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There's a lot of white tissue 2day after an extraction where the tooth was removed in 3 pieces. Gum also feel inflamed&a bit painful. Is it notmal?

There's a lot of white tissue 2day after an extraction where the tooth was removed in 3 pieces. Gum also feel inflamed&a bit painful. Is it notmal?

Probably.: Tissue over a healing extraction site can often be white or yellow; (this part is the equivalent of a "scab" on healing skin). Keep it clean, leave it alone, follow directions from you provider (following up as needed) and it will continue to heal. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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My gum above a crowned RC tooth became inflamed and painful after I flossed last week. Red w a whitish spot right on the gum surrounding tooth???

My gum above a crowned RC tooth became inflamed and painful after I flossed last week. Red w a whitish spot right on the gum surrounding tooth???

Aphthous ulcer: It's most likely a canker sore. It is painful, I get them sometimes when I eat acidic foods. You can put some oil of clove on it to numb it. It will burn a bit when you put it on but will go away within a few minutes. If your dentist has a soft tissue laser that can also help with the healing process. It should go away in about a week. Hope this helps!!! ...Read more

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Can there be issue's with caps over 10 years old i woke up and my gum area around the moler that was capped is really swollen. I tried flossing around the tooth but now it seems really inflamed & increasingly painful.

Can there be issue's with caps over 10 years old i woke up and my gum area around the moler that was capped is really swollen. I tried flossing around the tooth but now it seems really inflamed & increasingly painful.

Dr : Dr funari has given you good advice. Your dental restorations should be evaluated, and your dentist is the one who can do that. Your problem may be solved simply by having a cleaning, or, if the crown has decay along it's edge, you may need to have it replaced. ...Read more

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Please help! i'm having painful lump/cut under tooth in gum?

Please help! i'm having painful lump/cut under tooth in gum?

Painful Lump: See your dentist asap as this sounds like a tooth that is abscessing; you do not want to leave an infection untreated. It can be easily treated with a root canal. If your dentist determines that it is not tooth related then referral to a specialist is in order. ...Read more

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My back left wisdom tooth's gum is inflamed and hurts. How do I treat this?

My back left wisdom tooth's gum is inflamed and hurts. How do I treat this?

How to treat?: See a dentist to determine why it's inflamed and hurts. The cause will determine the treatment. We can only guess and there are lots of possibilities. ...Read more

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My adult back top tooth fell out,I know I have ,gum issues.but until I can get the nerve to go to a dentist,can I eat with the open hole .?

My  adult back top tooth fell out,I know I have ,gum issues.but until I can get the nerve to go to a dentist,can I eat with the open hole .?

See a dentist ASAP: Place a temporary filling material where the tooth structure is missing. You can buy temporary filling material called Dent Temp over the counter in any pharmacy. Dental visits do more than fix tooth decay or gum issues! So, before you procrastinate your next dental visit, think of what you might be risking. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a piece of gum that is extended over my very back tooth i can get under it with my tongue and move it up and down and it hurts. Irritated!

I have a piece of gum that is extended over my very back tooth i can get under it with my tongue and move it up and down and it hurts. Irritated!

Pericoronitis: There is probably not enough room in your jaw for your wisdom tooth. An xray should tell if there is a possibility that it could continue to erupt fully without further complications. At your age, i would expect you will need to have the wisdom tooth extracted in order to fix the problem. ...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