http://s565.photobucket.com/user/brea247/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image.jpg.html (Click link for photo) Im...
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http://s565.photobucket.com/user/brea247/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image.jpg.html (Click link for photo) Im 18 and i went through two months where my dental hygeine wasnt ideal.. i sometimes fell asleep without brushing my teeth an didn't floss regularly... I'm back on routine (brushing/flossing twice a day... sometimes at lunch too). However, I think my bottom gums are receding... and im freaking out... It doesn't bleed when i brush or floss, and there isnt any sort of pain... Hopefully,the picture is clear enough to observe. I go to the dentistl every 6months... my last visit was the first week of January.. and my next visit will be in June Is itgum disease? If so mild or severe? Thank youView Thread
I recently got this bump/mass that was located on the inside gums, near my back left teeth. This bump seeming as if it were resting on the gums next to a particular tooth. Had a shooting pain when touched or light pressure was applied. And this tooth would cause pain when chewing.
I went to the dentist the next day, and the dentist took some X-rays. He didn't say much regarding the X-ray. He took a look at the bump, and said asked me questions pertaining to it, he said it was filled with pus and is from an infection. Bacteria has entered deep below, and can be from a tooth that may of cracked or may of decayed a bit.
After he drains it, and gets rid of the excess blood with gauze, he takes a look at it and said the pus was drained. I felt with my tongue and could still feel some pretty mass, but there was no pain, and i felt more of a solid bone instead of a bubble. But this mass was still there and I believe it is due to the current swelling of the gums after the drain.
He prescribes 500mg Amoxcillian and Hydrocodones. Arranges a followup a week after.
So far Day 1 is ending, and I still feel pain from this tooth when chewing, not really any pain from gums.
This tooth has a metal filling on top of it, and i believe these fillings are vulnerable to bacteria over time, or the tooth under the filling has cracked. This tooth seems to move a slight bit as well. when pressed on while chewing.
About 10 days ago, after eating walnuts, I noticed a blister on my tongue which went away in a day, but it...
Posted by An_256842
About 10 days ago, after eating walnuts, I noticed a blister on my tongue which went away in a day, but it has left a small white spot on my tongue. There is no pain, no bump. Does this sound like anything serious?View Thread
I bit my lower lip quite badly (on a beef rib!) almost two months ago, and it won't heal. I know this...
Posted by An_256825
I bit my lower lip quite badly (on a beef rib!) almost two months ago, and it won't heal.
I know this probably wasn't smart, but when I saw that the lump wasn't healing, I poked it with a sterilized needle thinking I could drain it, and nothing came out but blood (and it didn't feel like a blood blister popping, but rather that I was making new damage to the tissue). However, usually after I did this, the swelling seemed to go down a bit.
Then I would, inevitably, bite it again - it's hard not to. Then I'd poke at it again and sometimes yellow, very gelatinous stuff would come out (that didn't smell bad).
So, I'm pretty sure I should see a doctor at this point to get the frickin' thing out (it's driving me crazy) but I live in a very small town with no good health care, and I'd have to drive 1.5 hours to the nearest city. I would like to know if I need to make an appointment with my dentist, or with my PCP - who is more likely to be able to help me on the first visit, so that I can avoid having to make this drive tons of times? Or should I try to get my PCP to immediately make a referral to an ENT?View Thread
I tore the inside of my lower lip and had to go to emergency to have it sown up. The stiches were supposed to...
Posted by An_256736
I tore the inside of my lower lip and had to go to emergency to have it sown up. The stiches were supposed to dissolve naturally but some of them broke off (probably when I was eating). Now the lip healed but I have a little bump that rests on the teeth. It often feels irritated. What kind of specialist should I see to correct this? It appears as if the skin didn't heal normally and there is a bump where there shouldn't be.View Thread
I have oral sex with my husband and a few different times my mouth would react as if I was allergic to...
