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How To Get Rid Of Swollen Gums Fast
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gums: Gums are not naturally swollen so please see your dentist. Read more
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 moreSee 10 more doctor answers
Visit your dentist: Swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis and can eventually lead to the gap between the teeth, tooth loss and other health problems. See your dentist if you suspect you have gum disease because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brushing, flossing: The best oral hygiene routine starts with a healthy mouth. To keep plaque and tarter from building up under and at the gum line, brush for 3 minutes on all tooth surfaces-cheek side, tongue side and on the chewing surface. Flossing each tooth is also necessary, sliding the floss along the tooth surface and under the gum. Brush your tongue also. Keep your mouth plaque/bacteria free for health. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 7 year daughter has had intermittent fever (up to 102for 5 days now along with a little sore throat and red swollen gums- she is getting a mohler tooth at ths time also. Any suggestions for treatment?
Sounds like teething: If your daughter is not allergic to either advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) you can give her the appropriate dose to manage her fever and pain. It sounds like teething pain but I would have her see a dentist about the swollen gums to rule out other possible pathologies as soon as possible. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen gums: See a dentist about this. Red swollen gums mean you have an infection and this needs to be treated by a dentist. You r dentist will do an exam and then the treatment will be to clean your teeth. Depending on the severity of your problem the procedure may be scaling and root planing to remove the bacterial build up below you gums. Don't delay. This will not get better without treatment. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Puffy gums: Start with getting your teeth cleaned. Brush teeth and gums floss and or use waterpik regularly. You could have lotsofbugs under the guns and need that area decontaminated. If things don't firm up better get a physical and see dr. Could be hormones or other health probs. Read more
See your dentist: Swollen sore gums is usually due to gingivitis or a foreign body (food) in the pocket of the gums. Also, certain medications, such as dilantin, can also cause gum swelling. Assuming regular brushing and flossing are currently being done, best to see your dentist to find the cause and implement a treatment plan. Read more
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?
Good oral hygiene: Brush teeth at least twice a day; floss between teeth; rinse mouth with mouthwash to help control bacteria. If condition has advanced to point of swelling & pain, make appointment with dentist, who can evaluate how severe the condition is & recommend/provide appropriate treatment. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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