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Gums Are Sore After 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
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
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
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
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
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 more
I have painful sinuses, cold, severe headache and itchy gums. My gums are sore from me itching them please help!
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?
Changes in gums: Your gums and bone may have changed allowing the denture to press extra on certain spots. These are called denture sore spots and the dentures may need adjusting by the dentist. ...Read more
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?
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 more
Gum pain and gingivitis? Over the last month one of my upper front teeth has become very sensitive, and now the gum above it is also quite sore. Is this gingivitis? .
I'm taking amox/clav 875 so far it's my second day and my gums are sore like they are swelling and blister on my tonge is this related?
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
My gums are sore also the tip of my tongue and the gums appear to be red. There is no bleeding when I brush my teeth and no ulcers or cold sore.?
Earache, very sore throat, runny nose, chills, body feels weak, teeth/gum pain and nauseous. What can it be and what to do to treat all symptoms?
Perhaps a virus?: You listed many symptoms which are all probably related. If you see a physician, I'm confident he\she will be able to help you feel better. We can't diagnose and treat you over the internet. Wouldn't that be wonderful? ...Read more
I am experiencing mouth pain, unable to open mouth (jaw), gum pain, gum swelling, sore throat and difficulty swallowing (worsened by: swallowing hot liquids). The following also describes me: Fever. What should I do?
Pain/swelling: Please see a Dentist immediately. It sounds as if you have an infection that is spreading, and that can be quite dangerous. Please call immediately. ...Read more
Evaluation: Most extractions heal uneventfully, but sometimes there are complications. Have your dentist evaluate you for dry socket, or even a sharp edge of bone poking through the gum. You did not say how long ago the tooth was extracted. ...Read more
When are you in the clear for developing dry socket? 6 days out from extraction. Mild throbbing. Gums sore. Whitish color in socket.
Talk to your doctor: It is very hard to second guess. But what ever your problems are do not sound like out of normal zone. Best way to rule out will be to see oral surgeon and make sure. Good luck ...Read more
Sore cheek ; gum:
Some post-operative discomfort is normal after an extraction. You now have a wound in your mouth. The amount of discomfort depends on the difficulty of the extraction, the size of the infection, and the amount of bone removed.
Assuming you are following your surgeon's post-op advice, the pain will subside over the next 3-5 days. If not, call or return to the surgeon. ...Read more
White gum around tooth extraction site? Is it a sign of healing, I feel slight pain / soreness there and slight headache, I am using Corsodyl.
Healing socket: The appearance of a healing socket varies greatly. You did not mention how long ago the tooth was extracted, and whether the pain/soreness is getting better, worse or the same? It doesn't sound like there is anything to be concerned about. However, we can't determine this over the internet, so contact your own dentist for your peace of mind. ...Read more
Had a tooth extraction 6days ago upper left side... My question is why do I have 4 red spots on the gums and sore where the Dr. Pulled the tooth....
Call your dentist: After an extraction it is normal to have some discomfort and the socket will take several weeks to look normal, you need to see the dentist so he can see exactly what you mean by 4 red points, can tell over the internet. ...Read more
I'm 2&a half days post wisdom tooth extraction. The gum is very sore, red&bulging out (this didn't happen before).It's Sunday what should I do?
NSAIDs-Tylenol OTC: Keep a good oral hygiene and see your dentist/oral surgeon in the Monday morning. Most dentists leave some slots in their daily schedules to accommodate dental emergencies. ...Read more
Hi. I had my UR2 tooth removed 5 days ago, and a temp bridge fitted after extraction. Since then my gums and teeth are really sore, plus I get a really bad taste from the extraction site.
What to do:: See the dentist who is treating you as soon as possible to evaluate the cause of your symptoms, if everything is healing properly, what can be done to make you feel more comfortable sooner, and if anything requires immediate treatment. This needs to be evaluate in person. ...Read more
Tooth extraction 6 days ago. Very sore gums and inside the socket looks like a canker sore. Any suggestions what this might be? On Amoxicillin.
Tooth extraction to upper #14 and bone graft (cow) now 10 days post-op. Oral surgeon says healing. But my gums still feel tender and sore. Normal?
Gum or clot?: Please see the dentist asap. Tenderness after extraction is common--usually most pronounced in the first 48 hrs. As for the "white gums", you may be seeing the clotted blood in the socket--it will turn color from dark red to pale yellow then into almost white. This is normal, but if the gum is turning white instead, the gum may not be getting enough circulation. This needs dentist's exam ; help. ...Read more
Upper rt wisdom extraction 2 mths ago. Now cheek side all way up where cheek/gum meet, slight bump is tender. What can cause this? No answer from dr.
Seek second opinion: May be infection, a spicule of bone, a cut or scrape, or one of many other problems. Would suggest evaluation by an Oral Surgeon ...Read more
Tooth 18 has been moderately painful to biting pressure on back half only for 4 years. Often times there's mild ache. No gum pain. Tooth/gum abscess?
Outer gum still red, swollen & tender after 14 days of #13 tooth extraction? Tooth was broken off on that side to the gum line before extraction.
Re-evaluation: The surgical site should be re-evaluated by the dentist who extracted the tooth. ...Read more
Upper molar extracted 5 days ago. Some of the roots broke off but were removed. Today l noticed small spots on gum near extration site and a bit sore?
After several extractions, lower gum in front is split and looks like bone along the inside of the split, tender and mild pain when I drink?
Oral surgery: It is always best to consult with your oral surgeon about problems after extractions. Take care. ...Read more
Full mouth extractions march 19...Few tender spots on lower gum one has bone splinter starting to work it's way out...Ok to use oragel or similar?
Call your surgeon: The "splinter" may not be that at all... It might be the edge of the socket. If so, it will need to be smoothed down. If it is a bone spicule, your dentist can easily tease it out painlessly and quickly, allowing your gums to heal that much faster. Give the office a call. ...Read more
Dds 2.5hours away many tender spots on lower gums after full mouth extractions march 19 red with white spot in center left msg with dds possibilities?
May be normal: It may be perfectly normal and still in the process of healing. Are you wearing any dentures that might be irritating the gums? This is just my best guess and would actually have to be seen in person by a dentist. Aren't there any closer dentists near you to see if necessary? ...Read more
Gum pain: It is best to see your dentist and find out what is causing this pain. To answer your question, yes there are quick solutions, but the dentist needs to diagnose what is the problem. ...Read more
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