Gum Pain

Pain in the soft tissue surrounding your teeth is called gum pain. The common causes of gum pain are canker sores, tooth infection, gum infection, injury, hormonal changes, sinusitis, and tooth abscess.

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What is the painful red spot on my gum, despite routine flossing?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a red spot on my gum, and it is painful. I have been keeping a good flossing routine for about a week now. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I saw the attached pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity); it looks like a gingival injury caused by hot food or rough brushing technique. This can be due to the following reasons; 1) Injury due to ho...  Read Full »

My teeth are yellow, which does not go away by brushing. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My teeth are yellow and do not get clean with brushing. They were white before but gradually got yellow. What can be done? Also, I have bleeding and painful gums.  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you visit a dentist and get your teeth cleaned for gum pain and bleeding. For yellow teeth, use baking soda, salt, and lemon juice paste to brush your teeth and then use normal tooth paste. Use this paste twice a week only, and it will give you good whitening...  Read Full »

Does gum pain in wisdom tooth region indicate pericoronitis?

Query: Hi doctor, The gum over my wisdom tooth is not fully covered, and it has been hurting for hours. I think it is slowly ripping as the tooth grows. When I open my mouth, it is hurting so much. I feel difficulty while eating. When will this get cured? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I understand your concern. Generally, when a tooth erupts, the gum over it gives space, and the tooth emerges. But if the tooth is not positioned in a proper direction and ...  Read Full »

My 3.5-year-old daughter has a new tooth erupting behind her molars. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My 3.5 year old daughter, has all 20 teeth. She recently got sick with four days of fever. Then, she suddenly said that her teeth hurt. She does not seem to have intense pain, and is happy and playing. But, when I asked her to point to where it hurt, she pointed on both side at the back o...  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. An extra set of teeth or supernumerary teeth in toddlers is a rare finding, with less than 1% occurrence. And, that too near the molar is very rare. It can be a rare case of deciduous supernumerary teeth or an early eruption of a permanent molar tooth. Although it is t...  Read Full »

Does salt water gargling help in treating traumatic lesions of the gingiva?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having intense pain in my gums behind the bottom left molar. The pain is there since yesterday morning. I think it may have been caused by a scratch-made by the jagged edge of a potato chip. Now the whole area is paining. I am doing salt water gargling. What do I do? Kindly give your ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems to be gingival trauma due to food injury or infection. I suggest you get an OPG (orthopantomogram). Please share a picture for confirmation of the severity of the lesion so that I can suggest the best treatment.  Read Full »

What is gingivitis and how to prevent it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 64 years old with comorbidities. I have swollen gums in the area around my upper left molar. The pain is causing me discomfort, and it is the third day. My gums are painful, and perhaps it is the cause of my headache also. Can you please give me a remedy that does not include going ...  Read Full »


Dr. Charity Gaile Santiago

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are fine despite the pandemic. If your gum is the problem, you can use Orahex mouthwash (Chlorhexidine Gluconate, Sodium Fluoride, and Zinc Chloride). It is an antibiotic mouthwash for swollen gums. You need to use it twice a day for 14 days. There is a measu...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pain due to swollen gums?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is having a lot of trouble because of her swollen gums. Her swollen gums are getting worse. We cannot go to a doctor nearby because of the COVID-19. Her premolar and molar teeth, three in a sequence, are infected. They all are causing the pain because of the cavity. She had to go ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I went through your query, and I am deeply moved by the current condition of your mother. She is in too much pain, and I know the level of discomfort she has been through. As a specialist, I would like to help her.Since she is a kidney donor so medications must be given ...  Read Full »

What causes constant pain in the gums and teeth for years?

Query: Hello doctor,I had braces 7 to 8 years back. Afterward, I was told to wear plastic retainers nightly, which I did for five years. Over the last three or so, I have been experiencing nearly constant pain in my teeth and gums, particularly the front bottom row but elsewhere too, and some of my teeth w...  Read Full »


Dr. Akmal Abdelmalek

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.It seems to me that this has nothing to do with your previous orthodontic treatment, which you finished seven years ago and even discontinued your retainer's wear. You may check your wisdom teeth or have a look at your gums by a dental professional. Sometimes things happ...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to get my wisdom tooth removed?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it a must to remove wisdom tooth? I have attached an image of my tooth. Kindly advise if it is possible not to remove it.  Read Full »


Dr. Paras Angrish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can make out that the position of your wisdom tooth is not vertical that means, it is not coming at the normal position. My concern is, are you getting any pain in gums area? Is there any uneasiness whil...  Read Full »

Why is my tooth or gums bleeding and paining for more than a month?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 14-years-old. I really never cared much about brushing my teeth, and it has been a while since I have not brushed them. I woke up one day, and it felt like the right side of my gum was hurting, and I went to brush my teeth because I figured maybe it was a tooth growing in or somethi...  Read Full »


Dr. Shraddha Suryavanshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you said, you are 14 years old, and at this age, it is very common to have bleeding gums. There could be two reasons as you are getting new teeth and another one you are attaining puberty. When you attain puberty, there will be a hormonal imbalance inside the body, l...  Read Full »

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