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Dr. Dinh Bui Dr. Bui
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How can you relieve gum ache?

Dr. Dinh Bui Dr. Bui
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How can you relieve gum ache?

Treat the source: Treat the cause, not the symptom. Gum ache can be relieved by taking drug (tylenol, motrin, or Ibuprofen with warm water), gum massage with gentle brushing in the area, or any attempt to reduce the inflammation by establishing drainage. The real trick is to treat the underlying cause such as periodontal disease or endodontal abcess, area of food impaction, malocclusion, etc. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Gum Pain (Definition)

Is a localized physical suffering associated with gingivitis and/or periodontitis. It is a oral soft tissue sensation induced by a noxious stimulus, received by naked nerve endings, characterized by physical discomfort as pricking, throbbing, or aching. ...Read more


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What to do about sudden toothache or gum ache?

What to do about sudden toothache or gum ache?

See a dentist: The only way to find out what is going on is with an examination by your dentist. It may require an x ray or other tests so without seeing your provider, there is now way to know what to do. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my sudden tooth/gum ache?

What could be the cause of my sudden tooth/gum ache?

Periodontal abscess: Gum disease may develop, causing localized bone loss which lead to food impaction. If not drain properly, gum will inflame and produce pain as in the case of periodontal abcess.. If tooth nerve is inflamed, endondontal abscess occur and root canal treatment must be provided for the tooth involved. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Gum ache after tooth loss please help?

Gum ache after tooth loss please help?

Ache: Some ache is normal for a day or two but nothing more than an Aspirin or a Motrin cannot handle. If it is more than that and not getting better see your dentist and be sure you are rinsing with warm salty water to keep the area clean. ...Read more

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Gum pain when brushing and eating. It's very sore. What do I do?

Gum pain when brushing and eating. It's very sore. What do I do?

Evaluation: Gum pain could indicate ginigivitis or periodontitis. Your local dentist will need to take a look, and together with radiographs, can determine what treatment you may need. ...Read more

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Can I have surgery if I have a tooth ache/ gum pain?

Can I have surgery if I have a tooth  ache/ gum pain?

What surgery?: Do you mean is there some type of surgery for tooth ache/gum pain or do you mean can you have any type of surgery if you are concurrently having tooth ache / gum pain? Please rephrase ...Read more

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Is there an STD that causes a sore throat and gum pain?

Yep: Syphillis is one std that causes sores. They are called chancres. They can be located anywhere in the mouth. Go see a doctor and a round of antibiotics could clear up the whole problem. Just don't have any physical contact with anyone until you are cleared. Not a nice "gift" to give to others. ...Read more

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Aches (Definition)

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