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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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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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Gum Swelling (Definition)

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