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Gum Infection

Gum infection occurs when bacteria enter the place between two teeth and the gums. An infected gum looks red and swollen and bleeds on gentle touch. If left treated, it can result in a collection of pus (gum abscess), or infect the periodontal ligaments (periodontitis).

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How can I cure my gum abscess spreading to the cheeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an abscess on my top left gum that is now spreading to my cheeks. I am 19. I had an abscess in the same place at 10 or other young age. Last time I went to the dentist they did not do the cleaning in the first appointment so I did not get one, but wisdom teeth removal was sugge...  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Immediately start with these medicines. Tablet Augmentin 625 mg twice a day for five days, tablet Gramex 400 mg twice a day for five days, tablet Brufen 400 mg twice a day or thrice a day if the pain is severe for five days. Moreover, take some mustard oil or olive oil, p...  Read Full »

I have tooth pain and swollen gums. How to treat that?

Query: Hello doctor, My tooth hurts everytime I eat or drink. It feels hot and a sharp pain that does not go away. My gums are swollen. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vijeta Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your tooth has sharp pain due to tooth sensitivity (due to enamel erosion). Once you get it treated, pain will subside. If erosion has not involved the pulp then only restoration can help you, or if the pulp is involved, then root canal treatment will be a solution. ...  Read Full »

What is the white spot behind my lower molar with swelling and soreness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have just noticed a white spot embedded in my gum behind my lower back molar teeth. The area is a bit swollen and is a little sore. My throat is also a bit swollen and a little sore.  Read Full »

Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. I need to know if you have any cavity or carious tooth near that sore. If yes, it might be due to the infection of the tooth which is exudating via the gum. However, if no carious tooth is there, then...  Read Full »

How to treat a swollen gum present in my back tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an issue with gum disease. There is a swollen gum present on my back tooth. It hurts when I touch it. It is not seen in front of my tooth. It is present inside my mouth. I have pain in the left jaw. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like a periodontal abscess (infection of the gums and tissues surrounding the teeth). As you have braces (molar band specifically), it can also cause it. Another possibility is ging...  Read Full »

I have a slightly raised bump in my gums. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I found about a week ago this slightly raised bump in the gums between my two front teeth (front and back). It does not look like there is puss in it. The first two days were very painful and hard to eat. The next couple days after that, there really was not any pain. It is just a real...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question and I can understand your concern. Most probably it can be because of hormonal imbalance at this age. This is called age-related gingivitis and it will heal with time. Do not mess with it too much. For relief and quick control, you can...  Read Full »

I have severe pain and swelling in the gums at the back of the mouth along with pain in the left tonsil. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, The gums on the back of the mouth turned white and puffy, and the left side of the tonsil also hurts. I am unable to eat because the gum pain is severe. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The infection appears to be extremely serious. Please tell me how many days ago your pain and swelling symptoms started? When did you start taking medicines? Have you seen the dentist recently for any procedures, or...  Read Full »

My mom is having a lot of pain because of swollen gums. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is having a lot of trouble because of her swollen gums. Her swollen gums are getting worse. We cannot go to a doctor nearby because of the COVID-19. Her premolar and molar teeth, three in a sequence, are infected. They all are causing the pain because of the cavity. She had to go ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello,Welcome to went through your query, and I am deeply moved by the current condition of your mother. She is in too much pain, and I know the level of discomfort she has been through. As a specialist, I would like to help her.Since she is a kidney donor so medications must be given ...  Read Full »

I have pain and swelling in my gums after the extraction. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Four days ago, I had surgery to remove four impacted wisdom teeth and one molar extraction. Yesterday, I began to develop swelling of the gums near the bottom right incision. Today, it has grown into a bubble covering the top of my back molar. The swollen gum covers one-quarter of the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I checked your reports (attachments removed to protect patient's identity). Clinically, it is a sign of mild gum infection. Now you can do the following steps to overcome this problem: 1. Take Metronidazole (antibiotic) 400 mg twice daily, Augmentin (antibiotic) 625 m...  Read Full »

I have swollen gum behind last tooth with cold. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a cold and have lost my voice. But my gum has swollen up significantly behind my last tooth in my lower right side. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The swollen gum behind your tooth is a condition called pericoronitis. It generally occurs with the partially erupted last molar or teeth. The food gets entraped between the tooth and gum and it gets infected leading to pain and swelli...  Read Full »

I used clove oil on my gums, and a blister developed. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, One week ago, I got a bad toothache. I had a cavity in my molar, the tooth before my wisdom teeth (far top left). I have been taking Amoxicillin three times a day. So I went to the dentist and he looked In my mouth and said I need a root canal. I thought it was hurting my mind and I us...  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The white ulceration on your gums is because of the use of clove oil. Clove oil basically is used to numb the tooth pain but it can lead to irritation around your gums since it is ve...  Read Full »

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