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Red Swollen Gums In Children
Swollen gums: Red and swollen gums are usually caused by bacteria around or under the gums secreting acid causing an infection called gingivitis. Bone loss that occurs is periodontal disease. Both need to be treated by a dentist by physically removing the bacteria with a cleaning, scaling & root planing, or periodontal surgery. Get an exam and xrays to see the difference of what you have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen gums: Red and swollen gums are usually caused by bacteria around or under the gums secreting acid causing an infection called gingivitis. Bone loss that occurs is periodontal disease. Both need to be treated by a dentist by physically removing the bacteria with a cleaning, scaling & root planing, or periodontal surgery. Get an exam and xrays to see the difference of what you have. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Viral infection: Those symptoms are consistent with one of many viruses three year olds get that cause gingivitis. Teething generally doesn't cause fever. If other symptoms are present such as loose stools, malaise, decreased appetite, or cold symptoms, then it is quite likely a viral infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has swollen gums, that are almost covering his teeth, they are red, and seem to have puss. What could it be?
Perio infection: What you are describing is a periodontal (gum and bone) infection. The swelling is inflammation from infection. This should really be treated by having the area of infection debrided and possible antibiotic treatment. Please see a dentist asap to determine the source. It could be from large decay in the teeth that caused root canal infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 separate problems: These 2 problems should be addressed separately. 1. swollen gums - can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. See your dentist. 2. soar throat - seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Canker sores, tongue bumps that are red, white pockets at back of throat, swollen gums that bleed easily. Can't eat, been three days. Bad breath too.
Sore throat started 5 days ago w very swollen right tonsil. Yesterday, swollen gums and red spot on tongue. Feel fine otherwise. Should I see a Dr.?
Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more
My 7 year daughter has had intermittent fever (up to 102for 5 days now along with a little sore throat and red swollen gums- she is getting a mohler tooth at ths time also. Any suggestions for treatment?
Sounds like teething: If your daughter is not allergic to either advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) you can give her the appropriate dose to manage her fever and pain. It sounds like teething pain but I would have her see a dentist about the swollen gums to rule out other possible pathologies as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Debride: Most cases, swollen gums are related to debris and inflamation. You must remove the debris and keep it clean to get the inflamation to go down. Start with a good cleaning with your hygienist and there are some prescriptions oral rinses that can help reduce the bacterial count to help reduce inflamation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on the cause of the swelling of the gums. Most likely you have gum disease and a dental cleaning is needed. Sometimes some medications can cause gingival hyperplasia causing the gums to swell. In this case you will require surgery to reduce the bulkiness of the gums (but this is uncommon). Please consult your dentist. ...Read more
Periodontal disease: Mostly due to inadequate hygiene (floss, brush), localized infection, "pockets", can be seen (uncommonly) with deficiencies of vitamin c, folic acid. Can be seen due to some meds, can be seen (uncommon to rare) with some leukemias, lymphomas; allergic reactions to flavorings (cinnamon among them). See your dentist first. Can get special mouth washes, checked for other problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dental care: With good, regular dental care, you're gums should become healthy. Floss daily, brush after meals, consider a water pik, and see your dentist regularly. If you follow this and still have problems, talk with your dentist about other considerations. ...Read more
Could be gingivitis.: Swelling in the gums is often the symptom of gingivitis or possilby more advanced periodontal disease. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss as well as many systemic problems- increased risk of stroke, heart attack, colon cancer, alzheimer's and others. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Gingivitis: Swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or 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 by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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