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How To Treat Sore Gums
Gums: Red and bleeding gums is a sign of infected gums. If your teeth are not cleaned recently, go to your dentist for regular cleaning or may you need deep cleaning. ...Read more
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 more
Have sore area on gums where it was poked by a sharp piece of tortilla chip today. Best way to treat/heal? How long to heal?
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?
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 more
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?
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
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?
This is not normal, and it could be an unhealed infection from the tooth, a gum infection, a fractured tooth, etc.
A diagnosis can only be made with a visual and clinical exam with x-rays.
Make an appointment to see your dentist. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
Family dentist: There are many things it could be- the most common being an apthous ulcer(canker sore)..... Could also be an abcess from tooth or gum..... You should visit your dentist for an examination. ...Read more
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
Sore bleeding gums:
Sore bleeding gums usually indicates periodontal (gum) disease. If it is not advanced, a dental cleaning and proper and thorough brushing and flossing will allow the gums to heal.
A dental examination and x-rays will diagnose whether the problem is a gum infection, or whether there is another cause. ...Read more
See your Dentist: Sore gums are definitely an indication that a problem exists. It may be as simple as needing a cleaning from your dentist to a more serious medical condition. I strongly suggest making an appointment with your general dentist to have it further evaluated. ...Read more
Probably gingivitis: But visit your dentist to confirm the problem. ...Read more
More info needed: There is so many possible answer to this question, they are: 1)gingivitis (gum inflammation), 2) occlusion (an underbite patient), 3) trauma due to brushing with hard/medium tooth brush, 4) dry mouth or sjogren syndrome 5) rampant decay in lower front teeth... Schedule an exam with your dentist. More information needed prior to make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Periodontal disease: Sounds like you have periodontal disease, a gram negative anaerobic rod bacterial infection. See a dentist to get checked and treated. ...Read more
Could be fine. : A injury in mouth may take several weeks to completely heal depending how deep or extensive the damage. You can also get secondary infections or reaction like canker sore or viruses. Keep clean, hot salt water rinses, ibuprofen for pain. If gets bigger, more painful, has swelling, see your dentist. You can monitor for two weeks. Good luck. ...Read more
Hello there my gums a so sore and it effecting up my noice can u tell me want it could be please sill no monthly yet 27 days late?
Could be related: Gums become more sensitive and can become swollen during pregnancy. See your dentist, tell him you may be pregnant. Have a thorough cleaning done and follow his oral hygiene instructions. Do a pregnancy test. If positive (congratulations) call your physician for referral to obgyn. ...Read more
Yes: Menstrual cycles are so different is every woman, but you also need to make sure you are not becoming anemic or developing a nutritional or mineral deficiency when you menstruate. Vitamin or folate (folic acid) or iron deficiency can all cause gingival (gum) pain. See your ob/gyn and possibly consider further work up to ensure no deficiency exists. ...Read more