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A 30-year-old female asked:

After using electric toothbrush for first time, had swollen gums, some bleeding & jaw pain. 2 days later still have pain & now sore throat. what is it?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Comorbidity: Two separate conditions. 1. Rec.: swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. See a dentist for evaluation and treatment. 2. Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If concerned, see your pcp.
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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 53 years experience
Swollen gums: It sounds like you may have aggravated an already existing infection, and/or have periodontal disease (gum disease). However, it is impossible to know for sure without a visual examination and x-rays. It is important for you make an appointment with your dentist to have this examined and treated.
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Last updated Oct 21, 2016


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