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Gum Growing Over My Molar Tooth
My molar tooth is growing on top but it's cutting my bottom gums because there is not a tooth there yet and now my side of my mouth is sore a lot?
Wisdom tooth?: This may be your maxillary wisdom tooth that is super-erupting. Your mandibular tooth is delayed or impacted. See a dentist asap to be evaluated and have the tooth extracted if necessary. The longer you wait, the more it will erupt, to the point where you will not be able to fully close your mouth due to the pain and swelling. Call today for an appointment. ...Read more
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My upper molar tooth or wisdom is growing in and cutting the side of my cheek and bottom gums its making my side of my mouth sore and sensetive? Help
See a dentist: Obviously you may need to get your wisdom tooth (teeth) out, for now try warm water and salt several times a day. Be careful while chewing, don't forget to keep brushing your teeth. ...Read more
See a dentist: You need a dental evaluation, possible x rays and dental care. ...Read more
I have a cavity that covers one quarter of my molar tooth. It is fairly deep, but does not touch the gum. Will I have to get this tooth extracted?
Probably not: The sooner you have it treated the better the chances it can be restored. ...Read more
I brushed my back molar tooth too hard and now there is a small cut there on my gum. I put salt on it 2/day. It's been 3 days, when will it get better?
10-14 days: STOP insulting the tissues with chemicals. Too much salt will dedicate the gums. Stop treating this as a DIY project. See. Pro, a General Dentist, Periodontist, or Oral Surgeon to determine the extent of the traumatic injury and what, if any, treatment is indicated. Also ask for proper Oral Hygiene instructions (brush thoroughly but GENTLY) so that you don't cause more trauma. ...Read more
Hole on my upper molar tooth and food is getting stuck, have pain and gum is swollen what do dentist do to fix it.
Evaluation: Your dentist will evaluate the tooth after looking at it and examining a radiograph of it. Only then can a determination be made as to how the tooth can be fixed. Hard to tell what it would need, sight unseen. ...Read more
I had a molar tooth extracted Friday. The surgeon had to cut the side of my gum to get a piece out. When should the swelling go down?
Surgery: As with any surgery, swelling is part of the healing process. Swelling should begin to ease off 36-72 hours after the surgery. There may be information to this effect in the written material the Surgeon provided you with before you left the office. If you have any concerns about healing call the Surgeon's office. He/she's the professional that knows you best. ...Read more
I have a black gum above one top back molar tooth. The discoloration goes all the way up. My tooth aches? How long can I wait to see a dentist?
Unfortunately, you: Have already waited too long. What you describe is not a healthy condition. Could be many different things, but whatever it is, it needs to be seen and treated by a dentist now. Please make the call.... ...Read more
I had a top molar tooth out nearly 3 weeks ago I developed an infection which was treated with a medicated pack. My mouth is extremely dry and the gum?
Return: Your Dentist is responsible for your post-surgical care. If you are still having issues 3 weeks out, please call to see if he/she wants to see you, provide Meds, and/or continue on observation. ...Read more
The gum around my first pre-molar tooth, on the right side, is sore but there is an obvious red swelling around the area. Could the pain be around the gum area and not the tooth?
Needs to be seen: If it persists seek care, so it does not get worse. Cannot diagnoses it here without an examination of the area. Good luck. ...Read more
Molar tooth with crown has very obvious fistula pus tract where tooth and gum meet. No tooth pain. Not sensitive to hot/cold. See an endodontist or?
Poor prognosis: Poor prognosis. See DDS first. He will refer if indicated. ...Read more
My 6yrs old is complaining about her first molar tooth erupt. I gave her pain meds, some anbesol to numb her gums. Any other treatment? Thanks
May be normal: Some discomfort from teething is normal. That is why it is called "teething pains". In addition to what you are already doing rinsing with warm salt water after meals may help as well by flushing away any irritating food particles. If her pain seems unusually severe please have her evaluated by a pediatric dentist to make sure nothing unusual is going on. ...Read more
The gum around my bottom left molar is loose. I can pull the gum away from the tooth a little. Is this bad?
My left molar around the edge of the tooth when you push gum down it opens and comes apart from the tooth. Is this normal?
Periodontitis: When the gum tissue can be moved away from a tooth, it usually means the bone in that area has receded, resulting in periodontal pocketing. Food an bacteria get trapped in this difficult to maintain area and only perpetuate the bone loss. Please get to a dentist in your area and have your entire mouth evaluated. Not treating these problems can result in loss of your teeth. ...Read more
I have a small tear at the base of my gums of my lower back left molar. I can scratch my tooth through it with my nail. Doesn't hurt but is swollen?
