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Rid Swollen Gum
Proper oral hygiene: Swollen gums usually caused by colonies of bacteria that are left there for a while. Proper brushing and flossing will remove them. At first it will be sore when you brush and floss, you may even have some bleeding. But after 2 or 3 days the sensitivity, bleeding, and swelling will subside. Also please go see your dentist and have examination and proper cleaning of your teeth and gums. ...Read more
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
Visit your dentist: Swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis and can eventually lead to the gap between the teeth, tooth loss and other health problems. See your dentist if you suspect you have gum disease because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more
Have it checked: If you are brushing properly, this could mean there is something stuck in-between the tooth and gum causing irritation. ...Read more
Since your braces collect more debris, plaque and tarter accumulate much faster around the brackets, it is more difficult to reach between the teeth and to floss, regardless, you should try harder when you have braces get you teeth cleaned every 3 m not 6 months.
Brush and floss as usual and
use a water pick to flush out the deposits and an interproximal brush to clean between the teeth. ...Read more
How can I get rid of swollen gums if my braces don't allow me to floss, and I don't have special tools to do it?
Maniy choices: With a floss threader flossingr is possible, although tedious. You can use a rubber tip or small pointed proxy brush as an inexpensive substitute for floss. Best choice, get a water pik and use it every day. It will make your gums much healthier, make your adjustments easier, and will dramatically shorten your time in braces. ...Read more
Swollen gums: See a dentist about this. Red swollen gums mean you have an infection and this needs to be treated by a dentist. You r dentist will do an exam and then the treatment will be to clean your teeth. Depending on the severity of your problem the procedure may be scaling and root planing to remove the bacterial build up below you gums. Don't delay. This will not get better without treatment. ...Read more
Puffy gums: Start with getting your teeth cleaned. Brush teeth and gums floss and or use waterpik regularly. You could have lotsofbugs under the guns and need that area decontaminated. If things don't firm up better get a physical and see dr. Could be hormones or other health probs. ...Read more
See your dentist: Swollen sore gums is usually due to gingivitis or a foreign body (food) in the pocket of the gums. Also, certain medications, such as dilantin, can also cause gum swelling. Assuming regular brushing and flossing are currently being done, best to see your dentist to find the cause and implement a treatment plan. ...Read more
Gums: Gums are not naturally swollen so please see your dentist. ...Read more
See a dentist: It sounds as if you have periodontal disease. Are your teeth in good shape? Do you floss? See a dentist. ...Read more
See dentist: There are many things that can cause swollen gums and white patches. Without seeing them it is really difficult to say with any certainty what they are. You really need to see a dentist so a medical history can be obtained and an examination done to determine what is causing your symptoms and get you the proper treatment. ...Read more
Hi I have a piece of lose swollen gum hangin over my tooth at the right side on the front, what can this be?
Hi, currently l have two ulcerson my bottom gum, a little swollen gland (more on right node), shoul l treat it as a cold or just gum swelling?
Get evaluated: Swelling of any kind is sign of inflammation. The question is what's the cause. You should not treat anything unless you know for sure what the diagnosis is. Ulcers on gums have many causes. Two isolated ulcers could be aphthous ulcers, traumatic ulcers, or something else. Warm salt water rinses and topical corticosteroids (only recommended after a medical review) can help with that. ...Read more
Abcess?: Have it evaluated by an oral surgeon. The oms should be able to take the necessary x-rays. If you need a referral to another type doctor they will give you one. ...Read more
Why do I have red and swollen gum around My upper second molar and the last molar on the bottom hurt?
Inflammation: The redness indicates a possible inflammatory condition and should be evaluated by a dentist. Pain about a molar indicates a problem and possilbe abscess. It is best to address this early to preclude severe pain. See an dentist as soon as possible. You may also need antibiotics ...Read more
I have a swollen gum and it's red and growing looks like it has cyst. It's painful. What could be the possible reason?
Abscess: You need to see your dentist asap and have this definitively treated asap ...Read more
I got two implants about one month ago one is healing fine the other though still is surrounded in past by swollen gum part of the gum covers the tita?
Swollen gum tissue: Swollen gum tissue behind your back tooth is called an operculum. It can be redundant, excess tissue, tissue left over following removal of a wisdom tooth, or the flap of tissue covering an erupting wisdom tooth. Visit your dentist to have him/her check it out for you. ...Read more
Keep it clean: What did you use to "pick it out"? Hopefully not a tooth pick or similar device. Floss is usually the best and safest method. Continue to brush and floss properly and often enough and it should be fine within a few days. If you are concerned or it does improve shortly, see your dentist! ...Read more
Do you have to wait for all of your swollen gum to get better before you have a brace or invisalign?
Yes: No Orthodontic Specialist will treat your malocclusion if your teeth, gums, and jaws are not healthy. To do so would be at best slower progress, at worst damage to your gums/bone. Please see your Dentist to make sure your teeth are healthy, a Periodontist to make sure your supporting Tissues are healthy, and then an Orthodontic Specialist to treat your malocclusion. Beware shortcuts. ...Read more
My partially erupted wisdom tooth has swollen gum covering one side of the tooth. Is it time for it to get taken out?
Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth that are not able to emerge normally become impacted or trapped within the jaw. If they emerge partially through the the gums a passageway is created and can become infected. Some dentists recommend removing them if they don't fully emerge or if they grow near the nerve of the lower jaw. Some believe that it is better to remove them early. See your dentist for exam and his opinion ...Read more
I've got a swollen gum around my tooth and I don't know what it is, it doesn't hurt only when I touch it with my finger, help?
I woke up with a swollen gum and a newly formed abscess below my left jaw, could you please tell me what are the causes? And what should I do?
See a dentist ASAP: A tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP for tooth infection treatment. ...Read more