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I Have a Painful Lump in My Mouth, What Should I Do?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
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I have a lump inside my mouth on the lower gum on my jaw. It feels really strange when I talk, eat and smile. It’s quite painful. The pain feels like shooting pains in a way. It also hurts if I bend my head to the left (the side the lump is on). Please help me, what should I do? I’m really worried in case it is a gum infection or cancer because I am young. I only found the lump 10 minutes ago but as soon I started having lunch the pain started. Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
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Is the pain I am having because of a root infection?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
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A 20 year old filling dropped out of my upper molar. Since being screwed and refilled I have had severe pain on and off most days for a year.My dentist keeps saying it is gum infection but there is no sign of inflammation or rot after all this time and even if I don’t eat on that side,eating can be excruciating for ten minutes and then the pain will completely disappear, and return sometime throughout the day,often without eating or drinking anything.Been using Cortisol soaked brushes mouthwash and toothpaste all this time but my dentist just won’t reason that it could be something else.
Could the screws be touching a nerve maybe? Do I need a root canal? Sometimes the pain goes right up to the base of my eye socket,and I am convinced that gum infection would not feel like this.I never had gum problems before the filling dropped out, and yet I am supposed to believe that I have now from the very first day after the new filling onwards for a year now.
Your advice would be greatly appreciated, I am 62.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I want veneers but I have a gum infection, what would you advise?

Monday, September 10th, 2012
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hi there, I am considering receiving vaneers but i have receding gums due to a gum infection i had. i am unsure if vaneers are even right for me and if this could be sorted out by a less painfull process, what do you think? my gums have receded to quite far down on my bottom jaw. everywhere else is healthy i think. but the bit at the front (at the bottom) is not the same at all. two of my front bottom teeth are very slightly loose feeling. i do not know if it is just my imagination. all i want to do is to regain my usual smile. please help me. thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I can’t clean the gums in between my veneers, will this lead to problems?

Monday, September 10th, 2012
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Hi there,

I had veneers done in spain around 6 years ago and they were done on one plate so all four front veneers are as one and I can’t clean the gums in between – do you think this will lead to problems, it already seems to be as the gums are bleeding and slightly receeding but my question is – should I get all four replaced and if so, what would that likely cost? I am worried I will just face many problems and they are the four front ones so its important they look good too :( can you give me some impartial advice. Does it work to have them all on one plate – if there are already problems will I need to replace them??

thank you in advance!


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I had a gum infection and now need root filling, should I get an implant instead?

Monday, January 24th, 2011
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i have a gum infection which antibiotics did not get rid of, my dentist said 2 leave it for three years. My new dentist said i need a root filling on front tooth and a re root filling on the tooth my other dentist did, what is my best option. If my tooth was to fall out would around the mouth go saggy, if i got an implant?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My gums have started to bleed and smell, are they infected?

Thursday, November 18th, 2010
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i have been wearing titanium braces for the last 18 months. flossing is difficult even with those that have been recommended. a few days ago i noticed that when flossing, a really bad smell came from one particular gum together with blood. since then i have been flossing more ,rinsing,using warm salted water but nothing stops the foul scent. i plan to visit the dentist though.,
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Dr Safeer Butt

S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
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Can you advise me about my gum infection?

Monday, April 12th, 2010
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I had a root canal done in a back lower molar tooth about 10 years ago, but one of the roots wasn’t completely filled as the dentist at that time said the root was crooked, but it has been fine until now. I had a normal white filling put on it at the time. (Not a crown) For the last year I started with pain when eating, which came and went until December 2009 I was unable to eat on that side of my mouth, as it became more painful. I saw an NHS dentist (Jan 2010), who said I probably had an infection, he didn’t take any x-rays, just gave me Amoxicillin and said don’t come back unless still having problems as they couldn’t do a root canal, said I needed to see a private dentist and they would refer me. So took Amoxicillin (500mg) 3 times a day for 10 days – the infection went within 3 days, but returned 5 days after finishing the course. Then saw a GP who prescribed Erythromycin, saying that I probably still had an infection. So then took Erythromycin (100mg) 4 times a day for 7 days – the infection went within 3 days – but returned 5 days after finishing the course. After taking Erthromycin, I then saw another dentist who started the root canal; they drilled out and did a temporary filling. A few days later, I phoned the dentist that I could still taste the infection. I was told I either went back and have the root canal finished or have the tooth extracted. I saw another GP for advice, he checked my throat said I didn’t have a throat infection and gave me Doxycycline for the tooth infection. I have been taking Doxycycline, told to take 2 on the first day then (100mg) then 1 a day for 13 days. I am still taking the pills, have 7 days left to take, still have the infection. I spoke to a pharmacist just before Easter who said the infection should have gone within 48 hours of taking the Doxycycline. I don’t have any pain now, just infection that I can taste in the back of my throat. I don’t mind having the root canal finished if this will get rid of the infection, but don’t want to have it done only to then have to pay out more money for an extraction. The dentist, who started the root canal, said the x-ray taken after the temporary filling showed a shadow possibly infection under the tooth. Would finishing the root canal get rid of the infection or should I have the tooth extracted. I don’t have any swelling or redness in the gum. The pharmacist mentioned having my gum drained. Please advise.,

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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
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What can be done for deteriorating teeth due to gum infection?

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
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Dear Dr, I have problem with my front tooth and I need your advice. I have had a root canal treatment back in 2003 and have not had a problem since then. I am only 22 years old and recently in November 2009, I remember tugging it eating roast beef and my front tooth hurting shortly after. My gums above went purple and initially thought it was only just bruised. Shortly after a lump appeared and I went to the dentist who said it was a gum infection and gave me a treatment of antibiotics. It appeared to get better but shortly after another lump appeared, this time with pus. I went back to the dentist and went on another course(a stronger dose and for longer). This did not seem to work either so I went back to the dentist who took an x-ray and said there has been severe bone loss around my tooth and I need to get referred to a specialists. Since then, my toot has deteriorated and been in much pain. I can no longer eat solid food and even talking hurts. The tooth is so fragile that the slightest contact sends a pain to the nerve/root of my tooth. Also recently, I have noticed that the tooth has actually moved down slightly and is no longer in line with my other front tooth but lower. It is definitely wiggly and I do not know what I can do. I have been waiting to see a specialist for over a month now and do not know what I can do in the meantime until I see them. I have been living in London for 2 years but am actually from New Zealand, I’m thinking will I need to go home for treatment there or is there something I can do in the meantime until I go back at the end of this year. Could you please give me some advice: do you know what is wrong with my tooth? is this common problem? what I can do in the meantime before I can see someone? What are my options for treatment? Am I going to have to get a crown now? if not reassurance that my tooth isn’t just going to fall out anytime soon. Cause that’s what it feels like every time I touch it, feels like it’s so wiggly and painful I can no longer sleep at night. I hope you can help give me some advice. I have been waiting almost 5 months now for someone to actually tell me what is wrong! And I’m seeing the endodontist but I don’t know how long before I can actually get treatment. Kind Regards.,

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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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