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is there a medication i can take for swollen gums?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on cause: Swollen gums from viral infections usually don't have a curative medication, but just meds for pain, such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or anesthetics like baby teething gel. Swollen gums from bacterial dental disease may benefit from antibiotics similar to penicillin. The dentist or primary care doctor can evaluate to see what medicine is best.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Terri Silverman
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes: One of the therapies used to treat swollen gums is an antibiotic regime. Using Doxycycline 20mg tabs twice daily has been shown to help improve the health of your gums. This is used in combination with good oral hygiene and gum treatments at your dentist's office. This dose is so low that is can be used safely over a long period of time.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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