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Doctor insights on: Need To Go For Scaling But Why Are My Gums Swollen

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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


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I really need some answers! why are my gums so sore after the dentist?

I really need some answers! why are my gums so sore after the dentist?

What procedure?: Without knowing what was done at the dental appointment, a correct answer is impossible. If the gums is only sore temporarily, sometimes this can be expected after a good thorough deep clean, a crown cementation, or a deep cavity filled underneath the gum. Any procedure that required working under the gum or at the gum level may cause a temporary reaction. Call your dentist if the sore persist. ...Read more

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What to do for swollen gums and pain after teeth filing?

What to do for swollen gums and pain after teeth filing?

Check if prolonged : Swollen gum and sensitive tooth could be temporary if the gum had to be pushed or cut for a deep into gum filling. A tooth could be sore right after filling just like if you had a surgery, the cut could be sore. The swollen gum should heal in a week or two and the sensitive tooth could take a few days to three months to recover. If not, you may need a root canal. Check with your dentist. ...Read more

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When I went to my dentist for a cleaning last weekend they didn't seem to say anything about my swollen red upper gums. They said I had clean teeth. But I need to get my wisdom teeth removed and have a few cavities. Could this be contributing to the red s

When I went to my dentist for a cleaning last weekend they didn't seem to say anything about my swollen red upper gums. They said I had clean teeth. But I need to get my wisdom teeth removed and have a few cavities. Could this be contributing to the red s

Speak with DDS: You need to speak with the dentist and or hygienist and address the following, what is my home care regimen and how can it be improved? Can I see a copy of my periodontal charting and explain what the numbers mean to me. Why do you think I have red swollen gingiva and what are the remedies to have this addressed. ...Read more

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I need to figure out why my gums are still swollen?

I need to figure out why my gums are still swollen?

Poor Oral Hygiene: Poor oral hygiene is the most common cause,leading to gum disease & swollen gums.Consult your dentist & get proper treatment.Also maintain immaculate oral hygiene by brushing your teeth after every meal,flossing once a day,cleaning your tongue twice a day.Avoid sodas,sugery drinks, candies etc.Some medications can lead to swollen gums.People with epilepsy, taking Dilantin may present swollen gums. ...Read more

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Why are my gums red and look to be bleeding?

Why are my gums red and look to be bleeding?

It is a gum disease: Swollen, bright red gums that bleed easily can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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There are swollen gums where my wisdom teeth are. Why is it and how do I reduce the swelling?

There are swollen gums where my wisdom teeth are. Why is it and how do I reduce the swelling?

Erupting or ?: You may or may not have enough room for your wisdom teeth to erupt. You may have swollen gums from the normal eruption of your wisdom teeth, or an infection, pericoronitis (inflammation) or food impaction. See a dentist to determine the cause and advice as what to do. Take some otc pain medication and rinse with salt water in the meantime. ...Read more

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Now month 9 still have swollen glands under chin that have become painful. ENT says that they will go down they want to. What can I do for relief?

Now month 9 still have swollen glands under chin that have become painful. ENT says that they will go down they want to. What can I do for relief?

See pediatrician: If the child has had painful lymph node for 9 months, you need to get him checked. See another ENT if necessary. ...Read more

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My gums are very inflamed. What can I do to keep them healthy until I see a dentist? What will get the inflammation down? Salt water and listerine? TY

My gums are very inflamed. What can I do to keep them healthy until I see a dentist? What will get the inflammation down? Salt water and listerine? TY

Inflammation: The inflammation can be caused by a number of factors, most often accumulated bacteria. Brushing and flossing diligently with an ADA accepted toothpaste should help. Other mouthrinses can be used in addition to the above. The sooner you get to a dentist for a professional cleaning to remove hardened deposits, the better off you will be. ...Read more

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I went to the dentist as my gums are receding and he told me my gums are healthy so not to worry. How are they healthy?

I went to the dentist as my gums are receding and he told me my gums are healthy so not to worry. How are they healthy?

See Periodontist: While everything may appear healthy there has to be a reason for your gum recession. Gums don't recede unless there's a reason. It may be a systemic problem, reaction to medication, improper brushing, malocclusion, clenching/grinding, or one of many other factors. Time to see a gum specialist, a periodontist, to determine why the recession and if any treatment is indicated. Don't wait. ...Read more

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I have red circle all on my tounge and it is so painfull can you tell me what this is or do I need to go to the dentist?

I have red circle all on my tounge and it is so painfull can you tell me what this is or do I need to go to the dentist?

Red circle on tongue: You do not say how long you have had this or whether you have burned or injured your tongue. Since it is very painful, you should have this checked by your dentist. It may be nothing more than canker sores (aphthous ulcers) or something much more serious. ...Read more

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What procedure is necessary when gums are swollen and begin to grow above wisdom teeth, sensitive and start to have bad breath?

What procedure is necessary when gums are swollen and begin to grow above wisdom teeth, sensitive and start to have bad breath?

Depends: It will depend upon the severity of the problem. It could involve cleaning your teeth differently, removal of a tooth, or localized gum surgery. Check with your dentist and discuss each option presented after an examination of the area. ...Read more

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My eyes both are looking "bloodshot" and hurting and getting some gunk in them do you think it's pink eye and do I need to go to the doctor?

My eyes both are looking "bloodshot" and hurting and getting some gunk in them do you think it's pink eye and do I need to go to the doctor?

Yes: Going to the doctor, the answer is yes. In all likelihood, you have a bacterial conjunctivitis but that's from afar. Your doctor can see you and make the best diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a gum disease? I got a scaling at my last appointment and my gums are getting puffy and white at the gumline

How do you know if you have a gum disease? I got a scaling at my last appointment and my gums are getting puffy and white at the gumline

Ask a dentist ?: The only way to diagnose this is direct examination, if you haven't found a good dentist, I suggest you go see one, puffy gums suggests gum disease - so no smoking, more healthy choices, and good genes( can't control that) will get you started, a good hygiene plan and a good dentist will help you get the rest of the way to better gums ...Read more

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I got a bad sunburn on legs. They are swollen and so are feet but no blisters. What should be done about it? Will it just go away?

I got a bad sunburn on legs. They are swollen and so are feet but no blisters. What should be done about it? Will it just go away?

Not very much & yes: 400-600 mg ibuprofen helps along w/ cool compresses or aloe which has naturally-occurring anti-inflammatory. Elevate legs and stay hydrated. Learn from your experience and protect yourself in the future! ...Read more