A member asked:

I have been suffering from gum infections for the last 30 days or so, i have tried using antiseptic mouthwash but the infection has not gone away. do i need to go and see a dentist or can i go see a doctor?

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Dentist: You would be better off with a dentist for evaluation of the issue.

Answered 1/8/2018

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Dentist: Physician will only refer you on to a Dentist for treatment. Start with your General Dentist. Referral to a Periodontist, a gum/bone specialist may be in order. Mouthwash will not cure infected gums. Please do not delay.

Answered 1/12/2018

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Dentist: Let a local dentist examine you and take a series of radiographs. Only then, with the cause of your infections determined, the appropriate treatment can be rendered.

Answered 1/12/2018

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Contact DDS: First, see your dentist for an overall evaluation. If warranted, you may be placed on an appropriate antibiotic and or referred to a periodontist. Good luck.

Answered 1/5/2019

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