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Painful, swollen gums. Taken Ibuprofen. No relief. Treatment?

i have an existing problem area in my gums that sometimes acts up when i am stressed or have hormonal changes. yesterday my gums started to hurt then started to swell. i took an ibuprofen before i slept to relieve the pain, but when i woke up, the swelling was even worse than before. i have a pictorial later this evening and cannot afford to come in with a swollen face. is there anything you can recommend to bring the swelling down within 12 hours?
Asked On : Sun, 20 May 2012
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Dentist, Orthodontics 's  Response
hi
as per the information provided by you,
the best thing you can do is to visit a dentist who will perform ultra sonic scaling on your gums and prescribe you antibiotics and anti inflammatory drugs.
the swelling will start to disappear soon within hours.
avoid self medication as indiscriminate use of strong pain killers can induce gastric upset along with nausea.
take care.
Answered: Wed, 25 Jul 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Muhammad Akbar's  Response
Dear pt hi proud to help you that first of all you need to do 1,gargles with salt and water mixed twice daily,start tab; augmentin 625mg three times daily , tab;danzen twice daily all for 1week and next time feel free to ask another question thanks and please accept my answer thanks regadards. Dr muhammad akbar
Answered: Thu, 26 Jul 2012
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