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

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. 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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Lately , my gums felt itchy then swelling . My gums grow up and became thick . What was that ?

Lately , my gums felt itchy then swelling . My gums grow up and became thick . What was that ?

Inflammation: When gums get swollen and itchy it is because there is too much plaque and buildup. Usually they bleed when touched too or when brush and floss. Sounds like it is time to see your favorite dentist for a good check up and cleaning. ...Read more

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I swelling in gums after root canal normal?

I swelling in gums after root canal normal?

Yes: Anything may be normal after rc, pain, some swelling, etc, etc. Wait some days, it should be fine. ...Read more

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I have tooth pain but no cavity or swelling of gums. What could it be?

I have tooth pain but no cavity or swelling of gums. What could it be?

Tooth pain: Can be caused by a host of problems. What produces the pain is extremely helpful in determining the cause. For example- pain on pressure (bite problem, inflamed nerve, root fracture); pain to sweets (microleakage around filling); sensitivity to cold (exposed dentin, cementum); pain to heat relieved by cold (necrotic nerve); other possibilities as well. Consult with one or more dentists 4 answer. ...Read more

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Swelling on gum, seems to be pus-filled. Will be seeing a dentist in five days. Is it dangerous to leave it this long? There's no pain.

Swelling on gum, seems to be pus-filled. Will be seeing a dentist in five days. Is it dangerous to leave it this long? There's no pain.

See dentist ASAP: It's very important to pay attention to your gums. Gums play a major role not only in your dental health, but in your general health. Regardless, the cause of gum inflammation, there are steps you can take to minimize gum damage:see your dentist periodically, brush and floss properly 2X/day, drink water, eat well-balanced diet and relax. 5 days is OK to wait. ...Read more

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Swelling of gum. No teeth in area. Very painful started overnite-1 day ago. No bleeding. Teeth removed 1 yr ago - 45 yrs old. Ate nothing sharp

Swelling of gum. No teeth in area. Very painful started overnite-1 day ago.  No bleeding.  Teeth removed 1 yr ago - 45 yrs old. Ate nothing
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See a dentist ASAP.: There are so many possible causes i cannot list them on this site. I do know that you will only get to the bottom of this by visiting a dentist's office for an exam, correct diagnosis and proper treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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My gum swelling detected diabeties by doctor.I controlled it 99/126 from 217/295.But redness and swelling of gums are same.What I do now?

My gum swelling detected diabeties by doctor.I controlled it 99/126 from 217/295.But redness and swelling of gums are same.What I do now?

See your Dentist: As a diabetic you are prone to gum disease even if you are well controlled. See your dentist, get everything cleaned and under control and consider more frequent cleanings to compliment excellent home care. ...Read more

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I currently have a wisdom tooth that is growing and it is swelling the gum area. I am unable to open my mouth all the way. Is this normal?

I currently have a wisdom tooth that is growing and it is swelling the gum area. I am unable to open my mouth all the way. Is this normal?

Yes: The discomfort and swelling associated with a problematic wisdom tooth often limits your range of motion and opening due to the discomfort. ...Read more

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