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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
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
Follow the advice: Follow the advice given by the dentist. If the discomfort if after cleaning, warm salt water rinses can help. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...?
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 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
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
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
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
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
Wisd tooth extracted2days ago, on medication, gum swelling subsided but cheek swelling did not, pain comes back strong when medication wears off, normal?
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?
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