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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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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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What are the curses of swollen and painful gum?

What are the curses of swollen and painful gum?

Gingivitis: The most common cause of swollen and tender gums is gingivitis. There are other causes but the best thing to do is to see your dentist and get treated. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get painful gums?

How common is it for somebody to get painful gums?

Floss: Sore gums are most commonly from gingivitis but can be a sign of worse periodontal disease. Dentists emphasize daily flossing and regular cleanings in order to prevent these problems. Probably the best thing is to see your dentist. ...Read more

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Painful flap of gum in my lower right area. Affects my eating. What can I do?

Painful flap of gum in my lower right area. Affects my eating. What can I do?

Over wisdom tooth ?: That's called an operculum, and your dentist may perform a minor surgical procedure to remove it, or may recommend extraction of the wisdom tooth. Give your denist a call for a consultation. ...Read more

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Very recently,on certain areas on my gums, white patches have developed. They are very painful, and i am unsure what they are.

Very recently,on certain areas on my gums, white patches have developed. They are very painful, and i am unsure what they are.

We are also unsure: They may be canker sores or a host of other things. You need to be seen in person to determine what they are and what would be the appropriate treatment. Call and schedule an appointment with a dentist. ...Read more

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Hi. Yesterday i noticed that it was hard for me to eat due to a painful feeling on my gums. In the middle of the night i noticed that i was hard for m?

Hi. Yesterday i noticed that it was hard for me to eat due to a painful feeling on my gums. In the middle of the night i noticed that i was hard for m?

See a dentist.: Painful gums can be several things at your age. Partial list: if the painful gum is behind your last tooth on either side, top or bottom jaw, it can be an erupting wisdom tooth. It can be an abcess (infection) of either the gum or the nerve in a tooth. It can be a foreign object caught under the gum, like a popcorn hull. You need to see a dentist for proper examination and diagnosis. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Are gum grafts painful, what to do?

Are gum grafts painful, what to do?

Not during: You will not feel any pain during the procedures itself. Some pain and discomfort is expected with every surgical procedure, some patient can tolerate the post op pain and discomfort better then others, you will be given enough pain killers to help during the healing period, usually the pain is more during the first 48 hours then it tapers, usually Gingival grafts tend to heal very quickly. ...Read more

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What is the cure for lump in my gum?

What is the cure for lump in my gum?

Depends: Without seeing it and running a few tests, difficult to say. Some possibilities, abcess, either tooth or gum, fibroma, (pof, papilloma, peripheral giant cell granuloma) . Lots of possibilities. See you dentist. ...Read more

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My gum has just recently started turning black, is there any home remedies I can use to cure it?

My gum has just recently started turning black, is there any home remedies I can use to cure it?

No: See your Dentist for this. It may simply be hardened calculus (tarter) build-up under the gums that has turned dark and is making the gums appear black. OR, it could be something else, having to do with the gums themselves. Often we see systemic medical problems appear in the mouth. See your Dentist for examination, diagnosis and tx options. Good Luck. ...Read more

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