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My front tooth is aching and the gums swollen?

My front tooth is aching and the gums swollen?

See a dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. Rec. See your dentist asap. ...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


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My front bottom teeth feels so tight and sore it hurt so much my gums feel swollen I need help it only happens at night or mid day.im only 15 help

My front bottom teeth feels so tight and sore it hurt so much my gums feel swollen I need help it only happens at night or mid day.im only 15 help

See Your Dentist: When teeth move, they usually move toward the middle of the mouth. The lower front teeth are commonly at the center of the movement and since they are smaller, they tend to get more crowded and out of position. You should see a dentist. Maybe you simply need your teeth cleaned. It may be due to new teeth erupting. You won't know without a thorough exam. ...Read more

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Would I for sure know if I had tooth abcessed I have sore gum feels little swollen but not a lot of pain?

Would I for sure know if I had tooth abcessed I have sore gum feels little swollen but not a lot of pain?

Tooth abscess: It would be difficult for you to determine if you absolutely had a dental abscess with the symptoms you described. It could just be inflammation. Either way you should see a dentist to determine the cause and the proper treatment. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a habit of picking around my gums with a tooth pick. Now I have a red swollen and very sore gum, what can I do. Could it be infected?

I have a habit of picking around my gums with a tooth pick.  Now I have a red swollen and very sore gum, what can I do.  Could it be infected?

Yes: Could be infected, scratched, or could have caused food impaction. Probably better to clean between your teeth with floss or a water pik. See your dentist to have area checked and treated. Ask for his/her best hygiene recommendations for you. ...Read more

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White line on gum where i have no teeth, gum is sore & swollen around the 1st tooth. Dntst says nothing wrong with it. Says gum is infected. Ur opinion?

White line on gum where i have no teeth, gum is sore & swollen around the 1st tooth. Dntst says nothing wrong with it. Says gum is infected. Ur opinion?

Opinion: Impossible to give an opinion sight unseen. Trust your Dentist. If he/she thinks your gum's infected, it's infected. Evaluation by a gum specialist, a Periodontist, may be prudent. Ask your Dentist for advice. ...Read more

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Hi doc, good morning, i have a tooth ache, it has a hole in it. It is swelling in my gums. Just yesterday, also my cheeks got swollen too. How can I treat this doc?

Hi doc, good morning, i have a tooth ache, it has a hole in it. It is swelling in my gums. Just yesterday, also my cheeks got swollen too.  How can I treat this doc?

See a Dentist, ASAP: A hole in your tooth, dental pain and facial swelling are all serious conditions that need the expert care of a professional- a dentist. There is no way around it and no do it yourself cure...see a dentist ASAP! Good Luck! ...Read more

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Bottom wisdom tooth never came in. Had molar pulled a few years ago & now having jaw, ear pain, sore swollen gum where wisdom tooth is under gum.?

Bottom wisdom tooth never came in. Had molar pulled a few years ago & now having jaw, ear pain, sore swollen gum where wisdom tooth is under gum.?

Impacted tooth: We could guess as to the cause of your problem or you could see a dentist to know for sure. I think the second choice is a better one. May be related to an impacted wisdom tooth or a number of other issues as TMJ and ear infection. Can be all related or separate issues. ...Read more

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I have a tooth ache that has taken 7 days today with swollen gums. The dentist says he cannot do anything at this stage. What must I do.

I have a tooth ache that has taken 7 days today with swollen gums. The dentist says he cannot do anything at this stage. What must I do.

See a specialist: If your dentist is unable to treat your problem, you will need to seek the care of an oral surgeon or an endodontist. This cannot be left unattended. ...Read more

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Hello I been having this bad tooth ache my gums are little swoollen and red but am embarrassed to go to the doctor. I don't know what to do.

Hello I been having this bad tooth ache my gums are little swoollen and red but am embarrassed to go to the doctor. I don't know what to do.

Don't be embarassed: You appear to have an infection, an infection that will not go away on its own. Please call a dentist for an appointment and feel better soon. ...Read more

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My 7 year daughter has had intermittent fever (up to 102for 5 days now along with a little sore throat and red swollen gums- she is getting a mohler tooth at ths time as well. Any suggestions for treatment?

