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How To Get Rid Of Gum Swelling With Otc Meds
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Gum swelling a few days after starting treatment for strep throat, cefdinir 300mg 2 days left. What caused and what to do for swelling?
Swollen gums: Repot this and any other symptom to your doctor. Any hives, red spots on your skin, itching, difficulty swallowing? Your doctor can tell you if you are having allergic symptoms or if something else is going on. It is also a good idea to see your dentist about your swollen gums. Your dentist can help. ...Read more
The left cheek is swollen and so are my gums. I believe something I ate is in my gums. Is there anything I can do at home to get rid of the swelling?
How does the periodontist get rid of a collection of blood or pus after gum graft surgery? The gum grafts look okay. The swelling is in my cheek.
Cheek Swelling: It is not uncommon to have swelling after a surgical procedure. This may be completely normal and not require any treatment other than just waiting for the area to heal and the swelling to subside. An antibiotic may be in order in case there is a suspicion of an existing or possible chance of infection. Discuss this issue with your Periodontist. He\she will know how to evaluate it. ...Read more
Since your braces collect more debris, plaque and tarter accumulate much faster around the brackets, it is more difficult to reach between the teeth and to floss, regardless, you should try harder when you have braces get you teeth cleaned every 3 m not 6 months.
Brush and floss as usual and
use a water pick to flush out the deposits and an interproximal brush to clean between the teeth. ...Read more
Proper oral hygiene: Swollen gums usually caused by colonies of bacteria that are left there for a while. Proper brushing and flossing will remove them. At first it will be sore when you brush and floss, you may even have some bleeding. But after 2 or 3 days the sensitivity, bleeding, and swelling will subside. Also please go see your dentist and have examination and proper cleaning of your teeth and gums. ...Read more
Gums: Gums are not naturally swollen so please see your dentist. ...Read more
Have it checked: If you are brushing properly, this could mean there is something stuck in-between the tooth and gum causing irritation. ...Read more
How can I get rid of swollen gums if my braces don't allow me to floss, and I don't have special tools to do it?
Maniy choices: With a floss threader flossingr is possible, although tedious. You can use a rubber tip or small pointed proxy brush as an inexpensive substitute for floss. Best choice, get a water pik and use it every day. It will make your gums much healthier, make your adjustments easier, and will dramatically shorten your time in braces. ...Read more
Better Oral Hygeine: In most cases the gum swell due to poor cleaning around your braces. Doing a better job cleaning and flossing around the braces will help reduce the swelling. It may not eliminate all of it by the time you have the braces off. Once the braces come off it is easier to clean the area and you may see a much faster reduction in the swelling. ...Read more
Can abcessed tooth cause gum swelling even in area where the tooth is not? I'm on meds from ER called penacillion and. Tynol codine
Yes: The infected fluids from an abscess may travel along lines or spaces of least resistance. The antibiotics should help within 48 hours. If not, and things progress, go see a dentist to sort out the specific problem and perhaps a different antibiotic. An er doctor is really ill equipped to diagnose the specific dental origin, so seeing the dentist is a better choice. ...Read more
Go: You go see a Professional, a Dentist. With more than 10, 000 hours of training and years of experience your dentist can determine the cause of the swelling (bacterial, virul, or fungal gum infection, abscessed teeth, neoplasm, allergic reaction, irritation from GERD, systemic disease, etc.). Once cause determined appropriate treatment can be applied. ...Read more
Not a whole lot: The hormonal surge, and changes during the menstrual cycle, as well as pregnancy times, can directly cause changes in shape, color, sensation and health of the gums. There is a term even called pregnancy gingivitis. The best advice is to improve and increase your oral hygiene during these terms, also rinse or even brush with salt water and see your dentist more regularly. ...Read more
A dose of reality: An abscess is a an acute infection and can lead to hospitalization or even death if left untreated. You need to seek treatment. Antibiotics and pain medication might help temporarily, but without treating the source of the infection, it will return and often more aggressively. ...Read more
2 separate condition: These two medical conditions should be addressed separately. 1. Tonsillitis, see your PCP for evaluation, tests and treatment. 2. Swollen gums are worth paying attention to; they might be a sign of gum disease or gum infection. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Follow the advice: Follow the advice given by the dentist. If the discomfort if after cleaning, warm salt water rinses can help. ...Read more
Hi, currently l have two ulcerson my bottom gum, a little swollen gland (more on right node), shoul l treat it as a cold or just gum swelling?
Get evaluated: Swelling of any kind is sign of inflammation. The question is what's the cause. You should not treat anything unless you know for sure what the diagnosis is. Ulcers on gums have many causes. Two isolated ulcers could be aphthous ulcers, traumatic ulcers, or something else. Warm salt water rinses and topical corticosteroids (only recommended after a medical review) can help with that. ...Read more