what is causing this pain?

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by Hans, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. Hans

    Hans Guest

    Hi i am having some vague feeling or mild pain which i think is at the
    gumline in some areas and i dont know what it is.
    I have been to a mouth hygienst she cleaned my teeth and said i have some
    light gingivitus and minor bleeding occured while cleaning interdental
    She investigated the area i reported the pain and said it looked allright,
    also no cavities showing on xray. There are some fillings in the area.

    problem gets worse when smoking (quit since a month)
    problem gets worse when i have a cold, (which i have all the time)
    feeling goes away when using chewing gum
    feeling goes away after eating
    no diseases, fairly healthy
    minor stress (new job)
    condition has been present for 8 months

    Any idea what this might be, my dentist and hygienist dont have a clue?
    Hans, Sep 10, 2005
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  2. Massage the gums with your fingertip ....... LOTS!
    I would try to get the regular mouth dentist to check the teeth
    instead of the mouth hygienist. Some of the Mouth Hygienists think
    they are the mouth dentist's boss, but this is generally not true!

    If the mouth dentist is in the back typing at sci.med.dentistry, go
    back there and yank him out front.


    Joel M. Eichen, Sep 10, 2005
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  3. Hans

    letsconnect Guest

    I'm not a dentist, but it might have something to do with saliva flow.
    If your dentist can't see anything wrong, try sucking sugar-free sweets
    and see if that helps.

    Hans wrote:
    letsconnect, Sep 11, 2005
  4. You also want to avoid "mouth non dentists" sometimes they get some
    uncany ideas about saliva causing pain.

    Alexander Vasserman DDS, Sep 11, 2005
  5. Hans

    letsconnect Guest

    Alexander Vasserman DDS wrote:
    About *lack* of saliva causing mild discomfort. Incidentally, that was
    the only common denominator I could see in the descriptions of what
    makes symptoms worse and what alleviates them. Unless you can come up
    with something better?

    I am sorry you're peeved off, but one of my moderators deleted your
    posts before I even got to see them. According to them, it was pretty
    vile stuff, but not having seen it, I can't comment. Personally, I
    probably would've simply moved it to the "discussion" area. It would
    appear that it wasn't "support" material.
    letsconnect, Sep 11, 2005
  6. Hans

    letsconnect Guest

    Alexander Vasserman DDS wrote:
    No, I always use the cane ;-).
    letsconnect, Sep 11, 2005
  7. Hans

    W_B Guest

    Could be a fractured tooth. Get it checked again with this in mind.
    W_B, Sep 12, 2005
  8. Now this is funny! A mouth hygienist. Someone else called them pumice
    queens - I forget who, though.

    Like Chriopractors, who think every ailment can be cured through the
    back, hygienists (some) think that holy pumice can cure all dental
    dr shad j lewis (via google), Sep 12, 2005
  9. Hans

    W_B Guest

    ITYM caine, as in mutiny...
    W_B, Sep 12, 2005
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