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Hole in gums, soreness. History of Mano. What is it?

Hi, I have a small hole in the back of my left bottom molar gums that is really sore. I had it once on both sides, a few months ago after getting over Mano (aka kissing disease, i have no idea if it has relevance or not) and never had is checked out, eventually it went away after extraordinary pain. Now I m afraid it s back. What is it??
Asked On : Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
hello and welcome,

the whole may be due to recession of gums or due to buccal pit carries.
visit your dentist and get your teeth cleaned and restored.

brush your teeth using sensodent toothpaste.if the pain persist even after restoring tooth,root canal treatment has to be done.
maintain good oral hygiene.
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Chris Herman's  Response
What you are describing sounds like you have decay on the side of your tooth. This would not be related to your recent illness of mononucleosis. However, the fact that you were in extreme pain at one point may indicate that the decay has infected the nerve of the tooth. Sometimes the pain will subside once the nerve dies. Which would explain why the pain went away after some time. The only solution if this is the case is to have a root canal done on the tooth and the decay removed. I recommend you see your dentist immediately. Tooth decay is progressive and if you prolong getting this addressed, the tooth at some point may not be restorabe and require extraction.

Hope this helps,
Answered: Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response
Thank you for the query.
Hole in the gum can be because of the recession of the gum exposing the furcation area of the teeth which appears like a hole in the gum .Another possibility may be formation of a buccal pit on the tooth surface which appears like a hole and if it is deep involving the pulp chamber definitly you will end up will excessive pain for which root canal treatment has to be done.
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Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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