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I have swollen bleeding gums,excessive thick saliva,now i have a horrible sore throatI?

I have swollen bleeding gums,excessive thick saliva,now i have a horrible sore throatI?

Could be: Could be bacterially infected gums. Could be viral infection of throat, could be both. Could be one of many other problems. Probably will not self-cure, you need professional help. Call your Dentist for an appointment. Referral to a Periodontist and/or your Physician may be in order. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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Have minor canker sore under tongue , now I have a sore throat that hurts?

Have minor canker sore under tongue , now I have a sore throat that hurts?

Might throat sore: If you are prone to recurrent canker sores (recurrent aphthous stomatitis) they can also occur in the throat. Also recurrent aphthous can occur during times of stress such as getting a routine viral sore throat. Aphthous ulcers can be effectively treated with dental lasers.http://www.laserdentistbaltimore.com/mouth-ulcer-and-cold-sore-laser-treat ...Read more

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Why would I have a sore throat and my tongue bleed when I brush my teeth?

Why would I have a sore throat and my tongue bleed when I brush my teeth?

Irritation: Are you brushing your tongue when you brush your teeth? You maybe brushing to hard if so, also possible reaction to the tooth paste. ...Read more

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I have sore throat?

I have sore throat?

Many possibilities: This could be from a viral or bacterial infection, from sleeping with your mouth open, and breathing through it so that it dehydrates. If you are concerned that this may be strep throat and need treatment, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore on my gum and it hurts really badly. Can canker sore cause jaw soreness?

I have a canker sore on my gum and it hurts really badly. Can canker sore cause jaw soreness?

Jaw: I don't think that the jaw soreness is related to the canker sore. But, cankers can occur on any type of mucocutaneous tissue. ...Read more

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I have a sore and swollen tongue, help?

I have a sore and swollen tongue, help?

Sore and swollen: Sorry to hear that. Unfortunately we can't see, diagnose or treat you over the internet. Start by seeing a dentist for an exam and diagnosis. He\she may need to refer you to a physician if necessary. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands and sore gums? What should I do?

I have swollen glands and sore gums? What should I do?

Too many reason: Swollen glands usually mean your body is trying to make white blood cell to flight infection. Sore gums can mean many things. If you have deep pockets around your teeth where bacteria can accumulate and form biofilm then it could definitely trigger swollen glands. ...Read more

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Why do I have a swollen gums?

Why do I have a swollen gums?

Many reasons: There can be many reasons for swollen or inflamed gums. Several common reasons are: improper brushing debris on the teeth calculous formation hormonal changes medications infections periodontal disease. ...Read more

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Infected and sore gums around one teeth. Could I have gingivitis?

Infected and sore gums around one teeth. Could I have gingivitis?

Gingivitis?: Certainly gingivitis or worst. You can have a periodontal infection or infected nerve. Might need a root canal treatment. See your dentist. ...Read more

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I have braces and my teeth are ok, and I have really swollen gums how can I unswell my gums?

I have braces and my teeth are ok, and I have really swollen gums how can I unswell my gums?

Oral hygiene: Try to brush and floss at least twice a day and be very meticulous. If it doesn't resolve, you may need to see your dentist to get treated. ...Read more

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Can I still floss my teeth if I have bleeding gums?

Can I still floss my teeth if I have bleeding gums?

Bleeding gums: The number one cause of bleeding gums is inflammation and infection. Increasing your oral hygiene efforts and flossing more may help stop the bleeding. It may take 4-8 days to see the results. If bleeding of the gums do not stop after 8 days, you should consult your dentist immediately. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat?

I have a sore throat?

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat?

I have a sore throat?

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol or Motrin can help decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat?

I have a sore throat?

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease pain. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat?

I have a sore throat?

Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore under my gum what should i do?

I have a canker sore under my gum what should i do?

