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Is there a medication I can take for swollen gums?
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In brief: Yes
One of the therapies used to treat swollen gums is an antibiotic regime.
Using Doxycycline 20mg tabs twice daily has been shown to help improve the health of your gums. This is used in combination with good oral hygiene and gum treatments at your dentist's office. This dose is so low that is can be used safely over a long period of time.

In brief: Yes
One of the therapies used to treat swollen gums is an antibiotic regime.
Using Doxycycline 20mg tabs twice daily has been shown to help improve the health of your gums. This is used in combination with good oral hygiene and gum treatments at your dentist's office. This dose is so low that is can be used safely over a long period of time.
Dr. Terri Silverman
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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