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Sore Upper Gums
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 more
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?
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 more
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 more
Infection: It is not easy to say exactly without examining your gums and measuring the pockets around your teeth. It sounds that you may be suffering from a severe case of periodontal disease (gum & bone)due to heavy deposits under the gums or you may be having some kind of a different infection. This can not be diagnosed or treated over the Internet. You must see a dentist of a gum specialist. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Bonjela is a group of topical anesthetics (not available in us) for mild soft tissue irritation from things like braces, ill fitting dentures, canker sores, etc. The prudent thing to do would be to consult with your dentist to determine the cause of your soreness, and your dentist can then tell you whether a topical anesthetic is the correct solution for your problem. ...Read more
Gingivitis: You may have gingivitis. This is an infection of the gums which causes swelling and bleeding gums. A dentist visit can confirm whether it is gingivitis or a more serious infection called periodontitis, an infection of the bone surrounding the teeth. When brushing, make sure to massage your gums even if they bleed and floss every day to remove the bacteria causing this infection. ...Read more
Infection: When your body cannot contain a bacterial invasion of body tissue, an infection occur. An infection gives rised to tissue vasodilation and neovascular genesis (produce new blood vessel and capillary) to mobilized the cell of immunity to combat infection. When this occur, gum tissue is gorged with all these cells and pressing on the nerve causing sore or sensitive. ...Read more
Family dentist: There are many things it could be- the most common being an apthous ulcer (canker sore)..... Could also be an abcess from tooth or gum..... You should visit your dentist for an examination. ...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
Sore bleeding gums:
Sore bleeding gums usually indicates periodontal (gum) disease. If it is not advanced, a dental cleaning and proper and thorough brushing and flossing will allow the gums to heal.
A dental examination and x-rays will diagnose whether the problem is a gum infection, or whether there is another cause. ...Read more
See your Dentist: Sore gums are definitely an indication that a problem exists. It may be as simple as needing a cleaning from your dentist to a more serious medical condition. I strongly suggest making an appointment with your general dentist to have it further evaluated. ...Read more
Probably gingivitis: But visit your dentist to confirm the problem. ...Read more
More info needed: There is so many possible answer to this question, they are: 1)gingivitis (gum inflammation), 2) occlusion (an underbite patient), 3) trauma due to brushing with hard/medium tooth brush, 4) dry mouth or sjogren syndrome 5) rampant decay in lower front teeth... Schedule an exam with your dentist. More information needed prior to make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Periodontal disease: Sounds like you have periodontal disease, a gram negative anaerobic rod bacterial infection. See a dentist to get checked and treated. ...Read more
Could be fine.: A injury in mouth may take several weeks to completely heal depending how deep or extensive the damage. You can also get secondary infections or reaction like canker sore or viruses. Keep clean, hot salt water rinses, ibuprofen for pain. If gets bigger, more painful, has swelling, see your dentist. You can monitor for two weeks. Good luck. ...Read more
Have sore area on gums where it was poked by a sharp piece of tortilla chip today. Best way to treat/heal? How long to heal?
Hello there my gums a so sore and it effecting up my noice can u tell me want it could be please sill no monthly yet 27 days late?
Could be related: Gums become more sensitive and can become swollen during pregnancy. See your dentist, tell him you may be pregnant. Have a thorough cleaning done and follow his oral hygiene instructions. Do a pregnancy test. If positive (congratulations) call your physician for referral to obgyn. ...Read more
Yes: Menstrual cycles are so different is every woman, but you also need to make sure you are not becoming anemic or developing a nutritional or mineral deficiency when you menstruate. Vitamin or folate (folic acid) or iron deficiency can all cause gingival (gum) pain. See your ob/gyn and possibly consider further work up to ensure no deficiency exists. ...Read more
Definitely, yes: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (the cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Cold sores typically result from a viral infection called herpes simplex virus (HSV) and are also self-limiting. ...Read more
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
It all depends how much you drink and how often?
Your sore gums might be the least of your problems.
Get help. ...Read more
The crown may be too big and not seal the margins (where the tooth meets the crown).
This can allow bacteria under the crown and cause irritation to the gums. Or there can be recurrent decay or bacteria under the gums, that can be caused by not flossing or brushing enough or properly. These are just 2 examples, xrays and exam will be needed. ...Read more