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Gums Are Sore After Extraction
See an oral surgeon : Or the dentist. 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. If pain persists or worsens, it may require attention and you should call your dentist or oral surgeon for follow up appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore gums: The crown may be too big and not seal the margins (where the tooth meets the crown). This can allow bacteria under the crown and cause irritation to the gums. Or there can be recurrent decay or bacteria under the gums, that can be caused by not flossing or brushing enough or properly. These are just 2 examples, xrays and exam will be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a deep clean 1 week ago. My gums are sore, red, and itchy. Is that normal? I was fine before it.
Normal ,but: are you on antibiotics? Following post op instructions?keeping good oral hygiene? You should schedule a follow up appoint my with the treating dentist to make sure all are good. ...Read more
Probably not: The likelihood is very very very very low. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sore gums due to dentures? I've had dentures for about a year now, but recently have been experiencing constant mild gum pain on both my upper and lower jaw. Is this likely due to something being wrong with my dentures, or them no longer fitting right?
I had 2 wisdom teeth removed from my upper left. This was over a week and a half ago and my front teeth/gums are sore and painful. Is this normal?
See your dentist: The relationship between wisdom teeth surgery and "front teeth/gums are sore and painful" is mostly irrelevant. Sore or painful gums may be a sign that you are at risk for or already have gum disease. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist.See your dentist for evaluation. Do not delay, ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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