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How to make my gum swelling go away quickly?

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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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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Any ideas on how to make the gum swelling go away and take the swelling down?

Any ideas on how to make the gum swelling go away and take the swelling down?

See your dentist: Swelling around you gums means that there is an infection. You need to see a dentist for this. In the meantime it is important to brush, floss you teeth and use a mouthwash to help remove some of the debris in your mouth. ...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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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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How can I reduce gum swelling?

How can I reduce gum swelling?

Brush and floss: The most important thing you can do is brush and floss your teeth. You should brush after every meal and floss at least once a day. You can also rinse with warm salt water to help kill bacteria and that will also help with the swelling. ...Read more

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How can you reduce gum swelling?

How can you reduce gum swelling?

Depends: Gum swelling must have an underlying cause to it. Looking for it and treating it will help resolve the swelling. If it's infection, an antibiotic may be needed. If it's associated with a procedure you may have had, you may need to call your dentist for advice. You can take an antiinflammatory medication, such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen (directions on the bottle) to begin with. ...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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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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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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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 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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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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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

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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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Subsequent to wisdom teeth gum swelling and bump on inside cheek?

Subsequent to wisdom teeth gum swelling and bump on inside cheek?

Wisdom teeth: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...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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I'm 9wks pregnant can I use lidocaine viscous 2% solution for swishing for gum swelling or blister?

I'm 9wks pregnant can I use lidocaine viscous 2% solution for swishing for gum swelling or blister?

Not wise: Before using any medication ck w your OB. Your "gum swelling or blister" indicates an infection. Cause of the infection needs to be determined and treated. Gum disease during pregnancy can result in short term low birth weight babies. Lidocaine is a temporary pain killer, not an infection cure. See your Dentist immediately. Consultation w Periodontist (gum/bone specialist) may be in order. ...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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Severe swelling around front and back tooth. Gum swelling. No pain and no sensitivity to hot/cold. How can I reduce swelling till I go to the docs?

Severe swelling around front and back tooth. Gum swelling. No pain and no sensitivity to hot/cold. How can I reduce swelling till I go to the docs?

Swelling: Swelling usually indicates an infection, either from the tooth or the gums.
Warm salt water rinses may help (dissolve one tsp of salt in a small glass of warm water), but is not a solution even if the swelling subsides.
Any swelling needs to be seen by your dentist. ...Read more

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Idk had gum swelling the dr said not abcessed n lymph nodes swollen but today jaw kinda hurts could gum infec go to jaw or ear real worried?

Idk had gum swelling the dr said not abcessed n lymph nodes swollen but today jaw kinda hurts could gum infec go to jaw or ear real worried?

Complex: Complex set of symptoms. Yes gum infection could go to other areas. Best advice is to see oral surgeon for diangosis/treatment. ...Read more

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What can be done to take the bottom gum swelling away after dental implants?

What can be done to take the bottom gum swelling away after dental implants?

Ice, Tylenol (acetaminophen): Surgery will produce swelling in every case. For your home care, I would recommend using ice during the first 24 hrs only. You may also use tylenol (acetaminophen) to ease the swelling. Finally, if you speak to your doctor, a short dose of steroids is often very beneficial. Keep smiling! ...Read more

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I am experiencing gum swelling and bleeding gums. The following also describes me: Red gums. What should I do?

I am experiencing gum swelling and bleeding gums. The following also describes me: Red gums. What should I do?

Professional help: What you are describing are symptoms associated with gum disease, which is an insidious progressive process. You need professional care. Start with your Dentist. Referral to a specialist Periodontist may or may not be indicated. Sometimes gum bleeding is a sign of a systemic disease as opposed to an oral infection. Ge get checked out. ...Read more

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I had a left lower inner tooth pain for a month before 2 weeks. Now I have gum swelling under the same tooth and with no pain on tooth and gum.?

I had a left lower inner tooth pain for a month before 2 weeks. Now I have gum swelling under the same tooth and with no pain on tooth and gum.?

Infection: Your description of progressive symptoms sounds like an infection is present in this area it could be in the tooth or the related structures. I strongly advise you to have the area examined immediately to avoid the possible spread of the infection. Your dentist will be able to identfy the source and recommend the required treatment. ...Read more

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Wisd tooth extracted2days ago, on medication, gum swelling subsided but cheek swelling did not, pain comes back strong when medication wears off, normal?

Wisd tooth extracted2days ago, on medication, gum swelling subsided but cheek swelling did not, pain comes back strong when medication wears off, normal?

The healing process: Swelling, pain and jaw stiffness may persist for 7 -14 days. A limited mouth opening may persist for up to two weeks. This is a normal reaction to surgery. ...Read more

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My gum swelling detected diabeties by doctor. I controlled it 99/126 from 217/295.But redness and swelling of gums are same. What I do now?

My gum swelling detected diabeties by doctor. I controlled it 99/126 from 217/295.But redness and swelling of gums are same. What I do now?

See your Dentist: As a diabetic you are prone to gum disease even if you are well controlled. See your dentist, get everything cleaned and under control and consider more frequent cleanings to compliment excellent home care. ...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

Gum Swelling (Definition)

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