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

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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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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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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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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Can you tell me if a (painful, molar) cavity goes down into the gum, will they have to pull it?

Can you tell me if a (painful, molar) cavity goes down into the gum, will they have to pull it?

Any cavity: if left untreated, the disease can lead to pain, tooth loss and infection. See your dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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Waking up with swollen gums, then throughout the day it goes back down. Repeat the next day. Causes?

Waking up with swollen gums, then throughout the day it goes back down. Repeat the next day. Causes?

Inflammation: Your gingival tissues are inflamed. When is the last time you've had a professional dental cleaning? If it is more than six months, now is the time to call for an appointment. Let a local dentist determine how severe your problem is. ...Read more

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