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Suggest remedies for gum infection after a root canal surgery

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Posted on Wed, 27 Jul 2016
Question: i have redline on my front lower gum,my front top teeth has been root canal for years now but i feel no pain,tnx...and my inner cheeks swollen
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Gum infection, scaling, tooth infection, medication

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query

As far as the red color over the gums is concerned it can be because of the the gum infection secondary to the deposits. Nothing to be panic get the teeth cleaned and apply chlorhexidine ointment over the gums. Maintain the oral hygiene.
The swelling over the cheek can be because of the tooth infection that has resulted in the formation of cellulitis(pus spread to involve soft tissues ).
Consult an oral physician and get a radiograph like orthopantomograph done to confirm the diagnosis. If there is a tooth infection, it has to be treated. Meanwhile you can take a course of antibiotics like amoxicillin and metronidazole (if you are not allergic ). Upload the images of the cheek and gums for the better diagnosis and treatment plan.
I hope I have answered your query. if you have any queries reply me back. Take care.
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Brief Answer: Gum infection, scaling, tooth infection, medication Detailed Answer: Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query As far as the red color over the gums is concerned it can be because of the the gum infection secondary to the deposits. Nothing to be panic get the teeth cleaned and apply chlorhexidine ointment over the gums. Maintain the oral hygiene. The swelling over the cheek can be because of the tooth infection that has resulted in the formation of cellulitis(pus spread to involve soft tissues ). Consult an oral physician and get a radiograph like orthopantomograph done to confirm the diagnosis. If there is a tooth infection, it has to be treated. Meanwhile you can take a course of antibiotics like amoxicillin and metronidazole (if you are not allergic ). Upload the images of the cheek and gums for the better diagnosis and treatment plan. I hope I have answered your query. if you have any queries reply me back. Take care.