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How Can I Stop My Gums From Inflammation And Swelling
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
Is it normal to have inflammed gumline in the area of extracted tooth 2nd day after extraction? White gum. No pain of extraction site or cheek swelling
You need help: Gum pain and swelling is a serious symptom, particularly if bleeding is present. Bacteria have created infection that leads to open wounds that if you had them on your hand, you would be very concerned. In the mouth they are hidden from view. You just feel pain and see bleeding. You are at risk for transient bacteremias damaging blood vessel lining in your whole body. See a dentist/hygienist. ...Read more
Wrong question: The question should be, "can I get the gum swelling to go down while I'm in braces? " removing braces will not cure infected gums. Removing bacteria will. Don't wait to address this until after your braces come off. Fix it now. Ask your orthodontist & your general dentist for hygiene help. They may want you to see a periodontist. ...Read more
One week: The gum tissue closest to the teeth turns over in as little as 7 days. Therefore, after a deep cleaning, the swelling should subside within 7 days. This is provided that you maintain the health of your gums with daily flossing and twice daily brushing. Within 2 weeks you should notice an improvement in the health and texture of your gums. ...Read more
See your dentist: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you 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 professionally by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more
I have swollen gum on the side of my mouth it is huge and very painful. How do I stop the swelling and pain?
See a dentist: The swelling appears to be caused by an infection, from either the gum or a tooth. A dentist in your area can assess the situation to determine what treatment you need and prescribe the proper medication. In the meantime take otc pain meds. ...Read more
14y/o bitten by a Jumping Zebra spider. No signs of reaction beyond inflammation & swelling @ site. Want to verify best course of action?
RELAX: It is very difficult to get these spiders to bite. When it does actually bite (rare) the reaction is mild and heals in 2 days. No treatment. ...Read more
My friend said she was having inflammation and swelling around her vaginal opening, and it was smelling different with no strange discharge. Dry, itch?
Need for assessment: Your friend needs to see her doctor for an examination and may be tests. It is not feasible to provide an opinion without examining her. ...Read more
Similar: Swelling is the outer, visible manifestation of inflammation in many cases. Inflammation depending upon the the cause and anatomical place may not show swelling. In general though, inflammation is the accumulation of fluids brought to the area due to trauma, disease etc, swelling would be a symptom of inflammation. Good luck. ...Read more
Can portion of the vas deferns which runs in groin become inflammed without swelling? Can inflammation happen without swelling?
Different things.: "inflammation" of teh brain might be painless, and present with seizures, paralysis, or altered state of consciousness. "swelling" presses against the dura (bag in which the brain sits) and that tends to become the worst headache ever - which is mainly how we find out about it. ...Read more
Strange question: Are you in an ICU? Have you had a stroke or hemorrhage or severe brain trauma or a tumor? Are you in a coma? Are you having seizures? Do you have hydrocephalus or herniation? If mannitol, hyperventilation, hypervolemic hemodilution or steroids don't work, they may have to call in a neurosurgeon to drill a hole in your head to decompress your brain. Or have I misunderstood your question? ...Read more
If you have: A swollen foot that in and of itself can cause itching. This would also be something that warrants a check up. This box is too small to get into a whole discussion. ...Read more
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