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Your Pain in the Lower Incisor May Also be Known as:
Lower front tooth pain
Lower incisor tooth pain

Top 2 Pain in the Lower Incisor Causes

  1. 1.Gingivitis

    Gingivitis is the infection of the gums surrounding the teeth. It is caused by plaque and/or tartar that has built up on your teeth. Plaque is a sticky layer of gunk made by food particles, mucus, and bacteria. After a while, plaque hardens to become tartar (or calculus). Plaque and tartar at the bottom of the teeth causes the gums to become irritated and infected.

    You should go to the nearest dentist in the next few weeks. There, the dentist or dental hygenist will clean your teeth, getting rid of that nasty plaque/tartar. Once cleaned, you should rinse your mouth twice-a-day with chlorhexidine 0.12% oral rinse (PerioGard) or half-strength hydrogen peroxide. Flossing and brushing your teeth are also essential.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    bleeding gums, gum pain, gum swelling, gum redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Oral Herpes

    Herpetic stomatitis is a viral infection of the mouth that causes fever and red and inflamed gums. This typically happens early in childhood.

    You can safely treat this condition on your own because it goes away on it's own. Anti-viral treatment is reserved for those who are immunocompromised or with severe cases. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, etc) works to help with the pain. No antibiotics are useful.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    gum pain, painful mouth sore, fever, gum swelling, mouth sore surrounded by a red area
    Symptoms that always occur with oral herpes:
    gum pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pain in the Lower Incisor

  • Q.How long has your tooth/teeth been hurting?
  • Q.Do you visit the dentist on a yearly basis?
  • Q.Does your tooth pain:
  • Q.How severe is your tooth pain?

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Pain in the Lower Incisor Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced pain in the lower incisor have also experienced:

    • 50% Gum Pain
    • 50% Mouth Numbness
  • People who have experienced pain in the lower incisor had symptoms persist for:

    • 54% Less Than a Day
    • 26% Less Than a Week
    • 8% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced pain in the lower incisor were most often matched with:

    • 50% Gingivitis
    • 50% Oral Herpes

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