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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Can I take the tablets Amoxicillin and Ibuprofen for severe pain and swelling in my lower front teeth and gums?

Query: Hello doctor,I have pain in my lower front teeth. I do not know what has happened, but there is a swelling on the gums. I have Amoxicillin and Ibuprofen tablets with me. Can I take them to control my pain? I have an appointment with my dentist tomorrow. I cannot wait for a day with this deadly pain....  Read Full »


Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The teeth ache and swelling in the gums can be due to an infection in the apical region or gums. I suggest you take antibiotics and pain killers for three days (consult a specialist doctor, talk with them, and take medications with their consent). If you have already...  Read Full »

Is it normal for the part of tooth present under the gums usually to be visible outside during orthodontic treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, My son has been having orthodontic treatment (upper and lower braces) for approximately 2.5 years. He is almost 16 years old now. For the last year, at least one of his bottom incisors has been lifting up and has caused a bump, and a part of the tooth that is usually below the gum line is...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The bump that you see is the root portion of the tooth that is at a greater angle in relation to other teeth. Along with that, the gums will be inflamed and slightly receded. It is common to see this during treatment. It happens when teeth are irregularly placed, to begin...  Read Full »

My 11-month-old son fell on his face and hurt his lips and four teeth. His teeth are discolored, and his gums are swollen. What needs to be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I want some advice about my 11-months-old son. He has four top teeth cutting through and fell face first on the grass yesterday and has hurt his lip, and his gums are swollen and teeth discolored since that time. Can you advise me on what to do for the best?  Read Full »


Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your baby fell on his mouth means trauma occurred, and tooth discolored means at the tip of the tooth. In that case, infection occurs due to trauma from the fall. So you need to consult a pedodontist immediately. Swelling on the lips and gum is inflammation that will se...  Read Full »

What can be the reason for my swollen and bleeding gums?

Query: Hi.I have swollen and bleeding gums. My gums bleed every time I brush my teeth. Am I deficient in any vitamin? Is this condition happening due to any vitamin deficiency? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Swollen and bleeding gums can be caused by various reasons. Mostly it is caused by deposits of food around the tooth and in the gingiva. And it can sometimes occur due to vitamin deficiency also. I suggest you use proper brushing techniques and ...  Read Full »

Two of my back teeth are broken and severely infected with swelling in the gums. What are the medications to control my pain?

Query: Hi doctor,Two of my back teeth are broken and severely infected with swelling in the gums. I have had pain for the past nine months. I consulted many dental clinics, but it did not help. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I suggest (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with their consent) tablet Augmentin (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) 625 mg thrice daily for a week and tablet Ibuprofen 200 mg twice daily. Consult a dentist for root canal treatment or ...  Read Full »

I have pain, swelling, and bleeding in the gums covering the tooth. How to manage the pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I have pain and swelling on the right side of my mouth. Gums are covering the tooth, and bleeding is present while brushing. I am taking tablet Mirtazapine 45 mg, tablet Levothyroxine 100 mg, tablet Promethazine 50 mg, tablet Sertraline 100 mg, and tablet Folic acid 15 mg. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Swelling and pain occur due to an abscess and infection. Consult a dentist to examine the cavity in the adjacent tooth and treat it with root canal treatment or extraction. I suggest (consult with a doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with their consent) tablet ...  Read Full »

The gums near my front two teeth are inflamed and red with a little recession. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, About two days ago, the gums near my front teeth became inflamed. I rinsed the area with hydrogen peroxide and flossed daily. There is a slight improvement with the swelling; the gums have noticeably receded already, which is distressing. I am currently using Invisalign and had a clean...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly use lukewarm salt water and rinse, around 5 to 6 times a day. Do this even after your dental visit for one week. Secondly, if the gum irritation, pain, or recession is chronic, which is if it has existed for such a long time, or you have had a previous histor...  Read Full »

My son accidentally injured his lip, causing swollen and red gum. What should be done?

Query: Hi doctor,My toddler accidentally injured his lower lip resulting in an injury on the inner lip, resulting in a mouth sore. In addition, the tooth near the injured area now has swollen, red gum. It also easily bleeds when brushed. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The tooth may have been traumatized and loose due to the fall. It is important not to touch the tooth to allow it to heal on its own. Consult a dentist if he cries in pain. Give only soft food for two days. It may be painful at the injured site. So I suggest giving Par...  Read Full »

I have swollen gums and have pain while eating. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have swollen gums and have pain while eating. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the photo that you have shared (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is a gingival swelling or abscess, more like an inflammatory lesion of the gum. It happens due to tooth decay if it is indicated for root canal treatment and the ...  Read Full »

How can dental plaque and sore gums be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, My gums are feeling sore. I have a phobia of dentists, and I have a very bad plaque on the bottom of my back teeth. Previously I have had fillings on the back of my teeth. Now I can feel a part is about to fall, and I am scared that I may lose my teeth. Please help.   Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You do not need to be worried or scared about seeing dentists. Like any other doctor, they treat people for their good health and good lifestyle. Your teeth are really in bad condition. This is not a plaque; it is calculus. It is a hard deposit of plaque and food...  Read Full »

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