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

Swollen gums, fever, sore throat. Cold sores on gums, lips. Reason for above symptoms??

Hello, well saturday the top right of my mouth started to feel funny i discovered it was swollen gums , i also had the fever and soar throat . Now i have all my gums swollen i cant chew or close my mouth properly. I have cold sores on my gums and lip. I also feel my wisdom tooth coming out on the top right of my mouth. What is wrong with my gums?
Asked On : Sat, 16 Mar 2013
Answers:  6 Views:  301
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests
Medical Topics
Dentist 's  Response
hello there ,

Swelling in the gums indicates inflammation of the gums called gingivitis .

It shows symptoms such as bleeding gums ,redness , swelling , pain and sensitivity , recession of the gums or apical migration ,exposure of root surfaces of teeth .

bacterial or viral infection of the gums may lead to formation of abscess , fever and sore throat. viral infection may lead to formation of cold sores on lip and gums.

you need symptomatic treatment for gingivitis , go for professional scaling of gums , deep currettage and root planing which removes all the irritants ,dental plaque and calculus and restores good oral health.

regular mouth rinsing with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like betadine or chlorhexidine gives soothing effect.

apply topical oral antiseptics over the cold sores along with oral dose of multivitamin suplements.

i hope this helps,

take care.
Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query,
Since your gums are swollen,there is chance of periapical infection.
Usually x-ray will reveal such infections.
If periapical abscess occurs,teeth has to be root-canal treated,the abscess has to be drained out and curetted.
Deep scaling and root planning has to be done to prevent gingivitis.
maintain good oral hygiene.
brush your teeth twice daily using toothbrush.
rinse your mouth after every meals.
chlorhexidine mouthrinses can prevent plaque accumulation
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Swollen gums occurs due to inflammation of gingiva known as gingivitis .
It occurs due to bacterial or viral infections , poor oral hygiene plague and calculus deposition , systemic conditions like vitamin deficiences , anaemia , diabetes , leukemia , use of certain drugs .

Bacterial and viral infection can lead to fever , sore throat and abscess formation.
If wisdom tooth is errupting on right side , it is difficult to clean and invites bacterial infection leading to inflammation and swelling.

I would advice you to visit to Dentist , get complete mouth scaling and polishing done .
Use saline water gargles 3-4 times a day
Use chlorhexidine mouthwash gargles twice daily.
Take vitamin suplements .
Get an x-ray done of the developing wisdom tooth .

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

Thanks for writing in.

The problems are associated with gingivitis as well as wisdom tooth eruption.
Frequent saline gargle will help you out.
Wisdom tooth has to be extracted or flap overlying tooth has to be incised and removed.
Aphthous ulcers on lips can be prevented administration of vitamin becosules,folic acid and iron tablets.

Scaling has to be done.
aVoid intake of hot/spicy foods.
take care.
Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful
Dentist Dr. Indu Thakur's  Response
hi, thnx for your query.
improper cleaning of teeth results in plaque accumalation leading to swollen gums.this is a long process and doesnt happen in single night.
2.herpes infection cause cold sores on lips.
3. erupting wisdom tooth in general causes slight discomfort. is the fever is from single night ?did you use any antibiotics for fever? visit your dentist for opinion.hope this is helpful.
thnk you.
Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful
Dentist Dr. Anshul Agarwal's  Response
well according to the symptoms you have posted it seems that your wisdom tooth is infected and the infection is spreading to the near by areas ... consultation with a dentist is a must & if he rules involvement of any tooth then a family physician .. for the time being start taking Tab Azithromycin 500 mg 2times + cap lactovit 2times + tab Zerodol 3 times daily for 5 days .. luke warm saline GARGLES with betadine is a must .. medicines are for symptomatic relief only ..
Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful
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