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Itchy Swollen Gums
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer