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Swollen Gums (Overview)

Swelling in the gums is often the symptom of gingivitis or possilby more advanced periodontal disease. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss as well as many systemic problems- increased risk of stroke, heart attack, colon cancer, alzheimer's and others.


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What could cause swollen gums?

What could cause swollen gums?

Many factors: May be anything from poor oral hygiene to certain medications, e.g. Cephallosporins, anticonvulsants to pregnancy. ...Read more

Swollen Gums (Overview)

Swelling in the gums is often the symptom of gingivitis or possilby more advanced periodontal disease. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss as well as many systemic problems- increased risk of stroke, heart attack, colon cancer, alzheimer's and others.


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What does it mean if you have strep throat, and red, swollen gums too?

What does it mean if you have strep throat, and red, swollen gums too?

Not unusual: It is not uncommon for your strep throat to spread to other areas of your mouth
make sure you keep it clean. As possible
if your gums stay swollen after your strep is gone then see a periodontist to evaluate your gums. ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Keep moving your body; avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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How can I treat swollen gums?

How can I treat swollen gums?

Dental care: With good, regular dental care, you're gums should become healthy. Floss daily, brush after meals, consider a water pik, and see your dentist regularly. If you follow this and still have problems, talk with your dentist about other considerations. ...Read more

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How can inflammed and swollen gums be treated?

How can inflammed and swollen gums be treated?

It depends: On the cause. Most of the time, this is due to plaque and calculus and is treated by a professional cleaning and good oral hygiene. However, some serious systemic diseases can cause swollen gums, so it is best to visit a dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What natural remedies are effective at treating swollen gums?

What natural remedies are effective at treating swollen gums?

Gum massage: Massage gums with sesame seed oil first thing in the morning. ...Read more

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My 7 year daughter has had intermittent fever (up to 102for 5 days now along with a little sore throat and red swollen gums- she is getting a mohler tooth at ths time also. Any suggestions for treatment?

My 7 year daughter has had intermittent fever (up to 102for 5 days now along with a little sore throat and red swollen gums- she is getting a mohler tooth at ths time also. Any suggestions for treatment?

Sounds like teething: If your daughter is not allergic to either advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) you can give her the appropriate dose to manage her fever and pain. It sounds like teething pain but I would have her see a dentist about the swollen gums to rule out other possible pathologies as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What are some treatments to swollen gums?

What are some treatments to swollen gums?

Laser is possible: Utilizing an fda-cleared procedure called lanap is a very innovative and less invasive way to treat swollen gums. (we are assuming you have some form of gum disease that requires professional attention by a laser trained periodontist.)
http://www. Drgums. Com. ...Read more

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How to cure swollen gums and bleeding with home remedies?

Visit a dentist: Swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis and can eventually lead to the gap between the teeth, tooth loss and other health problems. See your dentist if you suspect you have gum disease because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of swollen gums?

Flossing?: Most often, swollen gums are the result of poor oral hygiene. Are you flossing every day? I would urge you to see a periodontist (gum specialist). Gum disease is the major cause of tooth loss. ...Read more

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What is a good oral hygienic routine to prevent swollen gums?

What is a good oral hygienic routine to prevent swollen gums?

Brushing, flossing: The best oral hygiene routine starts with a healthy mouth. To keep plaque and tarter from building up under and at the gum line, brush for 3 minutes on all tooth surfaces-cheek side, tongue side and on the chewing surface. Flossing each tooth is also necessary, sliding the floss along the tooth surface and under the gum. Brush your tongue also. Keep your mouth plaque/bacteria free for health. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get swollen gums?

How common is it for somebody to get swollen gums?

Gums should: Not be swollen unless caused by infection, allergic reaction or medication. See a dentist asap for proper diagnosis and treatments. ...Read more

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Why did my daughter get aml leukemia m4 if I recognized it earlier would it have changed what she got the only symptom she had was swollen gums?

Why did my daughter get aml leukemia m4 if I recognized it earlier would it have changed what she got the only symptom she had was swollen gums?

Grief: You are going through normal grieving process. She had AML & the only symptom looking back was swollen gums. But knowing that still won't bring her back. I suggest you participate in grief groups made up of parents who lost a child. Your hospital social worker can direct you to some on your area. Again, my condolences. ...Read more

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How do I treat swollen gums?

