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A 39-year-old male asked:

i am experiencing gum swelling on one tooth i did a salt rinse the swelling went dwn then immediate back up think its a abscess. advil 600mg dont wrk?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
See a dentist: Your issue may involve a necrotic tooth nerve, a periodontal defect, subgingival calculus, or even food caught just below the gumline. This needs to be examined and treated by a local dentist... please call for an appointment.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Gum swelling: Usual cause of swelling is infection of gum, tooth, or both. Salt water will help carry away some of the pus, but it's only a temporary partial fix. Analgesic will block pain, but not cure the infection. Sorry, there is no OTC solution to your problem. Pease see your Dentist for appropriate treatment.

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