See a dentist: Have the area looked at by a dentist. There may be an infection present. ...Read more
My baby molar tooth won't move or wiggle and I feel the adult tooth growing. What's going to happen?
Normal: The permanent molars come in behind the baby molars. It is after the permanent molars come in that the permanent bicuspids come in and push the baby molars our of the way. ...Read more
My dentist advised me to remove 2nd molar tooth in lower jaw in order to let the wisdom tooth to grow up. I'm 28 years old and will it be ok to remove?
Yes, no, maybe?: The answer to your question can only be determined by a clinical exam, x-rays and a bite\Orthodontic evaluation. It depends upon the health, angle, size and shape of both the wisdom tooth and the second molar. In most cases it would be better to remove the wisdom tooth but if the second molar had extensive caries\big filling and the wisdom tooth would\could be brought into proper position, OK. ...Read more
My gums are receeding, I have trauma, front tooth grinding, my molars are shifting inwards, I have clenching and grindingteeth, soreness in mouth area, biting cheek, and trouble chewing. What should I do?
Major problems: The health of the TMJ can affect one's entire health and immune system. The teeth, muscles and the jaw joints function as a triad to insure proper chewing, speaking, and other movements that we take for granted, when you have chronic TMJ dysfunction (tmd) the symptoms can develop into headaches, facial and ear pain, and facial discomfort. You may need meds, pt or mouthpiece or all. ...Read more
What causes a painless bump on the upper outside gum near the left canine and the lower gum near the molar teeth?
Buccal Exostosis: Sounds like an exostosis is benign growths of bone. No treatment is required for bony exostosis unless it becomes so large that it interferes with function. If concerned see your dentist for consultation. ...Read more
Feel tightness in gum & mild swelling after putting new 4 unit dental bridge on upper molar teeth. Is this normal. How tight bridge should be any feedb?
Flappy gums that I've always had behind my last bottom molar teeth- now feels like something broke the skin underneath one. Why? Sore, tight jaw in AM
Wisdom teeth: Usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25. If you are experiencing pain, swollen lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. However, impacted wisdom teeth that are free from disease and symptoms should not be operated on. ...Read more
See a dentist: Let a local dentist take a look and advise you of your treatment options. Feel better soon... ...Read more
Dental visit: You need to see a qualified dentist to evaluate and repair the dental defect. ...Read more
Very carefully: Your dentist or oral surgeon has the proper tools and training to remove the tooth even if it does not seem loose to you. Sometimes, depending on root anatomy, it is taken out in pieces. Often the dentist will want to place a bone graft material in the vacant site to improve healing and your options of a future implant. ...Read more
Yes: If you have been to a dentist and they told you that the abcessed tooth needs to me extracted, it needs to be done. Leaving the tooth as is will only worsen the infection with time. ...Read more
A range: Of between 9 and 11 years of age is when the first primary molar typically falls out. ...Read more
Yes: You can tell because baby teeth look different than adult teeth. They are usually smaller versions of the adult tooth. If you still are not sure, visit your dentist and he or she can tell by looking at it or taking an xray. There you can also find out what happened to the adult tooth. ...Read more
Procedure time: I can't speak for others. In my office: 15-45 minutes from start to finish in most cases. It depends upon how long it takes the patient to get numb, how loose the tooth is along with the difficulty of the extraction. ...Read more
Last molar tooth on the right became really sensitive last night for some unknown reason, please help!?
Unknown reason: That sums it up. It's unknown why your molar is sensitive, to you and everyone else on this panel. Without an examination and a radiograph, your problem is a mystery. Please call a local dentist for an appointment and treatment of that problematic tooth. ...Read more
I have pain in my upper last molar tooth, so unsure if it's dying or to the other teeth if a molar tooth is removed?
Have it extracted: The last molar is commonly reffered to as the wisdom tooth. This tooth is very important in relation to your life. An infection in this particular too can lead to spinal cord and brain infection, and death. This tooth was the single most cause of deaths in mammals. For humans the average lifespan was 33 to 37 years because u usually died of a tooth infection in the early days, prior to dentistry ...Read more
The permanent molars occupy the most posterior portion of the dental arch. They are the primary grinding teeth in the mouth. Adult humans have twelve molars, in four groups of three at the back of the mouth. The third, rearmost molar in each group is called a wisdom tooth. It is the last tooth to appear, breaking through the gum tissue at about ...Read more
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