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Healthy teeth but gum is red and sore. What could this be?

Healthy teeth but gum is red and sore. What could this be?

Gum...: Inflammation. Redness and soreness is indicative of inflammation. It sounds like a dental cleaning would be helpful. ...Read more

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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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What can I do if my gums (around the two front bottom teeth) are sore, what should I do?

What can I do if my gums (around the two front bottom teeth) are sore, what should I do?

See your dentist: If you have this problem despite brushing and flossing, you need to have your dentist check for gum disease. ...Read more

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The gums of my front bottom two teeth are sore and hurt, is there anything I can take for the pain?

The gums of my front bottom two teeth are sore and hurt, is there anything I can take for the pain?

See a periodontist: You shouldn't be having pain so see a periodontist to help you get rid of the pain
you may have an infection or even the frenum may be pulling on your gum causing the pain. That's the band of tissue between the two lower front teeth. ...Read more

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I have a white ring on my bottom gum near my teeth it's red around, very sore, and it's like a hole. What could it be?

I have a white ring on my bottom gum near my teeth it's red around, very sore, and it's like a hole. What could it be?

Aphthous ulcer: It's most likely a canker sore. It is painful, I get them sometimes when I eat acidic foods. You can put some oil of clove on it to numb it. It will burn a bit when you put it on but will go away within a few minutes. If your dentist has a soft tissue laser that can also help with the healing process. It should go away in about a week. Hope this helps!!! ...Read more

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Have a white sore in gum. Starting was painful but after 10 days the pain transfered to the teeth. Sore size incressed. Washing with salt hurts.

Have a white sore in gum. Starting was painful but after 10 days the pain transfered to the teeth. Sore size incressed. Washing with salt hurts.

Examination: Your problem is getting worse. See your General Dentist, a Periodontist, or an Oral Surgeon. Obviously neither time nor salt water are working. Time to see a pro for differential diagnosis and an informed treatment plan. Please call NOW! ...Read more

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Hi I think I have something wrong with my gum it's a bump over my vampire teeth And it's a little white over there what's wrong nothing hurts or sore?

Hi I think I have something wrong with my gum it's a bump over my vampire teeth And it's a little white over there what's wrong nothing hurts or sore?

It is a normal: Anatomical formation also called buccal exostosis. These are benign, broad-based bone surface masses on the outer or the facial side of the upper jaw. The condition requires no treatment. ...Read more

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What's this sore spot behind my upper teeth on my gum?

What's this sore spot behind my upper teeth on my gum?

Incisive Papilla: It's where the blood vessels and sensory nerves to your plate exit the bone and speed out. If it's sore you're probably biting into it with your bottom front teeth, which means a deep vertical overbite and probably a larger than normal horizontal overbite. Has anyone ever suggested that you see an orthodontic specialist? If not, let me be the first. ...Read more

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Why are the gums behind my bottom front teeth really sore?

Why are the gums behind my bottom front teeth really sore?

Sore gums: Many possibilities for sore gums, although most often it's related to periodontal (gum) problems or irritation from impacted food or calculus. See your dentist asap to determine cause rather than waiting until you have a bigger problem. ...Read more

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I just did my teeth fillings, both between teeth and probably near the gum. It is super painful and sore. Anything I should be aware and do?

OTC Pain meds: A little discomfort is not uncommon after dental treatment. Placing those restorations sometimes irritates the soft tissue surrounding the teeth. ...Read more

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Underside of my tongue and lower front bottom gum teeth are slightly sore and feel raw (few days). light smoker -havnt smoked recently. What's wrong?

Hard to say...: Without being able to look at your teeth, radiographs, knowing when your last dental exam and cleaning was, or even your age, the best advice is to see a local dentist who can actually see you and provide needed services, if any. ...Read more

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Sore gums where there's no teeth no lumps or swellings?

Sore gums where there's no teeth no lumps or swellings?

Sore gums: This requires a visit to a dentist for evaluation. It cannot be determined over the internet. I could list hundreds of possible causes. ...Read more

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I have a cut and lump on the gum directly following from one of my bottom teeth. Its very sore and tender. What could this be?

I have a cut and lump on the gum directly following from one of my bottom teeth. Its very sore and tender. What could this be?

Lump: Get to a dentist for a exam and treatment of this area. You may have an infection that needs treatment
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Left side gums sore. Left front tooth feels bruised. Sore between 2 back bottom teeth & between 2 back top teeth (same back teeth filled 1.5 yr ago).

Left side gums sore. Left front tooth feels bruised. Sore between 2 back bottom teeth & between 2 back top teeth (same back teeth filled 1.5 yr ago).

Could be: Could be from cavities, fractures, gum disease, parafunctional habits such as clenching or grinding, malocclusion, or many other causes. In other words, there's no one quick answer to your question. See your Dentist for differential diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Today I had dental work done and the gums near my tooth r sore and irritated. I feel pain radiating in teeth on that side. Can that also be from gums?

Today I had dental work done and the gums near my tooth r sore and irritated. I feel pain radiating in teeth on that side. Can that also be from gums?

