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Gum pain above only one tooth...Advice please?

Gum pain above only one tooth...Advice please?

Is there a bump?: If you are having pain above a tooth, it is possible that you may be developing an abscess, which happens at the end of the root, underneath the gums. If there is a bump above (or below on a lower) the tooth, this may be a gum boil, where infection collects without anywhere to go. Have a dentist evaluate this asap to avoid a true dental emergency with swelling and severe pain. ...Read more

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What can cause tooth/gum video?

What can cause tooth/gum video?

Video ?: Please elaborate... I've never heard of tooth or gum video... ...Read more

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Gum has receded on one tooth. Will the tooth fall out?

Gum has receded on one tooth. Will the tooth fall out?

It could: If the gum receded, so did the bone underneath. That means there is less support. Have the tooth evaluated to determine the cause and treated if necessary. This will be done by a dentist in your area. ...Read more

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My gum swelled up around my tooth, what can cause this?

My gum swelled up around my tooth, what can cause this?

Abscess: Can't tell if it's endodontic or periodontic, over the internet. But a local dentist who will examine you and take a radiograph will tell you exactly what your problem is and how to treat it. ...Read more

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Why is there a hole at my gum and the bottom of my tooth?

Why is there a hole at my gum and the bottom of my tooth?

Cavity ?: That's what it sounds like. Why not have a local dentist take a look? That's the only way you will know for sure. ...Read more

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I have a hole in my tooth - does gum help relieve the pain?

I have a hole in my tooth - does gum help relieve the pain?

Doubtful: Be seen by a dentist to have it taken care of before it becomes a major emergency. ...Read more

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How long should the gum close after a tooth gets pulled out?

Varies: This depends on the tooth, how big the root was, and how traumatic the extraction was, if it was a surgical extraction or not, and individual health.It will take time for the bone to fill in the space so you will notice the hole there for several weeks. The hole will be covered by gum tissue. Follow the instruction give when you had the extraction and you should heal as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is the root of my tooth coming through the gum?

Can you tell me is the root of my tooth coming through the gum?

Sorry, not possible: The computers used on this website do not allow for visualization of your mouth. You may have a root, you may have a bony protuberance, you may have a lesion... Impossible to guess at these types of things. Call a local dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Looks like gum is being eaten away above my tooth. What is this disease?

Looks like gum is being eaten away above my tooth. What is this disease?

Gum loss: This requires a personal one on one clinical exam to determine, along with some x-rays. We can't diagnose patients over the internet with minimal information and no x-rays\photos. It might be as simple as gum recession or something more serious and complex. Set up an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a tooth to fall out if the gum is ripped in the front?

Is it possible for a tooth to fall out if the gum is ripped in the front?

Yes: A "ripped" gum is very rare and usually caused by trauma. What is more usual is the recession of the gum down the root of the tooth. This can look like a severe drop in the gum exposing the root. The exposed root has no bone covering it and the tooth may have significant bone loss. That is what may make the tooth fall out. ...Read more

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