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My Gums Are Inflamed And Causing Me Pain What Should I Do
Many -see a dentist: There are many potential causes... Periodontal disease, root canal abcess, wisdom teeth infections, food or other impaction, diabetes, herpetic gingivostomatitis, pyogenic granuloma, reaction to medication such as Dilantin or calcium channel blockers, allergic reactions...see a dentist for evaluation. ...Read more
Plaque: Plaque is the mean reason for gum inflammation. Lack of proper and adequate oral hygiene is what allows plaque build up. Some less likely factors for gingival inflammation are medications, viral infections, hormonal changes, or some rare gingival conditions or autoimmune diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflamed gums are : Most commonly caused by gingivitis and periodontitis, two forms of gum disease, the first being the milder form. However, inflamed gums can also be due to vitamin deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, some autoimmune diseases, diabetes, mouth breathing, medications, allergies, as well as bacterial, fungal and viral infections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infection, abscess..: All of the followings: 1) gum disease/infection of the gum, 2) dental or periodontal abscess, 3)faulty restoration/open contacts that cause food impaction, 3)malocclusion, 4)open mouth breather, 5)dry mouth syndrome or any oral condition causing dry mouth, 6)lichen planus and other autoimmune diseases, 7)allergic reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflamed gum, painless bumps on the gum, lining on the cheeks and Headache plus inflamation of the body.What is the cause?
Possible gingivitis: Please consult your dentist for an oral and dental exam. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Can impacted wisdom teeth cause discomfort in other teeth/gums.Inflamed not infected.Feels like my bite is off. Clench teeth at night sometimes?
Definitely, yes: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned, cause discomfort in other teeth, painful and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures. See a dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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