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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
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
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
Doubtful: Be seen by a dentist to have it taken care of before it becomes a major emergency. ...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 more
Operculum ?: That is the name we give to this excess soft tissue. It can be cut away by your dentist or an oral surgeon. It is is a wisdom tooth, it can also be extracted. ...Read more
Not recommended: To be on the safe side and avoid any potential complication that could easily arise, you should always go to the dentist if you have a toothache or a broken tooth for extraction. Hope it helps. ...Read more
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 more
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 ?
Please don't try to: Extract your own tooth or remove your own gum tissue. This is fraught with danger. Would encourage you to seek dental evaluation where appropriate treatment approach can be determined? Is this your wisdom tooth? ...Read more
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?
I've spotted a hole on my top centre tooth, right at the front. It's probably 2 or 3mm high and about half the tooth long near the gum. Any advice?
Had my tooth out last week, how long does it take to heal, i got something stuck in the hole and got it out it was like white jelly was it the gum?
3 days: For a healthy patient, 3 days is when we can determined if there would be infection and/or dry socket. That is when neovascular genesis begin as the clot is stabilized and there is void of infection. Soft tissue proliferates at the margin and migrate down the extraction socket to cover the hole at the rate approx. 1mm per day. The white jelly is the dead skin that should be wipe off daily. ...Read more
I have a problem with my tooth. My gum has seemed to detach from around my tooth. It is almost coming up to cover my tooth. And the pain is horrible, I can't even eat.
Gingival Growth: You should immediately call a periodontist to have not only that tooth but your entire mouth evaluated. Since the pain is horrible you cannot wait. The problem may be localized or it may be present throughout your entire mouth. ...Read more
My front tooth is rotting. Now, little bits have started to chip and half of the tooth has turned brown down to the gum with a sharp edge in the middle front of the tooth. What should I do?
Time for a checkup!: From what you describe, your tooth has been decaying for some time now. You are probably way overdue for a dental checkup. See a dentist for a complete and thorough exam, along with whatever x-rays are appropriate and get all your dental work done. Waiting just results in more pain, aggravation, less teeth and more cost. ...Read more
Infection danger: Most infections in the mouth cause local damage and can lead to loss of teeth, bone and gums. They can also spread to other parts of the body. I personally know of one boy who is mentally handicapped from infected baby tooth and another who died from tooth infection. These are serious matters not to be taken lightly. Death is rare but is it worth taking the chance? ...Read more
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
Clean, clean, clean: Cleaning is the first and always effective treatment for any pain. Keep the tooth and gum clean by brushing with soft bristle brush parallel to the gum surface. Bleeding of the gum, if exist, should alleviate or stop. Then consult with your dentist for treatment of underlying causes. ...Read more
Living..: Living causes plaque (not plague) to form on teeth and in you mouth. It comes from food, air water, saliva and just about anything. It forms immediately after you've brush your teeth. It is a way of life, but the main thing you don't want the stuff to be on your teeth for a long period of time. Basically...Brush and floss regularly and even if you have a little plaque..No big deal. ...Read more
Requires a consult: The question is a simple one but the answer is complex and beyond the scope and word limitation of this forum. There are many things that can be done to correct teeth that appear short or are not symmetric or harmonious with the adjacent teeth. You need to have your general dentist or prosthodontist examine you and discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Clove oil: Clove oil can be an effective oral anesthetic. In studies, it has performed just as well as topical Benzocaine (anbesol and oragel). It's safe when used correctly in small amounts, but can cause liver and respiratory problems when ingested in large quantities. It's found in health food stores. To use it, apply a very small amount to a cotton swab and apply gently to the affected area. ...Read more
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