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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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Should I be worried about a deep filling still hurting at cold/hot temperatures or after I chew gum? It's been a month. I floss daily to help it heal.

Should I be worried about a deep filling still hurting at cold/hot temperatures or after I chew gum? It's been a month. I floss daily to help it heal.

Yes: There could be a number of reasons for your tooth still hurting. Since you stated that the filling was deep, the pulp could be irreversibly inflamed. If that is the case, it would require rot canal therapy. However, there could be other reasons, such as the occlusion being high. I would suggest going back to your dentist and have him/her evaluated the situation. ...Read more

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Can I chew gum if I just got a filling?

Can I chew gum if I just got a filling?

Gum after a filling: Once numbness is gone, resume your normal eating routine and chewing gum. Take care. ...Read more

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How long after a filling can I chew gum?

How long after a filling can I chew gum?

That depends: That depends on the type of filling. If it is an amalgam (silver) filling I would wait a couple of hours. If it is a bonded composite (white) filling you don't really have to wait at all. If they made you numb I would wait at least until the numb feeling goes away so you do not accidently bite yourself. If it was a very large filling, regardless of type, I would avoid chewing very hard gum balls. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what does it feel like to have a filling and get gum disease removed?

I'm wondering what does it feel like to have a filling and get gum disease removed?

Dull sensation: With local anesthetics, dental treatment pain is the stuff of mythology and hysteria--if and only if you don't wait until dental disease is a full blown infection. In some advanced, abscess cases, anesthetic doesn't work 100%. In those cases, i'll prescribe antibiotics and home care remedies until infection subsides and then provide therapy. Much more confortable for both of us! ...Read more

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I have a small cyst on the floor of my gums. It never completely goes away but keeps shrinking then filling up again.

I have a small cyst on the floor of my gums. It never completely goes away but keeps shrinking then filling up again.

Not sure what you: Mean by "floor of my gums". If you mean floor of your mouth, as in under your tongue, then this could be a ranula. A ranula is caused by saliva from a blocked salivary gland backing up under the skin. They often can drain and then refill. Regardless of what this is, you need to have it evaluated in person by a dentist so they can give you proper advice. ...Read more

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Constant achy pain in new filling, doc said was small. Went back and doc was rude, also still getting a "stick" when checking it with a gum scraper.

Constant achy pain in new filling, doc said was small. Went back and doc was rude, also still getting a "stick" when checking it with a gum scraper.

More info needed....: Was the new filling deep? How long ago was the filling done? How does your bite feel. Even? The answers to these questions would help in the advice. Your dentist should not be rude, period. If a scaler is catching the edge of the filling, there may be an opening causing the sensitivity. The only way you can know for sure is to get a second opinion from another local dentist who can examine you. ...Read more

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Gum screwed up my filling had a filling replaced. Fine for 1 week. Then I chewed gum (dentyne ice, briefly). Now my filling's messed up. At first it hurt to chew & also was sensitive to hot and cold. Now, temp. Sensitivity is gone, but it's still unc

Gum screwed up my filling had a filling replaced. Fine for 1 week. Then I chewed gum (dentyne ice, briefly). Now my filling's messed up. At first it hurt to chew & also was sensitive to hot and cold. Now, temp. Sensitivity is gone, but it's still unc

Hard: Hard to diagnose your problem sight unseen, but here are a few ideas. Because the tooth was sensitive to hot and cold, the filling could have been deep. In addition, sensitivity after a filling can also occur if the bite is a little off, so trying to adjust the bite is a good start to see if your symptoms would pass.

What concerns me is that you are no longer sensitive to hot and cold, which may be an indication that the nerve in the tooth has died. This could happen if the filling was deep, which would explain your initial sensitivity to hot & cold. If the nerve died, then the tooth could hurt if you bite on it, not from the nerve it the tooth, but from the bone surrounding the tooth which has become inflammed secondary to the dead nerve.

Have your dentist check to see if the tooth nerve is still vital by performing a pulp test. If the nerve has died, then you will need root canal therapy to resolve your problem, and possibly a crown after that. If the nerve is still alive, then the discomfort could be from your biting pressure being transferred deep into the tooth, which is normal for a deep filling. This usually passes, but can take a couple of weeks.

Check to see if the nerve in the tooth is vital. You will then have a clearer path as to your proper course of treatment. ...Read more

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Why are my gums sore after getting a filling?

Depends: If the cavity extended near-to or below the gums, removing all of the decay and then polishing the filling material can cause temporary irritation to the gums...This should subside within a few days after the filling appointment. If your irritation lasts longer than this, see your dentist to make sure it isn't something else causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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My gums is swollen and painful but my tooth has a filling?

Swollen gums/filling: New fillings some times have a thin edge extending into the gum. The edge traps stuff and causes irritation to the gum. The DDS can smooth this and the problem is fixed. But if you have not had your teeth cleaned in over a year then this is a gum problem and your teeth need a check and a cleaning, ...Read more

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Will silver fillings on gum line stay for long time?

Will silver fillings on gum line stay for long time?

Forever and a day: This restoration, silver fillings, is a workhorse can provide you years of safe and effective service. ...Read more

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Why do your gums hurt after a filling at the dentist?

Why do your gums hurt after a filling at the dentist?

