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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health que
User :   Hi dr
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   I'm having swallon gum since Friday morning and now there are some little white dots kind of a thing on it
User :   What should I do
Doctor :   Do you have pain over the white lesions ?
User :   It is swallon from inside above my pre molar tooth
User :   No pain on white or gum
Doctor :   ok, Do you have dental caries ?
User :   There is no pain but today in the mrning time it feels like scratchy
User :   Yes not tht much last tu
User :   iwhen I visited dentist
User :   They said I need full deep cleaning
User :   But I dnt know is there is anything to b worry about
Doctor :   i think the gum swelling may be related to the caries , if they have developed into cavities
User :   Caries
Doctor :   i consider examination by a dentist and an xray of the area will be helpful
User :   K
User :   So you want me to visit dentist
User :   Is it smething to worry about
Doctor :   Caries sometimes occur as cavities which is not visible externally
User :   Ohh
User :   They can remobe
User :   Remove
Doctor :   no, i consider the dentist is needed to rule out dental cysts
User :   K
User :   So wht shold I dk
User :   Do rite nw
Doctor :   the removal depends on the severity and type of the cyst
User :   K
User :   But it can remove rite
User :   But its nt paining
Doctor :   Consult dentist and ask for an xray of the part of the Bone above which the gum is swollen
User :   K
User :   So is it dangerous
User :   Is it something to woory abour
User :   About
Doctor :   no. its not dangerous
User :   K
Doctor :   as i said consult dentist just to be on safer side
User :   K
User :   So wht to do fr rite now
User :   Doctor
Doctor :   Gargle with warm saline
User :   Can I gargle with salt water
User :   K
User :   Thanks for helping
Doctor :   it will reduce the swelling if its superficial , which may be due to mild inflammation
Doctor :   yes, i mean salt water
Doctor :   but warm
User :   And I have one more question
User :   K
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   Dr since last 3 to 4 days my belly side stomach hurts
User :   A lot wht to do
User :   Its just my belly side
Doctor :   is pain around the belly button ?

User :   Yes
User :   But just around belly button
Doctor :   it would be due to flatulence
User :   Flatulence
User :   I didn't get it
User :   What is flatulence dr I'm sorry dnt know
Doctor :   Gas
Doctor :   in the abdomen
User :   K
User :   Got it so its just a gas
Doctor :   irregular food habits would be common cause
User :   K
User :   And for the dental go to dentist right sir
Doctor :   yes,
User :   K
User :   Thanx for ur help actually I was worrying of tht swallon gum a lot so just want it to cnsult
User :   Thanx for helping I'm. Like vry worried person
User :   Thts y
User :   Thnks doc so just go dentist and let tht examine for cavities
User :   Right sir
Doctor :   do not worry
User :   I don't know sir I worry about my self a lot I couldn't sleep for a whole night just woke up and ssee tht woth tirch
User :   I don't know why but I can't sleep if I saw something like tht ! I might have to see a psychiatrist
Doctor :   just procced on my advise , you ll get aresult and you will be relaxed
user : K
Doctor :   No, need of psychiatrist,
Doctor :   you are mentally absolutely good
User :   So wht should I do my professor said tht u have hypochondriac problem
Doctor :   its subjective
User :   u should see a psychiatrist
Doctor :   just finoish with the dentist
User :   K
Doctor :   finish*
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