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Can gum inflammation cause mild indigestion?

I've had some gum swelling/inflammation and I believe the pus drained out because the gum swelling is gone there is no more pain, but I've been having mild indigestion ever since, it's been 4 to 6 weeks now. Was it a gum infection that drained into my stomach? If it is an infection how do you treat it?
Fri, 13 Jun 2014
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hello thanx for consulting at hcm,,it could have caused septic gastritis due to pus draining from gums,,you need antibiotics,analgesics and anti gastritic medicine, you also need to take x-rays to check for bone loss,,and also may need oral prophylaxis --cleaning and polishing,,hope it helps,,take care,,
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