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How to get rid of swollen gums?

How to get rid of swollen gums?

Seek dental care.: You should seek dental, attention because this could be something serious or simple. I cannot answer further without more information. Good luck. ...Read more

Gum Swelling (Definition)

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


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How should you get rid of swollen gums?

How should you get rid of swollen gums?

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

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What can I do to get rid of swollen gums?

Depends: On the cause. If it is one area caused by an abscess get the abscess treated by your dentist. If all the gums are swollen then you need to see your dentist for an exam and a cleaning above and below the gumline. You may also want to see a gum specialist, periodontist. ...Read more

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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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Is there a good way to get rid of swollen gums?

Flossing?: Most often, swollen gums are the result of poor oral hygiene. Are you flossing every day? I would urge you to see a periodontist (gum specialist). Gum disease is the major cause of tooth loss. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are there any methods to getting rid of swollen gums?

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

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How can I get rid of swollen gums that have grown down to the bracket?

How can I get rid of swollen gums that have grown down to the bracket?

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

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How should I get rid of swollen gums with braces?

How should I get rid of swollen gums with braces?

Oral hygiene: 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

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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?

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

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How do I get rid of swollen, inflamed gums?

How do I get rid of swollen, inflamed gums?

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

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What can I do to get rid of swollen, puffy gums?

What can I do to get rid of swollen, puffy gums?

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

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How to get rid of swollen sore gums?

How to get rid of swollen sore gums?

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

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What can I do to get rid of natural swollen gums!?

Gums: Gums are not naturally swollen so please see your dentist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pain and swollen gums?

How do I get rid of pain and swollen gums?

FIND SOMEONE IN THE: Medicasl/dental field that will help you identify the cause. ...Read more

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Is there any good over-the-counter swollen gum medicine?

Is there any good over-the-counter swollen gum medicine?

No.: Consult your dentist to determine the cause of swollen gums, & get necessary & proper treatment. Maintain immaculate oral hygiene by brushing your teeth after every meal, flossing once a day & clean your tongue twice a day. Avoid sodas, sugery drinks, candies etc. ...Read more

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I have had a swollen gum and it suddenly started bleeding. What can I do to stop the bleeding?

I have had a swollen gum and it suddenly started bleeding. What can I do to stop the bleeding?

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

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Can a swollen gum cause fever in children?

Can a swollen gum cause fever in children?

Yes: Swollen gums is a sign of infection and infections cause fever. It could also be due to a tooth erupting in which case a fever is common but not due to an infection. Take your child to a dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How many amoxicillin can I take for I swollen gum?

How many amoxicillin can I take for I swollen gum?

See a dentist: Most gum swelling is caused by inflammation. Antibiotics are not necessary in many cases. Take NSAIDs OTC every 4-6 hours is recommended. Even if the NSAID alleviates your symptoms, you should still see a dentist for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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How do I treat a large swollen gum under my root canal?

How do I treat a large swollen gum under my root canal?

Gingival abscess: A gum abscess usually requires treatment; otherwise it can worsen and result in the destruction of the surrounding tissue. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a swollen gum above one tooth. How do to cure this?

I have a swollen gum above one tooth. How do to cure this?

See a dentist: Sounds like you have an abscess from an infected nerve or a periodontal pocket. These issues need to be treated and will not resolve with antibiotics alone.

Call a local dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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What does a swollen gum and white patches inside lips indicate?

What does a swollen gum and white patches inside lips indicate?

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

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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 I have a piece of lose swollen gum hangin over my tooth at the right side on the front, what can this be?

Local inflammation: It could be due to a foreign body, such as tartar or food stuck in that area which is causing the gum tissue to swell and detach from the teeth. Best course of action is see your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Swollen gum hurts when I swallow, what to do?

Swollen gum hurts when I swallow, what to do?

Poss. Gum infection: Possible gum infection. May be the cause of swollen gums. See your dentist for gums and physician for pain with swallowing if dentist says it's not related to your teeth. ...Read more

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How to treat swollen gum in front of tooth at home?

How to treat swollen gum in front of tooth at home?

Hard to say...: Without knowing the cause of the swelling, proper treatment cannot be determined. For that, you will need to see a local dentist. There are no home remedies to restore teeth. ...Read more

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I have a swollen gum over my left molar. What should I do?

I have a swollen gum over my left molar. What should I do?

Dental infection: You have a possible dental infection related to the nerve of the tooth or the gum tissues supporting the tooth. A dentist can evaluate this and provide a remedy. ...Read more

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Swollen gum and pains on the lymph node by the throath could be a symptom of?

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

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Why do I have red and swollen gum around My upper second molar and the last molar on the bottom hurt?

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

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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?

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?

Using any rinse?: Sometimes you can find a slight swelling on top of a newly placed implant. I would suggest to have a follow up visit to determine the originen of the imflamation. Mean time warm salt water rinses should help. ...Read more

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What is cause of swollen gum behind wisdom tooth?

What is cause of swollen gum behind wisdom tooth?

A few things: Infection, stuck food, cyst, tumor. Best bet is to see a board certified oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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What is the swollen gum tissue behind my back tooth?

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

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Swollen gum after picking food stuck between teeth. What to do?

Swollen gum after picking food stuck between teeth. What to do?

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

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Do you have to wait for all of your swollen gum to get better before you have a brace or invisalign?

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

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What can I substitute amoxicillin with if I'm allergic to penicillin? It will be used to treat swollen gum

Clindamycin: Remember to consult with your treating doctor or dentist first before taking any medications suggested to you online. They know your full history, medications, allergies, family hx, social hx and have examined your swollen gums. Good luck! ...Read more

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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

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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?

Infection?: That's only a guess, since I cannot examine you. Your best bet is to call a local dentist for an appointment, since you cannot treat this problem at home. It may be due to periodontal disease, it might be from a non-vital nerve. ...Read more

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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?

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

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