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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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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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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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Gum Swelling (Definition)

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