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My inner cheek and last corner gum has swollen. I can't open my mouth wide properly. It's paining and the inner cheek also has some kind of dark patch?

My inner cheek and last corner gum has swollen. I can't open my mouth wide properly. It's paining and the inner cheek also has some kind of dark patch?

Inflamation: Could be an injury to the area, from tooth brush, or an infection of some kind, like a herpes simplex. Gargle with dilute hydrogen peroxide for several days, and if not better
visit a dentist or doctor for help. ...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


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One inner cheek swollen, dentist has no idea why. White half circle looking thing on upper gum same side. Both have been there for months now. I'm 24.

One inner cheek swollen, dentist has no idea why. White half circle looking thing on upper gum same side. Both have been there for months now. I'm 24.

Parotid gland?: The swelling could be associated with your parotid gland. It is possible to have a salivary stone causing the swelling (similar to having a kidney stone). The half-circle thing---- could be an impacted tooth? Canine? Just guessing here. ...Read more

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My inner bottom gums are extremely painful and swollen and my teeth are painful as well. What is it and how can the pain go until I visit the dentist?

My inner bottom gums are extremely painful and swollen and my teeth are painful as well. What is it and how can the pain go until I visit the dentist?

Infection: Infection of teeth, gums, or both. Could be bacterial, viral, or fungal. No way to tell without examination, so get to your Dentist ASAP. NSAIDS may help to dull the pain, but will not cure the infection. See Dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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My inner lower lip and around my gums look like I have a rash and twice I ate something salty and it got really swollen, itchy and numb. Lasts 30-1hr?

My inner lower lip and around my gums look like I have a rash and twice I ate something salty and it got really swollen, itchy and numb. Lasts 30-1hr?

Allergy?: It sounds like you may have an allergy to something you've been eating. It could certainly be something else as well but the best bet is to get it looked at by a dentist. Allergies tend to become more severe with additional exposure so it is important to determine if that is the issue. Right now it sounds localized but if it becomes systemic, it could be serious. ...Read more

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My front teeth are sensitive and the gums are tiny bit swillen on the inner side. Rotted tooth? Maybe tar build up? Gingevitis? Needs a cleaning?

My front teeth are sensitive and the gums are tiny bit swillen on the inner side. Rotted tooth? Maybe tar build up? Gingevitis? Needs a cleaning?

Gingivitis: This sounds like gingivitis, or maybe early periodontal disease. Schedule a teeth cleaning, and discuss these concerns with your dentist. In the meantime, maintain good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing once daily. It is important to maintain good oral health, because it can affect your overall health as well. ...Read more

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My 5 month old has swollen gums and white dots on the bottom inner lip. Could this be an infection?

My 5 month old has swollen gums and white dots on the bottom inner lip. Could this be an infection?

It could be yeast in: If your son has been on antibiotocs that is what it could be. Try to see if the white dots can be removed with a piece of gause. It is best to have your doctor see him. ...Read more

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What are the curses of swollen and painful gum?

What are the curses of swollen and painful gum?

Gingivitis: The most common cause of swollen and tender gums is gingivitis. There are other causes but the best thing to do is to see your dentist and get treated. ...Read more

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Why does my gums swollen?

Why does my gums swollen?

Swollen gums: Some medications (dilantin for example) can cause swollen gums. Other times this can result from a vitamin deficiency (c, b, etc). In fact, scurvy, the disease sailors used to get, starts out as swollen, red gums from lack of vitamin c. More common these days, however, is a bacterial infection of the gums - periodontitis or gingivitis. See a dentist, they should be able to solve this quickly. ...Read more

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My left side of my gums is swollen why?

My left side of my gums is swollen why?

See dentist: Can be varius causes. May be tooth infection. Gum infection. Best is to get it evaluated by your dentist. ...Read more

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Why are my gums swollen and hurt very bad?

Why are my gums swollen and hurt very bad?

Inflammation: If all of your gums are swollen and hurt, they are inflamed, infected, or both. When was the last time you visited a dentist for a thorough cleaning and exam? It appears you are overdue. Please make the call for an appointment and feel better soon... ...Read more

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What does it mean when your right gum is swollen?

Several things: If it has been present for a long time and not painful, it could an asymmetry of the bone caused by extra bone or a tooth. Swelling of the gums can also be due to an infection caused by a tooth, or a periodontal problem. Another possibility could be due to a cyst or other pathology. A clinical exam with the appropriate x-rays by a dentist would be recommended for a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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I need to figure out why my gums are still swollen?

I need to figure out why my gums are still swollen?

Poor Oral Hygiene: Poor oral hygiene is the most common cause, leading to gum disease & swollen gums.Consult your dentist & get proper treatment. Also maintain immaculate oral hygiene by brushing your teeth after every meal, flossing once a day, cleaning your tongue twice a day. Avoid sodas, sugery drinks, candies etc. Some medications can lead to swollen gums. People with epilepsy, taking Dilantin may present swollen gums. ...Read more

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A little part of my gum is slightly swollen, what's up?

A little part of my gum is slightly swollen, what's up?

Possibly infection: There may be an inflammation or infection present. You should see a dentist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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My gum has a swollen part with blood what does that mean?

My gum has a swollen part with blood what does that mean?

Inflammation?: There's probably some sort of inflammation going on. There could also be an underlying infection as well. Call your dentist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What is rong if the inside of my gums are white and swollen and becoming very soft?

What is rong if the inside of my gums are white and swollen and becoming very soft?

See a dentist: See a dentist and have your mouth evaluated. It is not possible to tell you exactly what is going on without seeing your mouth. ...Read more

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My gum has been swollen for a few days and now all they do is bleed in some parts. What does it mean?

My gum has been swollen for a few days and now all they do is bleed in some parts. What does it mean?

This is infection: This is a serious infection, ie,
advanced periodontal disease. Seek profession care asap. ...Read more

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For a couple of days now, my gums have swollen and they hurt...I don't know what to do...Besides that I haven't got any other medical problems?

For a couple of days now, my gums have swollen and they hurt...I don't know what to do...Besides that I haven't got any other medical problems?

Is it localized: Or generalized? If it is localized it is possible you got a popcorn husk or a chip fragment lodged in the gum. If it is generalized, it sounds like gingivitis. In either event, a trip to the dentist for an evaluation is indicated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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A last week I was eating some food. The next day my gums were swollen on my bottom right side in the very back. I though it would go away but it been?

A last week I was eating some food. The next day my gums were swollen on my bottom right side in the very back. I though it would go away but it been?

Swollen gums: You will need to see a dentist to determine the cause of your swollen gums. It could be food stuck in-between the teeth, under the gums, a gum or tooth infection or something else. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen receding gums?

What could cause swollen receding gums?

Bactrial infection: If the bacteria is not removed regularly it can penetrate under the gums and cause deep pockets, the bacteria will attack the bone and will cause bone infection and the gums loose their support, as the pockets get deeper, the infection can cause recession and swelling of the gums as well.
It is important to have a good oral hugiene and pregular dental visits for gum and teeth maintenance. ...Read more

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What could cause my gums and glands to be swollen?

What could cause my gums and glands to be swollen?

Infection: The glands are lymph nodes. They are factories that produce antibidies. When they work overtime, as in the case of an infection, they swell and become painful. Have the area evaluated by a dentist asap. ...Read more