A 43-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

can strep cause swollen sensitive gums?

1 doctor answer
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, your doctor should have you on the appropriate antibiotic. If your gums remain swollen and sensitive after resolution of the strep infection, see your dentist. It wouldn't be a bad idea to see your dentist anyway in case you have some dental problem.
Answered on Jan 26, 2014

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
NO: No.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Please see dentist!: It sounds like you really need to see a dentist asap. From your symptoms you may already have an infection going on, and more than flossing is needed ... Read More
A 39-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
1
1 thank
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Dr. Ira Rubin answered
36 years experience Pediatrics
Strep throat: Strep does not cause open sores in the gums or back of the throat. You may either have an additional problem with viral infection or u could have two ... Read More
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month