Sensitive tooth near gumline

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1517845 tn?1311557134 but I just accidentally touched my sore tooth and realized that I definitely have wayyyy too much exposed near my gums. Anyone else have this problem? Is there anything I can do for this to make it not hurt? Sensitivity toothpaste I guess? I'm going to the dentist in less than a month.. will they have to do something special for me?
Avatar m tn I had a bottom canine tooth filling near the gumline a month ago and a couple of days after I developed a pea sized lump with a white 'head' on it on my gum below the tooth. It was red and very sore and the gumline right around the tooth became red and sore, and the pain has spread along my gum towards my ear. This the last remaining tooth on that side of my face. Went back to the dentist and he said it was just an ulcer type thing and would clear up.
Avatar n tn I'm currently AD in the USAF and I went to the dental clinic today cause of tenderness I had been having in my molar near the gumline that started first what seemed to be an on and off type deal but has been bothering me consistently for the last 4 days. This morning I messaged the sensitive are and it started bleeding. My dentist pretty much followed the same exact steps.
Avatar m tn I have developed muscle memory to keep my tongue near the gumline to block it whenever I drink/eat something. Breathing in air makes it hurt too. I must also add that I use a tobacco product called snus (pouch of tobacco that goes under the upper-lip), which is known to retract the gums. What is happening here? Have all my bad diet habits forced my gums to retract, exposing the dentin/root/nerves which causes the sensitivity? And what would I do with it? Root canal?
Avatar f tn Before the severe pain, I had a very sensitive tooth. The dentin is exposed near the gumline. But, this is not the same tooth that the dentist says needs to be removed. Though both have exposed dentin. When the pain became severe I took hydrocodone every 4.5 hrs or it hurt terribly over much of the one side of jaw and mostly on the bottom. Today I took only half a pill this morning because I couldn’t stand the pain with eating. Before eating the pain was fairly mild.
Avatar n tn My guess to your situation would be that a dental infection started in your tooth and has spread from the pulp of the tooth into the jaw bone. From the jaw bone, it has broken through the jaw and is now spreading through the soft tissue (muscles, skin, etc) and spreads out to wherever there is space to grow. The antibiotics should be completely finished. Is your doctor bringing you back for further treatment?
Avatar n tn I thought maybe I had gotten a popcorn kernel or something stuck between my gum an tooth and after flossing thought the pain would disperse in a day or two. However, the pain had not dispersed. Upon closer inspection it seems a small ulcer has formed on the gumline directly over where the jawbone ends, on top of the bone ridge in the back, near where my wisdom teeth used to be(they were pulled over 5yrs ago).
Avatar n tn the enamel protects the underlying dentin, which is VERY sensitive. by the gumline, the enamel is very thin, and does not extend under the gumline moe than a millimeter, if that. when you brush too hard, for a time, one of two things (or both) can happen--the tissue recedes, and/or the enamel gets worn away. either way, yo're left with a VERY sensitive area on the tooth. there are products/treatments for this, but you need to see a dentist. I'd try something called "super seal" first.
Avatar f tn A while back I had some bleaching trays made which fit fairly well but the bleach..NiteWhite ACP bleaching kit bleach, would still manage to get diluted with saliva near the gumline, which was the exact place I wanted whitened. I managed to get rid of a lot of the more severe stains, but before I could finish the bleaching process, I needed some crown work and the teeth were too sensitive to continue bleaching until they were capped with permanent crowns.
Avatar f tn My dentist told me I had tooth erosion (enamel loss) but I don't really believe him and my teeth are not sensitive. I don't know how to tell if they are stained, because pictures on the internet of stained and eroded teeth look exactly the same to me. I don't want to start using baking soda or tooth whitening products if I really do have enamel loss, those would just make it worse, right?
Avatar n tn He tapped the crowned tooth and each tooth on either side of the crowned tooth. No pain for me there. He applied cool air around the area. No discomfort. He applied that cool gel to the crowned tooth and to the teeth in the front and back of the crowned tooth to check the nerves. I felt no pain. Of course the crowned tooth felt no sensation because of the root canal that was done on it. He poked around the ridges and gumline and no breaks or leaks were evident.
Avatar n tn It could be the bite or it could need a root canal. Sometimes after a crown is placed, the tooth can be sensitive due to the trauma of drilling the tooth. This could lead to the tooth requiring a root canal. You should have your dentist check the bite, the crown margins and also the vitality and sensitivity of the tooth. She should not have to live in pain so don't wait too long to go.
Avatar n tn Around the 4th day of the trip I started developing some weird infection in my mouth, particularly near the gumline of my back left wisdom tooth. I chose to ignore it and within a couple of days my whole mouth became sore and my gums bled a little. It even got to the point where it hurt to eat. To make matters worse, I started developing body aches and a fever ..... yet I kept working. We didn't get paid unless we worked our hours and I needed the money.
Avatar n tn Were you able to bite on the tooth without pain, or was it sensitive to touch laterally or sensitive to cold? Just wondering. I have a rootcanaled tooth that is old, but is sore, but the endo says it looks great. He will go back in, but I think its just a clenching thing.....????? I wonder what others teeth feel like when they are going through this....
Avatar m tn If you clench or grind, you put pressure on the teeth that causes them to flex near the gumline. Constant flexing will cause the enamel to crack and eventually break off, creating a wedge shaped ledge or gap. The enamel is what insulates your teeth, and losing it will create sensitivity to cold. This can be fixed with surface fillings along the gumline. If your dentist noticed this, he should have explained it and given you the option of treating it.
Avatar f tn The base of the tooth near the gums is more yellow (the dentin area is yellow) as the dentin is more exposed. Over brushing will thin enamel over a very long period of time but it won't remove it completely. You'd have to brush non stop for years. It's like washing a plate. Each time you wash it you can remove fine particles of porcelain but the plate surface is still there.
Avatar n tn He's been great in the past for adjusting the teeth after I've had work done but I really want to let my poor tooth settle for a couple more weeks before I get anyone to go near my mouth again. I've realized it's either the tooth I'm currently having treatment on or possibly the very back molar which has a thick filling over it. For me it's more of an "annoying" feeling at the moment, and not a pain thing.
Avatar m tn My tongue has been swollen for the last two months. (I had a dead tooth that was infected under the gumline and didn't know that this was most likely the cause of all my troubles. Read on) I went to the ER and was told I had Pharyngitis with a submandibular swelling (forgot the exact word used for swelling), I was told to take antibiotics. I went to see my doc, he told me I had THRUSH and gave me NYSTATIN to take, which I did for 3 WEEKS with no help.
Avatar n tn The petroleum byproducts affect the pulp of the tooth, thus causing decay below the gumline where you are not even aware of it. I hope to be finished with the 5 remaining teeth by the end of June. I will report back if all my symptoms are gone after finishing my dentistry but up to this point it has been promising. What a sham that the Dental Association allows toxic composite resin to be on the market. They need to do clinical studies.
Avatar n tn I have been smelling exhaust fumes in my room for the last 2 hours and I've had a headache with a sore throat coming on and I'm very tired. I do smoke, but, have been over-sensitive to smells since my car accident Nov 2005 which caused a bad flare up of my CFS/ME. I'm afraid to sleep cuz I think there is a carbon monoxide in the house I live in.
Avatar f tn I've read previous posts here and have had a previous question answered. I perceive you as being sensitive to us and our needs. Just generally issues with my teeth seem to dump me into a severe suicidal crisis. I understand the emotional content needs to be discussed with a psychotherapist, etc.
Avatar n tn My homeopath was very curious about what part of the country this is appearing in. I'm in upper Westchester County, New York.
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