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Sore Upper Gums
I have a canker sore on upper gum near cheek, and now have a pain at my jawline/neck on the same side. what can i do to treat the pain?
Pain: I am wondering if the pain you are experiencing is because of the pain of the canker sore. If you are not already, try one of the numbing pastes or liquid medicines that you apply directly to the sore several times a day. You can also take ibuprofen (label directions). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very sore upper right gum and bleeding when brushed and now also affecting other gums. Normally very good brushing. Gum disease? If so, treatment?
Hard to say: Periodontal disease needs to be diagnosed with an examination and radiographs, which cannot be accomplished over the internet. If it has been more than six months since your last dental exam and professional cleaning, it's time to make an appointment. Brushing and flossing diligently is not a substitute for professional care. Make the call... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Canker sore on my upper gum line, now there is a yellow blister on my lower gum line. What is it.. ?
Herpes virus: Canker sores and cold sores are often caused by a herpes simplex 1 virus, HSV1. This is a very common virus causing sores around the mouth. If the sores are very frequent talk to your doctor about testing and possible medications to avoid frequent breakouts. This is a similar but different virus from HSV 2 which is genital herpes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have very red sore gums (on the upper gum not next to teeth) and along the back side of my tongue and back roof of my mouth looks red patchy spots.
Can't see: Can't see your problem without doing direct examination. Generally, any bleeding, swelling, or as in your case pain, should be immediately investigated. Please call your Dentist for an appointment. Additionally, if you smoke, quit. If you're a heavy drinker, quit. Both can damage oral tissues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Brush, brush, brush: Sore and itchy means your gum may be inflamed. Brushing with soft bristle brush, clean the area will help with the symptoms. See your dentist to treat the cause and prevent the recurrence of symptoms. ...Read more
Possible causes: With only one side of your gums rough and sore, possible causes may be related to overzealous brushing, habits such as tobacco usage, or trauma from food. Another possible cause could be bony exostosi or excess bone growth which can make the gums irregular in appearance and easily traumatized. An evaluation by your dentist would be recommended for a more definitive answer. ...Read more
My right upper back part of my gums have been itching profusely. I've managed to itch them. I've also noticed a little white sore or bubble. Soar gums?
Possible infection?: It could be an infection, so therefore have it checked out as soon as possible by a dentist. Although it could be something else, and may not even need any treatment, it's better to be safe than sorry. You don't want to take the chance on a much more serious flare-up, especially during the night or the weekend when no dentist is available to help resolve the issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incisive Papilla: It's where the blood vessels and sensory nerves to your plate exit the bone and speed out. If it's sore you're probably biting into it with your bottom front teeth, which means a deep vertical overbite and probably a larger than normal horizontal overbite. Has anyone ever suggested that you see an orthodontic specialist? If not, let me be the first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A big cold-sore like lesion between the crack of my cheek and right upper gums. Painful since this morning. What is causing this?
2 years ago I had a upper molar pulled, 3 months later the gum area was sore and when I push on it, smelly puss comes out around the next tooth.
Unlikely related: There should be no residual infection after 3 months; sounds like the infection is from the remaining tooth and not the extracted tooth. Infection is either a gum or tooth abscess. Why was the previous tooth extracted - if for a periodontal (gum) infection then that is probably what is happening here and you need to be treated by a periodontist to get rid of the infection and save your teeth. ...Read more
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