Gum massage: Massage gums with sesame seed oil first thing in the morning. ...Read more

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Why do I have a swollen gums?

Why do I have a swollen gums?

Many reasons: There can be many reasons for swollen or inflamed gums.
Several common reasons are:
improper brushing
debris on the teeth
calculous formation
hormonal changes
medications
infections
periodontal disease. ...Read more

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How can I treat swollen gums?

Dental care: With good, regular dental care, you're gums should become healthy. Floss daily, brush after meals, consider a water pik, and see your dentist regularly. If you follow this and still have problems, talk with your dentist about other considerations. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen gums?

Many factors: May be anything from poor oral hygiene to certain medications, e.g. Cephallosporins, anticonvulsants to pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can I relieve swollen gums?

How can I relieve swollen gums?

Debride: Most cases, swollen gums are related to debris and inflamation. You must remove the debris and keep it clean to get the inflamation to go down. Start with a good cleaning with your hygienist and there are some prescriptions oral rinses that can help reduce the bacterial count to help reduce inflamation. ...Read more

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What I can do for swollen gums?

What I can do for swollen gums?

Depends: Depends on the cause of the swelling of the gums. Most likely you have gum disease and a dental cleaning is needed. Sometimes some medications can cause gingival hyperplasia causing the gums to swell. In this case you will require surgery to reduce the bulkiness of the gums (but this is uncommon). Please consult your dentist. ...Read more

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What can I do about swollen gums?

What can I do about swollen gums?

See your dentist: Swollen gums are a symptom of gingivitis. This is the first step in the development of periodontal disease and it is important to control this problem at this stage. ...Read more

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What should I do for swollen gums?

What should I do for swollen gums?

See your dentist: To determine the cause, extent and treatment required. The most common cause of swollen gums is poor oral hygiene and inflammation from plaque and calculus. However, there are many other dental and medical causes that need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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What can I do with my swollen gums?

What can I do with my swollen gums?

Lots of care: I wold begin with getting a good soft tooth brush or electric toothbrush with soft bristles and use it diligently. Then I would make sure to floss after each meal, diligently, even if it hurts, even if there is bleeding. I would use a salt water rinse after each brush/floss and use a good mouth wash. You may need antibiotics, antibiotic mouth rinse and see a dentist soon. Take vitamin c too! ...Read more

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What can I do about my swollen gums?

What can I do about my swollen gums?

Dental care: With good, regular dental care, you're gums should become healthy. Floss daily, brush after meals, consider a water pik, and see your dentist regularly. If you follow this and still have problems, talk with your dentist about other considerations. ...Read more

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How to deal with swollen gums problem?

How to deal with swollen gums problem?

Clean, clean, clean: Swollen gum, by definition, is gingivitis. Treated by regular cleaning. Loss of bone support, on the other hand, is periodontitis. Treated by deep clean, occlusal adjustment, followed up, and possible bone graft. Treat the gum to save money! ...Read more

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What disease could I have with swollen gums?

What disease could I have with swollen gums?

Periodontal disease: Mostly due to inadequate hygiene (floss, brush), localized infection, "pockets", can be seen (uncommonly) with deficiencies of vitamin c, folic acid. Can be seen due to some meds, can be seen (uncommon to rare) with some leukemias, lymphomas; allergic reactions to flavorings (cinnamon among them). See your dentist first. Can get special mouth washes, checked for other problems. ...Read more

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What are the common causes for swollen gums?

What are the common causes for swollen gums?

Many causes: Many things can cause swelling of the gums. Some of the most common reasons are periodontal disease, an abscess, a cyst, or a viral infection. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for swollen gums?

What is the best thing to do for swollen gums?

Dental care: With good, regular dental care, you're gums should become healthy. Floss daily, brush after meals, consider a water pik, and see your dentist regularly. If you follow this and still have problems, talk with your dentist about other considerations. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve pain from swollen gums?

What can I do to relieve pain from swollen gums?

Swollen gums: Swelling or inflammation is usually an indication that there is an infection or trauma. This is a concern that must be assessed by your dentist who then may help you appropriately address the concern. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


Gum Swelling (Definition)

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