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  • 21 days ago

    Jaw pain...wisdom tooth maybe???

    A few days ago i noticed i developed a canker sore right where my gums and cheek meet at the top of my mouth. A day or 2 later i noticed when i push on my gums (above where your wisdom tooth should be) it was hurting. Now its been 2 days and my jaw is in so much pain and i have minor swelling on my cheek. It mainly hurts on my top jaw and right where my top and bottom jaw meet. I cant feel a tooth poking through yet. However compared to the other side it definitely feels more tapered. I never have....
  • 23 days ago

    Labor Day weekend, abscess tooth, what to do in the meantime?

    It started on Thursday, when I took a nap and woke up with a mild, general tooth pain in a lateral incisor, and had slightly affected my central incisor. I thought I had been grinding my teeth in my sleep, as I often do, so I swished around warm salt water, took a Tylenol, and called it a day. Friday, it was more prominent but not painful or obstructive. I did notice a numbness in my upper lip, and it was a tad swollen.I went out and bought Sensodyne for my tooth pain, thinking that it was just sensitive....
  • 1 month ago

    Wisdom Teeth removal

    Upon my Dentists recommendation, I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth extracted at 60yrs. of age. I think she just didn't want to work on them that far back in my mouth. WORST decision ever. After surgery, had broken tooth. One year later, still have numb lips, speech impediment, chewing issues, and other side effects. Extremely annoying. DO NOT do it if you have a choice.
  • 1 month ago

    Burn in mouth

    I burned my mouth badly this morning on hot water (thought it was just tap water but it was boiled for tea). My tongue now has little white bumps (blisters?) on it, and under my tongue it seems like some tissue has burned off/separated. What should I do to remedy this? Do I need to see a doctor? The photo is what my tongue looks like about 12 hours after the burn.

  • 1 month ago

    I need help!

    At first I thought these were canker sores but now i'm not sure what they could be ?

  • 1 month ago

    Canker Sore or Oral Herpes?

    About a week or so ago, I got what I assumed to be a canker sore or mouth ulcer that appeared almost immeadiately after eating salty food, but looking at it now it doesn't look like a mere canker sore to me and I'm deeply concerned. It began as a small red bump in my mouth, but has transformed into three splotchy white spots, and if has caused me stinging pain during the whole duration of having it, though it hasn't increased nor decreased in pain since the visual changes. I have a close....
  • 1 month ago

    Bleeding gum?

    HELP it's been like this for a few days and getting worse

  • 1 month ago

    White Stuff on Tongue

    Throughout the day my tongue gets this white stuff on it. I scrub it off every morning and night and it keeps coming back. This has been happening for a month now. I asked the dentist about it when I was getting my teeth cleaned and they gave me a tongue scraper and said nothing about it. I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out why my tongue started turning white all of a sudden. The only pain I feel from it is when my mint toothpaste touches my tongue; it causes a burning sensation. I'm....
  • 1 month ago

    Am I being reasonable in deciding to have an extraction instead of root canal?

    My dentist told me I need a root canal, since my wisdom tooth grew into one of my teeth. After being told this I did some research on root canals. Based on this information, I think it would be reasonable for me to opt for an extraction instead of a root canal. Using only American Endodontics Association, American Dental Association studies, and other pubmed studies, I learned the following: -Root canal teeth, even when done correctly, have higher endotoxin levels than teeth with vital pulps. The....
  • Issues With Tooth Extraction

    Got my tooth pulled on 4/1/17, a back molar. It was pulled due to a bad root canal causing lots of pain and slight swelling. My dentist put in stitches and gave me several meds (swelling, pain, penicillin). It has been about 8 days, and I havent really needed the meds but this morning i woke up with a dull low ache again, and occasional pangs. My mouth doesnt taste bad, but it is very dry with almost a blood like taste near the extraction, when i juat checked it in the mirror i can see like.... fabric....