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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Gum massage: Massage gums with sesame seed oil first thing in the morning.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Lots of care: I wold begin with getting a good soft tooth brush or electric toothbrush with soft bristles and use it diligently. Then i would make sure to floss af ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Dental care: With good, regular dental care, you're gums should become healthy. Floss daily, brush after meals, consider a water pik, and see your dentist regularl ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Yes.. unless: You are allergic to the tuna...
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A female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Viral: Possibly viral infection given the season. Allergy is another consideration. If you have other symptoms, please relay those.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Anastassov
33 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Many factors: May be anything from poor oral hygiene to certain medications, e.g. Cephallosporins, anticonvulsants to pregnancy.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Probably not allergy: This sounds very much like a viral infection. Herpangina, herpetic stomatitis, and hand-foot-and mouth disease all have similar symptoms. All will he ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
23 years experience Dentistry
Strep, or other: Lots of things drain into the lymph nodes of the neck. Everything from wisdom tooth infection to sinus to tonsillar infection. Start with a trip to y ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See a dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dent ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Throat and gums: Strep throat is only one kind of pharyngitis. Most are viral. Have you seen a doctor and gotten a diagnosis? If not, you should. A simple test will sh ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Sterling
36 years experience Prosthodontics
Possibly: Not really sure of your question. One sign of an infected lower tooth can be swollen glands under the jaw (in the floor of the mouth or in your neck) ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Inflammation: The pain is probably due to inflammation in that area... Could be from periodontal problems, could be from a cold sore, could be from a burn. Can't te ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience Dentistry
Infection ?: an abscess may be developing under that tooth causing it to elevate,that's why it's painful to bite down,you need to see a dentist ASAP,proper medicat ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be: It could be an allergic reaction or an infection, please see your provider.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It depends: On the cause. Most of the time, this is due to plaque and calculus and is treated by a professional cleaning and good oral hygiene. However, some se ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: No.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Gum massage: Massage gums with sesame seed oil first thing in the morning.
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Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably viral: If she also has a stuffy nose, this is likely viral. If she only has a sore throat, i would recommend having your doctor take a look and swab her thr ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Bleeding gums: Painful and bleeding gums is a sign of periodontal disease. When was your last dental check-up and professional cleaning. Sounds like it's time to see ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Rosen
Specializes in Dentistry
Gum Disease: Try using an antiseptic mouthwash every day, but if you have swollen gums you probably have gum disease. You should visit a dentist to diagnose this p ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Take Vitamin-C: It may be a viral illness in which case it will settle down in one week to 10 days. Vitamin c can be helpful if you take 500mg daily for 2 weeks. If i ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Dental appointment: Well, it sounds to me as if you are trying to get me to think in terms of an infection around your wisdom teeth or in your wisdom teeth. Well, you suc ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No home remedies: Periodontal problems need to be treated by a dentist or periodontist. Hard calculus and deep pocketing need to be treated to allow your gums to heal. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
41 years experience Dentistry
Bactrial infection: If the bacteria is not removed regularly it can penetrate under the gums and cause deep pockets, the bacteria will attack the bone and will cause bone ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
50 years experience Periodontics
Flossing?: Most often, swollen gums are the result of poor oral hygiene. Are you flossing every day? I would urge you to see a periodontist (gum specialist). Gum ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Perhaps: Strep throat, mononucleosis, or other viruses. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Strep throat?: Sounds like strep throat. See your physician for a definitive diagnosis.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
You bit your tongue: It is common to bite your tongue and this can be painful. But the tongue is a marvelous thing because it will heal very quickly. Don't worry about t ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Pain and swelling from a wisdom tooth is caused by infection around the tooth. Antibiotics along with analgesics are often prescribed to get rid of t ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Infection?: Sounds infectious. Need to see your doctor. Hope this helps.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Strep infection: A strep infection can affect any part of the body. Rarely if ever have i personally seen a strep infection of the gums. If you have a strep infection, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It is likely virus i: Common clods from viruses are often the cause in which case it should settle down in 1 to 2 weeks. If it does not get better , seek medical attention ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Brush, floss, seeDDS: Floss daily (or use water pic type device), brush after meals; avoid concentrated sweets (including dried fruit); see your dentist regularly for clean ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
It : It is highly unlikely that you have an "allergy" to porcelain. You state that you have had periodontal problems before, and that you have been uncomfo ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Swollen gums: The most common cause of swollen gums is poor dental hygiene (not brushing enough). In this case the gums also tend to bleed when brushed. Swollen gum ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Grief : You are going through normal grieving process. She had AML & the only symptom looking back was swollen gums. But knowing that still won't bring her b ... Read More
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