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Tooth rubbing against the flesh leaving a sore dent. Solution?

Hi, at the top left of my mouth, the tooth at the very back has all of a sudden began rubbing against the flesh above it, as though it has come through odd, it hasn t recently come through but has only just started rubbing, it is leaving a very large and sore dent in the flesh and it s getting unbearable. I am 22 and never had any problems before.
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Due to physical trauma caused by tooth you must had developed a canker sore on the cheek mucosa .

Apply mucopian or dologel oral ointment over the affected area this will relieve the pain .Use saline water gargles 3-4 times a day to give a soothing effect .
Use antiseptic mouthwash like chlorhexidine to prevent infection and promote healing of the wound .
Maintain a good oral hygiene and avoid the site to be infected .

Visit to a Dentist and get the checkup done , look fot any sharp borders causing trauma get it trimmed .

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Mallayya Pujari's  Response
Dear Hayley,

I think you have a truamatic ulcer which has happened mainly because of continuous irritation from the tooth. You can either go for trimming and polishing of that tooth or a crown. Visit your nearby dentist for best advice. In the meantime you can start applying Pansoral gel 3-4 times a day at the affected area. Do not drink or eat anything for 30min.
Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome,

The tooth rubbing against the gums may be due to the buccally positioned molar which comes in contact with the buccal mucosa.
The sharp edges of tooth has to be smoothened and rounded.
An orthodontic appliance can be used to align the teeth as usual.
Meanwhile,apply mucopain gel on the mucosa.
Chronic cheek biting also may be associated in such cases.
Take antibiotics and analgesics to relieve infection underlying.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM,

According to your clinical history and age , i suspect wisdom tooth eruption in you.

Wisdom tooth is the last tooth to erupt in the oral cavity and often its eruption is associated with symptoms like pain and discomfort in eating , difficulty in opening mouth , swelling in the jaws . it usually erupts in the age of 18 to 26 years.

wisdom teeth are often tilted in position and impacted in the bone , gums overlying the tooth is usually undergoes inflammation known as pericoronitis which may lead to swelling , the flesh you can see is nothing but the pericoronal flap over the wisdom tooth that rubs the opposing teeth and makes it sore.

i would suggest you to go for symptomatic treatment at home like gargling with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like chlorhexidine or betadine.

you can have any analgesics to relieve the pain till you consult a dentist and get the tooth extracted surgically.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sonia Nayab's  Response
hi hayley
thanks for mentioning your age too,it is a great help for diagnosing a problem
your wisdom tooth has erupted which might didnt get enough space in arch and causing cheek biting.
consult your dentist so that he can trim your tooth or may extract it depending on the severity of trauma caused by this tooth.
Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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