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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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What are some causes for sore, swollen gums?

What are some causes for sore, swollen gums?

Many reasons: Gum disease causing gingival inflammation. Localized bone loss causing improper drainage leads to swollen gum. Food impaction leads to swollen gum. Periodontal abscess. Tooth abscess with draining tract along the gum. Localized trauma. See your dentist to treat the cause, not the symptom. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen gums?

Many factors: May be anything from poor oral hygiene to certain medications, e.g. Cephallosporins, anticonvulsants to pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the common causes for swollen gums?

What are the common causes for swollen gums?

Many causes: Many things can cause swelling of the gums. Some of the most common reasons are periodontal disease, an abscess, a cyst, or a viral infection. ...Read more

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Waking up with swollen gums, then throughout the day it goes back down. Repeat the next day. Causes?

Inflammation: Your gingival tissues are inflamed. When is the last time you've had a professional dental cleaning? If it is more than six months, now is the time to call for an appointment. Let a local dentist determine how severe your problem is. ...Read more

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What causes swollen gums on one side of mouth?

What causes swollen gums on one side of mouth?

Infection?: Swollen gums are most likely due to an infection, which could be from several sources. It warrants an immediate visit to the dentist to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can novocaine at dentist cause swollen gums?

Can novocaine at dentist cause swollen gums?

Possibly: Novacaine itself hasnt been used for many years but many people use the term to describe a dental anesthetic;anesthetics can temporarily swell gum tissue at the injection site until it is all metabolized and absorbed. The solution injected has to go somewhere. If you are referring to a generalized puffiness of all gums surrounding all or most teeth - that may be due to periodontal (gum) disease. ...Read more

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What is the cause of red, swollen gums around the teeth?

What is the cause of red, swollen gums around the teeth?

Swollen gums: Red and swollen gums are usually caused by bacteria around or under the gums secreting acid causing an infection called gingivitis. Bone loss that occurs is periodontal disease. Both need to be treated by a dentist by physically removing the bacteria with a cleaning, scaling & root planing, or periodontal surgery. Get an exam and xrays to see the difference of what you have. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can vitamin B12 deficiendcy cause swollen gums?

Hello docs. I was wondering can vitamin B12 deficiendcy cause swollen gums?

Possibly: Vitamin c deficiency is the cause of gum problems along with improper brushing and not taking care of the gums with periodic cleanings( every 6 months ). B12 is very important vitamin that is involved in many functions as well. ...Read more

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I have painfull swollen gums on my bottom first jaw tooth,what can be the cause?

I have painfull swollen gums on my bottom first jaw tooth,what can be the cause?

Infection: Dr. Grin is correct, it may be gum infection. Could also be abscessed tooth. The only way to find out shat's wrong, and what needs to be done to fix it, is to be examined by your Dentist. Please call for an appointment before the infection spreads. ...Read more

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Swollen sore throat, migranes, swollen gums and a high fever? What causes this?

Swollen sore throat, migranes, swollen gums and a high fever? What causes this?

Viral infection: These symptoms may be caused by an oral herpetic infection. It is best to see your dentist or physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause teeth pain, loose tooth, and swollen gums?

What can cause teeth pain, loose tooth, and swollen gums?

Toothache: Four reasons: 1. Tooth decay. 2. Gum disease. 3. Trauma. 4. Teeth grinding. Regardless, schedule an appointment to see your dentist, because the tooth pain will not go away without treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen gums and a metallic taste in mouth?

What can cause swollen gums and a metallic taste in mouth?

Could be many things: Allergies, autoimmune reactions, infections, etc... There are many things that could cause swollen gums and alter your taste. I would recommend an evaluation by a periodontist or other dentist to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a toddler to get swollen gums and lips and white sores in their mouth?

What are the causes of a toddler to get swollen gums and lips and white sores in their mouth?

Virus: Sounds like initial exposure to the common herpes simplex virus which almost universally present in our population. Have your pediatrician check your child. ...Read more

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I have an extra teeth on the upper jaw ,last time it does not cause any pain or swollen gums but today it was swollen and pain?

I have an extra teeth on the upper jaw ,last time it does not cause any pain or swollen gums but today it was swollen and pain?

See Dentist: See your Dentist for this. You may be referred to an Oral Surgeon for extraction. Sounds like a chronic infection which is not a good thing to be allowing to continue. Make the appointment to get this treated the best way for your good health. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can it be that a cold sore causes someone to have swollen gums, canker sores, and causes tongue to have missing taste buds?

Cold sores: What you describe is not just the cold sore causing other oral problems but a possible systemic infection sometimes strep throat can result in all these symptoms so please see your doctor to resolve the problem. ...Read more

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What could be the causes for swollen gums, fatigue, nausea, malaise. No fever, lasting for several weeks.?

Lots of things!: Anything from a virus, to a bacterial infection to other things can cause the symptoms you mention. If you have any risk factors for herpes or hiv, you should be checked immediately. But without further information, it is impossible to diagnose any one cause. ...Read more

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Swollen Gums (Definition)

Swelling in the gums is often the symptom of gingivitis or possilby more advanced periodontal disease. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss as well as many systemic problems- increased risk of stroke, heart attack, colon ...Read more


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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more