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What can I do about my swollen gums?

What can I do about my swollen gums?

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

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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What can I do about swollen gums?

What can I do about swollen gums?

See your dentist: Swollen gums are a symptom of gingivitis. This is the first step in the development of periodontal disease and it is important to control this problem at this stage. ...Read more

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What can I do about my swallon cheek?

What can I do about my swallon cheek?

SEE YOUR DENTIST: There are many reason for having a swollen cheek but one very common reason may be an infected tooth. ...Read more

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What can I do with my swollen gums?

What can I do with my swollen gums?

Lots of care: I wold begin with getting a good soft tooth brush or electric toothbrush with soft bristles and use it diligently. Then i would make sure to floss after each meal, diligently, even if it hurts, even if there is bleeding. I would use a salt water rinse after each brush/floss and use a good mouth wash. You may need antibiotics, antibiotic mouth rinse and see a dentist soon. Take vitamin c too! ...Read more

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What can I do about my swollen feet?

What can I do about my swollen feet?

Swollen feet: To help reduce the swelling in your feet, you should keep your feet elevated when you are resting. If your swelling does not decrease, you should see your podiatrist go further evaluation. ...Read more

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What i can do for swollen gums?

What i can do for swollen gums?

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

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What can I do about my dark gums?

What can I do about my dark gums?

Nothing: The color of your gums are genetic. You really can't do anything about this. Just focus on keeping your teeth healthy and your smile will look great. ...Read more

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What can I do about my swollen foot?

What can I do about my swollen foot?

Depends : On why they are swollen. You can elevate them, but the key is finding out why they are swollen. Is this all of a sudden? Any varicose veins? On any medication? More info is needed, i think it would be prudent however, to let your internist know of this finding. ...Read more

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What can I do about my discolored teeth?

What can I do about my discolored teeth?

See a Dentist: To evaluate what type of discoloration you have-whether it is intrinsic or extrinsic. ...Read more

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My gums are really sore. What can I take or do about it?

My gums are really sore. What can I take or do about it?

See your Dentist: Sore gums are definitely an indication that a problem exists. It may be as simple as needing a cleaning from your dentist to a more serious medical condition. I strongly suggest making an appointment with your general dentist to have it further evaluated. ...Read more

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What can I do about my painful mouth sores?

What can I do about my painful mouth sores?

Use Canker Cover: Painful mouth sores are usually canker sores (aphthous ulcer) which are found on the inside of your cheek, under your tongue, the tip of your tongue, or the roof of your month. They will usually go away in 7 - 10 days. There are many natural remedies, but i like canker cover by quantum health, which is a patch that will cover the sore. If you have a lot of sores you should see your dentist. ...Read more

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What can I do about swollen hands?

What can I do about swollen hands?

Hydrate: Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done for benign swelling related to pregnancy. Staying hydrated and decreasing salt intake will help. Be warned that swelling usually gets worse right after the baby is born, then improves over a few weeks postpartum. ...Read more

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What can I do about my bleeding gums when i brush my teeth?

What can I do about my bleeding gums when i brush my teeth?

Brush/Floss/Care: You need to see a dentist for an evaluation. You may need care to get you started. If you have deposits only professional care can remove them. They can also help determine the best home care regimen for you. ...Read more

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What can I do about stomatitis on my tongue?

What can I do about stomatitis on my tongue?

Geographic tongue: You are probably referring to a condition called "geographic tongue" or migratory glossitis. It is a benign condition, due to personal variation. It leaves splotchy areas that look like a map, and actually move around over time. No treatment is needed, nor is there anything that can be done. You tongue will just have extra character! ...Read more

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What should I do about my receding gums?

What should I do about my receding gums?

See a periodontist: Gum recession is often related to gum disease. Gum grafting might be possible depending on the severity and the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What can I do to soothe my swollen tonsils?

What can I do to soothe my swollen tonsils?

In the old days: We suggest gargling with warm salt water and possible mouthwash to reduce bacteria. I am not sure how effective this is. We dont do tonsillectomy anymore. I would go see an ENT specialist if your swollen tonsils persists. ...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 can I do if my inner cheek is swollen please help?

What can I do if my inner cheek is swollen please help?

See a dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs OTC for pain control. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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What can I do if my gums started hurting really badly, what do I do?

What can I do if my gums started hurting really badly, what do I do?

Dental consult: Schedule an appointment with a dentist who will be able to give you a personal clinical exam, take some necessary x-rays, probe the pocket depth around your teeth, and then be able to diagnose and treat your problem(s). There are many causes of painful gums and no way for us to know or advise you further over the internet. ...Read more

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I bit my tongue really deep, what can I do to stop the pain?

tongue bite: You must see an oral surgeon asap there is deep and then there is deep it may need the oral surgeon's treatment but at least the o/s evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do about my swollen gums?

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

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What can I do about swollen gums?

See your dentist: Swollen gums are a symptom of gingivitis. This is the first step in the development of periodontal disease and it is important to control this problem at this stage. ...Read more

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What can be done about red swollen gums?

What can be done about red swollen gums?

Brush and Floss: For starters. See your dentist or periodontist for a professional cleaning and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Indu Lal Dr. Lal
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How do I treat swollen gums?

Dr. Indu Lal Dr. Lal
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How do I treat swollen gums?

Gum massage: Massage gums with sesame seed oil first thing in the morning. ...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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How can I treat swollen gums?

How can I treat swollen gums?

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

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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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How can I relieve swollen gums?

How can I relieve swollen gums?

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

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What i can do for swollen gums?

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

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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 can I do with my swollen gums?

Lots of care: I wold begin with getting a good soft tooth brush or electric toothbrush with soft bristles and use it diligently. Then i would make sure to floss after each meal, diligently, even if it hurts, even if there is bleeding. I would use a salt water rinse after each brush/floss and use a good mouth wash. You may need antibiotics, antibiotic mouth rinse and see a dentist soon. Take vitamin c too! ...Read more

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How to deal with swollen gums problem?

Dr. Dinh Bui Dr. Bui
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How to deal with swollen gums problem?

Clean, clean, clean: Swollen gum, by definition, is gingivitis. Treated by regular cleaning. Loss of bone support, on the other hand, is periodontitis. Treated by deep clean, occlusal adjustment, followed up, and possible bone graft. Treat the gum to save money! ...Read more

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What disease could I have with swollen gums?

What disease could I have with swollen gums?

Periodontal disease: Mostly due to inadequate hygiene (floss, brush), localized infection, "pockets", can be seen (uncommonly) with deficiencies of vitamin c, folic acid. Can be seen due to some meds, can be seen (uncommon to rare) with some leukemias, lymphomas; allergic reactions to flavorings (cinnamon among them). See your dentist first. Can get special mouth washes, checked for other problems. ...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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What is the best thing to do for swollen gums?

What is the best thing to do for swollen gums?

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

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What can I do to relieve pain from swollen gums?

What can I do to relieve pain from swollen gums?

Swollen gums: Swelling or inflammation is usually an indication that there is an infection or trauma. This is a concern that must be assessed by your dentist who then may help you appropriately address the concern. ...Read more

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Swollen gums with power chain, what should I do?

Swollen gums with power chain, what should I do?

See your dentist: I am assuming you are in orthodontic treatment when you mention a power chain. If so, you should contact your dentist or orthodontist for evaluation and recommendations. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get swollen gums?

How common is it for somebody to get swollen gums?

Gums should: not be swollen unless caused by infection, allergic reaction or medication. See a dentist asap for proper diagnosis and treatments. ...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


Gum Swelling (Definition)

There are many causes: gum disease, hormonal changes, medications, food impact ...Read more