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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.

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 is the best way to reduce swollen gums with braces?

What is the best way to reduce swollen gums with braces?

Floss, brush, rinse: Ensuring that you are being diligent in cleaning under the wire and in between the teeth is critical. Floss. Brush, and use and antibacterial mouth rinse (listerine or pro-health) 2x/day for 30 seconds full strength. Your orthodontist may even remove your wires for a few weeks to help facilitate this.

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Day after teeth scaling what mouth wash is best to use with swollen gums?

Day after teeth scaling what mouth wash is best to use with swollen gums?

Salt water: It removes inflammatory fluids and toughens the tissue. Use 1/2 tsp of salt in a 5 oz glass of warm water, rinse one mouthful for 2 minutes, then expectorate. Do 2-3 times per day for a week.

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Are swollen gums the same thing as ulcers?

Are swollen gums the same thing as ulcers?

Not necessarily: Ulcers on the gum are individual outbreaks of a virus. The ulcer will run its course and can be treated with different medications being put directly on it. These can give the feeling of swollen gums. Gum disease can also cause swollen gums. This disease is caused by bacteria and needs to be treated with cleanings, medication and education by your dentist.

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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.

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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.

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What to do for swollen gums and pain after teeth filing?

What to do for swollen gums and pain after teeth filing?

Check if prolonged: Swollen gum and sensitive tooth could be temporary if the gum had to be pushed or cut for a deep into gum filling. A tooth could be sore right after filling just like if you had a surgery, the cut could be sore. The swollen gum should heal in a week or two and the sensitive tooth could take a few days to three months to recover. If not, you may need a root canal. Check with your dentist.

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What can a family doctor do for swollen gums with little white blisters on them my dentist won't do anything?

What can a family doctor do for swollen gums with little white blisters on them my dentist won't do anything?

Referral: Maybe your medical doctor can refer you to a dentist who is more knowledgeable about your condition.

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How do I treat swollen gums?

How do I treat swollen gums?

Gum massage: Massage gums with sesame seed oil first thing in the morning.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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How to deal with swollen gums problem?

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!

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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.

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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.

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Gums (Definition)

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Gum Swelling (Definition)

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