My 7 year daughter has had intermittent fever (up to 102for 5 days now along with a little sore throat and red swollen gums- she is getting a mohler tooth at ths time as well. Any suggestions for treatment?

Sounds like teething: If your daughter is not allergic to either advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) you can give her the appropriate dose to manage her fever and pain. It sounds like teething pain but I would have her see a dentist about the swollen gums to rule out other possible pathologies as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My gums are swollen and in between my teeth are red, sore and bleed now and then. Why?

My gums are swollen and in between my teeth are red, sore and bleed now and then. Why?

Anug: Chronic gingivitis may progress into linear erythema and ultimately acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. Treatment involved antibiotic, full mouth debridement, and follow up. Check with your dentist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Sore gums& I mean swollen and puffy. Never had anything like this before. Wiped off my teeth what looked like mucus, and now I have bumps on my tongue.

Sore gums& I mean swollen and puffy. Never had anything like this before. Wiped off my teeth what looked like mucus, and now I have bumps on my tongue.

Thrush: Hello, at your age I have seen numerous cases of thrush, or oral candida infection, (yeast). Another condition, could be anug, or acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. Both of these disorders are reversable, and easily treated by your dentist. They most often occour when your imune system is down, your overstressed, or not eating or sleeping well. See a dds very soon, very easy to cure. ...Read more

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Gums along right side of my top teeth are swollen, canker sore is almost done healing on this side right now, what is this? Anything serious?

Gums along right side of my top teeth are swollen, canker sore is almost done healing on this side right now, what is this? Anything serious?

Unlikely: It may take up to a week for the gum inflammation to go down. Be patient. If it still hasn't healed a week or more after the canker has gone, see your dentist. ...Read more

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My teeth are rapidly falling out, I have swollen gums and my mouth is sore. What could i have?

My teeth are rapidly falling out, I have swollen gums and my mouth is sore. What could i have?

Sounds like: You have generalized severe periodontitis -- simply put — severe bone loss resulting in un-supported teeth, hence loose teeth, gum inflammation and infection. I recommend you be seen by a dentist as soon as possible for treatment. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth cutting through one by one.dentist said i have space for it to come through without cutting them out. However, I am in agony. My top gum right at the back is swollen and red and sore to touch. I can't open my mouth properly?

Wisdom teeth cutting through one by one.dentist said i have space for it to come through without cutting them out. However, I am in agony. My top gum right at the back is swollen and red and sore to touch. I can't open my mouth properly?

Wisdom tooth: There are topical anesthetics you can get at pharmacies and supermarkets to apply to the gum. You can also rinse with warm salt water. OTC pain medication such as Aleve and Ibuprofen can help. Best to call the dentist if necessary for advice. ...Read more

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I have a mouth sore an it's at the lining of my gums and under my tounge, the gums where my teeth r swollen, and when I put my tounge on it makes my teeth right above the sore numb what do I do and who do I talk to?

I have a mouth sore an it's at the lining of my gums and under my tounge, the gums where my teeth r swollen, and when I put my tounge on it makes my teeth right above the sore numb what do I do and who do I talk to?

How long?: Mouth sores can occur for a variety of reasons. You may have a gum infection, tooth infection or you may have simply traumatized the tissue. If the sore has been there longer than 2 weeks and is not healing on its own, you should have it looked at by a dentist. The dentist may order an x-ray to help with the diagnosis. Healthy gums are not swollen and do not cause the surrounding teeth to be numb. ...Read more

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The inside of my mouth on the left side was swollen I thought it was from my wisdom teeth coming in but one on that side still hasn't appeared, but I ended up biting it. Creating a canker sore. Now it looks loke its eating the inside of my gum n chee?

The inside of my mouth on the left side was swollen I thought it was from my wisdom teeth coming in but one on that side still hasn't appeared, but I ended up biting it. Creating a canker sore. Now it looks loke its eating the inside of my gum n chee?

