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For what length of time your gums sore after a tooth extraction?

For what length of time your gums sore after a tooth extraction?

Extraction pain: Everyday after the extraction, you should improve and should have little pain after a few days. If after three or four days you start to get pain again, you could have a dry socket and must go back to the dentist. ...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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The gums are sore around a crown. Is this normal? What does it mean?

The gums are sore around a crown. Is this normal? What does it mean?

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 more

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I had a deep clean 1 week ago. My gums are sore, red, and itchy. Is that normal? I was fine before it.

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

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My toddler's top front gums are sore and he has bad breath in the morning. What can I do?

My toddler's top front gums are sore and he has bad breath in the morning. What can I do?

See a dentist: How is his oral hygiene? Has he or she been to a dentist? The sore gums could be due to the front teeth still erupting or cavities. The bad breath could be due to cavities or not brushing the tongue. See a dentist for a thorough evaluation. ...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

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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Brush my teeth twice a day for at least two minutes a time but my gums are sore and bleed when brushing, is this gingivitus?

Brush my teeth twice a day for at least two minutes a time but my gums are sore and bleed when brushing, is this gingivitus?

Bleeding gums. : Healthy gums do not bleed. Gums are sore and bleed ? Is gingivitis.You need professional cleaning, perhaps periodontal treatment. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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