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Gum Swelling (Overview)

There are many causes: gum disease, hormonal changes, medications, food impact ions, root canal abscesses.


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Does Trileptal cause gum swelling or make you more prone to cavities or other oral issues?

Does Trileptal cause gum swelling or make you more prone to cavities or other oral issues?

No: Trileptal is the keto-analogue of carbamazepine, is reported to be as effective as carbamazepine for trigeminal neuralgia and is considered a first line drug by some. It doesn't affect a person's dental and oral health. ...Read more

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Gum Swelling (Overview)

There are many causes: gum disease, hormonal changes, medications, food impact ions, root canal abscesses.


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Gum swelling a few days after starting treatment for strep throat, cefdinir 300mg 2 days left. What caused and what to do for swelling?

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

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How to get rid of gum swelling with OTC meds?

How to get rid of gum swelling with OTC meds?

Floss & H2O2: Floss and then rinse with hydrogen peroxide 2-3 times a day.Spit out the peroxide. ...Read more

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How can I reduce gum swelling?

How can I reduce gum swelling?

Brush and floss: The most important thing you can do is brush and floss your teeth. You should brush after every meal and floss at least once a day. You can also rinse with warm salt water to help kill bacteria and that will also help with the swelling. ...Read more

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How can you reduce gum swelling?

How can you reduce gum swelling?

Depends: Gum swelling must have an underlying cause to it. Looking for it and treating it will help resolve the swelling. If it's infection, an antibiotic may be needed. If it's associated with a procedure you may have had, you may need to call your dentist for advice. You can take an antiinflammatory medication, such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen (directions on the bottle) to begin with. ...Read more

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What can help my gum swelling go down?

What can help my gum swelling go down?

Depends on cause: Is the swelling due to periodontitis or a necrotic nerve in one of your teeth? Antibiotics will treat the symptoms, but definitive dental care will treat the problem. Please call a local dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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How to make my gum swelling go away quickly?

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

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Is gum swelling linked to other diseases of the body?

Is gum swelling linked to other diseases of the body?

Yes...can be: There are numerous diseases that can affect the gums. I would suggest a consultation with a periodontist and see if you have gum disease and whether a consult with your physician is indicated. ...Read more

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Pre menstrual gum swelling & pain, what do you recommend for this?

Pre menstrual gum swelling & pain, what do you recommend for this?

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

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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