Posted by An_256690
I have oral sex with my husband and a few different times my mouth would react as if I was allergic to something. I have accused him of cheating and he denies this and truly doesn't give me any other sign or reason to think this. But my mouth says different, almost like a latex allergic reaction, my palate, tongue and parts of my lips swell slightly and sort of itch. I am wondering if he has diabetes and when he sweats if it can give me a reaction when I give him oral sex when he hasn't showered. A few times this penis had a different smell and taste, not sure what to think. Please help me understand what other possibilities could cause this kind of reaction, and him not cheating or the worst case to found out he is.View Thread
I sleep with my mouth open and grind my teeth, biting my cheeks and tongue frequently. I have found an over the count teeth guard that is now helping, but before I did, I bit a piece of the underside of my tongue off. It seems to be taking a while to heal. I still irritate it at night when it hits my lower teeth while I do my grinding. I'm not biting because of the guard. Is this normal or should I see a dentist/doctor?View Thread
So for almost the past two weeks I have had enlarged taste buds, and now I'm starting to get a white coat on my tongue. I had unprotected sex about a month ago and I am terrified that it might an STD. I have been panicking since the incident that I have some sort of STD, and then I got this in my mouth. I have tested for everything with by OBGYN, and so far everything is negative. I have never had unprotected sex before, and it was a one night stand. I am so scared I might have contracted something. I've research online that this could be thrush, which could be HIV. I took an HIV test, 10 days after the incident, and it came back negative. I know that is not conclusive. I also have PCOS and had my blood sugar tested. My insulin levels were elevated. I read that thrush can be because of HIV, and sometime Diabetes, or hormonal imbalances. I have a huge hormonal imbalance, and with the elevated blood sugar levels, I don't know if I have diabetes. I have slight pain on my tongue, which may have gotten worse because I have picked at it. I have bought acidophilus pills to help, and garlic tablets. They don't seem to be working. I showed my Dr. my tongue and she said it could be entirely unrelated to my one-night-stand. Are there any experts out there who know what this is? I have another appointment with my Dr. on Wednesday. I will bring this up with her again. What else could this be? Geographic tongue?View Thread
In the last 90 days I have had large translucent spots appear on my teeth. It has gone from no spots to at least six different teeth during that time period. I have not had any changes in diet, overall health, or medication in that time period. Can the sudden appearance of multiple spots be an indication of some serious health issue that I need to investigate. ThanksView Thread
My 6 year old son just got home from the dentist getting a filling, where he received novacaine. My husband did not tell me that he was given cotton to keep him from biting his lip.. until it was too late. I looked over at him and his lip was bleeding, and I noticed that it looks like he has a chunk missing - yes, a chunk. He is still swollen (novacaine was done 4 hours ago) but I am wondering what I should do to (a) help keep it clean so it can heal and (b) help alleviate pain when the numbness wears off. Please help!View Thread
Last week, I noticed that my lower lip felt odd. Then I started getting pain in my back teeth, top and bottom, on the left side. Next I noticed numbness in my chin and realized that the odd feeling in my lip was also numbness. Everything is on the left side of my face. It comes and goes though it is becoming more constant now. It is not horrible pain but it is uncomfortable. I had several teeth filled and one extraction on the left side about six months ago. I am wondering if this is a nerve issue or if I might be clenching my teeth extremely hard at night. I know I have clenched my teeth hard enough to wake myself before and I have had sore teeth afterword but I don't see how that could cause the other things.
6 months ago I had a molar extracted and the dentist left part of the bone in, "in case I wanted to have an implant in the future." I heard about this too late to question. I still cannot chew on that side and my regular dentist says x-ray shows it is healing very slowly. Is this a normal procedure? And a normal healing time?View Thread
Can a bad tooth make your upper lip & cheek numb/tingle? I do not have any pain or numbness in a tooth or...
