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Why after having a root canal would the same spot on my gum still hurt? Especially when i lay down?

Why after having a root canal would the same spot on my gum still hurt? Especially when i lay down?

Yes...: It may take some time for healing to occur. If the discomfort continues over time and your are concerned about it please contact your dentist. Your dentist would have the best course of action to take since he/she knows your particular situation. ...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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Why do my gums keep droping down?

Why do my gums keep droping down?

Receding gums: The gum disease, vigorous tooth brushing are most often the causes for gums recession. See your dentist for examination and treatment. ...Read more

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How much time will it take for my gums to go down?

Be more specific: Very hard to interpret what you would like to know.... ...Read more

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I had a deep cleaning a week ago today. Have two areas where the gum is in a ball, puffy, imflamed, when should this go down and if it does not?

I had a deep cleaning a week ago today.
Have two areas where the gum is in a ball, puffy, imflamed, when should this go down and if it does not?

See the dentist. : I suggest you see the dentist asap. Very hard to diagnose on this forum without knowing your oral and medical history. ...Read more

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What can help my gum swelling go down?

What can help my gum swelling go down?

Depends on cause: Is the swelling due to periodontitis or a necrotic nerve in one of your teeth? Antibiotics will treat the symptoms, but definitive dental care will treat the problem. Please call a local dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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Will receding gum after surgery come back down?

That depends: On a number of factors, such as what surgery was performed, the state of recession before the surgery and your own natural healing ability. The dentist performing the surgery can give you an estimate but can't guarantee the success. ...Read more

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Abscess gum, should I wait till swelling goes down?

Abscess gum, should I wait till swelling goes down?

No: Vitis your dentist to eval what is the cause of the swelling before it goes down (if it goes down, sometimes it does not go down without treatment). ...Read more

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Could flossing too hard pushing gums down temporarily?

Could flossing too hard pushing gums down temporarily?

No: Gums are quite resilient and 'bouncy' from pressure. Gums do not stay down with flossing pressure as long as you are using the floss to just floss teeth. However, floss going in between teeth by being snapped in may cause the gums to get cut. ...Read more

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Can you explain what are few things i can do to calm down my gum inflammation?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the gums is usually caused by bacterial deposits near and below the gumline. Food sometimes gets caught, too is this a longstanding problem? If so, the it's best you get evaluated at a local dental office. You may have calculus caught in there, and that's something you cannot clean out. Warm salt water rinses, and gentle brushing and flossing should help but not cure the problem. ...Read more

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I have inflated gums. Is there anything i can do to quickly get the swelling down?

I have inflated gums. Is there anything i can do to quickly get the swelling down?

Visit your dentist: While there could be exotic causes for the condition you describe, the most likely is an abscess. It could be caused by an infected tooth. The infection seeks the path of least resistance, ultimately causing swelling and then drainage of pus. A severe gum infection can present in the same way. In either case, only dentist can judge and treat properly. Tooth might need a root canal. ...Read more

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