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Dr. Robert Knox
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Tonsillitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the tonsil tissue, which can be either an acute or chronic process. Most of the time, it is caused by infection. In the acute phase, most cases of tonsillitis are viral. Once the problem extends beyond 10 days, it typically ...Read more


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I have tonsillitis at the moment, I have swollen gums and blisters on my lip, is this normal?

I have tonsillitis at the moment, I have swollen gums and blisters on my lip, is this normal?

Not normal: See your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment of the swollen gums and blisters. It sounds like a herpes infection (herpetic gingivostomatitis), but you need to have a visual exam and supply a medical history to make an accurate diagnosis.
See your medical doctor or an ENT specialist for the tonsillitis, which may or may not be related to the mouth infection. ...Read more

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I've been taking clarithromycin for 4 days for bacterial tonsillitis. I've since developed swollen gums, ulcers and cold sores. What can I do?

I've been taking clarithromycin for 4 days for bacterial tonsillitis. I've since developed swollen gums, ulcers and cold sores. What can I do?

Call Professionals: You may have one problem that's spreading, or two concurrent unrelated problems. Call 2 Professionals. Call the Physician that prescribed the antibiotic for your tonsillitis and describe your new symptoms. Also call your Dentist and let him/her know what's going on. They may want to talk to each other. ...Read more

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Had sore throat, hi fever, swollen gums, canker sores, aches. Diagnosed as bacterial tonsilitis, given amox. 5 days later, only fever+throat is better?

Had sore throat, hi fever, swollen gums, canker sores, aches. Diagnosed as bacterial tonsilitis, given amox. 5 days later, only fever+throat is better?

Canker Sores: The cause of canker sores is not clear. It is most likely due to your body's own defenses following an attack or injury. They go away by themselves. Most medications treat the discomfort of the sore, not the actual sore. An antibiotic will only treat a bacterial attack. ...Read more

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Unilateral tonsillitis plus gum swelling in dat area...What could be the cause nd treatement?

Unilateral tonsillitis plus gum swelling in dat area...What could be the cause nd treatement?

2 separate condition: These two medical conditions should be addressed separately. 1. Tonsillitis, see your PCP for evaluation, tests and treatment. 2. Swollen gums are worth paying attention to; they might be a sign of gum disease or gum infection. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Got fever and tonsillitis. Next morning gums slightly swollen. Swelling progressed w/ pain. Woke up w/ yellow film on front teeth. Is this gum disease?

Got fever and tonsillitis. Next morning gums slightly swollen. Swelling progressed w/ pain. Woke up w/ yellow film on front teeth. Is this gum disease?

Fever and tonsils: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. You will be carefully examined and most likely the team will prescribe appropriate medication.
If they have some concerns they will refer you to the appropriate doctor. ...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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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

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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 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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Is it normal for swollen gums to bleed?

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

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What's recommended as a cure for swollen gums?

What's recommended as a cure for swollen gums?

See your dentist: What is the cause?
Medications?
Abcesses?
Dirt
trauma?

You need some periodontal treatment. ...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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How to get rid of swollen gums?

Seek dental care.: You should seek dental, attention because this could be something serious or simple. I cannot answer further without more information. Good luck. ...Read more

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How should you get rid of swollen gums?

How should you get rid of swollen gums?

Proper oral hygiene: Swollen gums usually caused by colonies of bacteria that are left there for a while. Proper brushing and flossing will remove them. At first it will be sore when you brush and floss, you may even have some bleeding. But after 2 or 3 days the sensitivity, bleeding, and swelling will subside. Also please go see your dentist and have examination and proper cleaning of your teeth and gums. ...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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What can I do to get rid of swollen gums?

Depends: On the cause. If it is one area caused by an abscess get the abscess treated by your dentist. If all the gums are swollen then you need to see your dentist for an exam and a cleaning above and below the gumline. You may also want to see a gum specialist, periodontist. ...Read more

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What is the cure for red and swollen gums?

What is the cure for red and swollen gums?

Swollen gums: Red and swollen gums are usually caused by bacteria around or under the gums secreting acid causing an infection called gingivitis. Bone loss that occurs is periodontal disease. Both need to be treated by a dentist by physically removing the bacteria with a cleaning, scaling & root planing, or periodontal surgery. Get an exam and xrays to see the difference of what you have. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pain and swollen gums?

How do I get rid of pain and swollen gums?

FIND SOMEONE IN THE: Medicasl/dental field that will help you identify the cause. ...Read more

Swollen Gums (Definition)

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 ...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