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Gum Pain From Flossing
Type of pain: Pain from dental caries is more localized and tends to be very obvious as to which tooth or area is involved. Pain from periodontal disease usually occurs as a more diffuse, radiating pain, not localized to one tooth unless the gum problem is very isolated. Also, tooth pain is usually is reative to stimuli such as hot, cold, air, or sweets. Gum pain is not as reactive. ...Read moreSee 14 more doctor answers
Not always easy: There is no simple way to do this and no need to anyway since if you do have any dental pain, you should see a dentist who is trained and experienced in diagnosing the cause of any problem. Even sensitivity to sweets, while typically is caused by dental decay, may occur from exposed root surface, defective filling, occlusal erosion, or fracture in tooth. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Good question: I agree with the others that your dentist can help - but generally cavities may be sensitive to sweets and hot/cold, exposed tooth roots can be sensitive to hot/cold as well, lingering pain can indicate a dying tooth, and pain on chewing can be from an abscess/infection. Generally periodontal problems and tissue do not hurt a lot, but they can be very destructive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
New rec gums 2 lower teeth. h/o healthy teeth but always aggressive/hard when brushing. No bleed/other symp. Gingivitis, gum disease or from brushing?
All of the above: While periodontal or gum disease is the main cause of gum recession, aggressive tooth brushing can contribute. As I understand it, gingivitis is a milder form of gum disease, but the more severe periodontitis is a serious gum infection damaging the soft tissue & destroying the bone that supports your teeth. Receding gums are symptoms of both. Follow your dentist's guidelines for prevention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Upper wisdom tooth cavity. No tooth pain but the mucosa around tooth and back of mouth sensitive and burning. Painful to push on gums. Jaw & ear pain.
See a dentist: When wisdom teeth cause problems, they need to come out. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, 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. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Wisdom tooth cavity. Burning nerve pain behind tooth. No tooth pain but very sensitive mucosa around tooth. Cold drink brings pain. Is tooth culprit?
Gum slicing pain from extraction a year ago. Recent Root canal, another extraction, causing more severe gum & tooth pain. 5 dentist & oral clueless.
Proper exam: you need to do your homework and find the right place to go to,an oral surgeon or a qualified dentist who can give you the proper physical and radiological examination to reach to a diagnosis and a treatment plan for your condition,weather it's a remaining root from previous extraction or remains infections I'm sure it can be taken care of. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
May help clean teeth: Gum chewing can clean teeth to a certain degree. The action of the gum rubbing on the surfaces of the teeth will scour off some plaque. However it tends to miss the areas where decay starts: at the margin where the gums are and in between teeth. It won't hurt, if sugarless gum, but doesn't replace brushing and flossing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a cavity in wisdom tooth cause jaw discomfort, ear pain and burning on the mucosa around tooth but NO TOOTH PAIN. Maxilla soreness inside mouth.
Bone piece coming thru gum post wisdom extraction and dark spot around tooth root.Dentist says irritation, not infection of tooth.Could that be right?
Yes.. causes:: It is not uncommon for there to be a small spicule of bone or even a small tooth fragment following the extraction of a tooth. Most of the time this separates and no further treatment is necessary. As an alternative, the dentist can remove it and hasten the healing process. It might also be bone not covered by gum. If not gone within a week, have it re-evaluated by your dentist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can a bone shard come through gum 7 months after wisdom tooth extraction? Can it cause pain in surrounding teeth?
Yes and Unlikely: While 7 months is a bit of a longer than usual time frame for a bony sequestrum to appear, it is certainly not unheard of. Local discomfort akin to splinter is what I'd expect for pain. Pain in surrounding teeth is likely due to something else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It May Vary: Periodontal disease may involve several structures associated with the teeth and supporting bone. The degree and/or severity of the periodontal disease, as well as the individual pain tolerance level each person has, may be factors that can produce pain when brushing. Early diagnosis and treatment as indicated is strongly recommended. ...Read more
See a dentist: Better flossing is always the gold standard for great oral care. Now, can increased flossing result in gums growing back? It all depends on how much gum tissue has receded and how much of the tooth shows. You should see a dentist to get an evaluation of your teeth, then he can discuss ways to get your gums to look the best way they can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Waterpik: Waterpiks are used to treat gum infections. When infected, the gum tissue swells. When it's healthy, it shrinks. If the waterpik is used properly ( have your dentist or hygienist demonstrate the proper techniques) it will not cause recession, though the healthy tissue will be lower than before. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Floss!: When you don't brush and floss properly, plaque builds up, calculus forms, bacteria flourish on the food debris and your gums become red, inflamed, sore and bleed. If you had a scraped knee, your would still clean it, right?What you need is routine good dental care including professional cleanings and then your teeth and gums will be health and you will be free of pain and suffering. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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