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A 44-year-old member asked:

my son has swollen gums, that are almost covering his teeth, they are red, and seem to have puss. what could it be?

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Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 years experience
Perio infection: What you are describing is a periodontal (gum and bone) infection. The swelling is inflammation from infection. This should really be treated by having the area of infection debrided and possible antibiotic treatment. Please see a dentist asap to determine the source. It could be from large decay in the teeth that caused root canal infection.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Periodontal Problems: He needs to be evaluated and treated by a periodontist. Left untreated, your son will loose his teeth at a very early age.

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My 11 year old son cut his shin open on a piece of metal, does not need stitches, we can't remember when his last tetnus shot was, what are symptoms to look for ? Thank you.

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Family Medicine 25 years experience
Things to consider. : Your son is 11 years of age and he is due to have a tetanus booster at this age. As for the shin cut, hopefully it was cleaned with hydrogen peroxide and treated with an antibiotic ointment. The best thing to do is to schedule an appointment with his pediatrician or family physician to get his shot and check on his cut.

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