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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have swelling around a fixed dental bridge from not flossing correctly. flossing helped, but it's still swollen and now there's a hole on gums. help?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 10 years experience
Meds. May be needed: If you started flossing under the bridge and kept a good oral hygiene , and still swollen, then you my need medications for that infection, so see a dentist asap , for examination and treatment.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Dental abscess: Dental infection due to tooth abscess, gum abscess or combination of both. Or due to ill-fitting fix bridge.See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. Good luck.
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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Tooth or gum abscess: There appears to be some type of infection going on- the tooth, the gum tissue, or both. Need to see a dentist asap
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Last updated Nov 25, 2014

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