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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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Can you tell me how i can relieve wisdom teeth extraction - gum pain?

Can you tell me how i can relieve wisdom teeth extraction - gum pain?

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 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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Gum pain when brushing and eating. It's very sore. What do I do?

Evaluation: Gum pain could indicate ginigivitis or periodontitis. Your local dentist will need to take a look, and together with radiographs, can determine what treatment you may need. ...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.

Not fine: Your gums were not "fine" before the procedure, just asymptomatic. You needed the deep cleaning, which is a surgical procedure, because you had gum disease. You are now healing from that surgery. If you have concerns, return to the treating General Dentist or Specialist Periodontist who did the surgical procedure for a reevaluation. ...Read more

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Is there an STD that causes a sore throat and gum pain?

Is there an STD that causes a sore throat and gum pain?

Yep: Syphillis is one std that causes sores. They are called chancres. They can be located anywhere in the mouth. Go see a doctor and a round of antibiotics could clear up the whole problem. Just don't have any physical contact with anyone until you are cleared. Not a nice "gift" to give to others. ...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

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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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