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3 yr old has fever for 5 days, gums are red and swollen. Thoughts ?

My 3 year old has run a fever for 5 days, nothing else, just a fever. Took him to doctor and they checked him over thoroughly. My son does have a place around his gum that is extremely red and swollen( just one tooth ). Took to our family dentist and he wasn t sure. They have suggested a pediatric dentist now. Thoughts??
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello,

Welcome to healthcaremagic.

The cause of occurence of gum infection has to be evaluated clinically.

If tooth is decayed,get it restored .

If pulp is infected,it has to be extirpated.

Take complete course of antibiotics-analgesics as per dentist's prescription.

Meanwhile,maintain oral hygiene well.

Gargle frequently with warm saline.

Take care.
Answered: Thu, 18 Jul 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Imraan Hussain 's  Response
hi

Thanks for your query

i can feel your concerns

he is having a dental abscess

i advise you to consult your dental doctor for examination

he may need drainage of pus and course of antibiotic after consulting your doctor

give him soft diet

give him ibuprufen and paracetamol alternatively for fever

tapid water sponging also helpful

avoid icecreams and chocolates


Hope i have ansewered your query
i am available for your help
regards
Dr.imran
Answered: Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Hi,
Thank you for your query,
The fever looking like a Viral fever or due to a abscess around tooth (dental abscess) as there is gum swelling and redness.
Give Tylenol in prescribed dosage every 8 th hourly for fever and pain.
If there is dental abscess , it should be drained.
Consult Pediatric dentist for further examination and treatment.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Hi
Thanks for your query.
Since your child is having fever for five days and there is associated with dental abscess.
I suggest you to give acetaminophen every 6 hourly for pain and fever and get him evaluated by pediatric dentist as he may need a course of antibiotic.
Give him plenty of fluids and soft diet.

Wishing your child good health.
God bless,
Answered: Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Dentist, Pedodontics Dr. Sreedhar Rao's  Response
UR CHILD SEEMS TO BE HAVING A TOOTH ABSCESS, HE NEEDS DENTAL TREATMENT, SO DO GET HIM TO A PEDIATRIC DENTIST
Answered: Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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