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My right upper part of my gum is swollen. It's the tooth next to my bracket to hold the wire for braces, help?

My right upper part of my gum is swollen. It's the tooth next to my bracket to hold the wire for braces, help?

Clean, clean, clean: Food impaction caused by food get stuck in the bracket or wire will cause gum swollen. Tried to clean the area with proxy brush, tip of your toothbrush, water pik, etc... Check with your dentist if he or she can relocated the bracket or molar tube higher to help with food impaction. Bonding molar tub sometimes can be used in place of molar ring to avoid gingival reaction. ...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


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One part of my gum is swollen it is the part with the tooth growing almost in front of some of the teeth at the top what is this?

One part of my gum is swollen it is the part with the tooth growing almost in front of some of the teeth at the top what is this?

Eruption cyst: Likely the bubble that forces its way ahead of the erupting tooth. Should resolve once the underlying tooth breaks the surface. If it does not improve, see the Dentist for examination, diagnosis and Tx. Good LUck. ...Read more

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Needing expert help. I have braces and a part of my gum in swollen?

Needing expert help. I have braces and a part of my gum in swollen?

Call Orthodontist: May be hygiene issue, trapped food debris, loose brace forcing debris under gum, or other issues. Hopefully you are seeing an orthodontic specialist. Call him/her to have area examined and derided. Orthodontist can then work with you to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Hello, well i got braces on the 16th and today i noticed that part of my gums are swollen. It is in between two teeth. ?

Hello, well i got braces on the 16th and today i noticed that part of my gums are swollen. It is in between two teeth. ?

Floss, proxabrush ;: Proper oral hygiene is extremely difficult with braces. If your gums are swollen, you are probably are not cleaning correctly. Floss threaders or proxabrush are need to get "between" each tooth. Then each ortho bracket has four surfaces that need tooth brushing. Then the brush needs to vibrate a few of its bristles into the tooth gum interface. Then the rest of the tooth needs to be brushed. ...Read more

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A little part of my gum is slightly swollen, what's up?

A little part of my gum is slightly swollen, what's up?

Possibly infection: There may be an inflammation or infection present. You should see a dentist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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My mouth has been painful for a week already. The inside part of my cheeks and gums became swollen. Very painful when i eat and chew.

My mouth has been painful for a week already. The inside part of my cheeks and gums became swollen. Very painful when i eat and chew.

Would recommend: Seeing a dentist for an evaluation. Unable to render a diagnosis or treatment recommendations without an examination. Sorry. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My gum is swollen and its bleeding. Can you die from an abscess?

My gum is swollen and its bleeding. Can you die from an abscess?

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 more

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My gum is swollen and I only have access to Tavanic/levoflaxacin 500mg and no access to dentist. Would it help?

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 more

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My gum is swollen and it feels like a lump pain radiating to teeth and my cheekbone. What could it be?

My gum is swollen and it feels like a lump pain radiating to teeth and my cheekbone. What could it be?

Tooth infection: This could be a tooth infection requiring a dental radiograph, possible antibiotic, and maybe a root canal or extraction. You are having a radiating pain probably from the tooth in question. To be sure you need to see a dentist immediately to get the infection under control. Please don't wait. ...Read more

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My gum is swollen where my wisdom tooth is, what could this be?

My gum is swollen where my wisdom tooth is, what could this be?

Pathology: Swelling of the gums associated with a wisdom tooth could be a localized infection around the crown of an erupting tooth known as a pericoronitiis. It could also be due to an acute abscess and in some instances, the swelling could be related to a possible cyst. A clinical evaluation with the appropriate x-rays by your dentist can provide you with a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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An area of my gum is swollen. How can I tell if my tooth is infected?

An area of my gum is swollen. How can I tell if my tooth is infected?

Might be infected: Gum swelling and pain can certainly be caused by a primary gum infection or an infected tooth. Strongly suggest an evaluation by your dentist. ...Read more

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My gum is swollen over my left wisdom tooth. What do I do?

My gum is swollen over my left wisdom tooth. What do I do?

Call a dentist: The wisdom tooth in question may need to be extracted. It needs to be examined to know for sure. ...Read more

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My gum is swollen and slimy just around 1 front tooth, never had dental work done, please help!

My gum is swollen and slimy just around 1 front tooth, never had dental work done, please help!

Gingivitis: or gums abscess. A swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. Call your dentist today for exam x-rays and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my gum is swollen and filled with blood do I have gingivitis?

What do you suggest if my gum is swollen and filled with blood do I have gingivitis?

Yes, gingivitis: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you already have, gum disease. The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked professionally by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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I've got a maxillary sinus cyst but my gum is swollen and pus and blood is coming from it why?

I've got a maxillary sinus cyst but my gum is swollen and pus and blood is coming from it why?

See Oral surgeon: You may have some other oral issues, not necessarily related to the cyst. But impossible to determine without a history, xrays and exam ...Read more

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Hi doc my gum is swollen the upper gum next to the front teeth it is quite painful and is sort of purple. Any remedies?HH

Hi doc my gum is swollen the upper gum next to the front teeth it is quite painful and is sort of purple. Any remedies?HH

Dental Care: The only sure fire remedy is to determine the cause of the swollen gum. Once the cause is identified, then the proper treatment can be rendered. It may be as simple as a routine cleaning, but it may also be more serious. On thing's for sure... failure to treat will only make things worse. Call a local dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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Gum Swelling (Definition)

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