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How do i treat swollen gums?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lalanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Gum massage: Massage gums with sesame seed oil first thing in the morning.
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 41 years experience
See your dentist: Swollen gums are usually caused by build up of plaque and tarter. There are other issues that can cause swelling, such as an abscessed tooth and certain medical conditions, the best course of action is to see your dentist for a proper diagnosis, if you do have gum disease, they will recommend the proper treatment, as well as tell you how what you need to do at home.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
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 regularly. If you follow this and still have problems, talk with your dentist about other considerations.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
See your dentist: Swollen gums can be caused by a number of things including irritants to the gums such as plaque and calculus, food, etc. There are also some medications that can cause the gums to swell. You should see your dentist to determine the cause and and have the appropriate therapy initiated.

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A 52-year-old member asked:

How do I treat swollen gums?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lalanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Gum massage: Massage gums with sesame seed oil first thing in the morning.
A 40-year-old female asked:

What can I do with my swollen gums?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
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 after each meal, diligently, even if it hurts, even if there is bleeding. I would use a salt water rinse after each brush/floss and use a good mouth wash. You may need antibiotics, antibiotic mouth rinse and see a dentist soon. Take vitamin c too!

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