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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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Gum Pain (Definition)

Is a localized physical suffering associated with gingivitis and/or periodontitis. It is a oral soft tissue sensation induced by a noxious stimulus, received by naked nerve endings, characterized by physical discomfort as pricking, throbbing, or aching. ...Read more


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What causes sudden gum pain?

What causes sudden gum pain?

Any of infections..: Normally, a periodontal , or gingival abscess can cause such sudden reaction, and in most of cases 24 to 72 hours after eating pop corn or chips, or nuts, where they hide below gum line and detach the gum. Please note that "tooth/root infection" can also cause sudden pain in the gum. ...Read more

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Is there any way to relieve the gum pain quick?

Is there any way to relieve the gum pain quick?

Gum pain: It is best to see your dentist and find out what is causing this pain. To answer your question, yes there are quick solutions, but the dentist needs to diagnose what is the problem. ...Read more

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Sudden excruciating gum pain. Possible problems?

Probably a tooth: The type of pain you are describing usually comes from the nerve of the tooth. Please see your dentist to find the cause. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gum pain?

What is the definition or description of: gum pain?

Physical discomfort : Is a localized physical suffering associated with gingivitis and/or periodontitis. It is a oral soft tissue sensation induced by a noxious stimulus, received by naked nerve endings, characterized by physical discomfort as pricking, throbbing, or aching. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are ways to stop gum pain?

Phone call...: The only surefire way to stop gum pain is to determine the cause. For that, you will need to be examined by a local dentist. Make the call. In the meantime, try otc pain meds. ...Read more

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What can you do for receding gum pain above your crown?

What can you do for receding gum pain above your crown?

There is no: One pat simple answer. Your dentist can determine the cause of the pain (which may or may not be related to the receding gums), the fit and contours of the crown (which may or may not be a factor), your oral hygiene and brushing habits (a factor again?), the extent of the recession and if everything else is fine, possible gum grafting procedures. ...Read more

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Gum pain from flu?

Gum pain from flu?

Sortr of: When you have the flu, everything is subject to soreness. Why should gums be different? Headaches, joint pain, muscler pain, sore throat, and even old scars are sometimes sore. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate dental/gum pain until my appointment?

How can I alleviate dental/gum pain until my appointment?

OTC: Take some otc pain medication such as advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what you would normally take for a headache. Avoid cold, hot and sweets if any of those stimuli elicit discomfort. Depending upon the nature of the dental problem, topical anesthetics such as orajel may or may not help. Nothing else you can do until your appointment. Perhaps move your appointment up? ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to stop gum pain..I have seen a dentist but can't see him at the moment!?

I need some tips on how to stop gum pain..I have seen a dentist but can't see him at the moment!?

Gum pain: You can try warm salt water rinses, 3% hydrogen peroxide rinses (diluted 1:1 with water), otc pain medication such as advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what you would normally take for a headache, orajel, and cross your fingers. These methods will not solve the problem, but only mask it until you get proper professional treatment. ...Read more

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Please help! i'm having tooth/gum pain from not flossing?

Please help! i'm having tooth/gum pain from not flossing?

Floss!: When you don't brush and floss properly, plaque builds up, calculus forms, bacteria flourish on the food debris and your gums become red, inflamed, sore and bleed. If you had a scraped knee, your would still clean it, right?What you need is routine good dental care including professional cleanings and then your teeth and gums will be health and you will be free of pain and suffering. ...Read more

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Is gum pain normal after a temporary crown placed?

Not uncommon: The edges of crowns are often placed below the gum line. Trauma from the procedure will cause irritation of the gum tissues. Ideally, do not put anything on the tissue to soothe it. An anti inflammatory medication should help. If it persists more than 2-3 days, contact the dentist. ...Read more

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What is a method at home i can do for tooth and gum pain?

What is a method at home i can do for tooth and gum pain?

Good oral hygiene: The best home remedy for tooth and gum pain is good oral home care. Whenever there is pain, there is inflammation of which fluid is collected and cannot drain, ultimately pressing on the nerve. Brushing, will help drain the fluid. Brushing will stop the bleeding of the gum as well. Salt water rinse will help. Gum massage will also help. ...Read more

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