Oral Health

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Posted by: gigi | 2010/04/21

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what is this?

late last yr i had my lft bottom tooth amalgam filling removed (after 12 yrs) and refilled with white porcelain. no problems, however last wk the same bottom tooth i would say in the region of hte last tooth at the back on the left bottom row eveyrtime i drink or eat even tap water or mostly sweet foods it gives a funny sensation, not really pain but a very quick uncomfortable feelin that eventually subsides, quite unbearable actaully so i though my porcelain came out. Went bak to dentish did Xray and sees no gaps in filling says it seem food is getttin stuck btwn tooth and gum causing gingivitis, i need to get a smaller head toothbrus, and also gave a me mouthwash to use for bacteria, inflamm etc. so far so good not so bad anymoer after a wk she also cleaned my teeth. Will this be a long standing problem? how will i eventuaklly have to solve it for good? i cant floss that far back and i dnt believe toothbrush can remove food there either!!!??? does this mean i now have bad breath if i stop the gargling due to the gingivitis? or does one have to have gingivitis long and in more than one tooth to cause bad breath.

Lastly is it good to brush one''s gums gently with a soft toothbursh as well as the roof of the mouth and of course tongue because now i am paranoid of bad breath and have gone as far as gently brush my gums tooo? HELP

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

it is difficult to advise without having seen the xray.

brushing the gums and roof of the mouth is not necessary.

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Posted by: Dental expert | 2010/04/21

it is difficult to advise without having seen the xray.

brushing the gums and roof of the mouth is not necessary.

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