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Have swollen gums after root canal. What could it be? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 05-Dec-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Dental Health
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Practicing since : 2005
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Doctor
User:How are you
Doctor:I am fine, thank you.
Doctor:Proceed with your query.
User:I have a small question
User:regarding tooth issues
User:would you be able to assist me on this
Doctor:I am a physician and I will be able to assist you within my expertise.
User:I have two tooth on which root canal has been done
User:i didnt put a cap on both the tooth
User:it was done several years back
User:and then gradually my tooth started to break
Doctor:If you wish you can post a query using Ask A doctor / Ask A Specialist and discuss with a dentist.
User:so both my tooth got damaged from a very long time
User:but i was able to eat and everything, but a very occassional swelling or something
User:so from the last couple of days my gums are swelling and there is a pimple kinda thing, that comes out whenever i eat anything hard, like roti or chicken or something like that
User:the swelling thing lasts only for few hours
User:it would subside
User:it doesnt pain or anything
User:what do you think it is,
Doctor:From what you describe, it is unlikely that root canal and tooth infection is reason for pain / swelling
Doctor:These may be ulcer or inflammation of gums what you have.
User:but it happens only below either of the tooth
User:nowhere else
Doctor:Perhaps there may be local factors such as gum issue that may be contributing.
Doctor:I would suggest you to discuss with a dentist using Ask a doctor / Ask a specialist option available on your home page.
Doctor:You can discuss with a dentist for a better opinion.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:sure thing doctor, i m anyways trying to go to a dentist today
User:but i m scared
User:you dont think its cancer or anything right
User:i m 26
Doctor:I don't feel you are dealing with a cancer. I would either suggest you to visit the dentist as planned. Else post these details and discuss with a dentist online using Ask a Doctor / Ask a specialist.
Doctor:You most likely have inflammation / ulcer issues which can be resolved.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:ok i would talk to the dentist here also and then go for a dentist
User:nothing else Doctor
User:thank you for your time
User:can i end the chat
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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