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Swelling and inflammation in the gums. Have pain. What to do?

For a week or so now mmy gums have been swelling and have been inflamed. The swelling has gone down a litle bit and just a moment ago i ra n my tongue over the spot to see if it was any better and the gum between my two middle bottom-front teeth was detaching and it hurts quite a bit. I have no idea whats wrong with my mouth.
Asked On : Sun, 25 Nov 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I would like to tell you that all your symptoms indicate that you are having gingivitis.
You need to go for oral prophylaxis in that case.Also follow certain instructions like:-
1. Floss first then brush your whole mouth including your gums, cheeks, roof of mouth, tongue and take a full 3 minutes brushing your teeth.
2. Sugar free Chewing gum: Since dry-mouth can increase bacterial build-up and cause or worsen bad breath, chewing sugarless gum can help with the production of saliva, and thereby help to reduce bad breath. Chewing may help particularly when the mouth is dry, or when one cannot perform oral hygiene procedures after meals.
3. Gargling right before bedtime with chlorhexidine mouthwash.
4. Maintaining proper oral hygiene, including daily tongue cleaning, brushing, flossing, and periodic visits to dentists and hygienists. Flossing is particularly important in removing rotting food debris and bacterial plaque from between the teeth, especially at the gum line.

Take Care
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Khushboo Bhatia's  Response
I recommend you to visit a periodontist for professional cleaning as in most cases calculus and plaque are the reason for swelling and pain. But to know the exact diagnosis, you should get your teeth checked. Sometimes caries can lead to gum infections. At time improper brushing technique can lead to pain and swelling in gums.By the time you visit the dentist,rinse your mouth with warm saline water 2-3 times a day..
Answered: Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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Dentist Dr. Preet Kaur's  Response
hi there
thanx for the query
with the symptoms u wrote seems to my belief are symptoms of gingivitis (gum inflammation) which if ignored leades to periodontitis (pyroehhea) which is severe infection of gums and teeth and bone underneath causing dark bluish blakish greyish discolouration on the neck and roots of teeth , bleeding from gums and mobility of teeth.
get a thorough cleaning of gums and teeth by a dentist and medication if prescribed.
follow the protocol for maintaining good oral health
*twice daily brushing
*flossing once everyday after brushing
* mouth wash rinsing
*warm saline rinsing for 10 days (luke warm water half cup + half tbs salt)
Answered: Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Chaithanyaa Nemaly's  Response
Hello there...The swelling and redness in your gums are as a result of gum inflammation....this happens because of the accumulation of the deposits called calculus....this does not go away with regular brushing and flossing....As these deposists get creates a gap (called pocket) between your tooth and the gums....This causes swelling and blood capillaries inside, get pushed to the surface of the gums appearing red and mild stimulation would result in bleeding. Gum detachment as you mention is called recession. This happens because of faulty brushing, high frenal attachment or deep bite (trauma from occlusion). Get your teeth cleaned and they would advice you a gum astringent which you need to massage it regularly 3-4 times a day for 30 seconds for the next 15 days....Usage of any other measures without cleaning of your teeth would not help you.... Consult your dental surgeon for management.
Answered: Fri, 28 Dec 2012
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