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Why are my gums so sore and discolored?

Why are my gums so sore and discolored?

Infection: It is not easy to say exactly without examining your gums and measuring the pockets around your teeth. It sounds that you may be suffering from a severe case of periodontal disease ( gum & bone )due to heavy deposits under the gums or you may be having some kind of a different infection. This can not be diagnosed or treated over the Internet. You must see a dentist of a gum specialist. ...Read more

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Will bonjela help my sore gum or nerve?

Will bonjela help my sore gum or nerve?

Depends on cause: Bonjela is a group of topical anesthetics (not available in us) for mild soft tissue irritation from things like braces, ill fitting dentures, canker sores, etc. The prudent thing to do would be to consult with your dentist to determine the cause of your soreness, and your dentist can then tell you whether a topical anesthetic is the correct solution for your problem. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat sore gums?

What is the best way to treat sore gums?

Gingivitis : You may have gingivitis. This is an infection of the gums which causes swelling and bleeding gums. A dentist visit can confirm whether it is gingivitis or a more serious infection called periodontitis, an infection of the bone surrounding the teeth. When brushing, make sure to massage your gums even if they bleed and floss every day to remove the bacteria causing this infection. ...Read more

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What causes you gums to be sore/sensitive?

What causes you gums to be sore/sensitive?

Infection: When your body cannot contain a bacterial invasion of body tissue, an infection occur. An infection gives rised to tissue vasodilation and neovascular genesis (produce new blood vessel and capillary) to mobilized the cell of immunity to combat infection. When this occur, gum tissue is gorged with all these cells and pressing on the nerve causing sore or sensitive. ...Read more

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Painful sore on gums, what could be wrong?

Painful sore on gums, what could be wrong?

Family dentist: There are many things it could be- the most common being an apthous ulcer(canker sore)..... Could also be an abcess from tooth or gum..... You should visit your dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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How to get relief from sore and bleedy gums?

How to get relief from sore and bleedy gums?

Dental cleaning.: That sounds like gum disease: gingivitis or periodontitis. If your last cleaning was recent, schedule a follow-up with your dentist to determine the cause of your relapse. If it's been a while, it's time to schedule that dental visit. ...Read more

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Can bonjela help my sore gum or sore nerves?

Can bonjela help my sore gum or sore nerves?

Perhaps, but...: I would first consult a dentist who can actually examine you to determine the cause of the sore gums and nerves. If i had chest pain, i would consult a physician to see if there is something serious that requires treatment rather than just taking some pain medication. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a sore on my gums?

Good OH: Keep the area clean by good oral hygiene. Check with your dentist for gingivitis or periodontal disease in the area. Check also for pulpal reaction which may required root canal. Finally, check for occlusion which may exacerbate the destructive effect of these conditions. ...Read more

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One side of my upper gums are rough and sore why?

One side of my upper gums are rough and sore why?

Possible causes: With only one side of your gums rough and sore, possible causes may be related to overzealous brushing, habits such as tobacco usage, or trauma from food. Another possible cause could be bony exostosi or excess bone growth which can make the gums irregular in appearance and easily traumatized. An evaluation by your dentist would be recommended for a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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Where can I find relief from sore and bleedy gums?

Sore bleeding gums: Sore bleeding gums usually indicates periodontal (gum) disease. If it is not advanced, a dental cleaning and proper and thorough brushing and flossing will allow the gums to heal. A dental examination and x-rays will diagnose whether the problem is a gum infection, or whether there is another cause. ...Read more

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My gums are really sore. What can I take or do about it?

My gums are really sore. What can I take or do about it?

See your Dentist: Sore gums are definitely an indication that a problem exists. It may be as simple as needing a cleaning from your dentist to a more serious medical condition. I strongly suggest making an appointment with your general dentist to have it further evaluated. ...Read more

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My lower front gums feel dry and slightly sore, what could this be?

More info needed: There is so many possible answer to this question, they are: 1)gingivitis (gum inflammation), 2) occlusion (an underbite patient), 3) trauma due to brushing with hard/medium tooth brush, 4) dry mouth or sjogren syndrome 5) rampant decay in lower front teeth... Schedule an exam with your dentist. More information needed prior to make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your gum feel sore and they peel a little it feels like a cut ?

What does it mean when your gum feel sore and they peel a little it feels like a cut ?

Periodontal disease: Sounds like you have periodontal disease, a gram negative anaerobic rod bacterial infection. See a dentist to get checked and treated. ...Read more

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If I have a sore like a scratch on my gum that hasn't healed in a week should I be concerned ?

If I have a sore like a scratch on my gum that hasn't healed in a week should I be concerned ?

Could be fine. : A injury in mouth may take several weeks to completely heal depending how deep or extensive the damage. You can also get secondary infections or reaction like canker sore or viruses. Keep clean, hot salt water rinses, ibuprofen for pain. If gets bigger, more painful, has swelling, see your dentist. You can monitor for two weeks. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello there my gums a so sore and it effecting up my noice can u tell me want it could be please sill no monthly yet 27 days late?

Could be related: Gums become more sensitive and can become swollen during pregnancy. See your dentist, tell him you may be pregnant. Have a thorough cleaning done and follow his oral hygiene instructions. Do a pregnancy test. If positive (congratulations) call your physician for referral to obgyn. ...Read more

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Sore gums with menstration?

Sore gums with menstration?

Yes: Menstrual cycles are so different is every woman, but you also need to make sure you are not becoming anemic or developing a nutritional or mineral deficiency when you menstruate. Vitamin or folate (folic acid) or iron deficiency can all cause gingival (gum) pain. See your ob/gyn and possibly consider further work up to ensure no deficiency exists. ...Read more

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Why are my gums sore and pale?

Pale gums: It may also be a sign of a systemic problem, such as anemia, so you amy be wise to see your physician for some tests as well as your dentist for pain management. ...Read more

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How long would the gum be inflamed and sore and what other symptoms should a person expect?

Regarding what ?: Your post does not specify if the inflammation is due to a procedure or an illness or a condition. Please rephrase so that proper advice can be given. ...Read more

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Can you get a cold sore on your gums?

Can you get a cold sore on your gums?

Definitely, yes: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (the cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Cold sores typically result from a viral infection called herpes simplex virus (HSV) and are also self-limiting. ...Read more

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