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Pain on pressing membrane connecting lower lip and gum, soreness, micro tears due to accidental injury. Pain management techniques?

For the past few days the part between my lower lip and gum (the membrane that connects the two) has been hurting/bothering me. It hasn t been too bad besides a sore feeling. It felt like it was getting better. However this evening when I was brushing my teeth I accidentally pushed down on my lip and it hurt even worse. Is it possible that I m pulling/putting stress on the membrane and making micro tears that is causing the pain or is it something else? and what can I do to alleviate the pain. Thanks.
Asked On : Fri, 13 Jul 2012
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Dentist, Endodontics 's  Response

It seems you had hurt the part accidentally while brushing before also. The pain was caused due to that. Once again you injured the same while brushing. Please apply Hexigel or Oralhelp gel on the affected part of the gums thrice daily. Avoid brushing that particular area at least for two days or brush very cautiously without causing further trauma. The injury should heal in 3-5 days. All the best !
Answered: Sat, 14 Jul 2012
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Dentist, Orthodontics Dr. Atwal Vikram's  Response
you seem to have loose gums due to calculus and plaque deposition and thats why your gums were already sore. the injury you just inflicted was not accidental but waiting to happen as the attachment of marginal gums is not fit. see a dentist and get the oral prophylaxis done. after scaling the gums will be tight around the teeth and no such accident will happen.
in the meanwhile you should avoid hot and spicy food, apply ZYTEE.
hope you will see a dentist soon.
take care
Answered: Sat, 14 Jul 2012
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