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Gums Hurt After Throwing Up
Contact DDS: When was the last time you had a complete dental examination with a FMS of radiographs? Have the dentist ascertain any problem areas you have. The dentist will clinically exam your mouth using a periodontal probe. If needed, you may be referred to a periodontist or you may just need a really good cleaning. ...Read more
Abscess or ANUG: You probably have an endo abscess (tooth abscess) or perio abscess (gum abscess), or anug (acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis) which the gum becomes swelling and necroses. All these three situation required a dentist to proper diagnose and treat. Endo abscess is treated by doing root canal procedure. Perio abscess and anug treated by debridement, possible laser, and antibiotic. ...Read more
Lowered resistance: When your resistance to infection is lower your gums are more susceptible to infection, even if they are not the original problem. Take special care of them even if you don't feel like it and they will feel better. ...Read more
White baby gums:
Depending on the childs age it could be an erupting baby or adult tooth
see a pedodontist asap for
evaluation. ...Read more
Technique Sensitive: They will apply a topical numbing gel to the inside of your cheek where the injection will go. That will help to numb it. If your dentist is really good, you may hardly feel it at all. If he's not so good, you may feel some slight to moderate discomfort, nothing you can't handle. Just breathe deeply through your nose while he's administering the shot, and all will be well. ...Read more
Needs restoration: You still need to restore it, pain or no pain. See a local dentist for treatment. ...Read more
Temporary: Bonjela is a topical anesthetic, used primarily for teething infants. It may temporarily ease the pain from damaged gum tissues, but it does not magically heal your gums. Please apply the ointment for temporary relief, then immediately call your dentist for diagnosis and treatment. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
There is this black mark that won't move on my gums and it hurts my gums at times what could it be?
Hard to say....: Black marks in your mouth are not a normal part of your anatomy. It could be an "amalgam tattoo", which is a darkening of the gum tissue when a piece of silver filling gets in there (usually after an extraction). It can, however, be a lesion that needs to be evaluated. Since we cannot see it over the internet and we don't have a medical history, you'll need to see a local dentist. ...Read more
My gum hurts even after an abscess was treated and it happens right after a new filing was put. Why is that?
Sensitivity: Certainly after an operation and cavity procedure, the gums can be inflamed and sensitive. If it persists, then see the dentist and get an evaluation of the area. There are some crams that can help, but get eval to assure all is stable and the area is not infected. Best wishes. ...Read more
My spaces, I think are stuck in my gums, and they hurt. My next appointment is in four days, what should I do?
Immediately: Immediately call the General Dentist or specialist Orthodontist who placed your spacers. If they have dislodged and are displaced toward your gums they can do permanent bone/gum damage in a very short period of time. Be seen to be evaluated ASAP. Don't put this off. Call immediately. ...Read more
I have some small white dots in left lower gum near back tooths. It hurts a bit if touch also it feels inflamated.
Vague: Is it the tooth, the gum tissue or both that hurt to touch? Also, is the tooth temperature sensitive or to biting down. It could be a gum infection, but hard to tell. I would see a dentist asap to make sure there is no infection or that nothing is lodged in the gum between the tooth and gingival tissue. ...Read more
My gum hurts really bad on my left side and feels like a piece of the left side of my check is coming off, what's wrong?
I have a little white circle on my lower gums that does not hurt at all and I just noticed it. I don't know how long it was there for and am worried?
It can: Periodontal disease may affect any of the structures supporting the teeth, including the gums (gingiva) and bone. The severity of the periodontal disease, as well as the individual pain tolerance may influence whether or not there is pain or not. ...Read more
Communicate: I'm sure it was inadvertent. Please let your Orthodontist know about your experience. Let the Orthodontist make sure everything is OK. Know also that some Orthodontic procedures can be uncomfortable, no matter who does them. ...Read more
Gum Disease: Typical symptoms of gum disease is bad breath, bleeding painful gums, sensitivity to cold. Consult your dentist asap &get your teeth &gums checked &get necessary treatment. Maintain immaculate oral hygiene by regular brushing, flossing &tongue cleaning. Avoid sodas, &candies.Eat healthy. ...Read more
Dental visit: Without an exam and more history, it is hard to pinpoint the exact cause. May be a blister, trauma, issue with your teeth, infection, etc. It is best to see your dentist if the pain persists or if you can see a change in your gums. Good luck. ...Read more
Canker sores: Are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more
Inflammation: If all of your gums are swollen and hurt, they are inflamed, infected, or both. When was the last time you visited a dentist for a thorough cleaning and exam? It appears you are overdue. Please make the call for an appointment and feel better soon... ...Read more
Infection: You may have an infection in your gums. See a dentist as soon as you can for an exam and treatment. In the short term clean your teeth as well as you can, take ibuprophen if it is safe for you, rinse with warm salt water. ...Read more
PAIN: Yes it is possible but should not be prolonged or intense. Rinse with salt water and do your home care. Please double check with your dentist. ...Read more