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Had teeth cleaning done with mouth wash to treat my gingivitis. Now i feel a burning sensation on the tongue with itchy, swollen gums. Help?

Had teeth cleaning done with mouth wash to treat my gingivitis. Now i feel a burning sensation on the tongue with itchy, swollen gums. Help?

Call your dentist: Call your dentist and advise him\her of this situation. We don't know anything about your medical and dental history, nor what was specifically used as the mouth wash. Therefore, we are at a disadvantage regarding diagnosis or recommendations. It sounds like your tissues were irritated by or having an allergic reaction to one or more of the ingredients. ...Read more

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Swollen Gums (Definition)

Swelling in the gums is often the symptom of gingivitis or possilby more advanced periodontal disease. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss as well as many systemic problems- increased risk of stroke, heart attack, colon ...Read more


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Swollen lymph nodes under jaw, difficulty swallowing, painful itchy swollen gums, whites sores all over tongue & cheeks, headaches, loss of appetite?

Swollen lymph nodes under jaw, difficulty swallowing, painful itchy swollen gums, whites sores all over tongue  & cheeks, headaches, loss of appetite?

Take Vitamin-C: It may be a viral illness in which case it will settle down in one week to 10 days. Vitamin c can be helpful if you take 500mg daily for 2 weeks. If it does not go away in two weeks then you need to go see your doctor and get your blood count checked(cbc). ...Read more

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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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What could cause swollen gums?

What could cause swollen gums?

Many things: Infection, periodontal disease, hormonal changes, and medications are all possible causes. ...Read more

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What should I do for swollen gums?

What should I do for swollen gums?

See your dentist: To determine the cause, extent and treatment required. The most common cause of swollen gums is poor oral hygiene and inflammation from plaque and calculus. However, there are many other dental and medical causes that need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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What are the common causes for swollen gums?

What are the common causes for swollen gums?

Many causes: Many things can cause swelling of the gums. Some of the most common reasons are periodontal disease, an abscess, a cyst, or a viral infection. ...Read more

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Are swollen gums caused by stress?

Are swollen gums caused by stress?

No: Stress alone doesn't cause swollen gums. It is the build-up of plaque and tarter that sets the stage. Stress does contribute to how your body deals with this accumulation. If you are stressed, your body may secrete more cortisol, a substance that helps promote bleeding gums and inflammation, which will cause more swelling. ...Read more

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Can tea bags help with swollen gums?

No, not likely: I have heard of using tea bags to help stop bleeding after an extraction. The tannic acids along with pressure from biting on the bag helps to control minor bleeding. Tea is not helpful in reducing gum inflammation . You need to see a dentist and find the cause of your inflammation . Only with a correct diagnosis can your problem be resolved. ...Read more

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Is it normal for swollen gums to bleed?

Wrong question: While swollen gums usually bleed, it is not healthy to have swollen gums. Bleeding gums is an early sign of gum disease that needs to be addressed before the progression causes irreversible damage to the bone supporting your teeth. The treatment will include some level of teeth "cleaning', and instructions on how to do a better job at home to prevent a recurrence. ...Read more

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What can be done about red swollen gums?

What can be done about red swollen gums?

Brush and Floss: For starters. See your dentist or periodontist for a professional cleaning and diagnosis. ...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