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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 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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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 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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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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Within 5 days I went from having swollen gums behind my right front tooth, to having a pit behind it. Whats going on?

Within 5 days I went from having swollen gums behind my right front tooth, to having a pit behind it. Whats going on?

Fistula?: It sounds like you have an infection that is draining through a sinus tract to the outside of the gums. See a dentist immediately for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Untreated infections are serious matter and should not be taken lightly. ...Read more

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How to deal with swollen gums due to wisdom tooth ?

How to deal with swollen gums due to wisdom tooth ?

Wisdom Tooth: The swollen gums due to a wisdom tooth can be remedied in two ways. First, the offending tooth can simply be removed. Second, the tissue around the tooth can be surgically removed, so that you can clean the tooth at home. I would go and get it looked at. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wisdom tooth pain, swollen gums & cheek. What are these symptoms of?

I am experiencing wisdom tooth pain, swollen gums & cheek. What are these symptoms of?

Impacted teeth: It sounds like your wisdom teeth could be partially impacted, or covered with gum. You need to see your dentist or an oral surgeon asap to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Had a wisdom tooth extracted Tuesday afternoon, cheek swollen and molars next to site hurt with swollen gums. Is this normal?

Had a wisdom tooth extracted Tuesday afternoon, cheek swollen and molars next to site hurt with swollen gums. Is this normal?

Quite Normal: You had a surgical procedure and the surrounding tissues are bruised and inflamed. Not sure if you have an infection, but call your surgeon for a follow up just to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a tooth ache that has taken 7 days today with swollen gums. The dentist says he cannot do anything at this stage. What must i do.

See another dentist: If 1st dentist won't help you, go find another one. Of course, this may be trickier in zimbabwe. In the states, patients w/bad teeth often go to er for care, eg antibiotics & pain medication. Then they go see dentist when office opens up next day. ...Read more

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Swollen gums and pain 5 days after wisdom tooth extraction, should I be worried or wait a few more days to see if pain lessens?

Better or worse?: Typically after surgery, the surgical pain lasts a few days then it progressively gets better. The trend is to have less and less discomfort from decreasing pain and swelling ; be able to open and use jaw for chewing more. If the swelling/pain is getting worse, it is advisable to see your doctor. If there is discharge, abscess, or redness occurring, you should have it evaluated asap. ...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