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 causes constant pain in the gums and teeth for years?

Query: I had braces 7 to 8 years back. Afterwards, I was told to wear plastic retainers nightly, which I did for 5 years. Over the last 3 or so, I've been experiencing nearly constant pain in my teeth and gums, particularly the front bottom row but elsewhere too, and some of my teeth wiggle slightly, they ...  Read Full »


Dr. Akmal Abdelmalek

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hello, I'm sorry for your pain. It seems to me that this has nothing to do with your previous orthodontic treatment which you finished 7 years ago and even discontinued your retainers wear. You may check your wisdom teeth or have a look at your gums by a dental professional. Sometimes things just h...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pain due to swollen gums?

Query: 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 pre-molar and molar teeth, three in a sequence, are infected. They all are causing pain because of the cavity. She had to go for a filling o...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your Dentist , I went through your query and am deeply moved by the current condition of your Mom . She is in too much pain and I know the level of discomfort she is been through. As a Specialist I would like to help her. Since she is a kidney donor so medications...  Read Full »

How to help my husband who has got pain and swelling post deep filling in his molar tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband had a deep filling in his upper second to last molar (left side). About several hours later, he started having discomfort and taking Tylenol and Ibuprofen interchangeably. Now, it has been the second day with severe pain and his cheek is swollen. And the gum over the tooth is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In this condition the tooth should not be filled and instead, root canal should be done. As the filling was near the pulp, pulpal irritation is causing the pain. Take tablet Amoxiclav (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) 625 mg one tablet twice daily for five days, Z...  Read Full »

Why do I have gum pain after having implants?

Query: Hi doctor,Eight days ago, I had four dental implants placed in the lower jaw. Is it normal to have pain on the sides of the gums where I got implants?  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding dental health. The presence of pain for 10 to 15 days¬†after implant is a normal one. It might also be due to some infections like plaque or food lodgement or due to some pathological changes in bone. So, you should consult your nea...  Read Full »

Baby has painful swollen gums. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby daughter is 2 years 5 months old. Weight is 12 kg. Her molar teeth is coming on both left and right side. She is have swollen gum. She is suffering from pain. She always show her finger towards teeth. Also her mouth is also giving very bad smell. Please suggest some medicine ...  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Child Health Specialist, General Practitioner, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly answer the following questions for a better understanding. Is she having fever as well, if yes how severe because it may probably be infected and may need an antibiotic course. This usually happens in children during tooth eruption, you can continue with PCM drop...  Read Full »

I have pain in the gums of molar tooth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing gum pain on a back molar. I am trying to catch it before it becomes an abscess. Please help. I am currently on Levothyroxine.  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry for the pain you are bearing. Though I needed more details and a photograph, what type of pain is it? Is it only around the gums or in the tooth also? If it is only in the gums means there is some periodontal problem maybe some food has got stuck up there. Do y...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain in lower teeth with gum recession and redness in tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in the gums and lower teeth. I also note some redness at the base of the tongue. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Sonali Kinikar

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and also saw the image you had sent. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have pain in the gums and teeth, also redness at the base of the tongue. Causes for the gum pain are: 1. Improper oral hygiene because of which you have gu...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi, I'm 14. I really never cared much about brushing my teeth, and it's been awhile since I haven't brushed them. I woke up one day and it felt like the right side of my gum was hurting, and I went to go brush my teeth, cause I figured maybe it was a tooth growing in or something, and to my surprise...  Read Full »


Dr. Shraddha Suryavanshi

Dentist

Answer: Hi! Greetings for the day! 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 harmonal imbalance which is happening inside ...  Read Full »

Please suggest medication for painful loose gum flap.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a small loose gum flap between my top Incisor teeth. It has been there for a few months now. I thought it would go away in time, but it is still there. When I accidentally bite on it while eating it hurts. The only medication I have taken so far is vitamin C chewable tablets, b...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. The loose gummy flap should be caused by any trauma and in my opinion, it is getting injured every time you bite by the lower front teeth. That could be the reason for not healing. Instead of plain Vitamin C,...  Read Full »

Why is there a pain in gums in the wisdom tooth area?

Query: Hello doctor, My gums near the area where the wisdom tooth should grow started feeling painful, but not much. Whenever I chew near that area, it would hurt. I thought of myself, it is probably because my wisdom tooth is coming out (as there was a sort of bulge where my wisdom tooth should come out)....  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like your wisdom tooth is on the way, but wisdom tooth does not erupt easily. They will take time and phases to erupt, so you will have to face this pain and swelling in some phases, maybe accompanied by fever even. Do salt water gargling. I would suggest t...  Read Full »

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