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Tonsillitis Swollen Gums
My wisdom teeth are making me have tonsillitis and swollen gum to the point I can't swallow bite eat. Is there anyway to cure/soothe as I am overseas?
This can't be treated without a clinical and visual examination.
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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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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