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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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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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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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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?

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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Gum Swelling (Definition)

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