Canker sore care: Eat softer foods and avoid acidly foods (soda, ketchup, tomato sauce, etc.). Rinse with warm salt water several time a day. If it interferes with eating have the. rinse (don't swallow) with a mixture of malox and liquid benadryl (diphenhydramine). They usually resolve in 7-10 days. If other cold symptoms develop then see your MD. ...Read more

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What can I do if my submandibular glands have been swollen for months now I have a sore throat?

What can I do if my submandibular glands have been swollen for months now I have a sore throat?

Antibiotics: You likrly have an infection which would be accompanied by a mild fever, redness, and tenderness in the area. ...Read more

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Would I for sure know if I had tooth abcessed I have sore gum feels little swollen but not a lot of pain?

Would I for sure know if I had tooth abcessed I have sore gum feels little swollen but not a lot of pain?

Tooth abscess: It would be difficult for you to determine if you absolutely had a dental abscess with the symptoms you described. It could just be inflammation. Either way you should see a dentist to determine the cause and the proper treatment. All the best. ...Read more

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What is the best way to help gums infected with gum disease? I have sore gums, especially in the back of my mouth, but I do floss and brush daily. Is there anything i could be eating or drinking that makes this worse? .

What is the best way to help gums infected with gum disease? I have sore gums, especially in the back of my mouth, but I do floss and brush daily. Is there anything i could be eating or drinking that makes this worse?


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Bacteria control: Bacteria grow in the valley around your gums. Brushing reaches 1mm and floss removed 15% of the plaque. You need something like the perio protect method that has been shown to be a better treatment than deep cleaning j clin dent 2012) and it also has been shown to kill 99.98% o the bacteria that cause the disease j den res 2007. Used daily the bacteria do not grow back. Look up perio protect. ...Read more

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I have sore gums behind the last lower tooth on left, very painful...Using ibuprofen... Can it be infection?

I have sore gums behind the last lower tooth on left, very painful...Using ibuprofen... Can it be infection?

Maybe. See dentist : My first guess is trauma. Upper teeth extend just beyond lower teeth usually (even more so if there is an upper wisdom tooth present and none yet on lower). It is likely that some hard food was gnashed into gums, making them sore. Alternatively, if there is a partially erupted wisdom tooth, this is a great candidate for local infection (often accompanied by slight pain on swallowing or fever). ...Read more

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I have painfully sore gums next to the first and last tooth of the lower jaw. Any help appreciated!

I have painfully sore gums next to the first and last tooth of the lower jaw. Any help appreciated!

Wisdom teeth: Pericoronitis or inflammation of the gum tissue surrounding a tooth tends to occur in the wisdom teeth area (the first and last tooth of the arch). Pericoronitis tends to hurt and traumatized as occlusion with the opposing arch will further bruising the gum tissue. Extract your wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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I have very red sore gums (on the upper gum not next to teeth) and along the back side of my tongue and back roof of my mouth looks red patchy spots.

I have very red sore gums (on the upper gum not next to teeth) and along the back side of my tongue and back roof of my mouth looks red patchy spots.

Can't see: Can't see your problem without doing direct examination. Generally, any bleeding, swelling, or as in your case pain, should be immediately investigated. Please call your Dentist for an appointment. Additionally, if you smoke, quit. If you're a heavy drinker, quit. Both can damage oral tissues. ...Read more

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I have sore jaw and gums on the left side of my mouth and red blister ish spots on gums. It feels like I have something in my throat and its sore. Is it possible that I might be suffering from oral cancer?

I have sore jaw and gums on the left side of my mouth and red blister ish spots on gums. It feels like I have something in my throat and its sore. Is it possible that I might be suffering from oral cancer?

Don't worry: Probably viral or bacterial and not cancer. Make an appointment with your dentist for evaluation. He may refer you on to your physician if problem medical and not dental. For your own peace of mind let a pro take a look. ...Read more

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I have soreness in my gums, started 3 days ago got a sore throat & menstruation cycle too. Started in my 2 front upper teeth spreading to my left gums?

I have soreness in my gums, started 3 days ago got a sore throat & menstruation cycle too. Started in my 2 front upper teeth spreading to my left gums?

