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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

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


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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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The left cheek is swollen and so are my gums. I believe something I ate is in my gums. Is there anything I can do at home to get rid of the swelling?

The left cheek is swollen and so are my gums. I believe something I ate is in my gums. Is there anything I can do at home to get rid of the swelling?

Probably not: I have no clue how old you are (periodontal disease?), which tooth is involved, if it is actually food impaction, or really a dental abscess from a non-vital tooth. Your best bet is to have a local dentist evaluate you. ...Read more

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How does the periodontist get rid of a collection of blood or pus after gum graft surgery? The gum grafts look okay. The swelling is in my cheek.

How does the periodontist get rid of a collection of blood or pus after gum graft surgery? The gum grafts look okay. The swelling is in my cheek.

Cheek Swelling: It is not uncommon to have swelling after a surgical procedure. This may be completely normal and not require any treatment other than just waiting for the area to heal and the swelling to subside. An antibiotic may be in order in case there is a suspicion of an existing or possible chance of infection. Discuss this issue with your Periodontist. He\she will know how to evaluate it. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of swollen gums?

What can I do to get rid of swollen gums?

Depends: On the cause. If it is one area caused by an abscess get the abscess treated by your dentist. If all the gums are swollen then you need to see your dentist for an exam and a cleaning above and below the gumline. You may also want to see a gum specialist, periodontist. ...Read more

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How should I get rid of swollen gums with braces?

How should I get rid of swollen gums with braces?

Oral hygiene: Since your braces collect more debris, plaque and tarter accumulate much faster around the brackets, it is more difficult to reach between the teeth and to floss, regardless, you should try harder when you have braces get you teeth cleaned every 3 m not 6 months.
Brush and floss as usual and
use a water pick to flush out the deposits and an interproximal brush to clean between the teeth. ...Read more

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How to get rid of swollen gums?

Seek dental care.: You should seek dental, attention because this could be something serious or simple. I cannot answer further without more information. Good luck. ...Read more

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How should you get rid of swollen gums?

How should you get rid of swollen gums?

Proper oral hygiene: Swollen gums usually caused by colonies of bacteria that are left there for a while. Proper brushing and flossing will remove them. At first it will be sore when you brush and floss, you may even have some bleeding. But after 2 or 3 days the sensitivity, bleeding, and swelling will subside. Also please go see your dentist and have examination and proper cleaning of your teeth and gums. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pain and swollen gums?

How do I get rid of pain and swollen gums?

FIND SOMEONE IN THE: Medicasl/dental field that will help you identify the cause. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of swollen gums?

Flossing?: Most often, swollen gums are the result of poor oral hygiene. Are you flossing every day? I would urge you to see a periodontist (gum specialist). Gum disease is the major cause of tooth loss. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of natural swollen gums!?

Gums: Gums are not naturally swollen so please see your dentist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of swollen gums that have grown down to the bracket?

How can I get rid of swollen gums that have grown down to the bracket?

Have it checked: If you are brushing properly, this could mean there is something stuck in-between the tooth and gum causing irritation. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of swollen gums if my braces don't allow me to floss, and I don't have special tools to do it?

How can I get rid of swollen gums if my braces don't allow me to floss, and I don't have special tools to do it?

Maniy choices: With a floss threader flossingr is possible, although tedious. You can use a rubber tip or small pointed proxy brush as an inexpensive substitute for floss. Best choice, get a water pik and use it every day. It will make your gums much healthier, make your adjustments easier, and will dramatically shorten your time in braces. ...Read more

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I have swollen gums and I get my braces off next month. How can I get rid of them by then?

I have swollen gums and I get my braces off next month. How can I get rid of them by then?

