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What Can I Do About My Swollen Gums
Can you be allergic to veneers? About 5 months after i got veneers, i stared having problems inside my mouth. Sores that come and go and swollen gums. I have had gum disease before and it's not the same symptoms. It gets much worse if i eat something a
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on cause: Swollen gums from viral infections usually don't have a curative medication, but just meds for pain, such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or anesthetics like baby teething gel. Swollen gums from bacterial dental disease may benefit from antibiotics similar to penicillin. The dentist or primary care doctor can evaluate to see what medicine is best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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