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what to do for swollen gums and pain after teeth filing?

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Dr. James Merrett
28 years experience Dentistry
Swollen gums : Many times this is just a temporary thing if the gums have been irritated by the procedure. We usually recommend using a warm salt water rinse for a couple of days and brush gently after meals. You can take something over the counter for the pain such as motin, aleve, or tylenol (acetaminophen). If this pain and discomfort continues go back and see your dentist to have a closer look.
Answered on Apr 28, 2013
Dr. Karen Liu
Dr. Karen Liu answered
20 years experience Periodontics
Check if prolonged : Swollen gum and sensitive tooth could be temporary if the gum had to be pushed or cut for a deep into gum filling. A tooth could be sore right after filling just like if you had a surgery, the cut could be sore. The swollen gum should heal in a week or two and the sensitive tooth could take a few days to three months to recover. If not, you may need a root canal. Check with your dentist.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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