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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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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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Hello...I have an irritated gum against the top of my tooth. It hurts to eat drink and brush on thay side. I have had this style of pain before....a p?

Hello...I have an irritated gum against the top of my tooth. It hurts to eat drink and brush on thay side. I have had this style of pain before....a p?

Gum irritation: You MAY have an infection or MAY be brushing your teeth or flossing to the point of irritating your gum. Please see your dentist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Small area of gum on inside side of upper molar is receding. Area is not tender or irritated, but tooth is very tender when chewing. Help!

Small area of gum on inside side of upper molar is receding. Area is not tender or irritated, but tooth is very tender when chewing. Help!

See DDS first: Have your dentist evaluate the area. May be as simple as a pizza burn. If the dentist feels it is warranted, you may be referred to a periodontist for a consultation. ...Read more

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Today I had dental work done and the gums near my tooth r sore and irritated. I feel pain radiating in teeth on that side. Can that also be from gums?

Today I had dental work done and the gums near my tooth r sore and irritated. I feel pain radiating in teeth on that side. Can that also be from gums?

Yes: It's not uncommon to have some soreness after dental treatment. Obviously it depends upon what the actual treatment was. It should get better within a couple of days. It is always best to speak to the dentist who actually performed the treatment concerning what to expect and for how long afterwards. ...Read more

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Lump on left jaw line, maybe half a grape size, my wisdom tooth is shifting, my gums are irritated. Just wondering if its a lymph node or something bad?

Lump on left jaw line, maybe half a grape size, my wisdom tooth is shifting, my gums are irritated. Just wondering if its a lymph node or something bad?

Lumps: "lumps" are abnormal and suggest something is wrong. A swollen lymph node should not be taken lightly. What you describe can be a localized infection, an infected lymph node, a growth or something else. One can have more than one problem at a time. It behooves you to see a dentist to determine what's going on and prevent an even more serious problem! ...Read more

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What can I take for irritated gums where there's no teeth thanks?

What can I take for irritated gums where there's no teeth thanks?

See dentist: Your gums may be swollen, having some infection and all that is causing irritation. Consult your dentist. Drink cold sweet drinks and soft sweet food like ice cream ...Read more

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Can irritated gums where there's no teeth last a week?

Can irritated gums where there's no teeth last a week?

Edentulous areas: Yes it can last a week but if longer see a dentist to see what's causing it or delaying healing. ...Read more

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Gums irritated day 2-3 after wisdom teeth extraction. Is this normal?

Gums irritated day 2-3 after wisdom teeth extraction. Is this normal?

Yes: It is not unusual to have some facial swelling for the first 2-3 days after surgery. The gum tissue overlying and adjacent to the extraction sites may also sometimes have some irritation during that time as well. Keep the extraction sites clean by following the postoperative instructions provided by your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a deep pain from 1 or 2 teeth and/or gums on bottom. My dentist says it's irritated gum. He said there were no indication of abcess or infection and that teeth appear normal. What is problem?

I have a deep pain from 1 or 2 teeth and/or gums on bottom. My dentist says it's irritated gum. He said there were no indication of abcess or infection and that teeth appear normal. What is problem?

Deep pain: Deep pain can be caused by a number of things, including your bite, bone loss, a necrotic nerve, and sometimes a fracture Since these things cannot be diagnosed over the internet, you will need to seek a second opinion from another local dentist (or even a specialist) to get to the "root" of your problem. All the best... ...Read more

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I had veneers placed on 10 teeth in february. Since then I have been suffering with dry mouth, burning tongue, irritated gums. I have deep cracks in my tongue. Could I be allergic to the veneers?

I had veneers placed on 10 teeth in february. Since then I have been suffering with dry mouth, burning tongue, irritated gums. I have deep cracks in my tongue. Could I be allergic to the veneers?

Meds and lip drape: Your meds may be a significant contributor to dry mouth.

Also it is not inconceivable that your lip drape over your new veneers may have changed making it harder to close your lips. When you relax or sleep your lips may now be slightly parted causing mouth breathing and drying of the tissues.

Combined with the side effect of the medications it can become severe. ...Read more

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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

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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???

Canker sore: Is the most common oral lesions. Most ulcers, infections will clear up by themselves within a week or two. You should see your GP or dentist if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than 2 weeks. ...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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Gums (Definition)

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Irritability (Definition)

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