Better Oral Hygeine: In most cases the gum swell due to poor cleaning around your braces. Doing a better job cleaning and flossing around the braces will help reduce the swelling. It may not eliminate all of it by the time you have the braces off. Once the braces come off it is easier to clean the area and you may see a much faster reduction in the swelling. ...Read more

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Can abcessed tooth cause gum swelling even in area where the tooth is not? I'm on meds from ER called penacillion and. Tynol codine

Can abcessed tooth cause gum swelling even in area where the tooth is not? I'm on meds from ER called penacillion and. Tynol codine

Yes: The infected fluids from an abscess may travel along lines or spaces of least resistance. The antibiotics should help within 48 hours. If not, and things progress, go see a dentist to sort out the specific problem and perhaps a different antibiotic. An er doctor is really ill equipped to diagnose the specific dental origin, so seeing the dentist is a better choice. ...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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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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Will ibprofen help with gum swelling?

Will ibprofen help with gum swelling?

NO: No - you have a infection not just inflammation from injury (most likely).

You problably need periodontal treatmetn and better oral hygiene. ...Read more

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What can I take for pain for symptoms of gum swelling and abseased tooth?

What can I take for pain for symptoms of gum swelling and abseased tooth?

A dose of reality: An abscess is a an acute infection and can lead to hospitalization or even death if left untreated. You need to seek treatment. Antibiotics and pain medication might help temporarily, but without treating the source of the infection, it will return and often more aggressively. ...Read more

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Unilateral tonsillitis plus gum swelling in dat area...What could be the cause nd treatement?

Unilateral tonsillitis plus gum swelling in dat area...What could be the cause nd treatement?

2 separate condition: These two medical conditions should be addressed separately. 1. Tonsillitis, see your PCP for evaluation, tests and treatment. 2. Swollen gums are worth paying attention to; they might be a sign of gum disease or gum infection. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How do you make gum swelling go down after a dentist visit?

How do you make gum swelling go down after a dentist visit?

Follow the advice: Follow the advice given by the dentist. If the discomfort if after cleaning, warm salt water rinses can help. ...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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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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Will gum swelling go down after root canal?

Will gum swelling go down after root canal?

Yes should: Gum abscess usually would go away after rootcanal. Time varies depending on severity of infection. Get it checked if doesn't go after few weeks of root canal and taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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Gum swelling and sensitivity. Looking for reason and solution plz?

Gum swelling and sensitivity. Looking for reason and solution plz?

Gingivitis?: If you noticed a swelling, sensitivity or frequent bleeding gums, it may be a sign that you are at risk for or already have gum disease. Gingivitis is a serious problem, which should be diagnosed professionally by a dentist. Do not delay, call a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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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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Hi, currently l have two ulcerson my bottom gum, a little swollen gland (more on right node), shoul l treat it as a cold or just gum swelling?

Hi, currently l have two ulcerson my bottom gum, a little swollen gland (more on right node), shoul l treat it as a cold or just gum swelling?

Get evaluated: Swelling of any kind is sign of inflammation. The question is what's the cause. You should not treat anything unless you know for sure what the diagnosis is. Ulcers on gums have many causes. Two isolated ulcers could be aphthous ulcers, traumatic ulcers, or something else. Warm salt water rinses and topical corticosteroids (only recommended after a medical review) can help with that. ...Read more

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Why is my gum swelling around one tooth after root canal?

Why is my gum swelling around one tooth after root canal?

Infection: How long ago was root canal done. If just a day or two after, than it may be a remnant of infection. Please contact dentist as he may need to open tooth to allow infection to drain or place you on antibiotics. ...Read more

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Below a lower left molar (that does have a cavity) there is some gum swelling. It feels soft and squishy. No pain whatsoever. Comes and goes...?

Probably infection: Abscess. Will not go away by itself. Pills can't fix it. Can only spread and damage bone, gums, other organ systems. See a Dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Is gum swelling after tooth filling normal?

Is gum swelling after tooth filling normal?

Sometimes: Sometimes if the dentist worked or manipulated the gums. Should promptly resolve. If not, see dentist. ...Read more

Gum Swelling (Definition)

There are many causes: gum disease, hormonal changes, medications, food impact ...Read more