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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Do I need to go to the dentist for pain and discomfort around my wisdom tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I have two impacted lower wisdom teeth. I will get them removed, but I am currently postponing it due to the COVID-19 situation in my country. I want to go if it is urgent. This morning I woke up with slight pain and discomfort around one of the wisdom teeth, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query; I am very sorry for the discomfort. As a specialist, I am here to help you. I received only one image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) from your side. The lower right third molar is definitely impacted. The swelling over the...  Read Full »

Kindly prescribe antibiotics for swollen gums in my partially erupted wisdom tooth.

Query: Hello doctor, I have partially erupted wisdom tooth on the right side of the jaw, and the gum near that tooth is swollen, and occasionally I can see the pus. It is not that painful, but visibly it is swollen. I think it is causing me nausea and slight pain in the lymph node on the right. Please pre...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly upload an image of the inflamed area. I need to see whether pus formation is evident or not and the progression. I suspect pericoronitis. Nausea and lymph node pain is due to infection. Upon seeing the image, I will walk you through the management necessary t...  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


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 »

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


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 »

Why are my lips and gums swollen and paining after applying Orajel?

Query: Hello. The roof of my mouth has been swollen for a few days now, as well as my gums around my upper front teeth. I Used Orajel, took some OTC pain meds and rinsed with salt and water and took a nap. When I woke up a couple of hours later, my lips were super swollen and my gums are even more inflame...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello Ma'am , Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your Dentist - I went through your query, Am very sorry for the discomfort . As a Specialist here to help you. As I was going throug your history. It seemed to be gingivitis in first part but later it felt that you have initated an allergic reaction some h...  Read Full »

I have pain in capped teeth with swelling of gums and face. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have two capped teeth in the top right back of my mouth, and they hurt for three days, but on the fourth day, I woke up and my face and gums were swollen. On the fifth day, I woke up and it was swollen double the size. There is no pus bubble, the gums are just swollen. The pain is u...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. As per your history, it looks like you are having buccal space infection because of the concerned teeth. The infection is spreading and it needs immediate management. You need to take the following medica...  Read Full »

Swollen gums with bad smell from drilled teeth.

Query: Hello doctor, My bottom teeth were drilled for a root canal but after drilling doctor told that my teeth have a split and he filled that hole with a cavity. From the past one year, my gum was swollen and bad smell is coming out from that teeth. From the past one month, I have had bumps on my back o...  Read Full »

Dr. Geeth Sadasivam


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I have read your complaint and the relevant details. My first question would be did you not visit back the dentist after the filling has been done? Because you are already informed that it has a split deep under which means the treatment cannot be just a filling. I wonde...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pain due to swollen gums?

Query: 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 pre-molar and molar teeth, three in a sequence, are infected. They all are causing pain because of the cavity. She had to go for a filling o...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your Dentist , I went through your query and am deeply moved by the current condition of your Mom . She is in too much pain and I know the level of discomfort she is been through. As a Specialist I would like to help her. Since she is a kidney donor so medications m...  Read Full »

Why do I have gum pain after having implants?

Query: Hi doctor,Eight days ago, I had four dental implants placed in the lower jaw. Is it normal to have pain on the sides of the gums where I got implants?  Read Full »

Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding dental health. The presence of pain for 10 to 15 days after implant is a normal one. It might also be due to some infections like plaque or food lodgement or due to some pathological changes in bone. So, you should consult your nea...  Read Full »

Baby has painful swollen gums. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby daughter is 2 years 5 months old. Weight is 12 kg. Her molar teeth is coming on both left and right side. She is have swollen gum. She is suffering from pain. She always show her finger towards teeth. Also her mouth is also giving very bad smell. Please suggest some medicine ...  Read Full »

Dr. Payas Joshi

Child Health Specialist, General Practitioner, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly answer the following questions for a better understanding. Is she having fever as well, if yes how severe because it may probably be infected and may need an antibiotic course. This usually happens in children during tooth eruption, you can continue with PCM drop...  Read Full »

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