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what is the best thing to do for swollen gums

A 39-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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. BERT W WINTERHOLLER
43 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral hygiene: Swollen gums while in braces usually suggest that dental hygiene needs to be significantly improved. The retention of dental plaque at the margins of ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Sherstoff
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No alcohol based.: Try and stay away from any mouth washes/rinses that contain alcohol. If you look at some ingredients, they may contain up to 20% alcohol. This does no ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Inflammation: Swelling is a sign of inflammation and ulcer is after tissue breaksdown and open both signs of riboflavin deficiency.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: Depends on the cause of the swelling of the gums. Most likely you have gum disease and a dental cleaning is needed. Sometimes some medications can ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist.: Have an exam and a consultation. The dentist will let you know how dire your condition is... Hopefully all you need is a good professional cleaning.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Merrett
28 years experience Dentistry
Swollen gums : Many times this is just a temporary thing if the gums have been irritated by the procedure. We usually recommend using a warm salt water rinse for a c ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
36 years experience Dentistry
Maybe: I wish i can see them personally. But i hope your dentist referred you to an oral pathologist or oral surgeon to have them identified and diagnosed.
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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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