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I ve tremendous pain in lower right jaw. Swollen gum n cheek. Pain in right throat n ear too. Not able to eat or swallow anything.

I ve tremendous pain in lower right jaw. Swollen gum n cheek. Pain in right throat n ear too. Not able to eat or swallow anything.

You need to be seen: Please be seen and evaluated. The pain in your throat and ear may simply be referred from the jaw. Something is clearly wrong and causing a lot of pain, so be seen. ...Read more

Gum Swelling (Definition)

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


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Iwoke up this morning with tender swollen gums and cheek above my tooth bridge and last week I had sever pain in my bridge after eating something hard?

Iwoke up this morning with tender swollen gums and cheek above my tooth bridge and last week I had sever pain in my bridge after eating something hard?

Fracture?: Your tooth that is supporting the bridge may have fractured, but this is only a guess. You need to see a local dentist for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wisdom tooth pain, swollen gums & cheek. What are these symptoms of?

I am experiencing wisdom tooth pain, swollen gums & cheek. What are these symptoms of?

Impacted teeth: It sounds like your wisdom teeth could be partially impacted, or covered with gum. You need to see your dentist or an oral surgeon asap to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Pimple like thing that comes and goes on my gum/swollen cheek, had pulpectomy 5 years ago. What can I do to get stop it from appearing again?

Pimple like thing that comes and goes on my gum/swollen cheek, had pulpectomy 5 years ago. What can I do to get stop it from appearing again?

Need RCT: Pulpectomy is the beginning of a root canal. The pimple is most likely a well established abscess that drains periodically and then heals and closes. You should get full root canal therapy (rct) to get rid of abscess for good. ...Read more

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Having sticky saliva, could it be a cyst I have alongside with a impacted wisdom tooth, upper left top, swollen gums on same side @swollen cheek?

Having sticky saliva, could it be a cyst I have alongside with a impacted wisdom tooth, upper left top, swollen gums on same side @swollen cheek?

Swollen gums/cheek: Sounds like an infection of either a tooth or gums or both.
This needs to be treated by a dentist or oral surgeon. An untreated infection in that area could affect your sinus and other areas. ...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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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?

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

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