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What's the best and fastest way to get rid of the pain from a sore gum due to the cap being too high? The dentist filed it down to fix it but it'sstill sore.

What's the best and fastest way to get rid of the pain from a sore gum due to the cap being too high? The dentist filed it down to fix it but it'sstill sore.

OTC pain meds +: Take some advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what you normally take for a headache. You might need another bite adjustment or you may have a problem with the fit, or the nerve of the tooth may be inflamed. Let your dentist know what you are feeling. ...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


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Had crown put on today also had to lazer gum down tooth seems sooooo sore had that tooth root canaled two months ago?

Had crown put on today also had to lazer gum down tooth seems sooooo sore had that tooth root canaled two months ago?

Floss brush then see: If your gum tissue had to be laser'd before your crown was placed, there was probably an overgrowth of inflamed tissue in response to a missing, loose, or improperly contoured temporary. If your keep your new crown perfectly clean by flossing twice daily and with vibratory brushing at the gum tooth interface (no sweeping up down or back forth or in circles) and the issue doesn't resolve see dds. ...Read more

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My bottom front tooth has a swollen gum, and i can feel the soreness like a bruise down my chin. What are some causes? I keep up with my oral hygiene.

My bottom front tooth has a swollen gum, and i can feel the soreness like a bruise down my chin. What are some causes? I keep up with my oral hygiene.

See a dentist ASAP: It is a sign that there is chronic infection and your body is draining it out. Unlike some other types of infection, a chronic dental/gum abscess will not get better on its own. See your dentist for definitive treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth comn in;sore on right gum(swelln goes up/down; bleeds sometimes;gross) little pain under jaw. Mom says normal cuz skin's splitn. Is it???

Wisdom teeth comn in;sore on right gum(swelln goes up/down; bleeds sometimes;gross) little pain under jaw. Mom says normal cuz skin's splitn. Is it???

Not normal: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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Why are my gums sore and pale?

Why are my gums sore and pale?

Pale gums: It may also be a sign of a systemic problem, such as anemia, so you amy be wise to see your physician for some tests as well as your dentist for pain management. ...Read more

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Why are my gums sore after getting a filling?

Why are my gums sore after getting a filling?

Depends: If the cavity extended near-to or below the gums, removing all of the decay and then polishing the filling material can cause temporary irritation to the gums...This should subside within a few days after the filling appointment. If your irritation lasts longer than this, see your dentist to make sure it isn't something else causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Why are my gums so sore and discolored?

Why are my gums so sore and discolored?

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