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How To Treat Sore Gums
Gingivitis : You may have gingivitis. This is an infection of the gums which causes swelling and bleeding gums. A dentist visit can confirm whether it is gingivitis or a more serious infection called periodontitis, an infection of the bone surrounding the teeth. When brushing, make sure to massage your gums even if they bleed and floss every day to remove the bacteria causing this infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a canker sore on upper gum near cheek, and now have a pain at my jawline/neck on the same side. what can i do to treat the pain?
Pain: I am wondering if the pain you are experiencing is because of the pain of the canker sore. If you are not already, try one of the numbing pastes or liquid medicines that you apply directly to the sore several times a day. You can also take ibuprofen (label directions). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On the gums inside my mouth there is this huge bump and it's not really painful but just sore under my jaw. What could it be and how do I treat it?
See dentist soon: Some swellings due to infection are not always painful. Have the swelling evaluated to see if it is associated with a problem tooth. Don't let the lack of pain lull you into believing that it will simply go away. You don't want an infection to suddenly become aggressive and cause more serious complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth ulser on sore gum even teeth now after using ulcer gel, enlarged glance on same side of face. How to treat and is it serious?
Ulcers in mouth: There are many possible causes for mouth sores. If you have tried over the counter remedies and they haven't worked, go see a dentist to get a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Enlarged glance on antibiotic few days & healed.2wks later,mouth ulcer treated wt ulcer gel but glance enlarged,1side offace swaollen sore gum seriou?
See doctor again: The lymph node might be infected again. ...Read more
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?
Brush, brush, brush: When the gum is red, tender, and bleeding, it is the sign of established gingivitis. Started with good oral hygiene home care with good brushing and flossing. Check with your dentist for food impaction or bone loss which may indicate periodontitis. Radiographs will be required for definitive diagnosis to identify the cause and plan for treatment. ...Read more
Tooth root canal treated 1 month ago. No pain. Gum around this tooth feels soft n tender instead of firm. Discomfort at times. Is this normal?
Gum around root canal treated tooth feels tender, not firm. Been 1 month+.Dentist said not inflamed, but there's a discomfort there. Tooth problem?
Many possibilities: It could be any number of causes. Fractured root, occlusal trauma, periodontal gum inflammation, periapical infection, failing Root Canal Therapy, unfilled accessory canal? All possibilities. Requires clinical and radiographic evaluation. Consider Endodontic consult if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dentist said gum inflammation around capped Lowe molar. Same area pea size firm tender moveable lump on/above jaw line what is this ? How to treat?
More info: Get back to the Dentist or see a Root Canal Specialist for further evaluation. You may be describing an abscess which indicates the need for root canal therapy to solve the problem. Any exudate (pus) from the lump ? Pain ? Does it change in size ? See the specialist(Endodontist) if you answered yes to any of these. You may also have a poorly fitting crown which needs replacement. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infection: It is not easy to say exactly without examining your gums and measuring the pockets around your teeth. It sounds that you may be suffering from a severe case of periodontal disease ( gum & bone )due to heavy deposits under the gums or you may be having some kind of a different infection. This can not be diagnosed or treated over the Internet. You must see a dentist of a gum specialist. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Bonjela is a group of topical anesthetics (not available in us) for mild soft tissue irritation from things like braces, ill fitting dentures, canker sores, etc. The prudent thing to do would be to consult with your dentist to determine the cause of your soreness, and your dentist can then tell you whether a topical anesthetic is the correct solution for your problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection: When your body cannot contain a bacterial invasion of body tissue, an infection occur. An infection gives rised to tissue vasodilation and neovascular genesis (produce new blood vessel and capillary) to mobilized the cell of immunity to combat infection. When this occur, gum tissue is gorged with all these cells and pressing on the nerve causing sore or sensitive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible causes: With only one side of your gums rough and sore, possible causes may be related to overzealous brushing, habits such as tobacco usage, or trauma from food. Another possible cause could be bony exostosi or excess bone growth which can make the gums irregular in appearance and easily traumatized. An evaluation by your dentist would be recommended for a more definitive answer. ...Read more