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    I've got a section of my gum which is noticeably a different colour to the rest of my gum, it's got a slight purple hue. It hurts as well. Of course all the scare-mongering on Google believes me to think it's Periodontitis. It does bleed when I brush but there isn't a massive amount of blood as well as it stops bleeding about 2 seconds after. My tooth is not loose but I'm not entirely sure of what it is. I feel like it could be Gingivitis but I've read that in most cases that doesn't hurt, Periodontitis only begins to hurt in it's later stages, and my tooth isn't loose so I don't think it's Periodontitis (cue google scare-mongering). I think it's an infection.

    It's not that I can't eat or drink it's just that it's annoying that it hurts.

    What do you think? Of course it's the bloody weekend so all dentists don't exist.

    Thanks.
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    I've got a section of my gum which is noticeably a different colour to the rest of my gum, it's got a slight purple hue. It hurts as well. Of course all the scare-mongering on Google believes me to think it's Periodontitis. It does bleed when I brush but there isn't a massive amount of blood as well as it stops bleeding about 2 seconds after. My tooth is not loose but I'm not entirely sure of what it is. I feel like it could be Gingivitis but I've read that in most cases that doesn't hurt, Periodontitis only begins to hurt in it's later stages, and my tooth isn't loose so I don't think it's Periodontitis (cue google scare-mongering). I think it's an infection.

    It's not that I can't eat or drink it's just that it's annoying that it hurts.

    What do you think? Of course it's the bloody weekend so all dentists don't exist.

    Thanks.
    You can call 111 for info on a local emergency dentist if you think you need to see one. Otherwise I suggest you call your dentist tomorrow and ask for an urgent appointment. If you are struggling to eat it may be worth seeing an emergency dentist today.
    Try not to worry until you get it seen by a dentist. Different conditions can present differently in each case so if you look on google you can easily worry and confuse yourself.
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    You can call 111 for info on a local emergency dentist if you think you need to see one. Otherwise I suggest you call your dentist tomorrow and ask for an urgent appointment. If you are struggling to eat it may be worth seeing an emergency dentist today.
    Try not to worry until you get it seen by a dentist. Different conditions can present differently in each case so if you look on google you can easily worry and confuse yourself.
    My real question is that should a tooth have a lenience to wiggle, not like it's gonna fall out loose, but a small wiggle. Keep in mind I have to apply quite a bit of force.

    It could be me loosing my head because of the gum issue
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    My real question is that should a tooth have a lenience to wiggle, not like it's gonna fall out loose, but a small wiggle. Keep in mind I have to apply quite a bit of force.

    It could be me loosing my head because of the gum issue
    I think you should just see a dentist and ask them about all of this. There is also a dental helpline that might be able to help.
    I don't think teeth are meant to be able to move at all, but you might feel like they are because of pressure changes on your finger and gums when you poke them.
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    You haven't got a bit of food or something wedged between the tooth and the gum which has served as a focus for an infection or something? Have you tried flossing (gently) around the tooth in question to see if there's anything stuck around it (be warned, flossing when the gum is a bit inflamed may well make it bleed quite a bit). Give it a go and see.
 
 
 
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