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Swollen Gum Brace
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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 and it's red and growing looks like it has cyst. It's painful. What could be the possible reason?
Abscess: You need to see your dentist asap and have this definitively treated asap ...Read more
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?
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
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
What can I substitute amoxicillin with if I'm allergic to penicillin? It will be used to treat swollen gum
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
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?
I woke up with a swollen gum and a newly formed abscess below my left jaw, could you please tell me what are the causes? And what should I do?
See a dentist ASAP: A tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP for tooth infection treatment. ...Read more
My 7months 2weeks old baby weighing 10kg has swollen gum and constant fluctuation of temperature. I have been giving him piccan and paracetamol.
Very common: Swelling and pain after tooth extraction procedure is normal body reaction. It is a good sign and indicator of normal progress of healing of tooth extraction socket. Swelling usually lasts for 7-10 days. If concerned, see your surgeon for post-op visit. ...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 a swollen gum around one of my front teeth. I never had any teeth problems before. What should I do?
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