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Why after having a root canal would the same spot on my gum still hurt? Especially when i lay down?

Why after having a root canal would the same spot on my gum still hurt? Especially when i lay down?

Yes...: It may take some time for healing to occur. If the discomfort continues over time and your are concerned about it please contact your dentist. Your dentist would have the best course of action to take since he/she knows your particular situation. ...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


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Why do my gums keep droping down?

Why do my gums keep droping down?

Receding gums: The gum disease, vigorous tooth brushing are most often the causes for gums recession. See your dentist for examination and treatment. ...Read more

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How much time will it take for my gums to go down?

Be more specific: Very hard to interpret what you would like to know.... ...Read more

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What can help my gum swelling go down?

What can help my gum swelling go down?

Depends on cause: Is the swelling due to periodontitis or a necrotic nerve in one of your teeth? Antibiotics will treat the symptoms, but definitive dental care will treat the problem. Please call a local dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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Will receding gum after surgery come back down?

That depends: On a number of factors, such as what surgery was performed, the state of recession before the surgery and your own natural healing ability. The dentist performing the surgery can give you an estimate but can't guarantee the success. ...Read more

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Abscess gum, should I wait till swelling goes down?

Abscess gum, should I wait till swelling goes down?

No: Vitis your dentist to eval what is the cause of the swelling before it goes down (if it goes down, sometimes it does not go down without treatment). ...Read more

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Could flossing too hard pushing gums down temporarily?

Could flossing too hard pushing gums down temporarily?

No: Gums are quite resilient and 'bouncy' from pressure. Gums do not stay down with flossing pressure as long as you are using the floss to just floss teeth. However, floss going in between teeth by being snapped in may cause the gums to get cut. ...Read more

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Can you explain what are few things i can do to calm down my gum inflammation?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the gums is usually caused by bacterial deposits near and below the gumline. Food sometimes gets caught, too is this a longstanding problem? If so, the it's best you get evaluated at a local dental office. You may have calculus caught in there, and that's something you cannot clean out. Warm salt water rinses, and gentle brushing and flossing should help but not cure the problem. ...Read more

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I have inflated gums. Is there anything i can do to quickly get the swelling down?

I have inflated gums. Is there anything i can do to quickly get the swelling down?

Visit your dentist: While there could be exotic causes for the condition you describe, the most likely is an abscess. It could be caused by an infected tooth. The infection seeks the path of least resistance, ultimately causing swelling and then drainage of pus. A severe gum infection can present in the same way. In either case, only dentist can judge and treat properly. Tooth might need a root canal. ...Read more

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I had some bleeding and i admit i flossed a little too hard. Did i push down the gums by doing that?

I had some bleeding and i admit i flossed a little too hard. Did i push down the gums by doing that?

Most likely not : You can not cause recession by flossing ... At least not this fast. There is actually a helpful phenomenon that has taken place actually after flossing ur bleeding gums, and that is reduction in swelling and bleeding and puffiness of your gums. But see your dentist anyways, for better evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a deep cleaning a week ago today. Have two areas where the gum is in a ball, puffy, imflamed, when should this go down and if it does not?

I had a deep cleaning a week ago today.
Have two areas where the gum is in a ball, puffy, imflamed, when should this go down and if it does not?

See the dentist. : I suggest you see the dentist asap. Very hard to diagnose on this forum without knowing your oral and medical history. ...Read more

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When I have episodic, localized gum pain when I floss, the floss goes down deeper. I'm supposed to ignore pain & floss as far as it goes down, right?

When I have episodic, localized gum pain when I floss, the floss goes down deeper.  I'm supposed to ignore pain & floss as far as it goes down, right?

No: Pain is an indicator that something is wrong. While I admire your diligence, it's possible that your flossing technique needs adjustment. It's also possible, if you are not receiving regular professional care, or you have a systemic problem, that you gave had damage to your gums/bone. Please see your Dentist for an assessment. ...Read more

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My front tooth is rotting. Now, little bits have started to chip and half of the tooth has turned brown down to the gum with a sharp edge in the middle front of the tooth. What should I do?

My front tooth is rotting. Now, little bits have started to chip and half of the tooth has turned brown down to the gum with a sharp edge in the middle front of the tooth. What should I do?

Time for a checkup!: From what you describe, your tooth has been decaying for some time now. You are probably way overdue for a dental checkup. See a dentist for a complete and thorough exam, along with whatever x-rays are appropriate and get all your dental work done. Waiting just results in more pain, aggravation, less teeth and more cost. ...Read more

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Can my gums grow down on my teeth?

Can my gums grow down on my teeth?

Bone loss ?: If you have bone loss secondary to periodontitis, and your gums have receded, then no, they will not regenerate and migrate to cover your exposed roots or fill in the dark triangles near the gum line. Please have yourself evaluated by a periodontist to help prevent further bone and tooth loss. ...Read more

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Any ideas on how to make the gum swelling go away and take the swelling down?

Any ideas on how to make the gum swelling go away and take the swelling down?

See a dentist ASAP: Bleeding and swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis can lead to the tooth loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can get HPV thru sharing gum with someone who has it down there?

Please tell me if you can get HPV thru sharing gum with someone who has it down there?

Contagious: Genital herpes is usually transmitted by contact with the genital area. If a person with eruptions sheds virus on his hands and touches your chewing gum, it's possible for the virus to be transmitted to you that way. Genital herpes virus can also cause herpes infection in the oral area. ...Read more

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What if you have a cavity that goes all the way down to the gum? Does that mean the tooth is unfillable?

Sometimes: You can do a crown lengthening or gingivectomy procedure (depending on how deep the cavity goes down) to allow the dentist to remove and fill the cavity. ...Read more

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