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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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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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I woke up with a swollen gum and a newly formed abscess below my left jaw, could you please tell me what are the causes? And what should I do ?

I woke up with a swollen gum and a newly formed abscess below my left jaw, could you please tell me what are the causes? And what should I  do ?

See a dentist ASAP: A tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP for tooth infection treatment. ...Read more

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I have a habit of picking around my gums with a tooth pick. Now I have a red swollen and very sore gum, what can I do. Could it be infected?

I have a habit of picking around my gums with a tooth pick.  Now I have a red swollen and very sore gum, what can I do.  Could it be infected?

Yes: Could be infected, scratched, or could have caused food impaction. Probably better to clean between your teeth with floss or a water pik. See your dentist to have area checked and treated. Ask for his/her best hygiene recommendations for you. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my gum is swollen and filled with blood do I have gingivitis?

What do you suggest if my gum is swollen and filled with blood do I have gingivitis?

Yes, gingivitis: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you already have, gum disease. The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked professionally by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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What to do if I have a fever, sore throat, and really swollen gums, but no bleeding. What could this be?

What to do if I have a fever, sore throat, and really swollen gums, but no bleeding. What could this be?

Not enough info :(: Depending on your particular medical and dental history, it's really difficult to say what's going on and you should go see a medical doctor to initially treat the fever. Swollen gums may need to be evaluated after antibiotic therapy for potential periodontal disease. This may not be a very easy or quick fix, so get on it. If you can't get into an md soon, a dentist may be able to help you. ...Read more

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I woke up with my bottom gums swollen with whiteness, looked like a blister sort of. I hurts and I am afraid of what it could be. What can it be?

Many things: Aphthous ulcer (canker sore), abscessed tooth (gum boil), burn, swollen salivary gland? Could bo so many things. This question can't be answered long distance, and the 5 most dangerous words in the english language are, "maybe it will go away." bite the bullet...Call your family dentist and ask him/her to take a look and advise you. ...Read more

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My left upper corner gums smells really bad and i can't talk closely with anyone. What could this be?

My left upper corner gums smells really bad and i can't talk closely with anyone. What could this be?

Halitosis: When was your last dental checkup and cleaning.. Your symptoms are indicative of periodontitis or a really deep cavity. Failure to treat this can result in the loss of your teeth and i know that's not what you want. Call a dentist asap. This cannot be treated remotely or at home. ...Read more

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I have a red and cracked tongue. What could it be?

I have a red and cracked tongue. What could it be?

Many possibilities : Many possibilities, really hard to say without knowing/seeing more. You possibly could have a nutritional deficiency. You possibly could be a mouth breather, particularly at night. This dries your mouth/tongue and results in a red and cracked tongue. It would be best to consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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My dentist says I have an infection in my gums. Could this be causing my headaches?

My dentist says I have an infection in my gums.  Could this be causing my headaches?

Probably not: It is highly unlikely that gingivitis would cause a headache. Some other dental issues, e.g. Tmj dysfunction, indeed cause headaches. ...Read more

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I have a swollen tonsil and no fever. What could it be?

I have a swollen tonsil and no fever. What could it be?

Good question: Sometimes tonsils can swell from viral or bacterial infections. If only one tonsil is swollen, this could be something more worrisome like a cancer and should be checked by a physician. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes with no other symptoms. What could this be?

I have swollen lymph nodes with no other symptoms. What could this be?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...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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I have mouth ulcers, some of my gums are inflammed, painful to swallow, swollen lymph node under my left chin, fever and headache. What could this be?

I have mouth ulcers, some of my gums are inflammed, painful to swallow, swollen lymph node under my left chin, fever and headache. What could this be?

See your MD: Without actually examining you, we can't properly diagnose your symptoms. You need to see a physician for a face to face clinical evaluation. The possibilities are too numerous to even list or adequately elaborate on in this type of forum, and would serve you no real benefit. ...Read more

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I have swollen feet that are tender to touch and have a redcoloration. What could it be?

I have swollen feet that are tender to touch and have a redcoloration. What could it be?

Get Checked: The redness plus the swelling could mean an infection. Play it safe and get it checked asap. ...Read more

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What can I do if my gums have been feelings sore. Could i be getting mouth cancer?

What can I do if my gums have been feelings sore. Could i be getting mouth cancer?

Sore gums: There are very few conditions that make gums sore. Cancer is rarely one of them. See your dentist and have a cleaning and checkup. They need to check it. ...Read more

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I have a swollen frenulum under my tongue. what could be the cause of this. I had an xray and there was no stone.what else could cause this?

I have a swollen frenulum under my tongue. what could be the cause of this. I had an xray and there was no stone.what else could cause this?

Depends: A clogged salivary gland due to a NON stone could be possible. Food irritation, local trauma, a hot drink burn could cause swelling. Please get rechecked by your doctor as history and exam are going to be very key to a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a white spot on gum above tooth no redness or pain and i also have a sore throat. What could it be?

I have a white spot on gum above tooth no redness or pain and i also have a sore throat. What could it be?

See below: Could be totally unrelated, see your dentist for a definitive diagnosis, if not dentally related will be referred to your MD. ...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