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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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I want to know what do I do with the gum behind my last tooth that's loose?

I want to know what do I do with the gum behind my last tooth that's loose?

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

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I almost lost my tooth's gum. What can I do to keep it from receding further?

I almost lost my tooth's gum. What can I do to keep it from receding further?

See a periodontist: Receding gums can be caused by several things. Plaque, poor home care poor bite, etc. A periodontist can evaluate and treat, sometimes even grafting to restore esthetics. ...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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My gum bleeds suddenly around a tooth approximately every 45 minutes. What is the cause?

My gum bleeds suddenly around a tooth approximately every 45 minutes. What is the cause?

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

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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 ?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Normal..: After years of having a crown, probably there is some type of gingivitis around it. Inflammation due to accumulation of bacteria in the are is very common. Sometimes caries develops "under" the crown, causing gum recession and "lifting" of the same. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Have it examined...: ... and restored if necessary. Cannot tell if the defect is a carious lesion or a defect caused by toothbrush abrasion. The sooner you have it restored the better the chances you will not need extensive treatment. ...Read more