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How can redness and sore gums be cured caused by keeping whiskey for long hours in mouth ?

About five days ago I was drinking whiskey and for some unknown reason (?) I decided to keep the whiskey in my mouth to kill bacteria , I know I was wrong now. I don t know how long I kept the whiskey in my mouth but I probably did it at least twice for twenty minutes each time. The next day I didn t notice much difference and didn t even remember the incident but as the day went on I noticed that I was having gum pain on eating. The next day things got worst, I look at my gums with a mirror and notice they were burnt looking all on the inside of my mouth where I held the whiskey. White dead skin was coming off and I had very red sore gums around the base of my teeth on the bottom and top insides where the liqueur was. I nursed this condition for four days with warm salt water rinses three times a day and ate only soft non-chewable foods. Now after 5 full days my gums look better but still some red patches that are very sore. The redness is not as vivid as it was a few days ago but the pain is excruciating and has not subsided much. Ibuprofen isn t helping much. Bottom line most of my gums are looking better and slightly less pain except one spot that hurts constantly no matter what I do, it s red in this area covering about three teeth at the gum line, (number 30 and teeth next to it). If I didn t have the non-stop pain I wouldn t be writing, I can t sleep, eat or do much without constant pain. Any suggestions? It s been five full days. I haven t drank any alcohol since and don t plan on it after this episode. Thank you.
Asked On : Fri, 30 Mar 2012
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Dentist, Periodontics 's  Response
Hello sir
Your signs indicate an alcohol burn of gums, which has denuded the superficial layer of the gums causing irritation, pain and redness. You still need to avoid spicy and hot foods for few more days as it takes a couple of weeks for the repair or healing of the gums. so you need to wait till then. dont worry its going to be fine in few days. avoid smoking and alcohol till complete healing and even after for a month to help the tissues growth.
Till then you can apply gels containing anesthetic and anti inflammatory like Mucopain.
if at all the symptoms dont come down then consult a periodontist for further tratment.
Answered: Fri, 30 Mar 2012
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Arati C Koregol's  Response
Hello sir
Your signs indicate an alcohol burn of gums, which has denuded the superficial layer of the gums causing irritation, pain and redness. You still need to avoid spicy and hot foods for few more days as it takes a couple of weeks for the repair or healing of the gums. so you need to wait till then. dont worry its going to be fine in few days. avoid smoking and alcohol till complete healing and even after for a month to help the tissues growth.
Till then you can apply gels containing anesthetic and anti inflammatory like Mucopain.which will help you in soothening .
if at all the symptoms dont come down then consult a periodontist for further tratment.
Answered: Fri, 30 Mar 2012
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