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What are some causes for sore, swollen gums?

What are some causes for sore, swollen gums?

Many reasons: Gum disease causing gingival inflammation. Localized bone loss causing improper drainage leads to swollen gum. Food impaction leads to swollen gum. Periodontal abscess. Tooth abscess with draining tract along the gum. Localized trauma. See your dentist to treat the cause, not the symptom. ...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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How to get rid of swollen sore gums?

How to get rid of swollen sore gums?

See your dentist: Swollen sore gums is usually due to gingivitis or a foreign body (food) in the pocket of the gums. Also, certain medications, such as dilantin, can also cause gum swelling. Assuming regular brushing and flossing are currently being done, best to see your dentist to find the cause and implement a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Red gums, not swollen but sore. What can I do?

Red gums, not swollen but sore. What can I do?

Determine the cause: Your gums are red due to inflammation. The inflammation is most likely coming from bacterial irritation. You mostly likely have gingivitis, but is can also be the more advanced periodontitis. When was your last dental check up and cleaning? If it has been more than six months, it's time to make an appointment for an examination. ...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?

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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Would I for sure know if I had tooth abcessed I have sore gum feels little swollen but not a lot of pain?

Would I for sure know if I had tooth abcessed I have sore gum feels little swollen but not a lot of pain?

Tooth abscess: It would be difficult for you to determine if you absolutely had a dental abscess with the symptoms you described. It could just be inflammation. Either way you should see a dentist to determine the cause and the proper treatment. All the best. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands and sore gums? What should I do?

I have swollen glands and sore gums? What should I do?

Too many reason: Swollen glands usually mean your body is trying to make white blood cell to flight infection. Sore gums can mean many things. If you have deep pockets around your teeth where bacteria can accumulate and form biofilm then it could definitely trigger swollen glands. ...Read more

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Sore thraot only on the right side swollen lymph node and tender gum on my right k9. All on the right side what could be wrong?

Infection: You may possibly have an infection developing in the area and should have your dentist test the teeth on the right side for possible nerve or gum issues. ...Read more

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