ...Read more

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How can you help pain and cut up gums from braces?

How can you help pain and cut up gums from braces?

Gums or inside lips?: Most hardware won't cut gums, a few rarely used attachments might. If gums are cut check with orthodontist. You might have gingivitis instead. A few rare proceedures require an incision which heals quickly.
If cheeks& gums cut cover sharp area with wax and check if it can't be covered or if the area doesn't heal quickly check with orthodontist. ...Read more

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I cut my gums while eating sour skittles? What should I do?

I cut my gums while eating sour skittles? What should I do?

Nothing: Keep the area clean and it should heal fine. Bacterial superinfection would delay the healing but it would be rare in a good oral hygiene, healthy individual. ...Read more

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I accidentally cut my gums should I be concerned about infection?

I accidentally cut my gums should I be concerned about infection?

Low risk: How did you cut your gums? Fortunately minor traumatic injuries in the mouth generally heal quickly with a low risk of infection. If you have swelling or increasing pain and the area doesn't heal in a few days then see a dentist. ...Read more

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Cut my gum. I lost a lot of blood and have a loose tooth. What can I do?

Cut my gum. I lost a lot of blood and have a loose tooth. What can I do?

Possible Gum Disease: If you had quite a bit of bleeding, this would suggest that the tissues are probably not healthy. Loose teeth can also be from gum disease as well as from trauma and infections among other problems. An evaluation from a dental professional is definitely needed to diagnose. ...Read more

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I cut my gum near my teeth about 5 days ago and now it turned white with like the tissue separated. It really hurts. How do I make it heal faster?

I cut my gum near my teeth about 5 days ago and now it turned white with like the tissue separated. It really hurts. How do I make it heal faster?

See your Dentist: If you are concerned about healing, see your Dentist, an Oral Surgeon, or a Periodontist for examination. In the meantime keep area clean, rinsing w salt water may be beneficial, eat a high protein diet, and avoid irritants (spices, acidic food, alcohol, and especially smoking) ...Read more

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I'm getting my upper left wisdom tooth out. Will they have to cut my gum to get the rest of the tooth that hasn't fully come out yet?

I'm getting my upper left wisdom tooth out. Will they have to cut my gum to get the rest of the tooth that hasn't fully come out yet?

Yes.: Yes, if not fully erupted (impacted) and incision is required. For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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2 years ago bitting my nails and cut my gum tissue on the front lower tooth really bad... piece of gum tissue is still just hanging there.

2 years ago bitting my nails and cut my gum tissue on the front lower tooth really bad... piece of gum tissue is still just hanging there.

Old injury: This injury needs to be evaluated by at least a dentist, if not a periodontist. Why are you waiting? Make the call.... ...Read more

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So I accidentally cut my gum a little & it started to bleed & straight after, my nose started to bleed too. Is this bad? Or is it just normal?

So I accidentally cut my gum a little & it started to bleed & straight after, my nose started to bleed too. Is this bad? Or is it just normal?

Probably normal: If the bleeding stopped within reasonable time and it only happened once, I would not worry about it. Bleeding like that happens commonly without having a disease. If you're having recurrent gum or nasal bleeding as well a easy bruising, I recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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When I was about 11weeks old pregnant. I ate with a rusty fork, which I cut my gum. After a day or two I had swollen gum. Can I be affected? Now im 17 wks

When I was about 11weeks old pregnant. I ate with a rusty fork, which I cut my gum. After a day or two I had swollen gum. Can I be affected? Now im 17 wks

Only in the mind: The rusty fork incident 6 weeks ago has affected the person only in that the incident is making her think about it, more than once. Other than the thoughts, there is no reason to believe there are any other effects... unless there is a chronic sore or ongoing inflammation at that site on the gums. If the gums look fine and feel fine, then no worries. ...Read more

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Hello, after a hockey fight my helmet visor awkwardly cut my gum Bled, TINY piece of gum hanging on front tooth. Leave it? Or see a doc? Will infect?

Hello, after a hockey fight my helmet visor awkwardly cut my gum Bled, TINY piece of gum hanging on front tooth. Leave it? Or see a doc? Will infect?

When in doubt...: I would see a dentist/oral surgeon as a preventative measure rather than wait and hope everything heals properly. ...Read more

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Today I had 2 double teeth pulled out dr had to cut the gum and bone and I have stiches how soon will I recover from the pain?

Today I had 2 double teeth pulled out dr had to cut the gum and bone and I have stiches how soon will I recover from the pain?