Very common: Your gums may be sore for a few days after treatment due to local anesthesia or matrix placement. If you are experiencing any sensitivity or pain for more than a few days call your dentist for post-op appointment. ...Read more

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Old silver tooth fillings have stained my gums. Is there a way to remove the stains?

Old silver tooth fillings have stained my gums. Is there a way to remove the stains?

Cut it our: It sounds like a silver-mercury tattoo. Aka amalgam tattoo. Only cutting it out and possible gum transplant graft can fix that. ...Read more

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What to do if I have gums behind fake tooth hurt after getting a silver metal filling! Help?

What to do if I have gums behind fake tooth hurt after getting a silver metal filling! Help?

Gums hurt: Go back to the dentist who placed the filling to see why it's hurting you. ...Read more

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Was wondering if your gum can become infected because a filling chipped, can it cause a root canal?

Was wondering if your gum can become infected because a filling chipped, can it cause a root canal?

By itself, no: You can develop an infection in the gums if food debris is left between the tooth and the gums, allowing bacteria to grow and use the food as a food source. Your gums can also seem infected as a result of an abscess of a tooth that has found a way through the bone and gums and causes swelling at the exit portal. By itself, a chipped tooth won't cause gum infection. ...Read more

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Can fillings in molars be high/painful - and cause gum recession - even if my bite has been checked with articulating paper?

No, see Perio DDS: Because gum recession is a progressive condition. If the recession persists, a procedure known as a "gum graft surgery" may be performed by a periodontist. ...Read more

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I had a cavity at the gum line filled, but the filling materials comes out over the gums and created a significant ridge. Will this ridge cause issue?

I had a cavity at the gum line filled, but the filling materials comes out over the gums and created a significant ridge. Will this ridge cause issue?

Absolutely: It will trap food and bacteria which can contribute to gum recession, bad breath, and premature failure of the restoration. Have your dentist smooth down the edge in question. ...Read more

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I was having a filling and after my dentist said that my gums were bleeding a lot. Why is that?

I was having a filling and after my dentist said that my gums were bleeding a lot. Why is that?

Could be...: Could be the trauma inherent in even well-done dentistry. Could be due to medications you take. Could be that you need a good cleaning. Ask the dentist who mentioned it to explain. ...Read more

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I'm having a filling done on my front tooth near the gum line. Will the shot be more painful, and will the filling be noticeable?

I'm having a filling done on my front tooth near the gum line. Will the shot be more painful, and will the filling be noticeable?

End result-worth it: Many patients' biggest fears have to do with injections. The area (of the upper front teeth) is a very tender and sensitive area to anesthetize. Talk to your dentist about valium and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation. Both are very effective at reducing anxiety and ultimately discomfort. But, cosmetic restorations, when properly placed, are virtually invisible to most people who look at you. ...Read more

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Is gum swelling after tooth filling normal?

Is gum swelling after tooth filling normal?

Sometimes: Sometimes if the dentist worked or manipulated the gums. Should promptly resolve. If not, see dentist. ...Read more

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Had filling done, 5 injections, gum is swollen, tooth doesn't hurt. Gum feels like scratched. How long before swelling goes down?

Had filling done, 5 injections, gum is swollen, tooth doesn't hurt. Gum feels like scratched. How long before swelling goes down?

What's the Rush!: Good day;
You may have required numerous injections to anesthetize a hot tooth- be patient, after anesthetic has worn off evaluate situation. ...Read more

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I have mild gum recession on both upper canines. Dentist recommends putting filling into the notches to protect further recession. Is this common?

I have mild gum recession on both upper canines. Dentist recommends putting filling into the notches to protect further recession. Is this common?

Gum recession: Mild gum recession may just be your side of normal.!

you may be an agressve brusher!

a gum graft or filling are both answers but may be the wrong treatment plan!

canines tend to have more recession because of the position in the mouth.

this is helpful but a hands on second opinion is in order ...Read more

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Can fillings cause discoloration on my gums? I had a silver filling used to fill a cavity, and now the gum next to it looks like it is turning bluish or something. I don't know what's going on. Should I see my dentist? .

Can fillings cause discoloration on my gums? I had a silver filling used to fill a cavity, and now the gum next to it looks like it is turning bluish or something. I don't know what's going on. Should I see my dentist? .

Gingival tattoo: Sometimes in the process of doing a silver amalgam filling, small pieces of the excess filling can become embedded in the gum tissue, creating what your describing. The area is not swollen, but is purplish and is close to the filling. It is not dangerous, but if you find it effects your esthetics see a periodontists. ...Read more

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I had a filling fall out of my tooth some months back and now I have noticed that my gums have filled in the hole is this normal I need to know whether or not this is bad my filling fell out and my gum seems to hav filled in the hold that the filling had

I had a filling fall out of my tooth some months back and now I have noticed that my gums have filled in the hole is this normal I need to know whether or not this is bad my filling fell out and my gum seems to hav filled in the hold that the filling had

Not good: The gum is now blocking you from cleaning this, but not the bacteria from decaying it. See your Dentist to get this fixed - do not wait, as this could get so bad that you need a root canal or may even lose the tooth. Good luck - go, go, go. ...Read more

Filling (Definition)

Any of several materials used to repair a tooth that has chipped, is adversely worn, or that has had a cavity which has been drilled (cleaned ...Read more