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What does it mean when your back molar gums are swollen?

What does it mean when your back molar gums are swollen?

Multiple reasons: Could be due to buildup of bacteria in form of plaqueor calculus, infection due to a problem with the tooth itself or even trauma or external stimulus. See a qualified dentist to evaluate. ...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


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What does it mean when your right gum is swollen?

What does it mean when your right gum is swollen?

Several things: If it has been present for a long time and not painful, it could an asymmetry of the bone caused by extra bone or a tooth. Swelling of the gums can also be due to an infection caused by a tooth, or a periodontal problem. Another possibility could be due to a cyst or other pathology. A clinical exam with the appropriate x-rays by a dentist would be recommended for a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your gums in the back are swollen?

What does it mean when your gums in the back are swollen?

Means bad news !: If the gums are swollen, and also bleeding and tender.. It can mean u are experiencing some level of periodontal disease. But if it is swollen on one tooth area, it can be also due to an infected root, fracture of a tooth, ot reinfection of an old root canal. See your dentist and with proper exam and radiographs he can tell you what is going on. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's a bad sign if your gums are swollen?

Wondering if it's a bad sign if your gums are swollen?

Absolutely: Is swelling of any tissue in your body a good sign ? It's a sign on inflammation, possibly infection. See a local dentist for an exam. ...Read more

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When all of your gums are swollen how long will it take for them to be completely better. I don't have gum disease and I've got a tooth coming though?

When all of your gums are swollen how long will it take for them to be completely better. I don't have gum disease and I've got a tooth coming though?

Better care: It is not clear what you mean by all of your gums are swollen and you don't have gum disease. Swelling is an inflammatory reaction . Treatment is needed to clear the infection even if you think the swelling is because of tooth growing in. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol when all of your gums are swollen from wisdom tooth coming though. don't have gum disease ?

Can you drink alcohol when all of your gums are swollen from wisdom tooth coming though. don't have gum disease ?

Not recommended: Some types of gum disease can be caused or made worse by alcohol consumption and lead to inflammation or even a severe infection. If gum disease is not treated, it will lead to tooth loss and general health problem. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My gums are swollen and now it's going higher. Help?

My gums are swollen and now it's going higher. Help?

Many reasons: There are many reasons for gum swelling. Medicine, infection, systemic disease. Your best bet is a dentist to make a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my gums are swollen and hurt very bad?

Periodontist: I suggest you see a local periodontist for an evaluation. You may have periodontal disease. ...Read more

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My gums are swollen and it's going through my wire. What can I do?

My gums are swollen and it's going through my wire. What can I do?

Call orthodontist: If i understood your question, the orthodontic wire is piercing your gum tissue causing the tissue to swell. Call your orthodontist to have them trim or adjust the wire. ...Read more

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Help docs! my gums are swollen, what could this be?

Help docs! my gums are swollen, what could this be?

Many reasons. : Gum inflammations could be due to many reasons. The most plausible factor is the inadequate homecare ; oral hygiene. If the gum inflammation sustained in deeper tissues after a while, then you might have a more severe periodontal disease. Since there are other factors that can cause gum inflammation as well, you need to see your dentist asap. He might choose to refer you to a periodontist later ...Read more

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Question my gums are swollen bleeding and painful

Question my gums are swollen bleeding and painful

Infection: Most probably cause of symptoms you describe is gum infection, Periodontal Disease. Very small chance that it could be caused or exacerbated by other problems such as diabetes, leukemia, etc. You need hands-on treatment immediately. Please see a General Dentist or preferably a gum specialist, a Periodontist, for appropriate diagnosis and care. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my gums are swollen, but not red?

What do you suggest if my gums are swollen, but not red?

Determine cause: Once the cause of your swollen gums are determined, then the proper treatment can be suggested. Please make an appointment with a local dentist to be properly diagnosed. ...Read more

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My gums are swollen, but not red. What could be the problem?

My gums are swollen, but not red. What could be the problem?

Need more info. : Swelling of the gums could occur due to certain medication use. You need to see a dentist and have a list of all your medications with you. Can be managed by simply changing the medication (with physician consult) or if severe a gingivectomy procedure could be indicated. ...Read more

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After a crown my child's gums are swollen and inflamed, how will i know if they are infected?

After a crown my child's gums are swollen and inflamed, how will i know if they are infected?

