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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 ball-like swelling on the gum of a painful tooth?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from tooth problems for the last 6 or 7 years. The first few years I was feeling pain, I visited some dentists near me, and they gave me medicines to relieve pain. After that, my tooth corners started desquamation, and now, after the last few months, a small ball full...  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. It looks like you are having repeated sinus drainage, a localized infection because of that infectious tooth. I would have provided you with a better possible diagnosis and treatment plan if you had uploade...  Read Full »

I have worsening dental pain that has no evident cause. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing on-and-off dental pain for a while now, and it is seriously getting worse each day. It is affecting my front left tooth and bridge and affecting me mentally. I have been to numerous dentists, and they have all said it is fine with X- rays to prove it. What could b...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Sheheryar Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your query, and it seems like your gums are inflamed may be because of improper brushing around your bridge. You can use a soft toothbrush and use dental floss twice daily. Thank you.  Read Full »

Is the recurring pain on my left lower tooth due to a gum infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a reccurring pain in my tooth. It feels like I am chewing something with my gums. The pain lasted for a few days and then went away. A few months later pain arose. I do not know if it is just because of my wisdom tooth which started developing in my mouth or if it is a gum in...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Thampy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. Eruption time for wisdom teeth is 17 to 25 years. As per the picture, there is no space for your wisdom tooth to come out into the oral cavity. It might be in an abnormal position(inclined) inside the bone. During the attempt of eruption...  Read Full »

I have pain near my molar, gums, and ear. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had extreme pain on the left side of my gums and molar tooth for the past one week. I can feel the pain in my ear also. I have taken a Mefenamic acid tablet for pain relief, but no effect. Kindly suggest me a solution.  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I saw the attachment, and I cannot give you a final diagnosis; whether there is caries or any other infection, as it is not clear (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). However, an X-ray will be...  Read Full »

I have pain in the teeth and gums on the right side of the back of my mouth. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,The lower teeth on the righthand side of the back of my mouth are hurting. I have severe pain in the gums also. I am not able to shake it. I am wondering why. Nothing seems to be working to help ease the pain.Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hi, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. You need to visit a nearby dentist to get your teeth cleaned and for a proper checkup. You would have hurt your gums due to food lodgement or brushing. I suggest you follow a few instructions mentioned be...  Read Full »

My gums are swollen with on and off pain. Am I at the risk of losing teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am worried because my gum has been swollen and I was in on and off pain on the left side of my jaw after a filling two weeks ago. Before that two months ago, I had a crown lengthening, and I was supposed to get a crown, but the dentist two weeks ago said it is best to do a filling. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two conditions with your teeth, and it might be only due to overhanging filling or due to a pocket surrounding the affected tooth. In that case, you should go to the periodontist first, he will clean the area and give you a better idea of what is happening ...  Read Full »

My son accidentally injured his lip, causing swollen and red gum. What should be done?

Query: Hi doctor, My toddler accidentally injured his lower lip resulting in an injury on the inner lip, resulting in a mouth sore. In addition, the tooth near the injured area now has swollen, red gum. It also easily bleeds when brushed. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The tooth may have been traumatized and loose due to the fall. It is important not to touch the tooth to allow it to heal on its own. Consult a dentist if he cries in pain. Give only soft food for two days. It may be painful at the injured site. So I suggest giving P...  Read Full »

I have swollen gums and have pain while eating. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have swollen gums and have pain while eating. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the photo that you have shared (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is a gingival swelling or abscess, more like an inflammatory lesion of the gum. It happens due to tooth decay if it is indicated for root canal treatment and the infe...  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 »

My mouth is swollen and I am unable to talk wearing dentures. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had several teeth removed last week and was fitted with dentures. Woke up this morning and mouth was swollen and I could not talk with my dentures in. The mouth is still swollen four hours later. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can remove the dentures for now and use warm salt water gargle twice a day for a few days. Allow it to heal and then start wearing your dentures. You can take anti-inflammatory medication if your doctor has prescribed else take rest and it will heal soon.  Read Full »

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