Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
176 Doctors are Online

Pain and swelling in gum, painful while speaking and smiling. Taking light medication. Cure for symptoms?

am having pain and swelling of right lower gum for more than a doc adviced me to take cipro 500mg for 5 days twice daily, along with tht emflam, and chymaral forte also hve been prescribed .three days passed with those medications; am not feeling any betterment; pain and swelling persists, its painful whn i speak and smile even.could u explain the seriousness of this and the speedy treatment for me.
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
Answers:  3 Views:  28
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Dentist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm forum,
Pain and swollen gums may be due to-
Gingivitis which has progressed into periodontal infection.
Complete thorough scaling has to be done.
Tissue grafting has to be done if there is associated bone loss.
The pus has to be drained and curetted well.
Take complete course of antibiotics too.
Apply gum tone gel on the affected site.
Gargle frequently using warm saline.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
  User's Response
Hello dear
According to information provided by you it seems as if there is abcess in your gums due to strucking of food in gums.For this you need professional cleaning or scaling.Merely ciprofloxacin wont be sufficient and you need ciprofloxacin +tenidazole ,to cover anaerobic bacteria also.Do warm saline rinses four times a day.If possible massage withgum paint in that area.
Dr. Amit k. Gaba
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Pain and selling indicates infection in the gums leading to formation of abscess.
This infection can be due to plague calculus deposition, poor oral hygiene, associated infected tooth, or can be due to nutritional deficiencies or hormonal changes added with infection.
Go for symptomatic treatment of complete mouth scaling and polishing, root planing and curettage.
If any decayed tooth then get it restored.
Take complete course of antibiotics and analgesics.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, take lukewarm saline gargles and antiseptic mouthwash rinses.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor