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Hello, Doctor. Recently, I Had A Sensitive Tooth And Gum

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Posted on Sat, 18 Feb 2023
Question: Hello, doctor. Recently, I had a sensitive tooth and gum and the dentist put on a liquid desensitizer.
As it was being put on, I had a terrible burning feeling into the gum which still is lingering even a few days later. Do these liquid desensitizers eventually evaporate over time or are they absorbed into the gum and l linger?
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
There is a possibility of some gum injury.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for the query.

Well, sometimes, some gum desensitizers can irritate the gum mucosa when it is touched to it causing irritation, discomfort, pain and burning.
This can be a possibility in your case.
You can once get checked by your Dentist. If the gum seems burned, you can apply Lidocaine gel to reduce the burning sensation. Avoid eating very hot and spicy foods. Do warm saline gargles. Dink plenty of water.

Hope this helps.

Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Honey Arora (5 hours later)
Would u know of any product sold I can buy with lidocaine gel in it?
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Follow up: Dr. Honey Arora (43 minutes later)
One last follow up question I need to ask. Approx how long will this burning feeling last after having that desensitizer applied?
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora (2 days later)
Brief Answer:
Depends on the severity of injury.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for writing back.

Well, you need to check with your local pharmacy and get oral gel containing Lidocaine like Xylocaine 2% jelly.
Make sure it can be used inside mouth.
Secondly the burning should subside in less than a week however can depend on the amount of injury that has happened to gum mucosa.

Please write back for more queries.

Thanks.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Saisudha Kotla
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Hello, Doctor. Recently, I Had A Sensitive Tooth And Gum

Brief Answer: There is a possibility of some gum injury. Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for the query. Well, sometimes, some gum desensitizers can irritate the gum mucosa when it is touched to it causing irritation, discomfort, pain and burning. This can be a possibility in your case. You can once get checked by your Dentist. If the gum seems burned, you can apply Lidocaine gel to reduce the burning sensation. Avoid eating very hot and spicy foods. Do warm saline gargles. Dink plenty of water. Hope this helps. Thanks.