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Have nausea, gagging, cough, fever. Have gingivitis. Worried about infection in mouth?

Thank you. I ve been nauseous and occasionally gagging with slight cough. Last night temp went to 100.2 then back down this morning and all day to approx 98.5. My normal is 97 Went to dr. Full exam. Bloodwork no results yet. Also had been to dentist a couple of weeks ago was told I have gingivitis and need root canal . Kept asking if I have an abscess after X-rays and the answer was I don t know. So I m worried that this present malaise could be from infection in mouth even though dentist wasn t sure. Or is it not. Don t know where to turn.
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
hello there,

Inflammation of the gums is called as GINGIVITIS . It presents with symptoms like bleeding gums, pain ,redness , swelling , recession and sensitivity.

It is caused due poor oral hygiene , accumulation of bacterial plaque and calculus deep in the gum pockets and root surfaces of the teeth.

swelling of the gums is also caused by gingival abscess or tooth related periodontal abscess.

this can be confirmed by clinical examination so please visit a dentist and get the evaluation done.

thorough deep scaling and root planing this will help in resolving your problem followed by a course of antibiotic and analgesics.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm,

Gingivitis and abscess usually develops from poor oral hygiene.

Nausea and malaise may or may not be associated with the abscess underlying.

Please do get scaling and drainage of abscess through root canal treatment.
This will aid in preventing bacterial accumulation.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Also visit a physician for further check-up.

hope this helps.
Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

you have got fever that shows there is some could be due to your cough or due to your infection in the oral cavity.

Its nice that you have gone for your blood work,wait for its results to come. so that any other infection, can be treated accordingly with suitable antibiotics.

coming to your oral cavity,gingivitis is mild infection in your gums.That can be treated by simple scaling.

If your dentist has suggested that you require a RCT that means in present condition your tooth is infected and you require treatment.

An abscessed tooth can definitely cause fever,as it is an infection.
Do you have associated pain and swelling?

if you are not satisfied about RCT,take a second x ray and go for a second opinion too.
Meanwhile maintain good oral hygiene.

Hope it helps.

Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for posting the query,

Gingivitis is a condition which includes infection and inflammation of the gums .
It also shows symptoms like redness , bleeding gums , pain and sensitivity of the tooth.
You need to get a complete mouth scaling and polishing done .

Root canal of the tooth is required when it is infected and the infection had spread to the pulp and periapical tissues . Take a complete course of antibiotic and analgesic .
Get the root canal completed.

It is good that you had done with your blood testing , wait for the results.

Bacterial and viral infection can lead to abscess formation , fever and sore throat.
You can take tab paracetomol TDS along with antibiotics and analgesic.

Maintain a good oral hygiene , use antiseptic mouthwash , use lukewarm saline gargles.

Hope this helps out.


Answered: Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshul Agarwal's  Response

sometimes decayed tooth can cause fever and all other symptoms. it is usually associated with swollen gums or face. you are advised to start with recommended treatment of that tooth. if there is no improvement then kindly take a 2nd opinion from a dentist and general physician.

you can start with tab cefadroxil 500 2times/day + tab aceclofenac + paracetamol+ sp 500 3times /day for 5 days . start luke warm saline rinse 5-6 times daily . medicines are for symptomatic relief only
Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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