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Unable to move mouth, swollen gums after drinking pickle juice with vodka

a friend of mine went to a party over the weekend and drank pickle juice with vodka. she woke up the next morning not able to move her mouth and her back left gum is swollen and sore and she said she has pulse pockets there that are popping constantly and are moving down her throat . she can open her mouth a little now but she said its hard for her to chew or swallow anything.
Asked On : Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I read your query & would like to inform you that your friend might be suffering from gingival abscess where a pus-filled sac is formed in the gingiva (gum line) of the teeth.The problem occurs due to trauma or various infections caused in the gum by bacteria that enter gums due to injury from toothpick punctures, brushing teeth in an aggressive way or from food fragments entering into the gum line.It causes the gum line to appear red and shiny.It can also be due to that pickle juice because its highly acidic & irritating to mucosa.
You need to go for proper diagnosis.If its gingival abscess get it curretaged & deep scaling.
You may start with metrogyl-400 along with doxycycline-100 mg twice a day.
Also maintain proper oral hygiene by regular brushing & flossing along with using mouthwash.

Take Care
Answered: Mon, 15 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Geoffrey Ward's  Response
Hello and thank you for your question.
Based on what you have written I am guessing you mean she has pus pockets that are forming. My advice is for her to go to her dentist immediately for an evaluation to see if she developed an abscess in a tooth. She may also have acquired the pustules from the pickle juice which is highly acidic and irritating to the oral mucosa. My recommendation is to not consume pickle juice and to see the dentist to rule out any causes of infection.

Best wishes and good health

Dr. Ward
Answered: Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
hello and welcome,
as your gums are swollen,there is chance of pus accumulation in the gums which results in abscess formation.
visit your dentist and get examined clinicaly.
the vodka and pickle has increased the irritation.
please avoid these,as it can increase the pain and sensitivity in your gums.
get your teeth cleaned.
the abscess has to be drained out or curetted.
use soft interdental brush and dental floss to clean your teeth.
wash your mouth after every meals.
use chlorhexidine mouthwash to prevent accumulation of micro-organisms.
take tab.doxycycline-100mg,once daily for 7 days to heal the gums which are inflammed.
Answered: Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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