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Pain In Gum Above Tooth
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thin white line?: A thin white line on tooth just above the gums could be de-mineralization caused by prolonged plague buildup. It could also be calcified deposits that can be scrapped away. A photo / visual exam will be needed to complete the answer to your question. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Periodontitis ?: You could be suffering from a periodontal defect in that area. Have yourself examined by a dentist to determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more
Baby or permanent: If it's a permanent tooth best to see Dentist to find out why it is loose. Is it a fractured tooth a tooth with damaged gums/bone? If a baby tooth best to see Dentist. Is there an underlying permanent tooth to replace it? If not, a restorative replacement is wise. Bottom line, see your Dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dentist: Sorry, but you need to see a dentist in person for exam, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I've been suffering for 2 weeks but the pain has gone away. On my back right tooth is some gum still there what do I do to take it out ?
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
Recently noticed the tooth where I have a crown on, that the gum lifts off the tooth a bit. I've had the crown for years. Why now is it lifting?
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