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skunker@gmail.com
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Joined: 10 Jul 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:05 pm    Post subject: Small gum injury, need advice Reply with quote

Hey everyone,
I am probably making a big deal about nothing, but I wanted to post
my issue here on the group before going to the dentist, if need be.

I was brushing my teeth about 5-7 days ago and lost traction of my
toothbrush and ended up cutting a small area on my gum just below my
lower left Canine tooth. The cut is a little less than 1/3 of an inch
and is a white area. It looks like a canker sore, sans the red border.

Is there something I can purchase at a drug store that can help heal
the laceration? Everytime I eat or drink, I get a severe burning
sensation from the injury.

Thanks for any advice on the best method to get this thing healed.
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Mark & Steven Bornfel
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Joined: 30 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Small gum injury, need advice Reply with quote

skunker@gmail.com wrote:

Quote:
Hey everyone,
I am probably making a big deal about nothing, but I wanted to post
my issue here on the group before going to the dentist, if need be.

I was brushing my teeth about 5-7 days ago and lost traction of my
toothbrush and ended up cutting a small area on my gum just below my
lower left Canine tooth. The cut is a little less than 1/3 of an inch
and is a white area. It looks like a canker sore, sans the red border.

Is there something I can purchase at a drug store that can help heal
the laceration? Everytime I eat or drink, I get a severe burning
sensation from the injury.

Thanks for any advice on the best method to get this thing healed.



Try Orabase--sticky intraoral bandage, will protect it while eating.
Zilactin is another choice. Non-prescription.

Steve

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Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS
http://www.dentaltwins.com
Brooklyn, NY
718-258-5001
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Joel M. Eichen
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Joined: 24 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:06 am    Post subject: Re: Small gum injury, need advice Reply with quote

Sometimes it heals faster if you put some spit
on it ....... you know natural antibiotics and all ...
wait. Nevermind that.


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skunker@gmail.com
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:42 am    Post subject: Re: Small gum injury, need advice Reply with quote

Joel344 wrote:
Quote:
Sometimes it heals faster if you put some spit
on it ....... you know natural antibiotics and all ...
wait. Nevermind that.


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Joel344

Hehe, true. I've already waited a couple of days and I noticed that it
did not change any. So, I went out and bought some of that oralbase
that was suggested. So far working wonders. Thanks!
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Jacob
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Joined: 27 Jun 2005
Posts: 95

PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Small gum injury, need advice Reply with quote

That's surprising! Generally mouth lesions heal up VERY quickly, and if
it's still there after a couple of days and not getting ANY better, I wonder
if there's more to this than you originally thought. Of course the healing
rate is affected by your age/general health. Are you diabetic? What's your
age?

<skunker@gmail.com> wrote in message
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Quote:

Joel344 wrote:
Sometimes it heals faster if you put some spit
on it ....... you know natural antibiotics and all ...
wait. Nevermind that.


--
Joel344

Hehe, true. I've already waited a couple of days and I noticed that it
did not change any. So, I went out and bought some of that oralbase
that was suggested. So far working wonders. Thanks!
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skunker@gmail.com
medicine forum beginner


Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:09 am    Post subject: Re: Small gum injury, need advice Reply with quote

Jacob wrote:
Quote:
That's surprising! Generally mouth lesions heal up VERY quickly, and if
it's still there after a couple of days and not getting ANY better, I wonder
if there's more to this than you originally thought. Of course the healing
rate is affected by your age/general health. Are you diabetic? What's your
age?


Hi Jacob,
Well, I think it's getting a little better now. I don't know why it's
taking so long. I think I could see the bone through the skin, but it's
a white area. Still burns when I eat, but it appears to be healing a
bit better now.

My health/age: I am 25, not diabetic, fit...170lb...5' 10" clean diet,
etc.
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Jacob
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Joined: 27 Jun 2005
Posts: 95

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Small gum injury, need advice Reply with quote

Is the area healed up completely now? It should be. If not, you should see
a dentist.

<skunker@gmail.com> wrote in message
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Quote:

Jacob wrote:
That's surprising! Generally mouth lesions heal up VERY quickly, and if
it's still there after a couple of days and not getting ANY better, I
wonder
if there's more to this than you originally thought. Of course the
healing
rate is affected by your age/general health. Are you diabetic? What's
your
age?


Hi Jacob,
Well, I think it's getting a little better now. I don't know why it's
taking so long. I think I could see the bone through the skin, but it's
a white area. Still burns when I eat, but it appears to be healing a
bit better now.

My health/age: I am 25, not diabetic, fit...170lb...5' 10" clean diet,
etc.
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