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Old 02-15-2007, 01:35 PM   #1
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holahanson HB User
Sore gums!

So last week was the first time I'd been to the dentist in a VERY long time, probably like 4 years or so. I just got my teeth cleaned and then this week I came in for cavities.
Anyways, last week they cleaned my teeth and they pushed my gums down to clean underneath like they always do. My mouth bled A LOT, and my gums hurt soo bad. It was okay though, except for my lower left gums all the way in the back (the gums that grew over my wisdom teeth hole after I had it out). The gums back there are reallly sore, like inflammed and it's not attatched anymore (like I can take my tongue and lift it up). Will salt water help? What should I do to make it get better? It really, really hurts, all day long. My dentist told me that it if didn't go away he could give me some antibiotics, but I was supposed to see him yesterday but we had snow so it was cancelled. I won't see him for 5 more days. Any suggestions? And also, will the gum grow back?

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Old 02-15-2007, 07:42 PM   #2
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Evie4 HB User
Re: Sore gums!

If I had that problem, I would probably take some ibuprofen for the pain and inflammation. Rinsing with salt water sounds like a good idea, you don't want any food settling in and have bacteria pool. When my husband had a hole from his wisdom tooth extraction, they had him use listerine to combat bacteria. It required a little manipulation with a toothpick. Doesn't sound like you would want to do this at this point, but you may want to ask the dentist for advice on care if the gum continues to stand away or be loose. Hope that helps.

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