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Gum pain in the back of my mouth, behind the last tooth.., what to do?

Gum pain in the back of my mouth, behind the last tooth.., what to do?

Few reasons: The most plausible cause is periodontal abscess infection. If ur wisdom tooth is partially erupted as ur last tooth , then it is called pericoronitis and it is more of a gingival abscess. In either case, see your dentist. He/she might even refer you to a periodontist. ...Read more

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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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I have tooth and or gum pain in the back of my mouth. How can I alleviate this?

I have tooth and or gum pain in the back of my mouth. How can I alleviate this?

See a dentist: You need to see a dentist immediately. You can take over the counter pain medication meanwhile. ...Read more

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I have tooth and or gum pain in the back of my mouth. How can I alleviate this? What over the counter medications would be best to use for the time being while I can't get to a dentist?

I have tooth and or gum pain in the back of my mouth. How can I alleviate this? What over the counter medications would be best to use for the time being while I can't get to a dentist?

NSAIDs: NSAIDs like naproxen or ibuprofen are probably the best for the pain. I would take those regularly as directed on the package and if you have pain between doses you could take tylenol (acetaminophen) according to the package instructions. ...Read more

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Painful caved in mouth sores on my tongue and cheek discolored back of tongue and back lower gum pain to touch on going issue extreme constant pain?

Painful caved in mouth  sores on my tongue and cheek  discolored back of tongue and back lower gum pain to touch on going issue extreme constant pain?

Many possibilities: Oral Herpes, Oral Candida(Fungal) infection Vitmin Deficiency ( like Vit C def) Aphthous Ulcer ( sometimes cyclical with Menstrual period) are a few of the possibilities In short you need to be examined. This cannot be diagnosed without proper exam. ...Read more

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Only get gum pain when opening mouth. Why?

Only get gum pain when opening mouth. Why?

Air sensitivity: Your teeth may have localized gum recession exposing the root surface which may be sensitive when air hitting the root surface during your mouth opening. Treatment of choice for teeth sensitivity is Fluoride tray, which allows adequate Fluoride concentration on the surface for ion exchange (adsorption). Consult your dentist for other probable cause such as cavity. ...Read more

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What would be best homeopathic for slight facial swelling poss due to unexposed wisdom tooth (no mouth/gum pain). 62 & female.

What would be best homeopathic for slight facial swelling poss due to unexposed wisdom tooth (no mouth/gum pain). 62 & female.

Your body, but......: While the healing ability of your own body will be the best homeopathic solution, you cannot be sure as to the exact cause of the swelling, whether it's the wisdom tooth or another cause, or if you have an infection that requires specific treatment and antibiotic coverage. Therefore, it is imperative that you see a dentist for an evaluation. This includes x-rays of the area. ...Read more

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Tiny red bumps on the roof of my mouth & gums are sore. What is going on?

Tiny red bumps on the roof of my mouth & gums are sore. What is going on?

See Dentist now: You may have primary herpetic gingivostomatitis, or trenchmouth. This can be very painful, destructive, and smelly. You usually will feel run down and often feverish. Happens frequently around exam time for students, or other greatly stressful times. See your dentist for evaluation. Hopefully something less, but go now an find out. You can be feeling better with treatment. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Gum pain and slightly swollen around back tooth. Shared toothbrush with gf. Could this be connected, if it's infected will it go away on its own?

Gum pain and slightly swollen around back tooth. Shared toothbrush with gf. Could this be connected, if it's infected will it go away on its own?

Shared toothbrush: Never a good idea. The germs that cause gum disease are readily transferable. Gum disease is an infection that does not self cure. It requires care by a trained professional. Please see your Dentist. Referral to a specialist, a Periodontist, may be in order. ...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