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Query about gum abscess - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ?
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hello there can i talk to a driffent doctor please
Doctor :   right now the other doctors are busy chatting , how could i be of help ?
User :   i am a very swollon gum at the back and in pain with it
Doctor :   ok,
User :   and thew swelling is getting bigger
User :   and it that swollon that i can touch it with my other teeth and it gets to the stage i could biye it off
User :   its on the bottom where i had a wisdom tooth taken out like 6 years ago
Doctor :   ok, since when is the swelling developing ?
User :   like 4 days ago
Doctor :   Did you had any trauma to the gums there ?
User :   like what
User :   what sort of trama
Doctor :   Like one with tooth brush , tooth prick , or even by hard food like bones etc
User :   i not sure if i bit on sumthing and it hurt like 2 days ago
Doctor :   ok, i think what you have now is gingivitis
User :   but it big swelling and dont know how to get rid of swelling and my gums are keeping me awake
User :   is that dangerous
Doctor :   no , it mat be painful but not dangerous
User :   why does it feel sore for
User :   what cioi=uld a dentist do for me
Doctor :   as the gum tissue is inflammed due to infection
User :   so will it heal
User :   i can reallyb drink as it hurts on that side to sallow
Doctor :   i do not think there e is a requirement of a dentists now , even if you consult he may advice you medicine rather manipulating it
Doctor :   I suggest you to apply DOLOGEL CT over the lesion which gives you relief from the pain
Doctor :   but complete cure of it needs you to be put on antibiotics
User :   what could i use to bring selling done
User :   down
User :   as its getting bigger and bigger
Doctor :   CHLORHAXIDINE mouth wash also helps to get it down
Doctor :   but antibiotics are must
User :   will i be a risk with this infection in the mouth when i have a mild mitral heart Valve Problem
Doctor :   no,
User :   i am in australia so need sumthing that is at our chemist
User :   you sure
Doctor :   yes,
User :   so i may need to go to dentist to get antiboticic
Doctor :   yes even your GP can advice you the same
User :   i see my doctor tomorrow morning
Doctor :   ok,
User :   why does the gum keep getting bigger and Bigger
User :   what about salt water rinse
Doctor :   its swelling due to inflammation and also could be due to abscess formation
Doctor :   Chlorhexidine is better than salt water
User :   why do i have a abesses when i only bit on it and it hurt and it got swellon
User :   an abesses can go to the brain cant it
Doctor :   infection with the bacteria could be a cause
User :   what you mean
Doctor :   no , not a gum abcess
User :   what is it then
Doctor :   a tooth abscess can go to brain but takes years of recurrent infection
Doctor :   i meant gum abscess do not go to brain
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