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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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 »
After a dental cleaning, my gums are swollen and red, and my tongue has become white. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, Since my dental cleaning, I have had issues with my gums and tongue for a few weeks. My gum is red and swollen above one of my teeth, and my tongue is white. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I have seen both the pdf enclosed (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Around the upper teeth, the gums are swollen. I would suggest a few remedies, and you also need to answer some questions for ... Read Full »
I was not given any antibiotics after removing my root canal-treated tooth, and my gums are swollen now. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor,I had my root canal tooth removed over a week ago. Gums are swollen, red, and very uncomfortable. I was never given antibiotics. The doctor does not have emergency weekend phone contact. Can you help? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should always be given an antibiotic post-endodontic treatment or after extraction. If an antibiotic is not given after tooth removal, especially of an infected tooth, the healing will be complicated. That is when you tend to have your gums swelling or soreness. So ... 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 »
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 infe... 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 »
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 »