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Hole between lip and lower gum, paining. Doctor visit required or it will heal overtime?

hello doctor. Between my lip and lower gum, i have a tiny grey hole in the crevice of the bottom of my gums. I first felt pain on cristmas eve when i was eating food. Since then it still hurts, but is managable. Its gotten a little better since then. After doing some research i cant find anything about tiny grey holes anywhere. should I be worried? will this heal over time or should i see a dentist?
Asked On : Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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Hello there... it seems to me like an ulcer....the ulcer could be due to trauma while brushing or from any food particle or could be because of stress levels within you (called apthous ulcers)...the normal healing time is 5-7 case of pain you can use a topical anesthetic gel such as mucopain or dentogel when ever required , especially before consuming hot foods and beverages.... If it subsides there is no need to visit your case of carious tooth the infection spreads apically and would result in the same clinical picture..that is when you have to consult your doctor...if the pain persists for more than 5 days...consult your dental surgeon for clinical evaluation and management...
Answered: Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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