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Swollen gums and tooth ache - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
User :   Hello Dr. I am having a toothache
Doctor :   Since how many days?
User :   since today morning only
Doctor :   Which side ?
Doctor :   Do you have a bad tooth or carious tooth?
User :   left side last tooth on the lower jaw... even the surrounding gums seems to have swallon
User :   never had any problems with teeth in th past
Doctor :   Ok, When was the last time you got the dental examination?
User :   never ever did that
Doctor :   Do you brush twice a day?
Doctor :   Do you floss every day?
User :   i brush twice a day - but only on 50% of days, otherwise only once a day... Never ever did flossing
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   34 years male
Doctor :   Ok, the swollen gums and pain, last molar of the lower jaw all goes in favor of carious tooth
User :   what is that??
Doctor :   It is commonly called Sweet tooth
Doctor :   It is quite common in people who do not brush twice a day, no yearly dental examination since adolescence
User :   what do I do now...
Doctor :For pain you can just take DOLO 650
User :   Ok... but what do I do for long term
Doctor :   I think it is better you recognise it early and
Doctor :   get yourself examined by a doctor if it is really something to be done at this stage
Doctor :   The common precautions however apply
Doctor :   *Dentist I mean
User :   like...
Doctor :   1) Brush twice a day
Doctor :   2) Floss with water after each meal
Doctor :   3) Try to rub the gums with pinch of salt once in a day
User :   Will it help....
Doctor :   Yes but the important of all is to get an examination since it is been so long and you had not got a dental check up done
User :   great... thanks a lot... I will do that....
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
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