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I Feel Pain In My Gums When I Lay Down
Why after having a root canal would the same spot on my gum still hurt? Especially when i lay down?
Be more specific: Very hard to interpret what you would like to know.... ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a lump on the back left gum and I can wiggle it up and down and I don't know what it's is?
Wisdom tooth: If in that age group.......may be related to erupting wisdom tooth. See PMD ...Read more
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
Have a small raised flat on the gum that has salty fluids and small wounds deep down the cheeks.What may be the problem?
See your dentist: It is difficult to say what this is without an examination of the site. Please see your dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What if you have a cavity that goes all the way down to the gum? Does that mean the tooth is unfillable?
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