Swollen Gums

About "Swollen Gums"

Gums can get red and inflamed due to poor oral hygiene, plaque deposits, hormonal changes, certain drugs, vitamin C deficiency, etc. There may be associated symptoms of bleeding, bad breath and loose teeth.

Related Terms: Dental Scaling, Wisdom Tooth Extraction, Wisdom Teeth, Gum Disease, Salt Water Gargling, Calculus, Food Impaction

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Swollen gums causing dislocation of teeth. What can be done?
Query: Hi doctor, I have developed swollen gums from about six months and four months ago, my front gums were also swollen. During the course of two to three days, my front teeth began to develop a gap. Within a weeks time, one of the teeth became loose and more dislocated. My nearby dentist suggested me ...  Read Full »
Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is midline pathological diastema,that means there was either an aggressive infection or the formation of a cyst (midline palatal cyst) that cause the gap. This can also happen due to ...  Read Full »
Are swollen gums and pockets in throat related to streptococcal infection?
Query: Hi doctor,I have been sick for the past five days. I woke up with very red swollen gums and roof of my mouth. I have white pockets in my throat. I went to the doctor and they think it is streptococcal throat but were not sure about my gums. Could this be linked? Should I be worried? I have never had...  Read Full »
Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Got your complaint and checked your attachment photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is a case of gingivitis brought by streptococcus bacteria. Though it is rarest finding that the bacteria causing sore throat can cause gingivitis. I suggest ...  Read Full »
Why is there swelling of gums near the extraction site?
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 up into a bubble covering the top of my back molar. One quarter of the molar is covered by ...  Read Full »
Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I checked your attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity), clinically it is a sign of mild gum infection. Now you can do the following steps to overcome this problem: 1. Take Metronidazole 400 mg twice a day for three days, Augmentin 625 mg twice a day...  Read Full »
How can I manage painful swollen gums with ulcers caused by excessive brushing?
Query: Hello doctor, After trying to fix my general teeth and gums, I have managed to get rid of the yellow plaque after a few days. However, after brushing gums excessively, ulcers have appeared, and my gums have swollen slightly and are very painful. I was wondering how to fix them and how long it will t...  Read Full »
Dr. Gaurav Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Actually, you have gum infection (gingivitis). It is common and curable. First thing if there is any hard deposit then you should see your dentist for a professional dental cleaning. Maintain proper oral hygiene like two times brushing, flossing at least once a day, do...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »
Why do I get swollen gums at the back of my last tooth?
Query: Hello doctor, I got a swollen gum at the back of my last tooth on my left side. It feels like a new teeth is coming up and the pain sometimes extends to ear also. I can remember that I got this pain few years back on my right side and it went away by itself. What should I do now? What is the reason...  Read Full »
Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It must be wisdom tooth eruption happening. As the tooth makes its place to come out, you are getting pain. Tooth breaks open through the gums, so there is swelling in the gum. Do lukewarm saline mouth rinse three to four times daily. If the pain is unbearable then take ...  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.  Read Full »
Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your query and 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 ...  Read Full »
Please suggest a medicine for swollen gums near the area of wisdom tooth?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I have got a swelling in gums near the area of wisdom tooth for the past three days. Now, it is paining a lot. Please prescribe any medicine.  Read Full »
Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read through your complaint and the relevant details. The swelling of the gums is because of the infection around the erupting wisdom tooth. Also, there will be clogged food particles within the gums in that region. To get rid of the pain, I suggest tablet Ketorol DT (K...  Read Full »
I have swollen gums where wisdom tooth is erupting. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I think my right side bottom wisdom tooth is coming as there is a ball on the back side of my gum that is really swollen. It almost feels like a pimple and the area around it has white lines on the inner cheek wall. What should I do?  Read Full »
Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there is not much pain, it is better to let it grow fully. It may take a month or two to fully come out. If it does not, and the area gets painful then better to get an X-ray done for its exact position. Use warm salt water gargle twice a day for a week or two. Us...  Read Full »
I have tonsil stones, sore throat, and swollen gums, with dry cough. Should I worry about oral cancer?
Query: Hello doctor, I have tonsil stones, sore throat, swollen gums, and dry cough. Is this the symptoms of oral or throat cancer?  Read Full »
Dr. Syed Tehmid
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A recurrent sore throat can occur in a number of pathologies. Most often it is as a result of some local pathology like Rhinosinusitis, nasopharyngitis, tonsillitis, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux). Rather than relapsing and rec...  Read Full »


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