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Severe swelling around front and back tooth.. Gum swelling. No pain and no sensitivity to hot/cold. How can I reduce swelling till i go to the docs?

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In brief: Swelling

Swelling usually indicates an infection, either from the tooth or the gums.
Warm salt water rinses may help (dissolve one tsp of salt in a small glass of warm water), but is not a solution even if the swelling subsides. Any swelling needs to be seen by your dentist.

In brief: Swelling

Swelling usually indicates an infection, either from the tooth or the gums.
Warm salt water rinses may help (dissolve one tsp of salt in a small glass of warm water), but is not a solution even if the swelling subsides. Any swelling needs to be seen by your dentist.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Agreed! Make that dental appointment a priority, even if the swelling goes down there is a reason it happened! Untreated, your overall health could suffer!
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
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In brief: Gum swelling

Just go to see your dentist.
Tyou need a professional care, in the meantime floss and brush as mucha as you can.

In brief: Gum swelling

Just go to see your dentist.
Tyou need a professional care, in the meantime floss and brush as mucha as you can.
Dr. Joaquin Siles
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Gingival abscess

A gum abscess usually requires treatment; otherwise it can worsen and result in the destruction of the surrounding tissue.
See your dentist for evaluation and treatment ASAP.

In brief: Gingival abscess

A gum abscess usually requires treatment; otherwise it can worsen and result in the destruction of the surrounding tissue.
See your dentist for evaluation and treatment ASAP.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry

In brief: Gum disease?

You might be suffering from gum disease.
It would be wise to see your dentist. In the meantime try to keep your mouth as clean as possible. Also try rinsing with salt water until you see the dentist.

In brief: Gum disease?

You might be suffering from gum disease.
It would be wise to see your dentist. In the meantime try to keep your mouth as clean as possible. Also try rinsing with salt water until you see the dentist.
Dr. Maryam Chiani
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