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Gums overlapped molar, swelling, soreness, had white spots. What is wrong?

My dentist last March 7 did a cut on my both gums because my gums overlapped on my molar. I have my braces adjusted too last week. The cutted gums started to become whitish the day after the minor surgery. My gums also swell and mouth sores started to appear on both cheeks. Gargled bactidol, started to take antibiotic too the day after. My palate last March 9 up to now started to hurt. My palate this morning hot little white spots. I really can t take it! Gargled bactidol again this morning. Please help me. The gums that we re cut still hurts. They are now color white and swollen.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello,
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.

There is possibility of gingival hyperplasia in the posterior area could be because of any infection in the teeth or gum of the last molar , if it is wisdom teeth then it could be pericoronitis , or cheek bite because of sharp cusps can lead to this condition.
I would advice you to keep the area clean as any irritant or foodlodgment in the area may lead to swelling of gums . So see your dentist to know the exact cause of the discomfort caused by swollen gum.

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
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Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query,
Impacted tooth is generally caused by more tooth- less bone ratio, where the the third molar does not have space to be erupted in the occlusion.
The most common cause of pain from impacted tooth is the inflammation in the soft tissue covering over the offending tooth(Pericoronitis), mostly caused by food impaction in the soft tissue space over the tooth and/or bite injury over the soft tissue covering the impacted tooth, by upper molar tooth.
As your third has remote possibility to be erupted in the mouth(as cover by bone and no space to be be erupted) the symptom like pain may frequently appear. The Third molar has no function for mastication(chewing) or maintaining occlusion.
In an experienced surgeons hand your impacted tooth can easily be extracted without causing much problem. You may have a mild pain and facial swelling for couple of days after extraction( as some amount of bone is to be removed) and you can also join to your work in couple of days.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
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Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

As described by you orthodontic braces had created trauma to the soft tissue leading to gingival hyperplasia . It is further aggravated by poor oral hygiene .

This gingival excess is removed using flaps and gingivectomies . As you said the cutted gums is appearing whitish it means it had started healing .

Visit to an orthodontist as you are developing mouth sores on cheek ,it can be due to trauma from brackets .
Get it corrected , apply Dologel ointment over the affected area on the cheek .

Scaling and polishing should be carried out periodically .

Maintain a good oral hygiene .

Hope this helps out .

Regards..
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

As your history suggest you have gingival (gum)enlargement.

orthodontic braces impingement could be the reason for this in your case.please check it with your dentist and get it corrected.


sometimes this is seen in vitamin c deficiency too.Also poor oral hygiene aggravates this situation.

This gingival excess is removed by gingivectomies and gingival surgeries.

your gums have started healing thus appearing whitish.

Visit to an orthodontist regarding mouth sores on cheek ,it can be due to trauma from brackets .

meanwhile you can apply Dologel ointment over the affected area on the cheek .

Scaling and polishing should be carried out periodically.it is must in patients wearing braces.

maintainence of good oral hygiene will help you achieve faster correction of you teeth.

hope it helps.
take care.
Answered: Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshul Agarwal's  Response
most probably gums are getting infected .. consult your dentist .. change your anti biotics ..
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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