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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"... ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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


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Why do my gums hurt why do they bleed and why does white stuff form on them?

Why do my gums hurt why do they bleed and why does white stuff form on them?

See below: In the early stage of gingivitis, bacteria in plaque build up, causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed during tooth brushing. When gingivitis is left untreated, it can advance to periodontitis. In a person with periodontitis, the inner layer of the gum and bone pull away from the teeth and form pockets. These small spaces between teeth and gums collect debris and can become infect. ...Read more

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I won't smoke, but how long till I know ive avoided dry socket, it I do end up doing it, and also I hate white stuff around my right gum is that normal?

I won't smoke, but how long till I know ive avoided dry socket, it I do end up doing it, and also I hate white stuff around my right gum is that normal?

Good for you: Great reason to quit smoking entirely. Or you can resume smoking in a week or two if you want lung/tongue/throat/larynx/gum/lip/jaw cancer, leathery skin, nicotine stained fingers, stroke, heart attack, and so money other gruesome ways to die. As to "white stuff, " probably OK but ask your Surgeon to take a look. ...Read more

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Dentist said my root canal wouldn't hurt and it did. Will I still feel pain in my gums and stuff?

Dentist said my root canal wouldn't hurt and it did. Will I still feel pain in my gums and stuff?

Minimal pain: Sometimes there is some residual pain while you are healing from the infection. This should happen rather quickly.
If you continue to have a significant amount of pain then you should call you dentist and have this evaluated. ...Read more

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At the side of my upcoming wisdom tooth on my gum, there's a little circular pocket and I saw some white stuff oozing out. What is this?

At the side of my upcoming wisdom tooth on my gum, there's a little circular pocket and I saw some white stuff oozing out. What is this?

Infection?: Could be a minor infection or the breakdown of food and bacteria caught in that pocket. Have your dentist take a look and advise if the tooth needs extraction.... Most do.

Feel better soon.. ...Read more

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Big lump on gum can't get swelling down tried salt water clove and other stuff please help very painful?

Big lump on gum can't get swelling down tried salt water clove and other stuff please help very painful?

Infection: You probably have an infection. It will not go away until you either have the infection drained or go on antibiotics or both. If it is a tooth infection it will need either a root canal or extraction. ...Read more

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My soft palate is itchy, came after I ate a lot of chewing gums. And now its got red spots. Exacerbated by sweet stuff. Came 6-7 months ago?

My soft palate is itchy, came after I ate a lot of chewing gums. And now its got red spots. Exacerbated by sweet stuff. Came 6-7 months ago?

See your doctor: Itchy soft palate with red spots that last longer than 2-3 weeks without healing should be checked by a doctor or an oral pathologist. Call for appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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I have swelling of the lower left gum, burning sensation. Hurts when swollowing and can't open jaw fully. Strange taste, also can't taste stuff as well?

I have swelling of the lower left gum, burning sensation. Hurts when swollowing and can't open jaw fully. Strange taste, also can't taste stuff as well?

See your dentist: At this point, I can not tell you what your problem is but I do strongly suggest that you see your dentist as soon as possible. Since you have swelling and difficulty opening your jaw, this should be diagnosed and treated immediately to prevent complications. It may or may not be a dental problem but without seeing you, it can not be diagnosed. ...Read more

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I brush my teeth 2 times a day or like 3, but some of my teeth, the gums are red and it hurts. And dark stuff in my teeth? What's wrong?

I brush my teeth 2 times a day or like 3, but some of my teeth, the gums are red and it hurts. And dark stuff in my teeth? What's wrong?

Dental Care?: How often do you visit a dentist? Do you have a professional cleaning every 6 months at a minimum? Once calculus forms, you can brush your teeth ten times a day and they will never really be clean. Sounds like you have gingivitis. Please get an examination from a local dentist. ...Read more

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I had to stop brushing, flossing, and it hurts to eat. My gums are peeling, bleeding a lot, and some white stuff sloughs off. Anyone know why?

I had to stop brushing, flossing, and it hurts to eat. My gums are peeling, bleeding a lot, and some white stuff sloughs off. Anyone know why?

Gum disease: May be one of many types of oral infections. May also be allergy, reaction to medication, manifestation of systemic disease, or simple neglect. You need to be examined to be diagnosed. Please call your Dentist now. ...Read more

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My soft palate is itchy, came after I ate lots of chewing gums. And now its got red/yellow spots. Exacerbated by sweet stuff. Came 6-7 months ago help?

My soft palate is itchy, came after I ate lots of chewing gums. And now its got red/yellow spots. Exacerbated by sweet stuff. Came 6-7 months ago help?

See a Pro: May be Thrush, allergy, lichen plants, neoplasm, etc. Red and r white lesions should always be evaluated immediately. Please call your Dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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I'm wearing braces and there are some yellowish stuff stuck where my teeth and gum meet. I can't brush them away. Help!

I'm wearing braces and there are some yellowish stuff stuck where my teeth and gum meet. I can't brush them away. Help!

ProfessionalCleaning: Braces or other orthodontic hardware trap food very easily, which contributes to plaque formation. Professional teeth cleaning, prophylaxis and oral exams are very important while you are wearing braces. ...Read more

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My mother face across the bridge of her face she poked a whole in here upper gum stuff oozed out the dentist said sick I can't help, what was this?

