Dentists in your Area:
, 22182
Distance: 24.9 Miles
Frederick, 21701
Distance: 25.0 Miles
Rockville, 20850
Distance: 25.5 Miles
Rockville, 20852
Distance: 28.3 Miles
Falls Church, 22044
Distance: 30.4 Miles
Silver Spring, 20904
Distance: 37.3 Miles
Hagerstown, 21740
Distance: 40.2 Miles
Laurel, 20707-5000
Distance: 41.9 Miles
Ellicott City, 21042-3607
Distance: 44.1 Miles
Ellicott City, 21042-2801
Distance: 45.5 Miles
start your health research here
Search Checkdent
Search Forum

Aching gums after a meal

User Level:
Posted by: aletha  (11 years ago)

I had an extensive rehabilitation of my teeth done a while ago and so far, everything fits! However, since last week, I’ve noticed that sometimes my gums ache after a meal. It only happens at one particular spot, namely “between” the next to last molar and the one before that in the upper left jaw (however, the teeth do not hurt)! Both teeth received fillings about three months ago and I never had any problems prior to the fillings. The pain is not severe, but from time to time, this particular place between (and also beyond) these two teeth hurts a bit after eating. Sometimes I also get some food scraps stuck between these two teeth and I have to remove it with a toothpick.

What could be the problem here? Might a rinse (or a simple dabbing) with Chlorhexamed possibly bring relief?

Unfortunately, I'm not able to see my dentist right now because he is still on vacation, and, as I said, the pains are not severe and they subside quickly after the meal!

Thank you in advance for your answer!

Kind regards,

User Level:
Posted by: heelhills  (11 years ago)
After getting my tooth filled, I also experienced pain and sensitivity. My dentist, upon checking found out that the filling had leaked. After it was addressed, everything went fine.
User Level:
Posted by: glowindadark  (10 years ago)

When I first had my fillings, I felt uncomfortable with sweets and cold foods. It turned out one of my fillings leaked.