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Experience:  Clinical instructor, NYU College of Dentistry; 37 years private practice experience in general dentistry, member Academy of General Dentistry, ADA
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I had dental clearance about 4 weeks ago. I am in severe gum

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I had dental clearance about 4 weeks ago. I am in severe gum pain. I've been told I have an ulcer. I'm taking the recommended medications but am needing opioids as well. It's still very painful. What coul d it be?
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: @5 days after surgery. Endone and oxycontin
JA: Please give me a bit more information, so the dentist can help you best.
Customer: My gums hurt so much I keep crying. I'm taking anti inflammatory mess. I'm already on the opioids for chronic pain but am needing to take more to reduce the severity. Of it. I'm also using topical ointment
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dental
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I was told I had an ulcer. I've got a very high pain threshold
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I'm taking anti inflammatory medication as well
Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 9 months ago.


To help me make a better diagnosis, can you upload a photo of that area here?

You can refer to these step-by-step instructions to upload your photo:

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Dr. Behere