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Suggest remedy for pain in the gums

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: Hi please could you tell me why the skin bit on the front between my 2 top teeth hurts when I press
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (46 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Infection,trauma,dental work as possible causes....

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concern.

1. Have you noted any bump on that particular part of skin?

2. In case of previous gum infection, the skin might remain a bit sensitive for a few more days until full recover.

3. If you have a recent history of face trauma or dental work, it is normal to have a pain when press at respective area.

I advise to:
- apply a good oral hygiene
- avoid biting hard foods
- be careful when chewing up foods
- take medications (antibiotics if any) as prescribed by your doctor;
- regular follow ups with your dentist

Take care!
Dr.Albana
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (7 hours later)
It's the hard bit that looks like it got veins in it looks abit swollen, I brush my teeth twice a day I went to the dentist fri and she said the hygenist will help with that but I can't see her until another 2 weeks I'm sooo scared I'm gonna lose my / teeth
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing worrisome...

Detailed Answer:
Hi back,

As per your description, it seems to be inflammed gingiva. As long as there is no severe infection, abscess or fistula, there is nothing to worry about losing your teeth. Avoid foods/drinks that would irritate gingiva.

Viral infection can also cause swollen gingiva. Keep a good oral hygiene.


Hope it was of help!
Dr.Albana
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (2 hours later)
Hi I went to my dentist last week and I told her and she said the hygenist will help with that however I can't get in for 2 weeks, I use mouth wash twice a day, it only is sore on that hard skin at the front and no where else on my gums, however the part that is attached from front when I touch with my tongue feels like my teeth are going to fall out I'm soo scared my teeth are going to fall out
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It won't fall off, it's just inflamed

Detailed Answer:
Hi back,

Thank you for following up.

Although you feel your teeth like falling off, it is because it is swollen and inflamed. It will not fall off. Just avoid biting hard foods.

It will subside in few days.

All the best!
Dr.Albana
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (9 minutes later)
Hi I've had it for 2 weeks now I keep rubbing a gel toothpaste on my gum
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
X-ray advised;antibiotics&anti-inflammatory medications to take...

Detailed Answer:
Hi back my dear,

Can you send a picture of the swollen and painful teeth?

In such cases, oral antibiotics can help together with anti-inflammatory medications apart oral hygiene and local care.

Discuss it further with your dentist or physician about these options.

X-ray of the teeth can be done to determine at what extent damages have occurred to teeth root and if there is risk to lose it?

Take care!
Dr.Albana
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (1 hour later)
Hi do you have a email address I can send to as it won't let me over here, I saw my dentist 2 days ago and all she said was my gums are bit unhealthy, and the hygienist would help with that but my teeth won't fall out but I can't get in to see the hygenist for 2 weeks but I'm so scared there going to fall out I can't sleep
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
can send at following email address

Detailed Answer:
Hi back,

Can send at
YYYY@YYYY

with subject line : " Attn to Dr.Albana Sejdini "

Do not worry, if dentist said your teeth won't fall off in 2 weeks time, they won't.

Just follow the advice as given earlier.

Looking forward to have the photo in.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (4 hours later)
I've sent the photo
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Thank you

Detailed Answer:
Hi back,

Thank you for providing the requested photo .

I have noted the swollen gingiva. It is really inflamed. I still think you need to take oral antibiotics and to avoid chewing up hard foods and apply gum soothing gel locally.

However, I still think you will not lose your teeth although such irritation.

Take care!
Dr.Albana
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (17 minutes later)
So do you think my teeth 100% wont fall out, i dobt see the hygenist till 2 weeks what treatment will have to cure
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hi back,

Detailed Answer:
Yes, it won't fall unless you put a lot of pressure on it.

can wait for few more days until see hygienist. Or, you can consult another dentist for immediate treatment as advised earlier.

Take care!
Dr.Albana
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (6 minutes later)
The teeth dont feel wobbly at all what treatment will i get from hygenist ive rang round and the others are even longer mines next week
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
local and oral medications

Detailed Answer:
Hi back,

After re - evaluation, a xray might be advised.

Local and oral anti inflammatory medications. Other specific medications will be prescibed after physical examination or after reviewing xray result.

Take care!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (9 hours later)
So what will happen on my first visit to hygiene appointment as i can see all tartar at the bottom
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Following...

Detailed Answer:
Hi back,

The hygienist will:
- run a thorough examination of your gums
- if tartar is present, the hygienist will evaluate at what extent it has caused damages to your teeth
- depending on what he/she will find, a more specific management will be advised. If plaques and tartars are present will try to remove them and clean your teeth.

Hope it helped!
Dr.Albana


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (40 minutes later)
My top front tooth seems wobbly im so scared im going to lose it
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (16 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You will not gong to lose your front tooth although it seems wobbly...

Detailed Answer:
Hi back,

You won't lose it. It seems wobbly because the gums there are inflammed.

Do not use hard/hot foods. Instead, cold foods/drinks and cool gum's gel can help.

Take care!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest remedy for pain in the gums

Brief Answer: Infection,trauma,dental work as possible causes.... Detailed Answer: Hi, I understand your concern. 1. Have you noted any bump on that particular part of skin? 2. In case of previous gum infection, the skin might remain a bit sensitive for a few more days until full recover. 3. If you have a recent history of face trauma or dental work, it is normal to have a pain when press at respective area. I advise to: - apply a good oral hygiene - avoid biting hard foods - be careful when chewing up foods - take medications (antibiotics if any) as prescribed by your doctor; - regular follow ups with your dentist Take care! Dr.Albana