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It Hurts To Brush My Teeth
I just got my braces off and it hurts to brush my teeth as usual. And when I manage to deal with the pain my gums bleed pretty bad. Normal?
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Tooth brushing pain: Depends where. Along the gum can be exposed tooth root, or a gum infection. Depend on the force of your brushing. Brushing hard does notclean better. Smaller amounts of toothpaste is better than more. Mechanical toothbrushes are meant to glide slowly over the teeth. Don't actually brush. Best time to clean your teeth is just before sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have strep throat and my gums are inflamed and hurt to brush my teeth or eat is this normal? I also have cold sores.
Many causes: Strep throat can certainly cause irritation of surrounding tissues. In addition, fever from strep can cause "cold sores" (=oral herpes, which 98% of us have) in your lips, gums, mouth, throat, or even esophagus. There are medications to help shorten the duration of the cold sores; see your doctor about this. Warm salt water gargles (1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water; swish, gargle, spit) help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have strep throat and my gums are inflamed and hurt to brush my teeth or eat is this normal? I also have cold sores and canker sores.
Gingival inflammatio: First, you should be using an extra soft toothbrush. Any other firmness can hurt the guns even when gums are healthy. Secondly, monitor your force when brushing lastly, if gums bleed when brushing, you may have inflammation or gingivitis causing pain. If this is the case see your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gum disease!: Either gingivitis or periodontitis. Both cause the same symptoms as you describe. Get your teeth cleaned professionally. Take much better of your teeth on a daily basis (do excellent brushing and flossing) your dentist needs to evaulate (exam) your oral condition for proper diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The gums on the bottom left side of my mouth hurt and bleed when i brush my teeth. Could it be some oral disease?
Half of my left upper lip has been swollen for 2 days. It hurts to chew my food, brush my teeth. I also have a small pimple above my lip not far nose?
Several Things: This could be one of several problems, the most common of which are allergic swelling and cellulitis, a bacterial skin infection. The pain with chewing is concerning for other oral soft tissue, sinus, tooth pathology. This definitely needs an exam. We will be able to point you in the right direction with a Prime Consult for an initial eval! Best of Health! ...Read more
Age 43: Most likely periodontal disease. This dental problem involves your gums & bone support. If you teeth hurt too, then you typically have gum line recession thereby exposing the root surfaces of your teeth which have nerve endings. See a dentist for evaluation and treatment -- consider:perioprotect -- a non-invasive treatment for gum line problems. www.perioprotect.com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain: If there's pain, there's something wrong. Did either you or your daughter report the pain, or were you hoping the Dentist wouldn't find anything. Ask your Dentist to reexamine, or seek a second opinion, or see a Pediatric a Dental Specialist instead of a GP, or seek evaluation at a Dental School. Your child should not be in pain. Please pursue finding cause/treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Everytime I brush my teeth aftwerwards I get slimy clear skin that comes off? Why? It doesn't hurt.
Yes: See a dentist who can clinically examine you, take an x-ray of the offending teeth and suggest the many ways to resolve this discomfort. There are different treatment methods based upon the specific situation, the degree of the sensitivity, the integrity of the tooth, the amount of recession, etc. ...Read more
Periodontal disease: Periodontal disease. See your DDS soon.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a dark red circle above my front tooth should I be worried? It doesn't hurt and I just noticed it this morning when brushing my teeth
I have a white line in the middle of my gums, not right next to my teeth a little down, that hurts if I press on it and it bleeds when I brush it.
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