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Symptoms include; mouth ulcers, painful and discoloured gums ( hurts/stings to eat/drink), temperature, possible tonsillitis, swollen glands, headache?

Symptoms include; mouth ulcers, painful and discoloured gums ( hurts/stings to eat/drink), temperature, possible tonsillitis, swollen glands, headache?

Virus? Herpes?: If new in past few days, probably a virus, expecially herpes if maybe exposed (kissing, performing oral sex). Other viruses also can do this, and some non-infectious diseases. Get care ASAP, including ER or urgent care if necessary (don't wait til Monday). If herpes, the sooner the better for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. If this is longstanding, contact the doctor treating you. ...Read more

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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Remedy for plagued teeth and swollen and bleeding gums?

Remedy for plagued teeth and swollen and bleeding gums?

Professional cleanin: Brush twice/day, floss or water pik on a daily basis and have your teeth professionally cleaned. ...Read more

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Swollen cheek jaw Pain, ear sensitve started overnite,treated antibiotics thinking lymph nodes swelling,but no use.seen dentist,xrays teeth fine ,help?

Swollen cheek jaw Pain, ear sensitve started overnite,treated antibiotics thinking lymph nodes swelling,but no use.seen dentist,xrays teeth fine ,help?

Investigation: See Endodontist for 2nd opinion to rule out most probable cause, tooth infection. See PCP or ENT to rule out ear/throat infection. See Periodontist to evaluate for gum infection. If you have a tooth infection it may take 24-48 hours for antibiotic to begin controlling spread of infection. If tooth infected, the tooth will require Rx or infection will return after pills discontinued. ...Read more

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What works against swollen gums with braces?

What works against swollen gums with braces?

Oral Hygiene: You need meticulous oral hygiene. Ask your orthodontist for specific recommendations. An adult having ortho should have there teeth professional cleaned every months. ...Read more

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I am experiencing gum swelling .The doctor prescribed betadine mouthwash gargle. Swelling decreased but there's white substance on my gums. Is it ok

I am experiencing  gum swelling  .The doctor prescribed betadine mouthwash gargle. Swelling decreased but there's white substance on my gums. Is it ok

Needs to be seen: Unfortunately we have no way of knowing what you are seeing and whether or not it's an infection or something else. The soon you get to see your dentist the sooner this can all be resolved. Call your dentist and discuss these issues. ...Read more

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Red spots on gums? Taking Meds for strep throat

Red spots on gums? Taking Meds for strep throat

Antibiotic Reactions: Good day; Any allergic reaction to a prescribed antibiotic needs to be discussed with your doctor. A similar medication may be as effective without the side effects. ...Read more

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Swollen gums then a canker sore on top of it appeared after I irritated gums by eating chips. Any remedies? Lymph node swollen as well.

Swollen gums then a canker sore on top of it appeared after I irritated gums by eating chips. Any remedies? Lymph node swollen as well.

Dental sore: This could be from the chips, either trauma from eating them or high salt content. If you problem worsens or does not improve over the next few weeks, I would recommend you see a dentist or oral surgeon for further evaluation ...Read more

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Can bleeding gums cause swollen lymph nodes? Help please?

Can bleeding gums cause swollen lymph nodes? Help please?

Yes: Bleeding gums indicate an infection. If the infection is severe and long term, it could cause swollen lymph nodes. See your dentist or a periodontist asap. ...Read more

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I am experiencing mouth sores, painful cracks at the corners of mouth, painful swollen joints (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, rest) (side...

I am experiencing mouth sores, painful cracks at the corners of mouth, painful swollen joints (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, rest) (side...

Behçet's disease: It could be Behcet's. This is an autoimmune process that causes mucosal lesions and muscle/joint pain. Please see your primary care provider for an evaluation or referral to Rheumatology. ...Read more

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Painful gums where wisdom teeth used to be/ why?

Painful gums where wisdom teeth used to be/ why?

Infection or....: If you are an older patient you may have residual periodontal defects that need treatment. Impacted teeth can impinge on the nerve causing a neurotaxis, delayed healing or altered sensation. Sharp bone under the gum keeps it sore. Make sure no tooth is left behind or cavity around it.Worst case is neuroma formation but highly unlikely. It can take months for normal feeling to return. See the oms. ...Read more

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Swollen and severly sore cheek, sore throat, white patches in mouth on side of cheek. Negative strep culture at er, pain meds not working.

Hard to say: This could be many things. You need to be specific about when it started and what treatment has been given. This could be thrush, aphthous ulcers, lichen planus, leukoplakia, and other things. Oral diagnosis can be difficult, so seeing the oral cavity problem is very important. If you give more information, we can help better. Go to an otolaryngologist for exam, treatment, and possible biopsy. ...Read more

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Have infected wisdom tooth that is oozing, gums are sore and swollen, the infection may have spread to gums. Lymph nodes sore. Should I go to ER?

Have  infected wisdom tooth that is oozing, gums are sore and swollen,  the infection may have spread to gums. Lymph nodes sore. Should I go to ER?

Oral surgeon: They can't do much at the ER except prescribe meds which won't solve the problem. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Swollen sore throat, migranes, swollen gums and a high fever? What causes this?

Swollen sore throat, migranes, swollen gums and a high fever? What causes this?

Viral infection: These symptoms may be caused by an oral herpetic infection. It is best to see your dentist or physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can novocaine at dentist cause swollen gums?

Can novocaine at dentist cause swollen gums?

Possibly: Novacaine itself hasnt been used for many years but many people use the term to describe a dental anesthetic;anesthetics can temporarily swell gum tissue at the injection site until it is all metabolized and absorbed. The solution injected has to go somewhere. If you are referring to a generalized puffiness of all gums surrounding all or most teeth - that may be due to periodontal (gum) disease. ...Read more

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Sore painful tooth, sore jaw and swollen glands on same side. Will antibiotics help? There is no swelling of the gums or around the tooth.

Sore painful tooth, sore jaw and swollen glands on same side.  Will antibiotics help?  There is no swelling of the gums or around the tooth.

See a Dentist ASAP: A tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP for tooth infection treatment. ...Read more

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Sore throat, swollen glands, swollen roof of mouth and under tongue and sores on tongue. What could it be?

Sore throat, swollen glands, swollen roof of mouth and under tongue and sores on tongue. What could it be?

Perhaps: Strep throat, mononucleosis, or other viruses. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. ...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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What can cause teeth pain, loose tooth, and swollen gums?

What can cause teeth pain, loose tooth, and swollen gums?

Toothache: Four reasons: 1. Tooth decay. 2. Gum disease. 3. Trauma. 4. Teeth grinding. Regardless, schedule an appointment to see your dentist, because the tooth pain will not go away without treatment. ...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


Gum Swelling (Definition)

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