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Doctor insights on: Remedies Treating Swollen Gums

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Swollen Gums (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Remedy for plagued teeth and swollen and bleeding gums?

Remedy for plagued teeth and swollen and bleeding gums?

Professional cleanin: Brush twice/day, floss or water pik on a daily basis and have your teeth professionally cleaned. ...Read more

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Any effective remedies for swollen lips?

Any effective remedies for swollen lips?

Depends : It would depend on the cause. If it is from trauma, it will take time and ice may help. If it is from an unknown cause i would see a physician... Possibly a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What works against swollen gums with braces?

What works against swollen gums with braces?

Oral Hygiene: You need meticulous oral hygiene. Ask your orthodontist for specific recommendations. An adult having ortho should have there teeth professional cleaned every months. ...Read more

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What OTC medicine gets rid of swollen gums?

What OTC medicine gets rid of swollen gums?

Not many: It depends why you gums are swollen.... Looking for a quick fix in the drugstore is not the answer. Dental problems usually need a dentist to treat them. You may have periodontal disease. ...Read more

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Symptoms include; mouth ulcers, painful and discoloured gums ( hurts/stings to eat/drink), temperature, possible tonsillitis, swollen glands, headache?

Symptoms include; mouth ulcers, painful and discoloured gums ( hurts/stings to eat/drink), temperature, possible tonsillitis, swollen glands, headache?

Virus? Herpes?: If new in past few days, probably a virus, expecially herpes if maybe exposed (kissing, performing oral sex). Other viruses also can do this, and some non-infectious diseases. Get care ASAP, including ER or urgent care if necessary (don't wait til Monday). If herpes, the sooner the better for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. If this is longstanding, contact the doctor treating you. ...Read more

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Could magic mouthwash help with inflammed gums?

Could magic mouthwash help with inflammed gums?

No such thing: Stay away from product with the solicited name such as "magic" or "miracle" mouthwash. Brush and floss, is the best home regimen. Good periodic cleaning at the dental office is needed. Diagnose the occlusion as the secondary factor. Your general well being also contributed into the gingival health. Consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies to treat very sore and swollen eyes?

Are there any home remedies to treat very sore and swollen eyes?

Certainly : The question is... Why are they sore and swollen. I would suggest you see an eye doctor and get a diagnosis first, then look for at home treatments. There are simply too many things that could cause such symptoms to recommend a cure all treatment. ...Read more

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What home remedies treat a toothache? Cloves?

What home remedies treat a toothache? Cloves?

Remedy: A remedy is something that cures or relieves a disease or bodily disorder; a healing medicine, application, or treatment. Other than OTC pain meds, there are no DIY treatments to replace proper dental care. Please call a dentist for an appointment. In addition, the pain meds do not solve your problem, they just prolong your agony. ...Read more

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What are some treatments to swollen gums?

What are some treatments to swollen gums?

Laser is possible: Utilizing an fda-cleared procedure called lanap is a very innovative and less invasive way to treat swollen gums. (we are assuming you have some form of gum disease that requires professional attention by a laser trained periodontist.) http://www.Drgums.Com. ...Read more

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Most effective way to get rid of gum disease like gingivitis and removing sore bleeding gums?

Most effective way to get rid of gum disease like gingivitis and removing sore bleeding gums?

See a gum specialist: If your good habits at home, i.e. Brushing and flossing, don't reduce the problem, you may have more serious periodontitis rather than just gingivitis. See your dentist soon. ...Read more

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I have eye inflammation, home remedies/homeopathic treatments/holistic?

I have eye inflammation, home remedies/homeopathic treatments/holistic?

Eye inflammation: The first thing you want to do with any eye problem is see your doctor -- who may also want you to see an ophthalmologist. You don't want to risk your vision. Some causes of eye inflammation resolve on their own, and some can't (like infections and injuries). Some come from allergies that need attention. Homeopathy can help sometimes too -- and you need a personal consultation for best results. ...Read more

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Can bleeding gums cause swollen lymph nodes? Help please?

Can bleeding gums cause swollen lymph nodes? Help please?

Yes: Bleeding gums indicate an infection. If the infection is severe and long term, it could cause swollen lymph nodes. See your dentist or a periodontist asap. ...Read more

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What OTC meds work for swollen tonsils?

What OTC meds work for swollen tonsils?

Nsaids: Antiinflamitories and gargle with warm saline. See your personal provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the effective remedies for fissured tongue?

What are the effective remedies for fissured tongue?

None: A fissured tongue is a variation of normal and is neither of concern nor requires treatment (of which there is none anyway). ...Read more

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Is there a OTC or holistic approach to helping ease the annoyance of itchy gums under an abscessed tooth? (besides salt water or listerine)

Is there a OTC or holistic approach to helping ease the annoyance of itchy gums under an abscessed tooth? (besides salt water or listerine)

Need a dentist: Holistic medicine is a wonderful approach for many health problems, but sometimes you need to turn to traditional medicine for treatment. Abcessed teeth are one of those conditions that need conventional treatment. See a dentist and get this infection treated. Otc will not heal this. ...Read more

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What do these symptoms indicate: white tongue with sore spots, fever, swollen sensitive gums, and sore throat?

What do these symptoms indicate: white tongue with sore spots, fever, swollen sensitive gums, and sore throat?

Viral pharyngitis: There is no specific treatment for viral pharyngitis. You can relieve symptoms by gargling with warm salt water several times a day and take NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC. You should see your doctor if have a sore throat for more than a week. ...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


Gum Swelling (Definition)

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