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Sour food hurts my gums?

Sour food hurts my gums?

It: May be due to a condition called ulcerative gingivitis where your gums have little ulcers or sores that are open and when you get sour foods or acidic foods next to these areas it will sting quite a bit.

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I feel like my tooth that has a cavity is cracked. Sensitive to food, then it hurts and right above the tooth, in the gums. Not insured, so wht to do?

I feel like my tooth that has a cavity is cracked. Sensitive to food, then it hurts and right above the tooth, in the gums. Not insured, so wht to do?

Dentist: You need to see a dentist, with or without insurance. Call you local dental society. They likely have information about dental care at little or no cost.

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I had a tooth extracted and no pain although my gums hurt or are sensitive with the other teeth next to it. To pass food hurts sometimes. Suggestions?

I had a tooth extracted and no pain although my gums hurt or are sensitive with the other teeth next to it. To pass food hurts sometimes. Suggestions?

Wait for healing: What you describe is common and most likely normal, although without actually seeing you, we have no way to determine that. How long ago was the tooth extracted? The adjacent area may be sore and this should subside as the area heals. It would be better for you to call your own dentist and discuss this issue just to be sure.

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3days ago I woke and my gums hurt to chew. Food is going between teeth. I brush and floss regular. Can't eat it is so painful but only when chewing?

3days ago I woke and my gums hurt to chew. Food is going between teeth. I brush and floss regular. Can't eat it is so painful but only when chewing?

See dentist: Go to see dentist to get your mouth/gum checked. I don't know why you take Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) to begin with. Condition like sjogren's disease with dry mouth/lack of saliva will give you at risk to have gingivitis- inflammation of the gum etc. You may have inflammation on the gum despite the fact that you brush and floss regular.

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Gums red swollen bleed w waterpik/brush and DON'T hurt. Periodontist thinks its sensitivity to acidic food. What is best care for gums when irritated?

Gums red swollen bleed w waterpik/brush and DON'T hurt. Periodontist thinks its sensitivity to acidic food. What is best care for gums when irritated?

Red swollen gums: You haven't said how long and how often this has been occurring. If you do not have a periodontal infection, then you may have a medical problem. Possibilities include viral infection, fungal infection, systemic illness. You may want to seek a second dental opinion, and have a thorough medical examination, especially if the bleeding gums is a long-standing condition.

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I have a canker sore on my left molar gum line, but now my molar hurts, when I chew food or move tongue? Is this normal?

I have a canker sore on my left molar gum line, but now my molar hurts, when I chew food or move tongue? Is this normal?

Single Solution: For 2 separate problems. 1. Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. 2. Tooth pain. Regardless, schedule an appointment to see your dentist, because the tooth pain will not go away without treatment. See your dentist.

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My jaws hurt when I chew hard food and gum is it because I have a bad tooth in my mouth why my ear and neck hurt more on that right side please?

My jaws hurt when I chew hard food and gum is it because I have a bad tooth in my mouth why my ear and neck hurt more on that right side please?

Get it checked: If your jaw is hurting on one side it could mean you have a bad tooth referring pain to your jaw and you could have a responding swollen/sore lymph node in your neck. Or if your clenching your jaw at night it could make your jaw hurt. Can involve cheek and neck muscles as well. Have dds check for infection on the affected side and have him check for signs of night clenching/grinding. Good luck.

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Foods that heal gums?

Foods that heal gums?

None!: The best thing to keep your gums healthy is good oral home care and seeing your dentist regularly for a regular exams and periodontal maintenance therapy. More than 600 different species of microorganism inhabit the human mouth. Gum disease is caused by the bacteria in your mouth organized in dental plaque. Except for water anything in your mouth can be used by dental plaque to thrive.

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Why Everytime I chew mint gum & eat after it makes my food taste Wierd & diffrent?

Why Everytime I chew mint gum & eat after it makes my food taste Wierd & diffrent?

Normal: The flavoring of the gum coats your taste buds and has to be overcome by the food you are eating. So you will have a strange taste for awhile.

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Can I eat normally after having my permanent crown in? Hard food, candy, gum. Chewy stuff???

Can I eat normally after having my permanent crown in? Hard food, candy, gum. Chewy stuff???

YES: BUT you are not being "given a license" to eat foods which are LOUSY for your teeth!!! Hope this helps...a "word to the wise"...

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Can yrs of eating extremely spicy/sour foods cause damage to your taste buds? Lately my buds don't detect sourness/spiciness as strongly as other ppl

Can yrs of eating extremely spicy/sour foods cause damage to your taste buds? Lately my buds don't detect sourness/spiciness as strongly as other ppl

Acclimatization: Is more likely, not damage. When people from countries where spices are heavily used move to countries where they are not, they often experience shock when they visit home and are exposed again to spices. Your taste buds "turn over" all the time. So not to worry if one layer is damaged anyway.

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Can any foods reverse gum disease?

Can any foods reverse gum disease?

Unfortunately, no: The good news is you can reverse or even prevent it by simply brushing, flossing your teeth and see a dentist on a regular basis. Good luck.

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What are some food could give you bumps in your gums?

What are some food could give you bumps in your gums?

See dentist: The foods will not give bumps on gums. It could be abscess on the hums which could result if have deep cavity and it caused infection. Sometimes if you have cavity the food would get stuck in there si see dentist to find the cause and get it treated.

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How good is chewing sugarless gum while I'm having food cravings?

How good is chewing sugarless gum while I'm having food cravings?

Not useful: Food cravings in a person with healthy taste buds should be respected and satiated with small servings. Your body is telling you what nourishment it requires. Trouble is, most americans have taste buds tricked by food artificial flavorings so they can't be trusted. The middle of the grocery store with its additives in each package must be avoided to recover the taste buds to normal behavior.

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Does eating fermented foods such as soy sauce, kimchi, yogurt cause gum recession?

Does eating fermented foods such as soy sauce, kimchi, yogurt cause gum recession?

Gum recession: Gums recede for a number of reasons: age (40 and up), vigorous tooth brushing with a hard toothbrush, poor oral hygiene, tobacco chewing and gum disease. The food that you mentioned do not cause gum recession. There is a treatment for this condition. Rec.: see your dentist or periodontist for consultation and x-rays.

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Is there anything food or drinks you shouldn't have when you have a gum inflammation?

Gingivitis: Avoiding foods and drinks that can further irritate the gums is a wise choice. Foods that are acidic or sharp, alcohol, and popcorn are some examples.

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A last week I was eating some food. The next day my gums were swollen on my bottom right side in the very back. I though it would go away but it been?

A last week I was eating some food. The next day my gums were swollen on my bottom right side in the very back. I though it would go away but it been?

Swollen gums: You will need to see a dentist to determine the cause of your swollen gums. It could be food stuck in-between the teeth, under the gums, a gum or tooth infection or something else.

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