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My Gums Are Receding Fast
My teeth have been killing me, all my molars and my wisdom teeth gums are red and swollen. Are they growing?
Sounds good: Well maybe your gums are healthier but the teeth may or may not be. Sounds like you have your gums under control but just remember just because there isn't bleeding doesn't mean everything is ok? Some people with thick and fibrous gums don't get bleeding see a periodontist to properly evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many reasons: White around the teeth can be anything from food debris to cancer. That said, more common causes are fungal infections like thrush, tissue changes like leukoplakia that occur with smoking, bad oral hygiene, or overuse of alcoholic mouthwashes. The tissues at the edges are thin and are sensitive to systemic changes like diabetes and vitamin deficiencies like scurvy. See your dentist soon. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
There are different: Causes why teeth and gums can hurt. People who brux especially in their sleep can wake up with headaches as well. Moderate to severe periodontal disease can cause teeth and gums hurt. The pain from infected tooth/teeth is worse. Pressure from erupting wisdom teeth esp w/o enough space can cause it too. Sometimes, there are cases where an M.D. Can be involved if it is systemically related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Without : Without a clinical exam you have not provided enough information to hazard a guess as to what your problem is. The first impression is that you might be brushing too aggressively in that area or that you are clenching you teeth for extended periods of time. You need to schedule an exam with you dentist to get to the bottom of the problem and to be given treatment recommendations. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
1st premolar noticeably receding gum. Dont use front teeth much, most back teeth are senstive as well. What can I do to push gums back up and prevent?
Crowding: Canines vie with 12 year molars for the distinction of being the last tooth to erupt in the upper arch (excluding wisdom teeth). They start almost horizontal under your eyes when you are born, and take about 12 years to develop, turn, and erupt. If they erupt ectopically it usually means you have a tooth-size to bone-size discrepancy. You need the services of a qualified orthodontic specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I have periodontitis? My gums are red and puffy, only bleed sometimes when I floss and my gums are loose around my teeth. My bottom front especialy
Gingivitis for sure: Periodontitis is a chronic inflammation or infection of the tissue around the teeth and sockets and sometimes the jaw bone itself. Your description is consistent with gingivitis. This can arise from poor dental health or even from a vitamin deficiency or side effect of certain medications. See your dentist as soon as possible. It could lead to periodontitis so prompt treatment is important. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
My dentist said my teeth are feeling slightly loose because my wisdom teeth are coming through. He said my teeth and gums are healthy so is this why?
May be: Teeth move physiologically due to the shock-absorbing effect of the fibers that anchor the root of the tooth to the bone. There are other reasons that may cause tooth movement like bone loss due to periodontal disease or traumatic occlusion. Wisdom teeth may or may not contribute to the mobility of neighboring teeth depending on several factors. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Braces are scraping up against my gums and now my gums are swollen, red and bleeding. What can I do?
See details: You can speak with your orthodontist. Adjustments may be necessary. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my gums on my front bottom tooth is receeding fast from nail biting. help.?
Periodontist: See gum specialist - periodontist.Get a more detailed answer ›
My gum has separated from my tooth after wisdom teeth extraction. How do they treat receding gums?
No, but: Good oral hygiene is only 1/2 the battle. You need to see your dentist to determine the cause of your recession. Is it from periodontal ( gum) disease, over vigorous or incorrect brushing technique, from stress by clenching or grinding your teeth, genetic predisposition, prior difficult orthodontic treatment, poor occlusion (the way our teeth meet)? All of this needs to be evaluated by a dentist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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