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Dr, I had pain swollen gum after undergoes front tooth filling (white composite filling)and now it has been a week. Is that normal?

Dr, I had pain swollen gum after undergoes front tooth filling (white composite filling)and now it has been a week. Is that normal?

More info needed...: Did you get an injection? Was the filling near the gumline? No one answer can apply to all situations. Speak to the dentist who did the filling for you. ...Read more

Filling (Definition)

Any of several materials used to repair a tooth that has chipped, is adversely worn, or that has had a cavity which has been drilled (cleaned ...Read more


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I had a filling on a wisdom tooth 2 days ago and now its throbbing intensively, swollen gum and extremely sore to touch, is this normal??

I had a filling on a wisdom tooth 2 days ago and now its throbbing intensively, swollen gum and extremely sore to touch, is this normal??

No: It sounds like your tooth is dyine or dead. It, therefore needs root canal work or extraction. Being a third molar sort of makes it lean toward extraction. ...Read more

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Is gum swelling after tooth filling normal?

Is gum swelling after tooth filling normal?

Sometimes: Sometimes if the dentist worked or manipulated the gums. Should promptly resolve. If not, see dentist. ...Read more

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I have tooth pain 7/10 over last two days in a tooth which had a filling done on it in 11/2014. No gum swelling or discomfort. What could it be?

I have tooth pain 7/10 over last two days in a tooth which had a filling done on it in 11/2014. No gum swelling or discomfort. What could it be?

More info needed....: Pain = 7/10... to what? Hot? Cold? Biting down? Continuous or episodic? How deep was the filling? Without answers to these questions it is not possible to accurately diagnose your problem. Your best bet is to call our dentist for a followup. Hard to say without a radiograph and and an exam. ...Read more

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I am feeling in my gum swelling after two month tooth filling like a pees size I mean to say that like what is that I have no pain but when I touch.

I am feeling in my gum swelling after two month tooth filling like a pees size I mean to say that like what is that I have no pain but when I touch.

See your dentist: You need to see your dentist about this. This is most likely an accesses tooth, an infection, and it will not go away without treatment. ...Read more

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My gums is swollen and painful but my tooth has a filling?

Swollen gums/filling: New fillings some times have a thin edge extending into the gum. The edge traps stuff and causes irritation to the gum. The DDS can smooth this and the problem is fixed. But if you have not had your teeth cleaned in over a year then this is a gum problem and your teeth need a check and a cleaning, ...Read more

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Had filling done, 5 injections, gum is swollen, tooth doesn't hurt. Gum feels like scratched. How long before swelling goes down?

Had filling done, 5 injections, gum is swollen, tooth doesn't hurt. Gum feels like scratched. How long before swelling goes down?

What's the Rush!: Good day;
You may have required numerous injections to anesthetize a hot tooth- be patient, after anesthetic has worn off evaluate situation. ...Read more

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Dentist took old filling, she told me save tooth but then cavity beyond gum swollen and put temporary filling. What is going to happen?

Dentist took old filling, she told me save tooth but then cavity beyond gum swollen and put temporary filling. What is going to happen?

Extraction: It sounds like you will need an extraction of the tooth. You might be able to save it with a root canal and crown, but if too much of the tooth is gone from decay then it will need extracted. You can then replace it with an implant and crown or have a bridge made. ...Read more

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Had 1st step of rootcanal done today, gum is swollen around tooth. He cleaned + put temp filling in the canal. Some pain. Is this normal?

Had 1st step of rootcanal done today, gum is swollen around tooth. He cleaned + put temp filling in the canal. Some pain. Is this normal?

Maybe: It is not unreasonable to have some soreness or even tissue irritation around the tooth immediately after a root canal. It mostly depends on the state of the tooth before the root canal and the procedures and techniques completed. Follow the instructions the dr gave you closely, take any prescriptions as directed. Contact them if it doesn't improve. This is especially true if you develop swelling. ...Read more

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I have a tooth with a temp filling the gums are a little swollen. Dentist gave me Azithromycim incase of infection cant get in 2 week will I b ok?

I have a tooth with a temp filling the gums are a little swollen. Dentist gave me Azithromycim incase of infection cant get in 2 week will I b ok?

You will be OK: Root canal treatment may be done in 1, 2 or more appointments. In cases where the entire root canal system harbors bacteria, multiple visits is an appropriate choice. Azithromycin and temporary filing will help to heal the infection. Best of all, it can save your tooth, restore function and your daily smile! ...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?

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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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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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

Gum Swelling (Definition)

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