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The gum behind my molar tooth is swollen and hurts! What to do?

The gum behind my molar tooth is swollen and hurts! What to do?

See a dentist: You need a dental evaluation, possible x rays and dental care. ...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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Hole on my upper molar tooth and food is getting stuck, have pain and gum is swollen what do dentist do to fix it.

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

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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?

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

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

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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?

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

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Face swollen up - upper right molar tooth surgical extraction. How many days until it gets back to normal? What can I do to help besides taking meds?

Face swollen up - upper right molar tooth surgical extraction. How many days until it gets back to normal? What can I do to help besides taking meds?

Maximum 2-3 days: It is common to experience pain and swelling after tooth extraction. It may last for 2-3 days. If you experience severe pain or swelling 3 days after tooth removal, visit your dentist to rule out any complications ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Abscess? Half rotten back left upper molar tooth that doesn't hurt much but get headaches and anxiety? The gum is swollen in very back?! scared!

Abscess? Half rotten back left upper molar tooth that doesn't hurt much but get headaches and anxiety? The gum is swollen in very back?! scared!

Rotten Tooth: You most likely have an abscess, especially if you are swollen. Pain not the issue here, but ignoring the problem is. Why wait? Call a local dentist and have the tooth evaluated for restoration or extraction. The pain may start suddenly and may be severe. Infection can spread, too. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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My teeth have been killing me, all my molars and my wisdom teeth gums are red and swollen. Are they growing?

See a periodontist: The gums appear to be infected and are swollen
you need to see a periodontist to evaluate it and treat it
it won't go away by itself. ...Read more

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The gum around my bottom left molar is loose. I can pull the gum away from the tooth a little. Is this bad?

The gum around my bottom left molar is loose. I can pull the gum away from the tooth a little. Is this bad?

Not good..: May be periodontitis. You will need to see a local dentist for treatment. The sooner you call the sooner you have a chance to save your teeth. Hard to say over the internet how dire the situation is. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Had infected tooth removed 1 1/2 months ago back left molar now gland under jaw has been swollen since CT scan negative how long will it take pass?

Had infected tooth removed 1 1/2 months ago back left molar now gland under jaw has been swollen since CT scan negative how long will it take pass?

Get this checked: Potentially when an infected tooth is extracted, there can be pathogens left behind in the bone...If the infection in the molar area drains, the most common site is to the submandibular lymph nodes. There is No guarantee that your immune system will resolve this. Get this checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a swollen gum over my left molar. What should I do?

I have a swollen gum over my left molar. What should I do?

Dental infection: You have a possible dental infection related to the nerve of the tooth or the gum tissues supporting the tooth. A dentist can evaluate this and provide a remedy. ...Read more

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Gum is swollen near the back of my left molar. Sudden and very painful! What to do?

Gum is swollen near the back of my left molar. Sudden and very painful! What to do?

Simple solution: See a dentist for examination x-rays and treatment. Dental and gums problems are never any fun, but the good news is that most of them can be easily prevented. ...Read more

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A piece of white skin on my gum behind last molar pain and it's loose but won't come off. Gum is swollen around tooth. I don't smoke. Is this cancer?

A piece of white skin on my gum behind last molar pain and it's loose but won't come off. Gum is swollen around tooth. I don't smoke. Is this cancer?

Probably not: At your age, unless you smoke tobacco or marijuana, or unless you have a problem with alcohol abuse, risk of cancer is low. That said, see your Dentist to determine the cause of your problem and the appropriate plan of treatment. ...Read more

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Could this swelling around one molar be caused by an abscessed tooth? I have a molar on the left side of the mouth where the gum is incredibly swollen and tender around it. It hurts to eat, brush or do anything around that tooth, and I'm wondering if this

Could this swelling around one molar be caused by an abscessed tooth? I have a molar on the left side of the mouth where the gum is incredibly swollen and tender around it. It hurts to eat, brush or do anything around that tooth, and I'm wondering if this

If: If it is all the way in the back it might be what is called a pericoronitis. An infection of the gum over a partially erupted wisdom tooth.
Try to brush it to clean it out, and you will have to see your dentist to either resolve the infection, or remove the wisdome tooth. ...Read more

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Bottom wisdom tooth never came in. Had molar pulled a few years ago & now having jaw, ear pain, sore swollen gum where wisdom tooth is under gum.?

Bottom wisdom tooth never came in. Had molar pulled a few years ago & now having jaw, ear pain, sore swollen gum where wisdom tooth is under gum.?

Impacted tooth: We could guess as to the cause of your problem or you could see a dentist to know for sure. I think the second choice is a better one. May be related to an impacted wisdom tooth or a number of other issues as TMJ and ear infection. Can be all related or separate issues. ...Read more

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My baby molar tooth won't move or wiggle and I feel the adult tooth growing. What's going to happen?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Female, Age 49, molar teeth swollen, which cause slight swelling in the cheek, what is the cause of this?

Female, Age 49, molar teeth swollen, which cause slight swelling in the cheek, what is the cause of this?

Probably: Infected (decayed) tooth with infection spreading to surrounding tissues. Please do not delay. See a Dentist IMMEDIATELYto stop the spread of infection. ...Read more

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The back left side of my mouth (gum/tooth) is swollen and I can't eat anything. What could it be?

The back left side of my mouth (gum/tooth) is swollen and I can't eat anything. What could it be?

See a dentist now!: Hi. It sounds as if you have an abscessed tooth. You need to get to a dentist right away! We can't fix that on the internet! Go to your dentist immediately! ...Read more

Molar Tooth (Definition)

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