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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How to get rid of the swelling and pain caused due to the abscess in my upper right tooth?
Query: Hello doctor, I have an abscess behind my upper right tooth. It is really painful and swollen. I cannot go to the dentist until next week. How long will it take for the swelling to go down and the pain to reduce? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I have gone through your query and I can understand your concern. Abscess is due to the carious tooth with an infected pulp and it generally causes acute pain. I would advise you to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible... Read Full »
What is the painful white blister around the extraction site?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a tooth extraction done nine days ago top left #14 and my gums are still swollen. It looks like a white blister around the extraction site. My dentist will not listen to me and the pain I am in. Is it something I should worry about? It is causing pain too. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your swollen gum and white blister on extraction site can be a canker sore (small and shallow ulcer) which can be treated with medicine and oral hygiene. This could have happened due to improper oral hygiene and using some pointed object (toothpick, etc.) to the extr... Read Full »
I am a 56-year-old female suffering from red and swollen gums along with sensitivity in my lower front teeth. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 56-year-old female. My gums in the lower jaw are swollen and red, and I have sensitivity in the lower front teeth. I regularly do vigorous brushing. I am diabetic and take medications for it. What is the reason for my swollen and red gums?Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Gum inflammation is a common sign in diabetics, especially the swelling of the gingiva and periodontal disease. It may even lead to bone loss also in the future. What are the medications you are taking? Any other med... Read Full »
Why is my gum swollen at the extracted wisdom tooth site?
Query: Hello doctor, I had my wisdom tooth pulled two years ago and have not had any issues until yesterday. My gum where my wisdom tooth used to be is swollen and feels like it is pulling away from my gums. What could be the cause and how can I make the swelling go down at home? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through your question. I can understand your concern. As per your history, it looks you are having retromolar area infection. It can be because of the left root stem or cavity in adjacent tooth. To get proper advice and safe diagnosis, you need to upload pictur... Read Full »
Why do I have sore and swollen gums with jaw pain on the same side?
Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from sore gums, and my jaw is also paining near the sore gums. There is slight swelling present in that region. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I have a few questions. 1. Do you have any cavities in your teeth on the same side of your jaw? 2. Is there any wisdom tooth that has not erupted to date? 3. Is there any tissue that is coming between the tee... Read Full »
The gums under the right side of my denture are inflamed and not responding to the medications. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had an old upper denture since I put it on about eight years ago. The gums in the right side of my mouth are inflamed about half inches on the inside. I have taken antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications, but it has not done any good. The gums are still inflamed, and I can... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a physiological process in the bone that changes with age, and so does the alveolar bone on which the denture rests. Eight years is a long period. Do not worry; you need to see your dentist for necessary adjustments, and this swelling will go. Take the denture ou... Read Full »
I have an injury in the back tooth region of my mouth, along with swelling and severe pain. How can I overcome it?
Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing a swelling in the posterior teeth and I do not have any wisdom teeth. I got a injury inside my mouth near that region and it resulted in severe pain and it became worse the following day. Please help me get relief. Read Full »
Answer: Hello Sir,Welcome to icliniq.com.The present condition explained by you is indicating towards injury to gums that resulted in soreness. There is presence of inflammation of the gums in the posterior tooth region, which is known as pericoronitis. These symptoms may also arise at the time of eruption ... Read Full »
I have pain and swelling in my gums after the extraction. Why?
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 »
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 »
I wear braces, and my upper gum has become inflamed and irritated. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I am wearing braces, and my upper gum has become inflamed and very irritated, and I am not sure about the cause. I woke up one morning, and it was like this. I have been in braces before and have not had this problem. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Gingivitis is the result of plaque buildup on your teeth, and braces can make it more difficult to reach debris with brackets and wiring in place. Naturally, when food gets trapped in your gums, it can cause a b... Read Full »
I have swollen gums that cover my wisdom tooth and cause pain. How do I treat it?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a mildly swollen area in the back of my mouth, right above one of my wisdom teeth. It seems like the gum behind it has moved above the tooth, and there is a small white pimple on it. This leads to pain when swallowing. I have used Listerine for the past few days, but I feel this h... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I can understand your concern about your pain and tooth-related issues. It seems to me like pericoronitis. It is a condition because of inflammation of the gums or even infection of the gum that comes between the t... Read Full »