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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 things: Infection, periodontal disease, hormonal changes, and medications are all possible causes. ...Read more

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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 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)

Move 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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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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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