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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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Had root canai 25 years ago there is whole above tooth some pain i think i have gum disease what to do thank you?

Had root canai 25 years ago    there is whole above tooth some pain i think i have gum disease  what to do    thank you?

See dentist: You should call your dentist or call a dentist to have a thorough examination, including radiographs to determine what is exactly going on in your mouth, as related to the tooth with the root canal and the possibility of periodontal disease. Please don't wait. The longer you wait, the worse it can become. ...Read more

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Tiny white pin sized dot on kids gum high above bad tooth. Pulpotomy apt Wednesday. No pain or fever. Ok to wait til appointment day? No sooner apts

Tiny white pin sized dot on kids gum high above bad tooth. Pulpotomy apt Wednesday. No pain or fever. Ok to wait til appointment day? No sooner apts

Pin sized dot: The "white pin sized dot" you're describing is most likely what's known as a fistula or sinus tract. It's a drainage point between the source of the infected tooth and the oral cavity. This is the body's way of helping to reduce the pressure that might otherwise buildup, causing more pain. You should be ok until your scheduled appointment, but seek care sooner should it become more symptomatic. ...Read more

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I have decaying tooth and now i feel an abscess very high on my gum above that tooth. Im in pain. Dentist appt in October. Any advice for home care un?

I have decaying tooth and now i feel an abscess very high on my gum above that tooth. Im in pain. Dentist appt in October. Any advice for home care un?

Do NOT Wait!!: An abscessed tooth can cause a bacterial buildup that can travel to the brain. This is a situation that should be attended to immediately, not something you should wait for an October appointment for. If your current dentist won't see you until October, you need to find one who will or visit an emergency dental clinic in a hospital. ...Read more

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I have a small red spot on my gum above my tooth on the top left side from the middle of my mouth it is about the third tooth over. No pain associated?

I have a small red spot on my gum above my tooth on the top left side from the middle of my mouth it is about the third tooth over. No pain associated?

See Dentist: Sorry, could be many things, most not concerning, but potential to be marker of significant issue. Needs looked at to evaluate properly. ...Read more

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Will the swollen skin tag like gum above AND next to my erupting wisdom tooth go down? No pain, just swelling. Warm water&salt would help swelling?

Will the swollen skin tag like gum above AND next to my erupting wisdom tooth go down? No pain, just swelling. Warm water&salt would help swelling?

Operculum: If the tag of tissue is covering the posterior part of your wisdom tooth, it is probably inflamed due to food/bacterial impaction or trauma from the maxillary tooth hitting it as you bite down. It may shrink away on its own, but in many cases a small excision does the trick. Try to clean it well and see your dentist if the problem continues. Wisdom teeth are often removed due to lack of space. ...Read more

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I have a tooth that broke off right above the gum. How do I pull it out myself?

I have a tooth that broke off right above the gum. How do I pull it out myself?

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

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I noticed a white line going across my tooth, just above my gum. What could it be?

I noticed a white line going across my tooth, just above my gum. What could it be?

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 more

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