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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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Pain in upper teeth swollen gums swollen roof of mouth low grade fever. On clindmaycin cabt go to dentist right now or er?

Pain in upper teeth swollen gums swollen roof of mouth low grade fever. On clindmaycin cabt go to dentist right now or er?

Why are you waiting?: Why can't you go to the dentist right now? Are you self medicating? Antibiotics only prolong the inevitable... A dental visit. Figure out a way to get an appointment asap. ...Read more

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I have a painful white spot on my upper gum now I do remember hitting that same spot with a marker but i really scared its oral cancer please help?

I have a painful white spot on my upper gum now I do remember hitting that same spot with a marker but i really scared its oral cancer please help?

Painful white spot: Many oral cancers do not always manifest with pain, however, any kind of lesion that persists, changes size, color, texture orshape should be evaluated by an oral surgeon. Although we can ascertain a possible diagnosis from clinical impression, the only definitive way to tell what something is is to biopsy it and then proceed with appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do? My gums on the top right side of my mouth in one spot is swollen and bright red and painful. What can I do for the pain

What should I do? My gums on the top right side of my mouth in one spot is swollen and bright red and painful.  What can I do for the pain

See dentist: There are many potential causes of this so i recommend seeing a dentist. If it is a gum or tooth abscess, you need treatment. There are may other potential problem, so you need a diagnosis to treat this unless it is something simple like 'you stabbed yourself with a fork' or 'burned yourself on hot pizza'. ...Read more

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I have swollen gum on the side of my mouth it is huge and very painful. How do I stop the swelling and pain?

I have swollen gum on the side of my mouth it is huge and very painful. How do I stop the swelling and pain?

See a dentist: The swelling appears to be caused by an infection, from either the gum or a tooth. A dentist in your area can assess the situation to determine what treatment you need and prescribe the proper medication. In the meantime take otc pain meds. ...Read more

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White painful sore on the inside of my upper lip. It's near the gum but on the lip and painful. Is this a canker sore? Ulcer? What caused it? Cures?

White painful sore on the inside of my upper lip. It's near the gum but on the lip and painful. Is this a canker sore? Ulcer? What caused it? Cures?

Mouth sore: It sounds like an aphthous ulcer. The exact cause is not certain but can be related to stress or sickness. The treatment is to address the symptoms. The duration usually limits to approximately two weeks. For cases of frequent occurances supplements have been suggested. Consult with you dentist to determine exact diagnosis and they can provide meds and even laser treatment to speed up healing. ...Read more

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I have a painful sore on my gums where my teeth end and I have a painful lump under my jaw on the right side. What do I do?

I have a painful sore on my gums where my teeth end and I have a painful lump under my jaw on the right side. What do I do?

See a dentist: From what you are describing, it seems like its canker sore but in a severe form. The lump underneath your jaw could be swollen lymph node. Cannot say anything for sure but you need to see a dentist or even a physician to see if you have a viral infection ...Read more

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I have a light coloured lump about half the size of a pea on the gum below one of my back teeth. It has been there for a while. It isn't painful.

I have a light coloured lump about half the size of a pea on the gum below one of my back teeth.  It has been there for a while. It isn't painful.

Lumps: The absence of pain does not always indicate the absence of a problem. Many chronic infections lie dormant until one day....Kaboom: severe pain and swelling. That is not not say that that's what you have. See a dentist to evaluate what you see and feel (and what you cannot see and feel). ...Read more

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