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A 19-year-old female asked:

Sore gums& i mean swollen and puffy. never had anything like this before.wiped off my teeth what looked like mucus, and now i have bumps on my tongue.

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Multiple symptoms: The bumps on your tongue are probably normal taste buds but have to be seen to confirm that. You will need to see a dentist anyway in order to diagnose what's causing your swollen gums.
Dr. Robert Hulbert
Dentistry 22 years experience
Thrush: Hello, at your age I have seen numerous cases of thrush, or oral candida infection, (yeast). Another condition, could be anug, or acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. Both of these disorders are reversable, and easily treated by your dentist. They most often occour when your imune system is down, your overstressed, or not eating or sleeping well. See a dds very soon, very easy to cure.

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Last updated Apr 22, 2014

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