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Causes Of Swollen Gums Around Tooth
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a wisdom tooth extracted Tuesday afternoon, cheek swollen and molars next to site hurt with swollen gums. Is this normal?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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