Go back: Call your dentist to have the crown and the gums checked. You can't tell, you need your dentist to examine your child. The tooth may be infected, the crown may be irritating the gums, there may be an allergic reaction, etc. In all probability this is just a local reaction to the irritation of having work done, but call your dentist to have it checked. You'll be glad you did. ...Read more

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My gums are swollen through my braces. What can I do?

My gums are swollen through my braces. What can I do?

Brush & See Dentist: Gums get swollen because u didn't remove plaque effectively from around your braces & your body has been trying to do it for you. Though ineffective, body sends blood cells to gums to do the clean up, which it fails and only adds to swelling. You gotta break that cycle by brushing allot (&flossing). brush for 4 entire songs a day. boring as hell, but beats getting deep cleaning or gums cut. ...Read more

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Got my braces off and my gums are swollen. Is this normal?

Got my braces off and my gums are swollen. Is this normal?

Yep if u didnt brush: Gums swell up when you don't keep it clean throughout treatment. When braces are there, you don't see your gums as swollen as when the braces are removed (they mask the swelling). To get your gums to behave again, brush allot, floss and get a cleaning asap :) ...Read more

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What is a gum abscess? My gums are swollen, with i think pus underneath

What is a gum abscess? My gums are swollen, with i think pus underneath

INFECTION: That is called a "buccal fistula". There is a small escape from an underlying bacterial infection. I suggest you see a doctor immediately in order to begin antibiotic regimen. An x-ray will hopefully clarify which tooth is the one causing the problem. ...Read more

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After 8 long days of a miserable virus, my gums are swollen. Is that normal?

After 8 long days of a miserable virus, my gums are swollen. Is that normal?

Possible: Oral hygiene often suffers when one is sick. Also, depending on the virus you may have affected the oral cavity. Primary herpes can do this. ANUG, or trenchmouth, does as well. Best bet is to see your Dentist ASAP for diagnosis and best treatment options. Hopefully, just a minor short-lived condition easily cleared up with a cleaning or just a return to excellent home care. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Bottom gums are swollen no pain involved its has spaces between my bottom teeth?

Gum disease: Sounds like you may have both swelling and recession. Best advice, see a gum/bone specialist now. See a Periodontist. The longer you wait, the more the disease will progress. ...Read more

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Had sinus opp now my gums are swollen & sore, is this nomal and 4 how long until ok thanks x?

Had sinus opp now my gums are swollen & sore, is this nomal and 4 how long until ok thanks x?

Gum disease: In most situations, the surgery is done endoscopically without the need for external incisions. If this is the case, it takes up to 3 to 5 days to feel completely back to normal. Swollen and sore gums is a sign that you are already have a gum disease. This is a serious problem, which should be treated by a dentist. Get well soon. ...Read more

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Since having a cold my gums are swollen and upper teeth are painful and?

Since having a cold my gums are swollen and upper teeth are painful and?

Sinusitis: swollen gums after a cold can have a number of causes including plaque accumulation due to dry mouth to side effect of the medications. Pain on the upper teeth could be due to sinus infection. ...Read more

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I just got my braces off and my gums are swollen and bleed a little when I brush. Is there a way I can eliminate this problem. I am very worried. ?

I just got my braces off and my gums are swollen and bleed a little when I brush. Is there a way I can eliminate this problem.  I am very worried. ?

Backlash: You are describing damage done by not cleaning properly while braces were in place, in particular not cleaning between your teeth. Start with your Dentist/Hygienist. Have a thorough professional cleaning. Review your Oral Hygiene techniques with them. If problem persists beyond a few weeks ask for referral to a Periodontist, a gum specialist. ...Read more

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I have an abscess. My teeth and gums are swollen with a sharp object poking out. What is it?

I have an abscess. My teeth and gums are swollen with a sharp object poking out. What is it?

It doesn't matter: Because any infection (which is what an abscess is) requires effective antibiotic coverage and dental treatment to remove the cause of the infection. See your dentist as soon as possible to get if fixed before you have even a bigger problem. Untreated infections can cause serious complications including death. That is no joke or exaggeration. ...Read more

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I recently got my braces off and my gums are swollen. What's a good way to get my teeth normal?

I recently got my braces off and my gums are swollen. What's a good way to get my teeth normal?

Brushing, cleaning: Gingivitis or swollen gum tissue is most often caused by inadequate oral hygiene during braces. Angling your tooth brush bristles into the tooth and gum tissue union and gently massaging while watching tv or using computer is suggested. Healthy tissue will typically not bleed. Ask your orthodontic specialist if a prescription rinse might be helpful in your situation. ...Read more