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What can cause sudden swelling and sensitivity in my gums?

What can cause sudden swelling and sensitivity in my gums?

Sudden gums swelling: Sudden gum swelling may be caused by food debris getting stuck between your teeth and under your gums. Try flossing or using a stimudent to remove this debris. See a dentist if this persists for more than a day or two ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How can I reduce gum swelling?

How can I reduce gum swelling?

Brush and floss: The most important thing you can do is brush and floss your teeth. You should brush after every meal and floss at least once a day. You can also rinse with warm salt water to help kill bacteria and that will also help with the swelling. ...Read more

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How can you reduce gum swelling?

How can you reduce gum swelling?

Depends: Gum swelling must have an underlying cause to it. Looking for it and treating it will help resolve the swelling. If it's infection, an antibiotic may be needed. If it's associated with a procedure you may have had, you may need to call your dentist for advice. You can take an antiinflammatory medication, such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen (directions on the bottle) to begin with. ...Read more

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How do u stop gums pain/swelling?

How do u stop gums pain/swelling?

You need help: Gum pain and swelling is a serious symptom, particularly if bleeding is present. Bacteria have created infection that leads to open wounds that if you had them on your hand, you would be very concerned. In the mouth they are hidden from view. You just feel pain and see bleeding. You are at risk for transient bacteremias damaging blood vessel lining in your whole body. See a dentist/hygienist. ...Read more

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What can help my gum swelling go down?

What can help my gum swelling go down?

Depends on cause: Is the swelling due to periodontitis or a necrotic nerve in one of your teeth? Antibiotics will treat the symptoms, but definitive dental care will treat the problem. Please call a local dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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How to make my gum swelling go away quickly?

How to make my gum swelling go away quickly?

Go: You go see a Professional, a Dentist. With more than 10, 000 hours of training and years of experience your dentist can determine the cause of the swelling (bacterial, virul, or fungal gum infection, abscessed teeth, neoplasm, allergic reaction, irritation from GERD, systemic disease, etc.). Once cause determined appropriate treatment can be applied. ...Read more

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What could cause painful swelling in back of gums?

What could cause painful swelling in back of gums?

Wisdom tooth: A wisdom tooth that has not fully come in can cause a painful infection. This is an infection called pericoronitis and it needs to be examined by a dentist. ...Read more

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Abscess gum, should I wait till swelling goes down?

Abscess gum, should I wait till swelling goes down?

No: Vitis your dentist to eval what is the cause of the swelling before it goes down (if it goes down, sometimes it does not go down without treatment). ...Read more

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Is gum swelling linked to other diseases of the body?

Is gum swelling linked to other diseases of the body?

Yes...can be: There are numerous diseases that can affect the gums. I would suggest a consultation with a periodontist and see if you have gum disease and whether a consult with your physician is indicated. ...Read more

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What to do if I have painful swelling in back of gums?

See a dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess or gum abscess won't go away without treatment. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs OTC for pain control. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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What can I take to make the pain and swelling in my gums to go away?

What can I take to make the pain and swelling in my gums to go away?

Need dentist: You need to see a dentist for treatment. But here are a few things to help until you get there. Brush and floss. Rinse with listerine. Take ibuprophen if this is a safe medication for you. ...Read more

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My face swelling is almost gone. Why would gum start to swell up now?

My face swelling is almost gone. Why would gum start to swell up now?

Gingivitis: 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 tooth loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more

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I have painful swelling in back of gums. Anything I can take for this?

See a dentist: See a dentist asap. In the mean time take ibuprophen 600mg every 6 hours for pain, if this is a safe drug for you. Brush and floss. Rinse with warm salt water. ...Read more

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I have inflated gums. Is there anything I can do to quickly get the swelling down?

I have inflated gums. Is there anything I can do to quickly get the swelling down?

Visit your dentist: While there could be exotic causes for the condition you describe, the most likely is an abscess. It could be caused by an infected tooth. The infection seeks the path of least resistance, ultimately causing swelling and then drainage of pus. A severe gum infection can present in the same way. In either case, only dentist can judge and treat properly. Tooth might need a root canal. ...Read more

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What can cause severe pain and swelling in back gums?

What can cause severe pain and swelling in back gums?

An infection: The infection can be due to rotten teeth or periodontal disease, but these are only guesses since you have not been examined. Please see a local dentist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How can I stop my gums from inflammation and swelling?

How can I stop my gums from inflammation and swelling?

Find the cause.: You need to find out what's causing the problem, and treat that. Sometimes a good cleaning is all that's necessary, but you need to find out, because gum inflammation can eventually lead to loss of teeth. ...Read more

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What should you do about gum redness, swelling and bleeding?

What should you do about gum redness, swelling and bleeding?

See a dentist ASAP: Red, bleeding and swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis and broken tooth can lead to the tooth loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more

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Pre menstrual gum swelling & pain, what do you recommend for this?

Pre menstrual gum swelling & pain, what do you recommend for this?

Not a whole lot: The hormonal surge, and changes during the menstrual cycle, as well as pregnancy times, can directly cause changes in shape, color, sensation and health of the gums. There is a term even called pregnancy gingivitis. The best advice is to improve and increase your oral hygiene during these terms, also rinse or even brush with salt water and see your dentist more regularly. ...Read more

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There is swelling of gum in rear of mouthof my 5 year old. Please help?

Probably molars: He may be getting his 6 year molars. If you are concerned have your dentist or pediatrician take a look. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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