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Swollen Gum Back Of Mouth
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Wisdom teeth: At your age I would suspect an infection around erupting wisdom teeth if you have not already had them removed. Very common, it is called pericornitis, and can be treated by a general dentist with cleaning, irrigation, and antibiotics. Because there is often not enough room for the wisdom teeth to erupt straight they come in crooked, allowing debris to be trapped under the gums. See a dentist. ...Read more
I have a moth ball taste in the back of my mouth. I have swollen gums on the back of my mouth and on one side on my back tooth. Could it be my wisdom tooth coming?
Infection: You could have an infection, possibly where the wisdom tooth is trying to erupt and still partially covered. You should see a dentist to find out exactly what is going on and how to treat it. ...Read more
Day 6, 4impacted wisdom teeth removal. Still can't close mouth all the way due to little lumps @ the back of my mouth (swollen gum?). Is this normal?
It is not normal: Wisdom teeth. It was a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Your symptoms could be a serous problem. See your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment and treatment. ...Read more
Sore throat on one side, swollen lymph gland, hard to swallow, and back teeth very painfull with swollen gum? Is that from cavity?
Sore throat: You may have any number of problems, including infected wisdom teeth, periodontal (gum and bone) disease, or other soft tissue infection (s). Advanced tooth decay and abscess could cause pain and this much local soft tissue inflammation but the other conditions are equally important to identify and treat. See a dentist or oral surgeon immediately ...Read more
I have a swollen gum on the bottom left of my mouth it doesn't hurt when I chew or touch it what do I do?
You investigate: Swelling is not normal. See your Dentist to determine the cause and the appropriate treatment. This could be anything from extremely benign to quite serious. Please see your Dentist. ...Read more
I have swollen gum on the side of my mouth it is huge and very painful. How do I stop the swelling and pain?
See a dentist: The swelling appears to be caused by an infection, from either the gum or a tooth. A dentist in your area can assess the situation to determine what treatment you need and prescribe the proper medication. In the meantime take otc pain meds. ...Read more
Won't hurt: But probably won't help much. You need do see a Dentist, or preferably a gum/bone specialist to diagnose the cause of the swelling (most likely, but not only cause, is infection). Once cause has been diagnosed the correct treatment can be applied. You need help. See a professional. ...Read more
I have a swollen gum on the bottom of my mouth where I have my crown implant, it doesn't hurt when I chew or touch it what can I do?
Go: You can go see your Dentist to determine cause of swelling and appropriate treatment ...Read more
I have a 3 and half year old girl...she's suffering from swollen gum and ulcers on tongue and mouth. Taking a lot of medication but all don't work?
Workup and Mgt: I would suggest asking for cultures including viral cultures, a complete blood cell count and differential. It may be a local infection or in more unusual cases indicate an underlying immune problem. ...Read more
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
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
I have a swollen gum around one of my front teeth. I never had any teeth problems before. What should I do?
It might be: At a minimum it is irritated and inflamed. There may still be something stuck in there. If does not resolve in a day or so, please see your dentist. ...Read more
In my bottom teeth my incisor got no enamel on it and looks thin. What will happen if I lose a layer of dentin. Can't have crown I've got swollen gum?
2 separate problems: 1. Gum disease. This is a serious problem, which should be checked and treated by a dentist. 2. When enamel damaged, the tooth is more susceptible to cavities. There are variety of options to fix lost enamel to protect dentine: for small erosion bonding is used. If the enamel loss is significant, full crown maybe a solution. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more
Infection: Usually the swelling is due to infection so get it checked please! ...Read more
Gingivitis: The inflamed gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, forms a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more
Hi. I have swollen gum behind two front teeth for 3 weeks now. Its very painful at times as I have an overbite. Have tried salt water and antibiotic?
My wisdom teeth are making me have tonsillitis and swollen gum to the point I can't swallow bite eat. Is there anyway to cure/soothe as I am overseas?
This can't be treated without a clinical and visual examination.
Find a local dentist for and accurate diagnosis, and treatment. ...Read more
Why do I have a swollen gum after a teeth cleaning? I was in for my regular six month check up last week, and since then the gum on the rear lower left side of my jaw looks and feels swollen. There is not a lot of pain, but it is a bit tender. Could my de
Drs zweig and mcleod have given you good advice. Sometimes the gum is irritated from the cleaning, sometimes a bit of calculus may have lodged in the space between the gum and tooth, causing an inflammatory response.
Regarding the dentist you are currently seeing... The choice is yours. You should feel comfortable with the person who is treating you. If you were, you wouldn't be asking for our advice... You would have called him first.
Best of luck to you. ...Read more
Bottom wisdom tooth never came in. Had molar pulled a few years ago & now having jaw, ear pain, sore swollen gum where wisdom tooth is under gum.?
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
How can I get my husbands swollen gum to go down with out going to a dentist it's swollen around his back tooth after he was sick?
You're not a Doctor: Your husband may very well have an infection that requires care by a professional. You can do more harm than good. Get him to a Dentist, NOW. Don't be foolish. This is NOT a DIY project. ...Read more
The back left side of my mouth (gum/tooth) is swollen and I can't eat anything. What could it be?
About a year ago my gum was swollen was told it was abcess was swollen took antibiotic swollen was less its in the back of my mouth still swollen and?
My mouth pain is in the back upper at the very back my gums are swollen and stays in on spot. I feel like I have to always chew. Is this a wisdom toot?
Probably, but: Probably. But, it can be other problems. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more
My gum in the back of my mouth is swollen and hurts. Right behind last molar and I'm wondering if it's something with my wisdom teeth.
You're teething: Yeas, probably due to wisdom tooth. Please see your Dentist. Don't be surprised if you are referred to a wisdom tooth Specislist, an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more
Wisdom teeth cutting through one by one. Dentist said I have space for it to come through without cutting them out. However I am in agony. My top gum right at the back is swollen and red and sore to touch. I cant open my mouth properly?
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