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Feel tightness in gum & mild swelling after putting new 4 unit dental bridge on upper molar teeth. Is this normal.How tight bridge should be any feedb?

Feel tightness in gum & mild swelling after putting new 4 unit dental bridge on upper molar teeth. Is this normal.How tight bridge should be any feedb?

No: Make sure you are flossing after each meal and make sure you are flossing under the bridge with a floss threader or superfloss. Swelling can occur if you are not flossing or not enough. Have your dentist check the fit and go over home care with you. ...Read more

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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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I feel the new bridge is causing tightness on my gum.Slightly uncomfortable especially when talking.What causes that. Would this go away or gum adjust?

I feel the new bridge is causing tightness on my gum.Slightly uncomfortable especially when talking.What causes that. Would this go away or gum adjust?

See below: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Left sided jaw pain not bad pain just irratating pain level 3 and muscle cramping in jaw with tightness i chew gum all the time. Could this be tmj?

Left sided jaw pain not bad pain just irratating pain level 3 and muscle cramping in jaw with tightness i chew gum all the time. Could this be tmj?

Yes: 2 suggestions: 1) See your Dentist to evaluate your joints. Orthodontic and/or Oral Surgical consultations may be in order, and 2) Rest the joints...stop chewing gum. I know that's tough to do cold turkey, but if you stop chewing and symptoms diminish it's an important diagnostic test. ...Read more

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Allergy to propylene glycol. Used new toothpaste now gums are inflamed, mouth burns itchy throat tightness & sores on gums. Is PEG-8 the same as PG?

Allergy to propylene glycol.  Used new toothpaste now gums are inflamed, mouth burns itchy throat tightness & sores on gums.  Is PEG-8 the same as PG?

Nearly: PEG is propylene glycol. The 8 is the number of ethylene glycol units attached. It is used in a variety of products including toothpaste. If you are allergic to propylene glycol stop using PEG 8 products. ...Read more

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What could be causing a sporadic zapping pain in tooth then after a tight feeling in tooth and gum? This usually happens an hour after eating sweets

What could be causing a sporadic zapping pain in tooth then after a tight feeling in tooth and gum? This usually happens an hour after eating sweets

Zapping pain: This sort of pain needs to be diagnosed by a dentist. The common causes are decay, or a cracked tooth. Sometimes a neuritis can cause this. See a dentist for exam and treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any way I can personally help unswell my gums as funds are tight at the moment I cant afford to see a dentist for atleast a monthor so?

Is there any way I can personally help unswell my gums as funds are tight at the moment I cant afford to see a dentist for atleast a monthor so?

Determine the cause: If the cause of the swelling is bacteria stuck under the gumline where your toothbrush won't reach, then you'll need dental care to scrape and clean those pockets. After that, proper home care such as brushing your teeth and flossing, as well as regular professional cleanings should maintain them. Most offices accept credit cards and offer financing plans. Your Obamacare insurance may have dental. ...Read more

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I have loose teeth due to age and gum disease? How do I make the teeth not loose, but tight again?

I have loose teeth due to age and gum disease?  How do I make the teeth not loose, but tight again?

It's not age: It is gum disease - so aggressively treating the gum disease will help your teeth tighten up. Also, if you clench or grind your teeth during sleep, they can be loosened up - so you may benefit from a proper nightguard. At last resort, the teeth can be tied together by a skilled dentist so they reinforce each other. ...Read more

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I'm scared my tongue feels werid like it's num or some. My gums been feeling like it getting tight.I also take prozac (fluoxetine).What should I do?

I'm scared my tongue feels werid like it's num or some.  My gums been feeling like it getting tight.I also take prozac (fluoxetine).What should I do?

Maybe allergy: You may have an allergy to Prozac (fluoxetine) that could be serious. You should call your doctor immediately, and consider stopping prozac (fluoxetine). However, if you have been on Prozac (fluoxetine) a long time, this is less likely. It could be something else neurologic, rheumatologic or even electrolyte. . If any shortness of breath , or progression of symptoms, you should go to the er. ...Read more

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When i chew gum my throat gets tight and also a little hard to breathe. Why is that?

When i chew gum my throat gets tight and also a little hard to breathe. Why is that?

Need Consultation: You may be having a spasm in your throat or lymph node enlargement. Go see your doctor as this is important to treat. ...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