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My gums are starting to swell an i cant go to to a dentist for about ten days what should I do?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
7 doctors agree

In brief: Gum swelling

is caused by a variety of reasons.
Some common causes include: gingivitis, tooth abscess, malnutrition or systemic disorders. To reduce gum swelling, keep good oral hygiene, rinse with a warm saltwater solution, drink plenty of water and take NSAID OTC for pain and inflammation control. Remember, the only way to treat exactly what is causing the swelling is visiting your dentist.

In brief: Gum swelling

is caused by a variety of reasons.
Some common causes include: gingivitis, tooth abscess, malnutrition or systemic disorders. To reduce gum swelling, keep good oral hygiene, rinse with a warm saltwater solution, drink plenty of water and take NSAID OTC for pain and inflammation control. Remember, the only way to treat exactly what is causing the swelling is visiting your dentist.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Gum swelling

First and most importantly see if you can change your plans and/ or get an earlier appointment.
Not much you can do in the meantime other than brushing and flossing after meals and snacks and rinsing with a teaspoon of salt in warm water 3-4 times a day until then.

In brief: Gum swelling

First and most importantly see if you can change your plans and/ or get an earlier appointment.
Not much you can do in the meantime other than brushing and flossing after meals and snacks and rinsing with a teaspoon of salt in warm water 3-4 times a day until then.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Floss, brush, rinse.

Perhaps your general practitioner could help you.
If it is gingivitis, flossing and using a plaque-fighting rinse might help also. Hydrogen peroxide one half strength swish and spit might also help.

In brief: Floss, brush, rinse.

Perhaps your general practitioner could help you.
If it is gingivitis, flossing and using a plaque-fighting rinse might help also. Hydrogen peroxide one half strength swish and spit might also help.
Dr. Carrie Cannon
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Swelling gums

Swelling gums indicate an infection.
If this is localized around one tooth you may have something stuck under your gums and once it is removed you will be better. If it is the whole mouth there is a different kind of infection. Brush, floss, rinse with warm salt water, see if you can see the dentist sooner.

In brief: Swelling gums

Swelling gums indicate an infection.
If this is localized around one tooth you may have something stuck under your gums and once it is removed you will be better. If it is the whole mouth there is a different kind of infection. Brush, floss, rinse with warm salt water, see if you can see the dentist sooner.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Go now

There's o good outcome from waiting to have the treatment done that you require now.
Find a way to get in to see your Dentist ASAP.

In brief: Go now

There's o good outcome from waiting to have the treatment done that you require now.
Find a way to get in to see your Dentist ASAP.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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