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Is there a way to know if I have a gum infection?

Is there a way to know if I have a gum infection?

You may not know!: Most gum infections cause the patient no pain, and that's why the disease can do a lot of damage before the patient is aware they even have a problem. But sometimes the gum will become swollen and even have a white-ish appearance to it like a pimple. ...Read more

Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I have a infection at my gum. If i take Kefexin 500mg its ok for this ?

I have a infection at my gum. If i take Kefexin 500mg its ok for this ?

Kefexin: If your doctor has prescribed this you should end up OK. If it has not been prescribed, or if it has been prescribed and not working, you need to go back to your doctor. ...Read more

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Have a gum infection and face keeps swelling ?

Have a gum infection and face keeps swelling ?

See a dentist ASAP: A gum infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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If I have a infection in my gums what should I do?

If I have a infection in my gums what should I do?

Antibiotics: If you have an infection, you need antibiotics. If your gums have carries... Then you need to take better care of your teeth and gums. Brush your teeth at least twice daily and you need to start to floss your teeth.. Daily. ...Read more

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What type of listrine is best for a gum infection?

Alcohol-free: Gum disease goes farther than a mouthwash can reach but, to assist in keeping your mouth clean, lists rinse without alcohol is preferred. ...Read more

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How do I treat a gum infection for my 17 month old?

How do I treat a gum infection for my 17 month old?

Pediatric dentist: A 17 month old should not be getting infections in their gums. It is possible that this is a canker sore(apthus ulcer) or that your child is teething. Rather then just treating this randomly you need to have them evaluated by a pediatric dentist so you know what is really going on. ...Read more

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Is it normal for toothe infection for gum to swell?

Is it normal for toothe infection for gum to swell?

Swelling: An infection of the tooth can lead to swelling and in some instances this can become very serious if not treated and allowed to spread. If the tooth is infected and there is no portal for which the infection can exit (as in a large hole in the tooth or an abcess) then swelling occurs. Antibiotics are required to reduce the swelling and to allow the dentist to either extract or root canal treat. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a gum infection to require surgery?

Is it possible for a gum infection to require surgery?

Yes: If the gums are necrotic or the gum disease is very prevelant you may need surgery to help improve the situation it is called as periodontal surgery and it's like plastic surgery for the gums. ...Read more

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What causes viral GI infection and how can I treat it?

What causes viral GI infection and how can I treat it?

A virus: Here's great advice for little people as well as adults. Drink water - especially the kind w/ electroytes and other good stuff. Get potassium - banana, potato, etc. It should pass in 2-5 days. Read this and call doctor if not better soon. http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-treat-a-stomach-virus Best! ...Read more

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How long should I take clyndamycin for a gum infection?

How long should I take clyndamycin for a gum infection?

One week: Usually the prescription is for about 10 days. It won't cure the problem, just reduce the symptom until you can get the needed dental treatment. ...Read more