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I had all 9 lower bottom front teeth pulled 13 days ago...the gum on lower left side is red inflamed n hurts...frequently get chills periodicallyl?

I had all 9 lower bottom front teeth pulled 13 days ago...the gum on lower left side is red inflamed n hurts...frequently get chills periodicallyl?

Time to Contact DDS: Good day;
Instead of trying to figure out what dental issues you have-- why not contact the dentist who extracted the 9 lower teeth. Or not a bad time for a Virtual Dental Visit, without having to visit his office! ...Read more

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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Lower gum line inflammated and looks boggy all of a sudden. It has not swollen and does not hurt but the lower front teeth has itchy feel; what to do?

Lower gum line inflammated and looks boggy all of a sudden. It has not swollen and does not hurt but the lower front teeth has itchy feel; what to do?

See your dentist: If it is sudden then you may be developing a gingivla abcess, but more likely it is as simple as the need for a good cleaning. Get an appointment and take care of it. Until then keep it cleaned out even if it hurts to do it. ...Read more

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I have some small white dots in left lower gum near back tooths. It hurts a bit if touch also it feels inflamated.

I have some small white dots in left lower gum near back tooths. It hurts a bit if touch also it feels inflamated.

Vague: Is it the tooth, the gum tissue or both that hurt to touch? Also, is the tooth temperature sensitive or to biting down. It could be a gum infection, but hard to tell. I would see a dentist asap to make sure there is no infection or that nothing is lodged in the gum between the tooth and gingival tissue. ...Read more

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I have a little white circle on my lower gums that does not hurt at all and i just noticed it. I don't know how long it was there for and am worried?

I have a little white circle on my lower gums that does not hurt at all and i just noticed it. I don't know how long it was there for and am worried?

Get an exam : If it's not related to any infected tooth nearby, then it might need to be biopsied to determine its nature, to rule out any cancer tissues, either way you need to see a dentist to have it examined. ...Read more

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What are some possible reasons that my lower gums hurt when I floss?

What are some possible reasons that my lower gums hurt when I floss?

Gingivitis: Often the flossing is uncomfortable when you have gingivitis. If you keep flossing the gums will stop bleeding and hurting. This will probably take a couple weeks. If the pain persists, see your dentist. ...Read more

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I have a small white dot on my lower gums. I noticed my gum hurt a couple days ago but the white spot just showed up today. What is it?

I have a small white dot on my lower gums. I noticed my gum hurt a couple days ago but the white spot just showed up today. What is it?

White spot: It sounds like either a tooth or gum abcess. It might also be a canker sore. Only a clinical exam with x-rays can make an accurate diagnosis.
Make an appointment to see your dentist. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm eating chips then one chip went through my gum a bit beside my front left tooth now it hurts! What should I do?

What do you suggest if I'm eating chips then one chip went through my gum a bit beside my front left tooth now it hurts! What should I do?

Time: Should heal in a few days. In the meantime keep area clean (brush and floss), rinse 3x/day w 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water, take analgesics if necessary. If it doesn't heal, see your dentist. ...Read more

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My gum is pulling away from my front lower tooth. What should I do?

See your dentist: Gum recession on front teeth is a common occurrence. You dentist or a periodontist can evaluate the severity and suggest treatment ...Read more

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After having a tooth extracted does the gum cause the other tooth in front to hurt?

After having a tooth extracted does the gum cause the other tooth in front to hurt?

Postoperative pain: Postoperative pain can certainly cause the teeth and gum tissue to hurt, but you may have an infection. See the dentist who did the oral surgery for advice. ...Read more

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My gum hurts around lower right 1st molar and the pain stops around lower right 2nd bicuspid when i touch it.

Dentist: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a dentist.
I trust that you are brushing and flossing regularly, if not then do make it a routine. ...Read more

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Bad pain between my cheek and gum. Not in the very back or very front. No changes from other side, just hurts bad.

Bad pain between my cheek and gum. Not in the very back or very front. No changes from other side, just hurts bad.

Get examined: Depends on location. Upper or lower jaw area. Since when? Does eating or chewing or drinking or talking hurt too? Constant or occasional pain? Any change in breath or amount of saliva? Dental cleanings up to date? Also, need to think of TMJ or salivary stones. Best to get this looked at by your personal physician, as sometimes more concerning things, however rare, could appear. Yours, Zmd ...Read more

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My lower front gums feel dry and slightly sore, what could this be?

My lower front gums feel dry and slightly sore, what could this be?

More info needed: There is so many possible answer to this question, they are: 1)gingivitis (gum inflammation), 2) occlusion (an underbite patient), 3) trauma due to brushing with hard/medium tooth brush, 4) dry mouth or sjogren syndrome 5) rampant decay in lower front teeth... Schedule an exam with your dentist. More information needed prior to make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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My gums hurt so much because of my retainer on the lower lip... What should I do?

My gums hurt so much because of my retainer on the lower lip... What should I do?

Call your dentist: Discuss this issue with the dentist who made the retainer. It may require nothing more than a simple adjustment. ...Read more

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My gums hurt, swollen front and back all the way to the top. My face is swollen too. Normal?

My gums hurt, swollen front and back all the way to the top. My face is swollen too. Normal?

