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Are Swollen Gums The Same Thing As Ulcers
Not necessarily: Ulcers on the gum are individual outbreaks of a virus. The ulcer will run its course and can be treated with different medications being put directly on it. These can give the feeling of swollen gums. Gum disease can also cause swollen gums. This disease is caused by bacteria and needs to be treated with cleanings, medication and education by your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been taking clarithromycin for 4 days for bacterial tonsillitis. I've since developed swollen gums, ulcers and cold sores. What can I do?
Call Professionals: You may have one problem that's spreading, or two concurrent unrelated problems. Call 2 Professionals. Call the Physician that prescribed the antibiotic for your tonsillitis and describe your new symptoms. Also call your Dentist and let him/her know what's going on. they may want to talk to each other. ...Read more
Debride: Most cases, swollen gums are related to debris and inflamation. You must remove the debris and keep it clean to get the inflamation to go down. Start with a good cleaning with your hygienist and there are some prescriptions oral rinses that can help reduce the bacterial count to help reduce inflamation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on the cause of the swelling of the gums. Most likely you have gum disease and a dental cleaning is needed. Sometimes some medications can cause gingival hyperplasia causing the gums to swell. In this case you will require surgery to reduce the bulkiness of the gums (but this is uncommon). Please consult your dentist. ...Read more
Periodontal disease: Mostly due to inadequate hygiene (floss, brush), localized infection, "pockets", can be seen (uncommonly) with deficiencies of vitamin c, folic acid. Can be seen due to some meds, can be seen (uncommon to rare) with some leukemias, lymphomas; allergic reactions to flavorings (cinnamon among them). See your dentist first. Can get special mouth washes, checked for other problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could be gingivitis.: 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 cancer, alzheimer's and others. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Gingivitis : Swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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