Posted by An_256308
Can a bad tooth make your upper lip & cheek numb/tingle? I do not have any pain or numbness in a tooth or gums, but curious if this is possible? I have had a numbness/tingling sensation for a week, now in my right upper lip/cheek.View Thread
I have developed a hard white ball on the side of my tongue. I had a canker sore on the right side of my mouth before this developed on my tongue. The canker sore was on my gums on the right side and the hard white ball developed on the left. Wondering if the is any feed back I can receive as to what this is or what I can do to get rid of it. It does not hurt.View Thread
Hi, was hoping someone could give me some advice. My daughter was born with an extra ureter and an extra...
Posted by An_256242
Hi, was hoping someone could give me some advice. My daughter was born with an extra ureter and an extra chamber in one of her kidneys. She was put on an antibiotic for reflux of urine from the time she was a couple months old until she was almost 3 years old until she had her reconstruction surgery. What i need to know is if the antibiotics she was prescribed could have discolored her permanent teeth. We religiously brush her teeth everyday but there is still a slight yellow tint to her teeth. Could the antibiotics have damaged her tooth enamel? No matter how much we brush them there is still a yellow tint...anyone else experience this? Her baby teeth and her permanent teeth came in this way.View Thread
What is this??? At fist I thought it was HSV-1, but now I do not think so. I had oral sex with a pregnant...
Posted by An_256108
What is this??? At fist I thought it was HSV-1, but now I do not think so. I had oral sex with a pregnant woman and these showed up 2 days later accompanied by a fever. Now its almost 2 weeks later and they are still there. No fever anymore, but I have a sore throat. I am self medicating with Ceftin. My thoughts are thrush or impetigo. Any ideas?View Thread
I'm due for a root canal treatment ten days from now, but I'm beginning to experience pain again in that tooth in the middle of the night, which is aggravated immediately after I wake up. My dentist prescribed me antibiotics about two weeks ago to help with the pain, and for a week it did stop, but as I said the pain is starting to come back. My dentist told me that I shouldn't take anymore antibiotics since I already finished the normal 7-day course, but what can I do to alleviate the pain? It's starting to get really bad right after I wake up. Also, is this pain normal even if I already finished taking antibiotics more than a week ago?View Thread
I'm 19 years old, and I have tooth decay on two of my teeth, however one is more noticeable than the other. [br>[br>Here is a picture of it- http://www.flickr.com/photos/120982632@N04/13301817133/ [br>[br>I am posting this question with a picture after I brushed my teeth and now both teeth seem to have decay, I am far more concerned with the one on the right, but still about the one on the left. Also, there has been very very minor decay on one of my front teeth for years. [br>[br>My question is, what will the dentist have to do to help it? Will he be forced to pull it, or can he cap it? [br>[br>My final question is, how can I treat this from getting worse? [br>I'm currently waiting on the dentist to return my phone call trying to set an appointment, I'm not sure when I will be able to see the dentist but it should only be a couple weeks at most, if I stop drinking soda, and only drink water will this help? I brush twice a day, I do not floss or use mouth rinse so I'm unsure of how this got so severe, that tooth has had minor decay for years but only the past week has it gotten worse. My mother told me that her and my grandmother have some disease that causes their teeth to rot, I'm not sure if this is affecting me or not. [br>[br>However I am very concerned about this. I'm sorry for the lengthy question, but if someone could guide me in the right direction in terms of how to help this and what to expect from the dentist, I would very much appreciate it.View Thread
I had my tonsils removed back in late December (2013) and I feel much better overall but there is still a small amount of swelling that won't go away. When I look in my throat it looks bumpy around where my tonsils used to be, and my neck is puffy. Im active, play hockey/ski so Im outside in the cold dry MN winter air quite often (which Im hoping is the reason the healing seems to be coming on slowly). If anyone has gone through the same things post-tonsellectomy and has some tips to help the throat fully heal please let me now. ThanksView Thread
Last night while eating dinner, I felt the worst pain in my life biting into a soft bite of steak. I have had issues with a tooth breaking around an old filling, but has never caused this much pain. Of course it is Sunday and dental care is not cheap. Last time I had it looked at, it was going to cost me 700 dollars above my insurance cost. Is there anything I can do to ease the pain until I can afford the dental care?View Thread
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