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Gum pain: what's a good home treatment?

Gum pain: what's a good home treatment?

See your dentist: First visit to your dentist, and home care if you want to loose them self home care. 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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Is the ada website the best source for choosing a dentist? Any dentists on here have other resource ideas to find a good one? Gum pain.

Is the ada website the best source for choosing a dentist? Any dentists on here have other resource ideas to find a good one? Gum pain.

Finding a dentist.: Personally, I think the best way to find a good dentist is to get recommendations from people who are intelligent, whom you respect as well as trust their judgement. It could be friends, relatives, neighbors, co-workers, or other healthcare professionals. That's where I get the vast majority of new patient referrals from. Read more

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Dull gum pain between #29 - 30. Xrays show no decay, minimal pocket, no bone loss. No bleeding or swelling. Contact is good but feels like food stuck?

Not uncommon: I often see patients with similar problems. Some patients are extremely aware of even the slightest changes in their mouth, & can pinpoint with amazing accuracy the slightest swelling of gums or variation of tooth or filling roughness. Once they have a cleaning, fillings polished & adhere to better oral hygiene the pain is gone. No need to search for unusual or uncommon neuropathic\other causes. Read more

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What causes sudden gum pain?

What causes sudden gum pain?

Any of infections..: Normally, a periodontal, or gingival abscess can cause such sudden reaction, and in most of cases 24 to 72 hours after eating pop corn or chips, or nuts, where they hide below gum line and detach the gum. Please note that "tooth/root infection" can also cause sudden pain in the gum. Read more

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Is there any way to relieve the gum pain quick?

Gum pain: It is best to see your dentist and find out what is causing this pain. To answer your question, yes there are quick solutions, but the dentist needs to diagnose what is the problem. Read more

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Sudden excruciating gum pain. Possible problems?

Probably a tooth: The type of pain you are describing usually comes from the nerve of the tooth. Please see your dentist to find the cause. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gum pain?

What is the definition or description of: gum pain?

Physical discomfort: 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. I hope this helps. Read more

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Need expert help here. What are ways to stop gum pain?

Phone call...: The only surefire way to stop gum pain is to determine the cause. For that, you will need to be examined by a local dentist. Make the call. In the meantime, try otc pain meds. Read more

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What can you do for receding gum pain above your crown?

What can you do for receding gum pain above your crown?

There is no: One pat simple answer. Your dentist can determine the cause of the pain (which may or may not be related to the receding gums), the fit and contours of the crown (which may or may not be a factor), your oral hygiene and brushing habits (a factor again?), the extent of the recession and if everything else is fine, possible gum grafting procedures. Read more

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Gum pain from flu?

Gum pain from flu?

Sortr of: When you have the flu, everything is subject to soreness. Why should gums be different?
Headaches, joint pain, muscler pain, sore throat, and even old scars are sometimes sore. Read more

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Is gum pain normal after a temporary crown placed?

Not uncommon: The edges of crowns are often placed below the gum line. Trauma from the procedure will cause irritation of the gum tissues. Ideally, do not put anything on the tissue to soothe it. An anti inflammatory medication should help. If it persists more than 2-3 days, contact the dentist. Read more

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When I have episodic, localized gum pain when I floss, the floss goes down deeper. I'm supposed to ignore pain & floss as far as it goes down, right?

When I have episodic, localized gum pain when I floss, the floss goes down deeper. I'm supposed to ignore pain & floss as far as it goes down, right?

No: Pain is an indicator that something is wrong. While I admire your diligence, it's possible that your flossing technique needs adjustment. It's also possible, if you are not receiving regular professional care, or you have a systemic problem, that you gave had damage to your gums/bone. Please see your Dentist for an assessment. Read more

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What to do about gum pain around tooth?

What to do about gum pain around tooth?

Clean, clean, clean: Cleaning is the first and always effective treatment for any pain. Keep the tooth and gum clean by brushing with soft bristle brush parallel to the gum surface. Bleeding of the gum, if exist, should alleviate or stop. Then consult with your dentist for treatment of underlying causes. Read more

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Gum pain near old graft site. Is this normal?

Gum pain near old graft site. Is this normal?

How old?: Graft site may develop keloid formation (scar) and upon remodeling, it may be sensitive or slight pain. If occur within 6 months to a year, it may be normal. If the graft site fail and the infection recur due to more bone loss, this must be treated. See your dentist for thorough exam and xray. Read more

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Gum pain above only one tooth...Advice please?

Is there a bump?: If you are having pain above a tooth, it is possible that you may be developing an abscess, which happens at the end of the root, underneath the gums. If there is a bump above (or below on a lower) the tooth, this may be a gum boil, where infection collects without anywhere to go. Have a dentist evaluate this asap to avoid a true dental emergency with swelling and severe pain. Read more

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Are there any home remedys for tooth, gum pain?

Are there any home remedys for tooth, gum pain?

Clove oil: Clove oil can be an effective oral anesthetic. In studies, it has performed just as well as topical Benzocaine (anbesol and oragel). It's safe when used correctly in small amounts, but can cause liver and respiratory problems when ingested in large quantities. It's found in health food stores. To use it, apply a very small amount to a cotton swab and apply gently to the affected area. Read more

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Severe gum pain in false tooth. What could be wrong?

Food impaction: Open contact interproximally may cause food impaction and developed localized gum pain. If tooth is painful, nerve may be affected. Open margin on the crown may cause bone loss due to localized periodontitis. See your dentist for exam, diagnosis, and treatment. Read more

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How can I alleviate dental/gum pain until my appointment?

How can I alleviate dental/gum pain until my appointment?

OTC: Take some otc pain medication such as advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what you would normally take for a headache. Avoid cold, hot and sweets if any of those stimuli elicit discomfort. Depending upon the nature of the dental problem, topical anesthetics such as orajel may or may not help. Nothing else you can do until your appointment. Perhaps move your appointment up? Read more

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Can you tell me about a sudden (like overnight) onset of tooth/gum pain?

Can you tell me about a sudden (like overnight) onset of tooth/gum pain?

See a dentist: There are a number of different causes of tooth/gum pain and there are many ways to help improve and eliminate the pain. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. Read more

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