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Intense pain in gums and cheeks, difficulty in opening mouth, occasional cheek numbness. Cause and remedy?

So at first I thought it was a toothache , but I ve ruled it out. My gums and cheek are killing me. When ever I open my mouth or look a certain way it feels as if I m stretching skin to the limit. It also has the sensation of getting a needle put into it and one of you making my cheek numb. Do you know what s causing this and how I can fix it? Cause it s really painful and I d like it to stop so I can sleep and, you know, talk.
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
The cheek biting/pain is there if you have some decayed teeth or the wearing of the teeth because of which the teeth has become sharp and are causing the cheek bite. Go to your dentist and get them examined. If there is any decay the teeth will be restored but if they have become sharp then the dentist will just round them off.
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hi and welcome,
Pain in gums and cheek mucosa indicates inflammation of oral mucous membrane. This can be caused due to various reasons like stress related ulceration , deficiency of vitamins , allergy to some food products or allery to medications , improper oarl hygiene , accumulation of plaque and calculus may lead to gum inflammation , bacterial or viral infections of the oral mucosa leading to mucositis or fungal infections like candidiasis.
Exact cause can be ruled out only after clinical examination so i suggest to to consult a dentist and get it confirmed.
Meanwhile you can use antiseptic mouth wash like chlorhexidine or betadine for mouth rinsing , will help in tissue repair and prevent infections.
Multivitamin supplement and vitamin C lozenges twice daily helps reduce inflammmation and fasten healing.
Antioxidants like lycopene 2000mcg helps improving the oral health.
i hope this helps , take care
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
Hi,
Welcome to the forum.
You might be havind night grinding habit.
Night grinding of the teeth is the main cause for the problem which is termed as Bruxism. This leads to pain in the teeth , gums , cheek and leads to bone loss as well . This has to be treated by breaking the habit of grinding your teeth and usage of analgesics will help you get rid of pain as the first line of treatment. You will be given a mouth guard which will help you to protect the teeth and help in breaking the habit. See your dentist as early as possible
I hope this is helpful to you.
Regards.
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi,
Welcome to the forum.
Gum pain could be due to periodontal or gingival pus or due to pyorrhoea . teeth pain could be due to your grinding as it would have reduced them to such a level as to expose the pulp inside the tooth which has caused it to become sensitive.
grinding could be due to stresss levels and you could consider having alprax .25 mg .
consult me again directly through my profile .
I hope this is helpful to you.
Regards.
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
hello & welcome
according to the symptoms you are presenting here most probably you are suffering from stomatitis.
this may lead to ulceration too.
maintain proper oral hygiene.
start up with multivitamin capsules.
along with that use local anaesthetic ointment like mucopain to get relief.
visit your dentist as soon as possible for proper clinical examination.
thanks & take care
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
dear friend,
thanx for sharing your concern,

according to the symptoms you are presenting here most probably you are suffering from any of these.
1. stress related ulceration.

2. deficiency of vitamins.

3. allergy to some food products.

4. allergy to any medications.


5. improper oral hygiene.

6. stomatitis.

Pain in gums and cheek mucosa indicates inflammation of oral mucous membrane.

accumulation of plaque and calculus may lead to gum inflammation , bacterial or viral infections of the oral mucosa leading to mucositis or fungal infections like candidiasis.

Exact cause can be ruled out only after clinical examination so i suggest to to consult a dentist and get it confirmed.

Meanwhile you can use antiseptic mouth wash like chlorhexidine or betadine for mouth rinsing .
Multivitamin supplement and vitamin C lozenges, twice daily helps.
hope this helps.
thanx.


Answered: Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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