Problem: Even though you do not see a wisdom tooth it does not mean that the problem does not originate from an erupting tooth below the gum line. Could also be the opposing wisdom tooth erupting. Could also be other dental problems. Therefore, in order to know what it is and what to do about it you will need to see your local dentist. ...Read more

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I wouldn't say my gum is swollen, but there's suddenly tartar built up around my teeth and bleeds when I brush, hurt when eating. Sore throat as well.

I wouldn't say my gum is swollen, but there's suddenly tartar built up around my teeth and bleeds when I brush, hurt when eating. Sore throat as well.

Poor hygiene: As a young person you have poor oral hygiene -that's why your gums bleed and tartar is present. See a dentist for a check up and have your teeth cleaned and learn good oral hygiene instructions.If not you will develop periodontal disease. ...Read more

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Sore throat on one side, swollen lymph gland, hard to swallow, and back teeth very painfull with swollen gum? Is that from cavity?

Sore throat on one side, swollen lymph gland, hard to swallow, and back teeth very painfull with swollen gum? Is that from cavity?

Sore throat : You may have any number of problems, including infected wisdom teeth, periodontal (gum and bone) disease, or other soft tissue infection(s). Advanced tooth decay and abscess could cause pain and this much local soft tissue inflammation but the other conditions are equally important to identify and treat. See a dentist or oral surgeon immediately ...Read more

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Open sore on top left side of gums above teeth, swollen left jaw bone, clogged ears, blood clots in nose, what's wrong with me? Help!

Open sore on top left side of gums above teeth, swollen left jaw bone, clogged ears, blood clots in nose, what's wrong with me? Help!

Evaluation needed: You have many symptoms that may or may not be related and cannot be diagnosed over the internet. You need to be seen by a dentist and\or physician who can personally and clinically examine you in order to properly diagnose your problem(s). ...Read more

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18 teeth extracted one week ago gums are swollen sires from dentures ib prophen don't work, fever and sore throat started today. What should I do?

18 teeth extracted one week ago gums are swollen sires from dentures ib prophen don't work, fever and sore throat started today. What should I do?

See you dentist: Hi Billy! Your denture should start feeling better after a week or so. It's not uncommon for a denture to be adjusted multiple times after you have had your teeth out. The bone and gum tissue will eventually heal and shrink. At this point you will need to relign the denture so it fits your mouth properly. Usually a few months after receiving the denture. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Within 5 days I went from having swollen gums behind my right front tooth, to having a pit behind it. What's going on?

Within 5 days I went from having swollen gums behind my right front tooth, to having a pit behind it. What's going on?

Fistula?: It sounds like you have an infection that is draining through a sinus tract to the outside of the gums. See a dentist immediately for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Untreated infections are serious matter and should not be taken lightly. ...Read more

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How to treat swollen gum in front of tooth at home?

How to treat swollen gum in front of tooth at home?

Hard to say...: Without knowing the cause of the swelling, proper treatment cannot be determined. For that, you will need to see a local dentist. There are no home remedies to restore teeth. ...Read more

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I got a piece of sunflower seed stuck in my gum behind my front tooth. It was a few months ago. The gum area in front is still swollen?

Simple Solution: If you suspect something is caught in or around your tooth call your dentist and treat the problem before it becomes a major complication. If left untreated it can lead to severe pain, irreversible bone loss and even tooth loss. ...Read more

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My gum is swollen and slimy just around 1 front tooth, never had dental work done, please help!

My gum is swollen and slimy just around 1 front tooth, never had dental work done, please help!

Gingivitis: Or gums abscess. A swollen gum can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. Call your dentist today for exam x-rays and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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One part of my gum is swollen it is the part with the tooth growing almost in front of some teeth at the top what is this?

One part of my gum is swollen it is the part with the tooth growing almost in front of some teeth at the top what is this?

Eruption cyst: Likely the bubble that forces its way ahead of the erupting tooth. Should resolve once the underlying tooth breaks the surface. If it does not improve, see the Dentist for examination, diagnosis and Tx. Good LUck. ...Read more