Yes: It's not uncommon to have some soreness after dental treatment. Obviously it depends upon what the actual treatment was. It should get better within a couple of days. It is always best to speak to the dentist who actually performed the treatment concerning what to expect and for how long afterwards. ...Read more

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I have recently noticed slight whitening of the gum between two of my bottom teeth. It's sore to brush and looks slightly inflamed. I brush regularly?

I have recently noticed slight whitening of the gum between two of my bottom teeth. It's sore to brush and looks slightly inflamed. I brush regularly?

Two choices: You have two choices. Wait it out and hope that it goes away within a week or two. This is very possible if it's nothing more than an irritation. Keep it clean with proper brushing and flossing. You can also rinse with water and 3% hydrogen peroxide diluted 1:1. Or. See a dentist for an evaluation. We can only guess what it is over the internet not having the ability to actually see it. ...Read more

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White line on gum where I have no teeth, gum is sore & swollen around the 1st tooth. Dntst says nothing wrong with it. Says gum is infected. Ur opinion?

White line on gum where I have no teeth, gum is sore & swollen around the 1st tooth. Dntst says nothing wrong with it. Says gum is infected. Ur opinion?

Opinion: Impossible to give an opinion sight unseen. Trust your Dentist. If he/she thinks your gum's infected, it's infected. Evaluation by a gum specialist, a Periodontist, may be prudent. Ask your Dentist for advice. ...Read more

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For 2days my top teeth/gums have felt sore like they did when I used to have my braces tightened, but I haven't had braces inyears. Why could this be?

For 2days my top teeth/gums have felt sore like they did when I used to have my braces tightened, but I haven't had braces inyears. Why could this be?

Possible gingivitis,: There are many reasons your gums may feel sore. It may be simple gingivitis or early gum disease. It might even be a reaction to a food you ate. You need to check this out at your dentist to evaluate the true cause and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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My wisdom teeth are coming in, and the lower left one has been sore lately, which I attributed to teething pains. This morning, I found that the gum on the outward side of the tooth right in front of it is soft, squishy, and tender. It also does not seem

My wisdom teeth are coming in, and the lower left one has been sore lately, which I attributed to teething pains. This morning, I found that the gum on the outward side of the tooth right in front of it is soft, squishy, and tender. It also does not seem

Inflamation: Possibly infection, or eruption induced inflammation, or impacted food debris. See your Dentist to assure that wisdom teeth are erupting properly, not problematicly, and to evaluate and, if necessary, treat your gums. Your Dentist may refer you on to a wisdom tooth specialist, an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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Infected and sore gums around one teeth. Could I have gingivitis?

Infected and sore gums around one teeth. Could I have gingivitis?

Gingivitis?: Certainly gingivitis or worst. You can have a periodontal infection or infected nerve. Might need a root canal treatment. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Been on steroids for my sarcoid for 3 days now. In the afternoon my gums, teeth feel sore and nose stuffy. My head also feels tight. Why could this b?

Been on steroids for my sarcoid for 3 days now. In the afternoon my gums, teeth feel sore and nose stuffy. My head also feels tight. Why could this b?

Steroids?: This is not likely related to steroids although it is really WAY too early to tell. We are only talking three days. There could certainly be other confounding factors and considerations. Typical steroid course for sarcoid is long so you should watch weight carefully and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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How normal would it be for my gums to be sore after wisdom teeth removal?

How normal would it be for my gums to be sore after wisdom teeth removal?

Recent surgery?: It would be reasonable to expect some soreness if you had surgery to remove the wisdom teeth in the adjacent areas. ...Read more

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My gums are sore I have enamel wearing off my front teeth and that is where my gums are sore

My gums are sore I have enamel wearing off my front teeth and that is where my gums are sore

Without: Without a clinical exam you have not provided enough information to hazard a guess as to what your problem is. The first impression is that you might be brushing too aggressively in that area or that you are clenching you teeth for extended periods of time. You need to schedule an exam with you dentist to get to the bottom of the problem and to be given treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom teeth out 3 days ago. My bottom gums have flared up and are red and sore the whole way around. Is this normal?

I had my wisdom teeth out 3 days ago. My bottom gums have flared up and are red and sore the whole way around. Is this normal?

The healing process: Pain and swelling following dental extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Symptoms of pain at the surgical site and even pain to the ear may occur 2-7 days following surgery. If pain persists or worsens, it may require attention and you should call your dentist or oral surgeon for follow up. ...Read more

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I thought I was rubbing orajel on my sore gum and tooth but it was actually campho phenique I brushed my teeth 3 times should I be concerned?

You're OK: And I say that with a caveat. The small amount of campo phenique will not harm you. The untreated sore gum/tooth may harm you as you may be dealing with a spreading infection, and if so it will not self heal. You need to be professionally examined, diagnosed, and then treated. Please call a Dentist. ...Read more

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In just the past week, my gums behind my last tooth on the bottom right have become a bit inflamed and sore. I haven't had my wisdom teeth removed.?

In just the past week, my gums behind my last tooth on the bottom right have become a bit inflamed and sore. I haven't had my wisdom teeth removed.?

Gum or tooth: Could be gum issue, such as pericoronitis (gum inflammation around crown of an erupting tooth) or a problem with an erupting or impacted wisdom tooth. Call your Dentist. It may be time for you to see an Oral Surgeon. Even if it starts to feel better you should be examined. ...Read more