En raison de la pandémie de COVID-19, les dentistes et les orthodontistes ont dû prendre des mesures afin de limiter la propagation du virus dans leurs cliniques. Des protocoles ont donc été mis en place pour la sécurité de tous et de toutes. Cependant, le personnel des cliniques a aussi besoin de votre collaboration.
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L’équipe Bücco et ses membres dentistes et spécialistes
IMPORTANT: Aimed at the general public, the Bücco Guide is a general educational guide. Its content presents some of the most common dental practices. However, there are many approaches and philosophies in dentistry and your dentist / specialist will be able to advise you on what he believes to be the most appropriate for your oral health. Do not hesitate to consult a dentist / specialist for more information.
Pain, suffering, unpleasant effect experienced on a one-off or recurrent basis, in a restricted or extensive area of the gum.
The causes of gum pain can be many and varied and should not be overlooked. It is important not to neglect them and to consult a dentist to identify them and determine the specific treatment to adopt.
Some of these causes include:
The most common case of gum pain is inflammation of the gums (gingivitis). It is most often caused by the causes listed above.
In addition, some people are more exposed than others to pain-causing gingivitis. Those with diabetes, AIDS or leukemia in particular.
Other factors associated with a high risk of pain-causing gingivitis are :
Some pains, apparently in the teeth, have origins that are sometimes difficult to identify. This is the case with osteoarthritis problems in the jaw, for example, or ear problems. A simple sinusitis can also cause pain.
The treatment of gum pain obviously depends on its origin.
Scaling is the main treatment for gingivitis and therefore sensitive gums. This treatment is carried out by the dental surgeon.
In any case, gum pain that persists must be studied by a professional in order to determine the cause and, subsequently, the care to be taken.
However, while waiting for an appointment, a number of actions can be taken to alleviate the pain or temporarily eliminate it:
In any case, if the pain persists or if the infection and pain spreads to the cheek, it is imperative to see a dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime, taking aspirin or ibuprofen is recommended.
If left untreated, a dental abscess will progress and spread to the surrounding tissues. The procedure then becomes urgent: the infection must be drained and antibiotics must be administered.
The evolution of gum pain depends on the evolution of its cause.
Neglected gums can, if they become painful, lead to larger problems such as abscesses. Letting gingivitis progress can also lead to periodontitis (inflammation of the tissues supporting the teeth). Finally, if proper care is not provided, there is a risk of losing the affected teeth or developing a more generalized infection, which is caused by the spread of dental bacteria to other parts of the body.
In the longer term, complications can lead to streptococcal or staphylococcus aureus infections, which are highly invasive and difficult to eradicate.
This wisdom tooth will have difficulty coming out and will probably cause gum pain.
The best way to avoid gum pain is to maintain good oral hygiene:
Painful gums (adult)
Sore gums (baby)
Diffuse pain affecting a part of the face (facial neuralgia or trigeminal neuralgia)
Pain in one milk tooth
Pain following extraction of wisdom teeth, impacted tooth
Pain following the extraction of one or more teeth (dry alveolitis)
Pain at pressure
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