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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Gums red swollen bleed w waterpik/brush and DONT hurt. Periodontist thinks its sensitivity to acidic food. What is best care for gums when irritated?

Gums red swollen bleed w waterpik/brush and DONT 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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