A 36-year-old member asked:
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my gums are swollen and now it's going higher. help?

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Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
See the Periodontist: See the periodontist (gum tissue specialist). Go soon. In the meantime, salt water rinsing, 3 - 5 times/day and slow careful but complete brushing and flossing.
Answered on Jan 17, 2013
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: They will be able to help you. It appears you have an infection. Your dentist will determine the cause and recommend treatment. Feel better soon...
Answered on Jan 17, 2013
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Many reasons: There are many reasons for gum swelling. Medicine, infection, systemic disease. Your best bet is a dentist to make a proper diagnosis.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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This is infection: This is a serious infection, ie, advanced periodontal disease. Seek profession care asap.
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See Dentist/doctor: Swollen and painful gums is difficult to live with, and can be by caused by many different factors. It is best addressed by a dentist if you think it ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Possibly: Unfortunately, we can't diagnose your problems over the internet. You need to see a dentist who can personally examine you and give you an accurate a ... Read More
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