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Minor tooth sensitivity and gum pain?

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Posted by: MirrorBride  (9 years ago)
Let me start by giving a little of my dental background: I've never had a cavity or issue with my teeth or gums. I brush twice a day and floss every day. My dentists have always said my teeth are perfect.

A few months ago, I did fall and hit my face on the pavement, but there was no bleeding of the gums or excessive movement of the teeth. My dentist did an x-ray and there were no fractures or any other signs of anything resulting from the fall. They simply said in a few years I could need my front tooth fixed if the nerve ends up dying (though they said it was highly unlikely as it seems fine and it was right below my nose that took the most impact and not near my lip, plus when I fell my mouth was closed). At this point in time, there was no pain or sensitivity, so I'm unsure if this is related.

For about a week now I have had minor tooth sensitivity and gum pain. I've been using saline to swish and toothpaste for sensitivity. It's mostly in my upper right teeth, but there is also some on my lowers as well. There is also a slight feeling of pressure on those teeth, perhaps from swollen gums? There is no discoloration of the teeth or sensitivity to hot or cold.

No visible cuts are seen, but there may be some abrasion of the gums (perhaps from brushing). I'm also notorious for flossing a hit hard, but have not had any issues until now.

I'm wondering what this might be and if anyone has any ideas or similar experiences.

Am I worrying over nothing? Thanks.
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Let me start by giving a little of my dental background: I've never had a cavity or issue with my teeth or gums. I brush twice a day and floss every day. My dentists have always said my teeth are perfect.

A few months ago, I did fall and hit my face on the pavement, but there was no bleeding of the gums or excessive movement of the teeth. My dentist did an x-ray and there were no fractures or any other signs of anything resulting from the fall. They simply said in a few years I could need my front tooth fixed if the nerve ends up dying (though they said it was highly unlikely as it seems fine and it was right below my nose that took the most impact and not near my lip, plus when I fell my mouth was closed). At this point in time, there was no pain or sensitivity, so I'm unsure if this is related.

For about a week now I have had minor tooth sensitivity and gum pain. I've been using saline to swish and toothpaste for sensitivity. It's mostly in my upper right teeth, but there is also some on my lowers as well. There is also a slight feeling of pressure on those teeth, perhaps from swollen gums? There is no discoloration of the teeth or sensitivity to hot or cold.

No visible cuts are seen, but there may be some abrasion of the gums (perhaps from brushing). I'm also notorious for flossing a hit hard, but have not had any issues until now.

I'm wondering what this might be and if anyone has any ideas or similar experiences.

Am I worrying over nothing? Thanks.


Hard to say without an x-ray. Have your dentist have an x-ray and test the health of the pulps of the teeth. Could be one or more is dead; could be they are inflamed.

An inflamed sinus can also mimic tooth pain, but usually this refers pain to back teeth and not front ones.
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