Not normal! See DDS: If left untreated long enough, a dental infection can spread and cause fatal illness. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Root canal 10 years ago says it's not an abbess on my gum?wants 2 root canal through my front cap, only hurts if I push down on what he says no absess

Root canal 10 years ago says it's not an abbess on my gum?wants 2 root canal through my front cap, only hurts if I push down on what he says no absess

Endo re-treatment: Post-treatment disease is, inevitably, a result of bacteria and infection. Sometimes the failure of the patient to maintain oral hygiene can result in the failure of even the most well executed root-canal and re-treatment is warranted. . ...Read more

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2 years ago bitting my nails and cut my gum tissue on the front lower tooth really bad... piece of gum tissue is still just hanging there.

2 years ago bitting my nails and cut my gum tissue on the front lower tooth really bad... piece of gum tissue is still just hanging there.

Old injury: This injury needs to be evaluated by at least a dentist, if not a periodontist. Why are you waiting? Make the call.... ...Read more

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I have very terrible receeding gums on my lower front 5 or so teeth. It is so bad now that I am in serious danger of one or two of my teeth coming ou?

I have very terrible receeding gums on my lower front 5 or so teeth.  It is so bad now that I am in serious danger of one or two of my teeth coming ou?

Periodontal Consult: When was your last general dental checkup? And have you seen a Periodontist for a consult? Seeing both of them will allow you to understand your options for improved dental health now and for a lifetime. Unfortunately we can't evaluate your mouth, diagnose your problems nor treat you over the internet. Please make some phone call to get the answers you need and deserve. ...Read more

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Would an abscessed tooth make your entire gum hurt? I have an abscessed tooth and have an appointment for it next week, but today my entire lower gum, where the tooth is hurts. Could this be caused by the one tooth, or is something else happening? .

Sure it can: An abscessed tooth is really an infection deep inside the bone, external to the tooth. Often times these are also draining under the gums and can cause swellings and significant pain in a wider area than just the tooth that is involved. As a general rule, don't assume it is only one problem. Get seen for it as soon as you can and have all the adjacent areas checked, too. ...Read more

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I have lower front tooth pain since the past 3 days. Is this because of sinus or gum recession?

I have lower front tooth pain since the past 3 days. Is this because of sinus or gum recession?

Your pain: Is more than likely associated with gum recession, localized inflammation, exposure of root structure. If its in the lower anterior midline, could also result from a muco-gingival defect, requiring a gum graft and a frenectomy. Seldom does sinus involvement have an effect on lower anterior teeth. Best to bd seen by a dentist. All the best. ...Read more

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I got a red sweelling in my gums under my front teeth and it hurts alot, it apeared out of nowhere, what can it be?

I got a red sweelling in my gums under my front teeth and it hurts alot, it apeared out of nowhere, what can it be?

Possibly infection: When something red, swollen and tender appears suddenly, the most likely thing is an infection. Other possibilities are trauma, tumor, or an inflammatory process. You should get this checked out since oral infections can be very serious if not treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Lower gums and teeth hurt a bit. (noticeable but slight pain). Pain goes away when I sleep but reemerges. Could this be serious?

Lower gums and teeth hurt a bit. (noticeable but slight pain). Pain goes away when I sleep but reemerges. Could this be serious?

Yes: Pain is a warning from your body that there is a problem you need to fix. If both your gums and teeth are hurting, it may be a sign of gum disease, clenching/grinding, or infection. Any of these pose risks, some of which are deathly serious. Go see a dentist, get your pain diagnosed, and then treat the underlying problem. ...Read more

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When I go running, I get intense pain in my lower gums under my front four bottom teeth? Its so intense I have to stop running. What causes this?

When I go running, I get intense pain in my lower gums under my front four bottom teeth?  Its so intense I have to stop running. What causes this?

High blood pressure.: When you are running your blood pressure is going to go up. The pain may then be associated with infection in the gums (periodontal disease) or an abscessed tooth. You need to see your dentist. ...Read more

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I have swelling of the lower left gum, burning sensation. Hurts when swollowing and can't open jaw fully. Strange taste, also can't taste stuff as well?

I have swelling of the lower left gum, burning sensation. Hurts when swollowing and can't open jaw fully. Strange taste, also can't taste stuff as well?

See your dentist : At this point, I can not tell you what your problem is but I do strongly suggest that you see your dentist as soon as possible. Since you have swelling and difficulty opening your jaw, this should be diagnosed and treated immediately to prevent complications. It may or may not be a dental problem but without seeing you, it can not be diagnosed. ...Read more

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I have a small white spot on my gum line below one of my front lower teeth.

Depends: Depends on cuz White spots can be many things but most common issues with lower front teeth = repeated tissue trauma, plaque & normal bone deposited or blanching of the tissue due to muscle attachment. Now worries though & if you are still concerned I would have a local dentist veal the area ...Read more

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I have a hard lump or mass on my lower gum between my lower front teeth what could it possible be?

I have a hard lump or mass on my lower gum between my lower front teeth what could it possible be?

Hard lump: There are a number of things that can cause a hard lump. Infection is one cause but the only way to determine what is causing this is by seeing a dentist. ...Read more

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The gums of my front bottom two teeth are sore and hurt, is there anything I can take for the pain?

See a periodontist: You shouldn't be having pain so see a periodontist to help you get rid of the pain
you may have an infection or even the frenum may be pulling on your gum causing the pain. That's the band of tissue between the two lower front teeth. ...Read more