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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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Please suggest solution to fix raised gums in my lower front teeth.

Query: Hello doctor, On the my bottom my two front teeth the gums have came up over them but not covered. But the gum is higher up than it is in any other teeth in my mouth. What caused this? Can I fix this in home itself?  Read Full »

Dr. Nida Shahab

Answer: Hi, Welcome to That condition of your gum is called localized gingivitis. It occurs because of the deposition of calculus and plaque on your teeth and inside the gums margins, which causes inflammation of gums that enlarged in size. The first treatment is ideally you should visit a d...  Read Full »

I have a gum problem around the wisdom tooth. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 19-year-old female, and all of my wisdom teeth erupted early without pain. They are in a healthy position and never cause any problems. For the past couple of days, I have been noticing discomfort around one of them, but not about the tooth itself, about the gum flap that somehow...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. A picture of the same would have been helpful for confirming the diagnosis, but I guess it is pericoronitis that you are trying to explain. In pericoronitis, a gum flap usually covers a tooth crown, which can be removed under a dentist's supe...  Read Full »

I have an infection in my tooth and gums. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have an infection in my tooth and swelling in the gums. Can I take an antibiotic to clear the infection?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, you can take antibiotics. Take Augmentin (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) or Penicillin. Take three times a day for a week. Get an early appointment with your dentist for an examination. If you are willing to save the tooth, go for root canal treatment if it is po...  Read Full »

My father has swelling behind the ear. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor,My father is having a swelling in the neck behind the ear. Also, he is suffering from a swollen tooth. He is now taking treatment of root canal. Can you please suggest the reason for swelling in the neck? Is this a serious disease like cancer? What to do for this swelling?  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know few details like: Since when he has noticed this swelling? Is there swelling anywhere else like in neck or armpits? Any fever, cough, throat pain or weight loss? Any history of TB (tuberculosis), smoking or tobacco? Any ulcer in the mouth?...  Read Full »

I have bleeding while brushing. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed light bleeding while brushing. I feel minor discomfort in the gums at the centre, top and back of the teeth. I do not have much pain. Can I apply anything externally on the gums to prevent bleeding? Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You should use Betadine gargle as mouthwash twice daily for 15 days to reduce the swelling of gums and bleeding and also to keep your teeth clean. It would be better if you could go to a dentist for physical evaluation. Ask your dentist to do cleaning of your whole mout...  Read Full »

I am experiencing persistent toothache with a cavity and swollen gums, despite using various remedies. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing persistent toothache for a while, and I have been using mefenamic acid to temporarily alleviate the pain. But, the pain returns shortly after taking it. I have a cavity, and my gums are swollen. I have been dealing with this toothache for the past few days, tr...  Read Full »

Dr. Shiva Shangkharii. K.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We are dedicated to addressing your health-related concerns. You have mentioned experiencing a toothache for a while now. You have attempted to alleviate the pain using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and mouth rinse. Typically, a tooth comprises three laye...  Read Full »

Why do pain and swelling occurs in the erupting wisdom tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing this below for more than 15 days. My lower and upper wisdom teeth are erupting. The lower teeth are erupting and gum got swelling and pain. There is swelling nearby the last molar teeth and feeling pain. I have a feeling of throat infection and sometimes pain in the throa...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all please do not worry. I went through your query and I am a specialist dealing with third molars. I can understand what kind of pain and discomfort you have been through. I will guide you to relieve all your pain. These teeth are impacted and they will n...  Read Full »

Pain and swelling in my wisdom tooth area is preventing me to chew or bite. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having gum pain and swelling near wisdom tooth in the lower jaw for three days. I am unable to open the mouth fully and eat or bite properly. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Kandi Disha Yermal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the description, you are suffering from pericoronitis. As per the current outside scenario of viral outbreak, one should not visit the dental clinic unless it is an emergency. So for temporary relief, I can tell you medication and a few home remedies, but for ...  Read Full »

What could cause inflamed gums and a whitish gum spilt near the lower wisdom tooth?

Query: Hello doctor,My gums have been red and swollen for the past two to three days. There is a particular spot at the back of my right lower wisdom tooth that almost looks like the gum has split into two. I can see the whole tooth and the nearby gum area is white.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query.I understand your concern. At this age, it is very common to have swollen and red gums in the area of incompletely erupted (impacted) wisdom teeth. I suggest you consult an oral surgeon for clinical examination and needful medications. Till the...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for swollen gums with pain and inflammation in the wisdom tooth area?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is having toothache and swollen and inflamed gums for four days. This is due to wisdom teeth. Currently, she is taking Cataflam 50 mg two tablets in 24 hours for the past two days for pain relief. Her age is 36 years and her weight is 56 kg. She does not have any past medical...  Read Full »

Dr. Pallavi Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The proper treatment of wisdom tooth is extraction as wisdom tooth is not able to perform its function of chewing because it is present in the most posterior position of our oral cavity. So it is of no use in saving it by RCT (root canal treatment) and crown and wasting...  Read Full »

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