Hygiene...: Braces cause a lot of gum problems when there is no appropriate care. Your brushing and flossing must be perfect. Any food remain will cause acidity and bacterial activity that will damage your gums. Some mouth rinse will help, but is not the solution. If you have a sore throat and fever you have to take antibiotics prescribed. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a sore on my gums?

What should I do if I have a sore on my gums?

Good OH: Keep the area clean by good oral hygiene. Check with your dentist for gingivitis or periodontal disease in the area. Check also for pulpal reaction which may required root canal. Finally, check for occlusion which may exacerbate the destructive effect of these conditions. ...Read more

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Hello, i have a sore on my gum that gets a white patch on it. The white patch falls off then reappears. Below the tooth is sore only if i touch it?

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i have a sore on my gum that gets a white patch on it. The white patch falls off then reappears. Below the tooth is sore only if i touch it?

May be an abcess : An abcess of your tooth is an infection that seeks a path of least resistance to drain. That is why the pain is not constant. You must see a dentist and probably get a root canal. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands and sore gums? What should I do?

Too many reason: Swollen glands usually mean your body is trying to make white blood cell to flight infection. Sore gums can mean many things. If you have deep pockets around your teeth where bacteria can accumulate and form biofilm then it could definitely trigger swollen glands. ...Read more

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I have red sore spots on gums and roof of mouth?

I have red  sore spots on gums and roof of mouth?

Red sore spots: Have it examined by your own dentist. It could be quite a number of things- viral, from smoking, irritation, or a host of other possibilities. We can't determine that over the internet. It's like posting a question, "I have a pain in my stomach." ...Read more

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I have a sore mouth, my gums hurt & I have a black line on the gums at the base of the teeth, what could this mean ?

I have a sore mouth, my gums hurt & I have a black line on the gums at the base of the teeth, what could this mean ?

Gum disease: Sounds like generalized inflammation of the periodontal (gum) tissue. I suggest you see your dentist for an evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have swollen gums (bleeding), sore throat, canker sore under my tongue, in gums (group of multiple sores), in my cheeks and also in my lips.

I have swollen gums (bleeding), sore throat, canker sore under my tongue, in gums (group of multiple sores), in my cheeks and also in my lips.

2 separate problems: 1. Bleeding gums can be a sign that you already have, gum disease and need to see a dentist. 2. Canker sore, nothing cures canker sores or prevents recurrence. However, many over the counter antiseptic and pain-relief medications can ameliorate pain, prevent infection and promote healing. ...Read more

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Why are my gums so sore and discolored?

Why are my gums so sore and discolored?

Infection: It is not easy to say exactly without examining your gums and measuring the pockets around your teeth. It sounds that you may be suffering from a severe case of periodontal disease ( gum & bone )due to heavy deposits under the gums or you may be having some kind of a different infection. This can not be diagnosed or treated over the Internet. You must see a dentist of a gum specialist. ...Read more

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Will bonjela help my sore gum or nerve?

Will bonjela help my sore gum or nerve?

Depends on cause: Bonjela is a group of topical anesthetics (not available in us) for mild soft tissue irritation from things like braces, ill fitting dentures, canker sores, etc. The prudent thing to do would be to consult with your dentist to determine the cause of your soreness, and your dentist can then tell you whether a topical anesthetic is the correct solution for your problem. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat sore gums?

What is the best way to treat sore gums?

Gingivitis : You may have gingivitis. This is an infection of the gums which causes swelling and bleeding gums. A dentist visit can confirm whether it is gingivitis or a more serious infection called periodontitis, an infection of the bone surrounding the teeth. When brushing, make sure to massage your gums even if they bleed and floss every day to remove the bacteria causing this infection. ...Read more

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What causes you gums to be sore/sensitive?

Infection: When your body cannot contain a bacterial invasion of body tissue, an infection occur. An infection gives rised to tissue vasodilation and neovascular genesis (produce new blood vessel and capillary) to mobilized the cell of immunity to combat infection. When this occur, gum tissue is gorged with all these cells and pressing on the nerve causing sore or sensitive. ...Read more

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