My mother face across the bridge of her face she poked a whole in here upper gum stuff oozed out the dentist said sick I can't help, what was this?

Your question: Sorry, but at least to me, your question lacks enough information along with being somewhat confusing and therefore I can't give you a reasonable answer. You can try restating it on another post. ...Read more

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I've had bleeding gums for 1 or 2 months now. Seems to be white stuff at the bottom of my teeth arou d gums and teeth. And wake up with blood in mouth?

I've had bleeding gums for 1 or 2 months now. Seems to be white stuff at the bottom of my teeth arou d gums and teeth. And wake up with blood in mouth?

Perio disease: Depending on your age and whether / not you have fever and malaise, it may be one of 2 things. Generalized periodontal disease or anug. Anug is very painful, smells bad, and you lose the gum tissue point between your teeth, among other symptoms. Periodontal disease may also have bleeding gums and accumulations along the base of the teeth. See your periodontist fot evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have white stuff on the back part of my gum line my dentist thinks it might be cancer what else could it be. I went to the dentist to get the rest of my teeth taken out and my dentist noticed a white spot on the back of my gum he wants me to go get it c

I have white stuff on the back part of my gum line my dentist thinks it might be cancer what else could it be. I went to the dentist to get the rest of my teeth taken out and my dentist noticed a white spot on the back of my gum he wants me to go get it c

To: To definitely diagnosis a suspicious lesion you will need to have a biopsy. It is impossible to tell by looking at tissue whether it is cancerous, you need a specialist to evaluate the tissue by checking it microscopically. Seek the care of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who can evaluate the tissue and determine whether it needs to be biopsied. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old had a blister like sore on her gums beneath the teeth on the bottom and had been congested and stuff lately. What could this be?

My 4 yr old had a blister like sore on her gums beneath the teeth on the bottom and had been congested and stuff lately. What could this be?

Oral blister: It could be an apthous ulcer or fever blisters
Or if she had many of them, it could be part of the Hand Foot & mouth syndrome ...Read more

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Is it normal to spit red stuff in the morning when brushing teeth (dont know if its blood)? This barely happens. This someone has gum disease too.

Spit red stuff: No it is not normal to spit red stuff. You mentioned that this person has gum disease. The good news is that gum disease can be treated and we can save your teeth- See a dentist or gum specialist ASAP. That same bacteria that causes the red stuff can also cause heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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I had a lower wisdom tooth removed for first time. Is it normal for jaw ache and some grey stuff came out it didn't smell nice also I have hole in gum?

I had a lower wisdom tooth removed for first time. Is it normal for jaw ache and some grey stuff came out it didn't smell nice also I have hole in gum?

Dry socket: Dry socket occurs when the blood clot that formed in the extraction site breaks down leaving bone in the socket exposed to the oral elements including food. Treatment includes irrigation of the socket then packing the site with iodoform guaze and a surgical paste. It will take longer than usual for the site to heal as wall ...Read more

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Having white stuff on my tonsils, gums swollen, painful throat and rash, help!?

Having white stuff on my tonsils, gums swollen, painful throat and rash, help!?

Hard to tell: Without seeing you it is hard to tell what is going on. I would suggest seeing a dentist with experience in diagnosing oral pathology.. ...Read more

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Can a piece of gum stay in your body forever?

Can a piece of gum stay in your body forever?

No: It will pass right through you as would any food. ...Read more

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I have a gum picking problem. Do you have any advice?

I have a gum picking problem. Do you have any advice?

Possible: Not sure of what you already tried and you should ofcourse see your docs before you take antyhing but...If not already in therapy with behavioral modification techniques you should be. Pharmacologic treatments include ssri meds, these treat anxiety and reduce picking, n--acetyl cysteine, topiramate, Clonidine all have been used as well. Talk to your drs about the risk, benefits and altrenatives. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the cause of gum discoloration?

I want to know what's the cause of gum discoloration?

Different courses: If your gums are very pale you could be anemic. If you have a feeling in your tooth sometimes that can leak into your gum and cause a discoloration that is known as amalgam tattoo. ...Read more

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Foods that heal gums?

Foods that heal gums?

No foods "heal" gums: Looking for something other than simply flossing daily and to a lesser degree proper toothing to heal your gums and keep them healthy... Don't waste your time! Short of the mechanical cleaning functions of chewing/eating food and the plaque diluting function of saliva, foods do not heal gums! ...Read more

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How to get gum sores?

How to get gum sores?

Different ways: There are different kinds of gum sores. Some result from a viral infection, "cold sores", which can cause blisters. When these blisters burst, they often leave a shallow ulcer. Other open sores are from bacterial infections, trauma or an autoimmune reaction. Sores can sometimes be contagious so don't touch the sore with your finger. ...Read more

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What is gum recession?

Receding Gums: Is the exposure in the roots of the teeth caused by a loss of gingival tissue. See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my gum bleed?

Why does my gum bleed?

CauseYou don't floss: If you don't floss daily (never skipping days) your gums will continue to bleed. That is because plaque will build up and your gums will have an almost immediate inflammatory bleeding response to its "foreign" nature. Toothbrushing for good oral hygiene is a total myth! If it really worked, there would be no tooth decay or gum disease! ...Read more

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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