My Teeth and Gums Hurt - A Trip to the Dentist is in my Future

In summary, the person has been experiencing tooth and gum pain, possibly from brushing too hard or too long. They plan on visiting the dentist next week. The pain has been disrupting their sleep, but has improved since the previous day.
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My teeth hurt. And yes, I do brush them, and I'd like to say I spend a good amount of time doing so. I guess what I mean to say is my gums hurt since my teeth don't actually feel things. I'm going to visit the dentist next week... :yuck:
 
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My teeth hurt. And yes, I do brush them, and I'd like to say I spend a good amount of time doing so. I guess what I mean to say is my gums hurt since my teeth don't actually feel things. I'm going to visit the dentist next week... :yuck:
You might br brushing too hard or too long, you can injure your gums.
 
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My teeth hurt. And yes, I do brush them, and I'd like to say I spend a good amount of time doing so. I guess what I mean to say is my gums hurt since my teeth don't actually feel things. I'm going to visit the dentist next week... :yuck:

Mine too. But I think they are just over-sensible, so I probably won't need to go to the dentist.

Nevertheless, they still managed to wake me up periodically every hour in the night for the last two nights. Didn't get much sleep. But today it was not so bad as yesterday, so I hope things will be ok tomorrow.
 

1. Why do my teeth and gums hurt?

There are several reasons why your teeth and gums may be hurting. It could be due to tooth decay, gum disease, teeth grinding, or a dental injury. It is important to visit a dentist to determine the exact cause and receive proper treatment.

2. How often should I visit the dentist?

It is recommended to visit the dentist at least twice a year for a routine check-up and cleaning. However, if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort in your teeth or gums, it is best to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

3. What can I expect during a trip to the dentist?

During a dental visit, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums, take X-rays if necessary, and clean your teeth. They may also discuss any concerns or issues you have with your oral health and provide recommendations for treatment or at-home care.

4. How can I prevent tooth and gum pain?

To prevent tooth and gum pain, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene habits such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using an antiseptic mouthwash. It is also important to visit the dentist regularly for check-ups and to address any dental issues promptly.

5. What are some common treatments for tooth and gum pain?

The treatment for tooth and gum pain will depend on the underlying cause. Some common treatments may include fillings for cavities, root canal therapy for infected teeth, or periodontal treatment for gum disease. Your dentist will discuss the best treatment plan for your specific situation.

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