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Suggest treatment for deep gum infection

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Posted on Mon, 19 Dec 2016
Question: For a long time I have had salt leaking through one area of my top gums (left side). Periodontist did deep clean and saw no cysts or anything causing the problem. He noted I should keep my tongue off gums. Valid. Salt was causing me to automatically go there with tongue. However, it still continues and seems to be more frequent. Chewing gum helps and observe that it creates more saliva. Even with almost constant gum chewing, I still have this problem. It is more severe at night, when I am of course not chewing gum. MD says my sinus cavity looks clear.
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Seems to be deep gum infection..

Detailed Answer:
Hi..
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC...

As per your explanation it seems to me more like a deep gum infection only and not a sinuses related issue..

But I would still like to know from you that is the discharge is from one area only exclusively or you have experienced the same from other areas of gums also?

-Since how long back was the cleaning done?

- Was there any improvement after it?

- Do you have any pain in gums or upper teeth, over the cheek or other symptoms like nose blockage or discharge?

-Have you got an x ray of the area of gums or sinuses done?

-Are you on any medications for the same after deep cleaning?

- Do you have any medical problems?

Please revert back with answers..

Regards..

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Follow up: Dr. Honey Arora (1 hour later)
Periodontist x-rayed the area before deep cleaning and cleaning procedure was incision and rolling back gum. He was aware of this 'salt' problem. It is only one area leaking salt. No medications per cleaning or mouth. Am overall healthy, a yoga instructor for 20+ yrs. etal. Medication: Statin.
I have a regular appt. coming up early XXXXXXX with my MD in XXXXXXX NC. I could have her check for infection. My Periodontist is in Davidson, NC where I was at the time temporarily living for work on Duke Merger. This situation started out as infrequent but whether due to my aggravation per "tongue automatically going for the sensation of salt drip" or something untreated, I would really like to find some way to treat/alleviate the problem.
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Seems to be lingering infection in the gums..

Detailed Answer:
Hi..
Thanks for the answers..

As per the answers it seems that the infection in the gums is still lingering and has not yet been cleared off leading to the discharge..

You should consult a Periodontist and discuss about taking a course of antibiotics like Metronidazole along with gum paint massage and antiseptic mouthwash gargle..
Do warm saline gargles..

You should follow for atleast 15 days and see for the progress...

Hope this helps..

Regards..
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Brief Answer: Seems to be deep gum infection.. Detailed Answer: Hi.. Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC... As per your explanation it seems to me more like a deep gum infection only and not a sinuses related issue.. But I would still like to know from you that is the discharge is from one area only exclusively or you have experienced the same from other areas of gums also? -Since how long back was the cleaning done? - Was there any improvement after it? - Do you have any pain in gums or upper teeth, over the cheek or other symptoms like nose blockage or discharge? -Have you got an x ray of the area of gums or sinuses done? -Are you on any medications for the same after deep cleaning? - Do you have any medical problems? Please revert back with answers.. Regards..