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.

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What to do for reddish-pink, swollen and sore gums?

Query: Hello doctor, One morning while I was eating at school, my gums behind my front teeth started to get sore. Was it because I scraped the inside of my mouth while I was eating? Or it was because of eating something hot? Anyways it has been three days, and my gums are still sore when I eat. My gums ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, you have guessed it right. It seems like the most common form of gum swelling by injury from eating either hot foods (typically cheese or soup, etc.) or from eating something hard and sharp. Since a large area is injured, it will take up to a week to heal. If it ...  Read Full »

I have a bump on gums after tooth extraction. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 weeks pregnant. I had my lower right molar extracted almost two weeks ago and I have noticed a small hard bump on my gum where the tooth was removed. It is causing irritation and it is causing my gum to become sore again. My gum was swollen up until four or five days ago. The t...  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and from your description, I think the gingival enlargement is what is known as epulis commonly called as pregnancy epulis. There is no need to worry. Pregnancy epulis is an enlargement of the facial surface of the gingiva and is mainly f...  Read Full »

Why is my retromolar trigone swollen?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two pea-sized bumps on my retromolar pad, and it is bothersome when I swallow. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering your age, I find this is mostly due to the wisdom tooth eruption. The swelling on the retromolar pad should be the reflection of the underlying unerupted wisdom tooth (third molar ) on that side. The gum layer should be thick enough to restrict the wisdom toot...  Read Full »

Please suggest an alternative to Flagyl.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a dental abscess from an impacted wisdom tooth. The abscess has occurred on three occasions before. The x-ray showed an impacted bottom wisdom tooth that is, partial bony horizontal impacted third molar. The pain is sharp and radiating towards the front teeth and some pain behind t...  Read Full »


Dr. Paras Angrish

Dentist, Pedodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A wisdom tooth infection is not an infection of the tooth, but an infection of the gum around the tooth. Infection in wisdom tooth is very common if it is not coming out correctly in the mouth. The first thing most people notice is that the gum is a bit sore over the wis...  Read Full »

How to treat swollen gum near the molar?

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

Dentist

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 »

My wisdom tooth is erupting, gums are swollen and painful. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My wisdom teeth have been coming in, and they hurt a lot once in a while. But this time at first my gums were swollen, and then I started to get a bump in my gums, and today I woke up and the bump was huge, with a kind of yellow color in color and it is so painful. What is it? And wha...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. I have seen the picture you have attached along with the complaint (attachment removed to protect patient identity). 2. The bump or swelling which you got is because of the wisdom tooth only. 3. This is nothing but the infection in the gums between the wisdom to...  Read Full »

My gums are swollen with on and off pain. Am I at the risk of losing teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am worried because my gum has been swollen and I was in on and off pain on the left side of my jaw after a filling two weeks ago. Before that two months ago, I had a crown lengthening, and I was supposed to get a crown, but the dentist two weeks ago said it is best to do a filling. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two conditions with your teeth, and it might be only due to overhanging filling or due to a pocket surrounding the affected tooth. In that case, you should go to the periodontist first, he will clean the area and give you a better idea of what is happening ...  Read Full »

Why do I have gum pain after temporary crown placement?

Query: Hi doctor, I am looking for a little advice since I cannot be seen until tomorrow by my dentist. I recently had a root canal on my bottom left tooth (last one at the back in the photo). A few weeks later, I got a temporary crown placed over it. The area beyond the tooth is inflamed and hurts badly. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through your complaint and the relevant details (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The cause of your pain should be either of the following. When you bite, the upper last molar might hit the lower gums beyond the root canal treated tooth cau...  Read Full »

Why is bone exposed in my gums?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a swollen, bleeding and receding gums. I tried Corsodyl mouthwash, but I want more advice. I am dreading going to the dentist. I really do not want to lose my tooth. The top bone area is currently exposed. I really need help, please.  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Arora

Dentist, Oral Implantologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sore, swollen and receding gums with bleeding seem to be most probably due to an active gum infection that is causing a loss of attachment from the gum and underlying bone, making the teeth loose. This condition is called periodontitis. Using only a mouth wash will not...  Read Full »

Which medicine can be taken for wisdom tooth pain and gum swelling?

Query: Hello doctor, These days I am suffering from the pain of wisdom teeth. The gum swelling hurts. It is all right at day but worse at night. I am wondering what kind of medicine can I take to relieve my pain.  Read Full »


Dr. Palak Jain

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you complained of pain in your wisdom tooth. Gum swelling is present. Medicines advised are antibiotics: Tablet Amoxicillin 500 mg with Clavulanic acid 125 mg (Augmentin 625 mg) (after meal), analgesic: Tablet Diclofenac (50 mg) + Paracetamol 325 mg + Serratiopeptidase...  Read Full »

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