Help my teeth and gums hurt?

i have never had a toothache before i woke up one morning and my gums were very sore almost like i wanted to put pressure on them to stop hurting my gums were swollen around my back tooth but it let up a little and the swelling went down now my gums hurt in the front what is it and what can i do
Answers:    The answer is quite simple - go to a dentist.
Sounds like you have periodontal disease. It could be superative purititis from an abcess from your molar as well. I would definately get it checked out. In the mean time you could try rinsing with a salt water solution and make sure you keep brushing and flossing. If you have periodontal disease, they would probably have to have a periodontal cleaning. If it is an abcess you will need a root canal and a crown.
Well if it continues to hurt I would surely go see a dentist. I suffer with gum problems too, and if you can floss it may be that something is stuck in the gums.

The best thing to do and won't hurt anything is to rinse with warm salt water. Don't use allot of salt it will burn, but warm salt water is a great pain reliever and also kills germs, takes down inflammation too.

Hope you get to feeling better..and hope this helps
sounds exactly like what i have. i think its abscess in a tooth thats flaring up. its weird but flossing makes it feel so much better. advil seems to do nothing. i hate to say it cause they are so expensive, but you might just wanna go to a dentist!
when you brush your teeth do your gums bleed, if so you may have gingivitis or a more progressed form called peridontal disease. You can tell you have it if you have gray areas at the bottom of your teeth right by the gums or between the teeth. You need to see a dentist asap if that's the case. if you have gingivitis you need to make sure you are brushing your teeth everyday to get rid of it before it gets to peridontal disease once it gets there only a dentist can help you and if you let that go too far you will have bone loss that'll make you loose your teeth. could also be possible that it's an infection or something else, if it contnues to hurt seek help from a dentist
If you see that your gums are swollen, and look red instead of coral pink, and they tend to bleed when brushing then its the starting point of gingivitis (swollen gums and bleeding of gums), if your gums don't bleed when brushing, then it might be an abscess. There are many other factors that may cause your gums to swollen for example medication,pregnancy, etc. The most common though is gingivitis. Gingivitis will be treated by removing dentobacterial plaque, and a good brushing technique. If its an abscess then that abscess will have to be drained with a small incision or by endodotics.
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