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Sore, Swollen Gums
I'm 16 years old and I chew tabacco. I'm scared I might have gum cancer bc my gums are swollen and sore, my throw hurts and my jaws. Do you think I mi?
Gum disease: In most situations, the surgery is done endoscopically without the need for external incisions. If this is the case, it takes up to 3 to 5 days to feel completely back to normal. Swollen and sore gums is a sign that you are already have a gum disease. This is a serious problem, which should be treated by a dentist. Get well soon. ...Read more
Every aprox 4-6mo my 3rd molar has a growth spurt (i'm 25yo), when this happens my gums around it get swollen and sore 4 aprox a week, do I need abx?
Evaluate : This is a common problem when a wisdom tooth is not completely erupted and you can't keep the area clean and healthy. This is an infection that you keep getting. And it will not get any better. The best thing for you to do is see a dentist, or oral surgeon and have it evaluated for extraction. You can cause damage to the adjacent tooth. So take action now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My gums are swollen, very irritated and feeling sore. It seems that it all started after i used the crest whitening stips. Could that be an allergy?
Sensitivity: The active ingredient in white strips can be irritating to gum tissues for many people. This will go away once you stop using the white strips. This sensitivity can be more severe if your gums were not healthy when you began the process of lightening your teeth. See a dentist if it does not heal in a few days or if you have not seen one recently. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I wouldn't say my gum is swollen, but there's suddenly tartar built up around my teeth and bleeds when i brush, hurt when eating.Sore throat as well.
My gingivitis isn't getting any better after using the mouth rinse. Now, gum is swollen around 3 teeth, very tender, and throbbing?
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
Gingivitis/Periodont: Swelling, bleeding of gums are classical symptoms of gingivitis and if there is lost of attachment it is called periodontitis. It is very unlikely to die from an abscess but it is possible. Any kind of infection which an abscess is needs to be treated as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My gum is swollen and I only have access to Tavanic/levoflaxacin 500mg and no access to dentist. Would it help?
Not 1st choice: Taking the wrong antibiotic can do harm. Not taking a complete course of an antibiotic (having some left over) can do harm. Not having and not taking a full course of an antibiotic can do harm. Antibiotic will not cure dental infection, only control it for as long as it's taken. You must see Dentist...don't put it off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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