Tooth extraction: Of course you will. Keep using your mouth wash and pain medication as prescribed, do not chew hard food for few days. If the pain gets worse contact your dentist. ...Read more

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How can I get relief for teeth pain and cut up gums from braces?

How can I get relief for teeth pain and cut up gums from braces?

Lots of ways: Take 1 200mg Ibuprofen w meal or big glass of liquid (breakfast, lunch, dinner, before bed). Rinse 3x/day w 1tsp salt in 8oz warm water...Swish, spit out, 'till glass is empty. Dry the "sticker" and cover it with orthodontic wax...Ask your orthodontist for some. Dab orabase-b onto the sores pots w a qtip. Keep mouth clean. Eat protein. Be patient, the soreness will subside in just a few days. ...Read more

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I cut my gum on a steak bone and the area is still open and I can see the bone or part of my tooth. Doesn't seem to be infected but it is sore.

I cut my gum on a steak bone and the area is still open and I can see the bone or part of my tooth. Doesn't seem to be infected but it is sore.

See a dentist: If you can see bone/tooth and it hurts, you should probably have a dentist take a look at it. You are at risk for infection. ...Read more

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Today I had 2 double teeth pulled out dr had to cut the gum and bone and I have stiches how soon will I recover. It's been 10hrs and still bleeding?

Today I had 2 double teeth pulled out dr had to cut the gum and bone and I have stiches how soon will I recover. It's been 10hrs and still bleeding?

Extractions: Your symptoms are normal. It may take a week to ten days for the area to really start feeling better. Regarding the bleeding, gentle pressure biting down with sterile gauze for 15 min should stop the bleeding, repeat every 15 minutes as needed. Any further concerns should be directed to your provider. ...Read more

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When I was brushing my teeth my tooth brush slipped and cut my gum. A pimple has formed in its pice. What should I do?

When I was brushing my teeth my tooth brush slipped and cut my gum. A pimple has formed in its pice. What should I do?

Gum heals fast: It's from the cut, and the mouth is a well hydrated area, so it looks like a sealed off area that's appears like a pimple. Just do warm saline rinses/gargles to keep the area from getting inflamed, or infected, and within 24-48 hours it should be healed. Change toothbrush too! Most are designed blunt and do not cut gums regularly. Long fingernails can though. ...Read more

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I cut my gums while brushing my teeth and now it's really painful and swollened. Is there anything I can do to heal it? Should I brush my teeth?

I cut my gums while brushing my teeth and now it's really painful and swollened. Is there anything I can do to heal it? Should I brush my teeth?

It will get better: It will get better....Be more gientle in the cut area, keep your teeth clean...It will heal in 7-10 days like any injury or sore in the mouth. No additional remedy necessary to hasten healing. Warm salt (pinch of) rinsing may be soothing, 4-5 times a day. ...Read more

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During a teeth cleaning the nurse cut my gum. The next day my tooth was infected. No cavity or problem with tooth. Now a root canal? What happened?

During a teeth cleaning the nurse cut my gum. The next day my tooth was infected. No cavity or problem with tooth. Now a root canal? What happened?

Not related: Sometimes gums become inflamed, and when a cleaning is done, especially under the gum line, the infected gums will bleed. Teeth require RC treatment because of decay or, rarely, fracture or trauma. If gum disease severe you could have a combined Perio/Endo (gum/root canal) infection. Call your Dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Periodontist installed two implants. Would my general dentist ever really need to cut my gums (again) to set the abutment or crown? Do not want this.

Periodontist installed two implants. Would my general dentist ever really need to cut my gums (again) to set the abutment or crown? Do not want this.

Healing Abutment: If the healing abutment is below the level of the gums a second stage exposure procedure is necessary in order to place the abutment and crown. This is a very quick, simple and minor procedure and usually done by the surgeon who placed the implant. If the healing abutment is exposed already, no further surgery should be necessary. ...Read more

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When the healing cover of a dental implant is removed by a restorative dentist does he have to cut my gums for the abutment to be well fitted?

When the healing cover of a dental implant is removed by a restorative dentist does he have to cut my gums for the abutment to be well fitted?

The answer is yes: After the healing period, your dentist or surgeon will uncover the implant via a small incision (laser) and attach an abutment. ...Read more

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Dentist cut the gum above my back tooth while finishing off a filling with sanding and flossing. Will it heal naturally. V.sore, delicate next day?

Dentist cut the gum above my back tooth while finishing off a filling with sanding and flossing. Will it heal naturally. V.sore, delicate next day?

Yes, it will heal: This often happens when trying to contour a filling that extends at or below the gum line. It should heal without issue. ...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