A member asked:

What should i do? my gums on the top right side of my mouth in one spot is swollen and bright red and painful. what can i do for the pain

7 doctors weighed in across 4 answers
Dr. James Vito answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

Sounds like you have a dental abscess brewing. You should see a dentist asap.

Answered Oct 15, 2014



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Dr. David Milder answered

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

There are many potential causes of this so i recommend seeing a dentist. If it is a gum or tooth abscess, you need treatment. There are may other potential problem, so you need a diagnosis to treat this unless it is something simple like 'you stabbed yourself with a fork' or 'burned yourself on hot pizza'.

Answered Apr 12, 2020


Dr. Sam Markzar answered

Specializes in Dentistry - Periodontics

Need x-rays taken first, then check the areas.. Could be tooth or gum infection.. Xrays can tell a lot !

Answered Sep 28, 2016


Dr. Sandra Eleczko answered

Specializes in Dentistry

You need to see a dentist asap to, diagnose and treat this. It sounds like you have an infection so you need treatment. You can take ibuprophen 600 mg to ease the pain, rinse with warm salt water and using an ice pack will, help keep you comfortable until you can see a dentist in the morning.

Answered Jul 16, 2018



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