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Reducing gum pain? - October 25th 2013, 12:05 AM

Recently my bottom right gum has started hurting. It makes it hard to eat on that side, and especially brush my teeth because it hurts, and I'm scared I'm not going to brush that side well enough because it hurts. I don't know if I'm growing a wisdom teeth or cut it somehow, even the side of my mouth close to the gum hurts.

I am going to the dentist sometime in November, either the 8th or the 18th, for a normal checkup, so I will ask him to check my gum. But, in the meantime, is there anything I can do to reduce the pain a bit? We don't have any ice in the house though I can imagine that making it worse anyway because I have sensitive teeth.

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Re: Reducing gum pain? - October 25th 2013, 12:25 AM

It won't help the pain but you could rinse your mouth with salt water to help heal any wounds you may have on your gum or cheek if it is a cut.
I'm not sure how to help with the pain maybe buy a softer toothbrush for the time being so you can continue to brush that area?


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Re: Reducing gum pain? - October 25th 2013, 12:37 AM

I use a kid's toothbrush I got at the dentist last time I went (I only opened it a few days to a week ago, so it is new). It's for kids though so it is very soft.

I'll consider the salt water, though. Does it matter if it's warm or cool water? It'd be warm, right?


   
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Re: Reducing gum pain? - October 25th 2013, 12:42 AM

Yes, use warm water to rinse your mouth.

If it hurts too much to brush with the soft brush you're already using have you considered using your finger to brush the area instead? I know when my wisdom teeth first started coming in and it hurt a lot to use my toothbrush I managed to use my finger instead to at least somewhat brush the area.


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Re: Reducing gum pain? - October 25th 2013, 02:58 AM

Wisdom teeth can certainly cause the gums in the rear of your mouth to hurt, and I can remember when I went to the dentist and my wisdom teeth were coming in, I was actually in a lot of pain when they polished my teeth because of the pressure my wisdom teeth were putting on the area. My suggestion would definitely be the warm saltwater rinse, and if the pain gets bad, you can try putting an ice cube in your back jaw and gently biting down (this might help relieve pain temporarily). Beyond that, get to a dentist as soon as possible to check on your molars and see if you need them removed (and if you want to talk about that, I'm MORE than open to doing so).


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Re: Reducing gum pain? - October 25th 2013, 03:12 AM

I rinse with Listerine any time I brush my teeth. Can that help prevent infection?


   
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Re: Reducing gum pain? - October 26th 2013, 12:54 AM

Some gum pains can be due to a variety of reasons, you may just have an overly sensitive gum area or have brushed there too hard and made it sore. Mouthwash such as Listerine can cause irritation because of th alcohol in it which is why they do a Listerine Zero version for people who need a more sensitive version. I don't know if you have it in the US but here we have a medicated mouthwash called Oraldine. It's very good for getting rid of any bad bacteria in the mouth and I prefer it over Listerine as I find it doesn't hurt my mouth as much.


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Re: Reducing gum pain? - October 26th 2013, 12:56 AM

My mom thinks it may be a giant canker sore, which is also possible because I eat a lot of acidic foods, such as pasta sauce, because I'm a picky eater and don't eat much else. I normally don't have any problems with normal Listerine though, I've never really found it to burn. Either way I'll ask my dentist to take a look to make sure it's not a wisdom tooth. I've never had a canker sore this painful before, but it still could be.


   
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Re: Reducing gum pain? - October 26th 2013, 06:56 AM

Dez, If you're finding it painful to brush your teeth in that area only, try using something like orajel right before you brush your teeth, or some sort of method used when babies are teething (sounds weird but may help) try getting a face cloth damp and putting it in the freezer for half an hour then taking it out and applying it to your cheek or sucking on it, it may help to reduce any pain and inflammation.


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Re: Reducing gum pain? - October 28th 2013, 05:03 PM

Could be an abscess. I developed one when I had my wisdom teeth were coming in.
   
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