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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

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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 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 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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 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 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 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

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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! ...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 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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Is there a medication I can take for swollen gums?

Is there a medication I can take for swollen gums?

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 more

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Really swollen gums, unable to eat, what can I do?

See a dentist: You need immediate attention and possibly antibiotics. Delay no longer. ...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?

Swollen gums: The most common cause of swollen gums is poor dental hygiene (not brushing enough). In this case the gums also tend to bleed when brushed. Swollen gums is very unusual for a person with good dental hygiene. Other causes include allergies, drug reaction (particularly dilantin), leukemia, and other disease that can cause infiltration of tissues with cells or abnormal proteins. ...Read more

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After how long do swollen gums become back to normal?

Swollen: From what cause? More information needed however after deep cleaning 2-6 wks, gum surgery 6 wks, allergy depends but 1-2 wks. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: swollen gums?

What is the definition or description of: swollen gums?

Could be gingivitis.: 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 cancer, alzheimer's and others. ...Read more

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What to do if I really want to improve my swollen gums?

Gingivitis: Swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or 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 by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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What can I take to relieve achy pain from swollen gums?

What can I take to relieve achy pain from swollen gums?

Gingivitis: This could represent an infection of your gums, or gingivitis. If that is what you have, you may need antibiotics, in addition to continuing to brush your teeth regularly, starting to floss, and adding the use of a good antiseptic mouthwash like listerine may help. Go and see your dentist for an evaluation asap. ...Read more

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How can I control the pain associated with swollen gums?

How can I control the pain associated with swollen gums?

See your dentist: I recommend seeing your dentist if you continue having pain. Wishing you the best. ...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