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Gingivitis and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi my gums are swollen and painful on my left side of mouth and now my top lip is swollen and last night i had fever. Can you tell me what is wrong
Doctor :   Hello.
Doctor :   Can you send a picture of it.
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
User :   no i dont have a camera
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms like cough, discharge from the gums, etc?
User :   no nothing like that. my gums are swollen and they hurt pretty bad and i have fever at night. ive had it 3 days and it doesnt seem to be getting better
Doctor :   How did it the swelling start? sudden or gradual?
User :   the first day it was just above one of my tooth and then by the next day it was my whole left side of mouth at the top, not the bottom and today my top lip is swollen
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Give me your age?
User :   28
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is the swelling painful on touching?
User :   a little bit. its tender
Doctor :   Do you have
dentures fixed?
User :   no
Doctor :   Is there any bleeding from the gums?
Doctor :   It could probably be a case of Gingivitis.
Doctor :   You have to consult a dentist for further assistance.
Doctor :   Here are some home remedies to help you with your condition.
User :   ok and theres no bleeding
Doctor :   add a pinch a salt in water and gargle.
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