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Swollen Gums Headache
Past 4 days get worse swollen gums swollen glands bad headache feel extremely cold sore thoat today woke w/ small mouth sores nausea sudden ab pain?
Go see a doctor: What you have can fit into a number of things. You will be best served by going in person to seek medical help. A physical exam will result in proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
Hello, three days ago I woke up with swollen gums and pain under my jaw it feels swollen also have been getting headaches still have same symptoms?
Wisdom tooth vs inf.: If you don't think this is not a wisdom tooth, you might have an infection. Please see your doctor or dentist. ...Read more
Infection: This sound like an infection around a partially erupted wisdom tooth, or pericornitis. You need to see a dentist, or oral surgeon regarding extraction. In the meanwhile keep it as clean as you can, rinse with warm salt water, take ibuprophen if you can tolerate this medication. Your dentist can prescribe an antibiotic. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes under jaw, difficulty swallowing, painful itchy swollen gums, whites sores all over tongue & cheeks, headaches, loss of appetite?
There can be many reasons for swollen or inflamed gums.
Several common reasons are:
debris on the teeth
periodontal disease. ...Read more
No, not likely: I have heard of using tea bags to help stop bleeding after an extraction. The tannic acids along with pressure from biting on the bag helps to control minor bleeding. Tea is not helpful in reducing gum inflammation. You need to see a dentist and find the cause of your inflammation. Only with a correct diagnosis can your problem be resolved. ...Read more
Wrong question: While swollen gums usually bleed, it is not healthy to have swollen gums. Bleeding gums is an early sign of gum disease that needs to be addressed before the progression causes irreversible damage to the bone supporting your teeth. The treatment will include some level of teeth "cleaning', and instructions on how to do a better job at home to prevent a recurrence. ...Read more
See your dentist: Swollen, bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease. That is sufficient reason for you to make an appointment to see your dentist, undergo a complete evaluation and get a diagnosis. Than you can set about to solve your bleeding and swollen gum problem! Don't delay, your teeth and health hang in the balance! ...Read more
Not long: If you're following good dental hygine routine, bleeding should reduce then stop over a few wks or less. Do you floss? Often times when we don't floss regularly or brush thoroughly some tissues don't get in contact with either floss or toothbrush, & become inflamed/irritated and gum disease can develop. A water pik might help too. Be sure to see your dentist regularly, esp if it doesn't clear. ...Read more
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
See your dentist: To see what going on. This requires a personal one on one clinical exam and x-rays to determine cause and recommend treatment. It is not something that we can diagnose over the internet for you. ...Read more
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
Gingivitis: This could represent an infection of your gums, or gingivitis. If that is what you have, you may need antibiotics, in addition to continuing to brush your teeth regularly, starting to floss, and adding the use of a good antiseptic mouthwash like listerine may help. Go and see your dentist for an evaluation asap. ...Read more
I heard Gum Paint is helpful on swollen gums. How does that work? Do you recommend it? (Its brand name Astrigum)
Worse: Not good. Inflammation usually means infection. Need to treat the infection to make the gums healthy. "Paint" doesn't treat infection, just reduces some of the fluid levels in the tissues. Gum disease will worsen with time, even if you disguise some of it's effects. Please don't waste your time and money. Call your Dentist for professional help. ...Read more
How long does it take for leukemia to build in your body before it is diagnosed daughters symptom was swollen gums diagnosed and five days later pass?
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
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
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