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Having painful swollen gums. No dental problems before. Cause and remedy?

Hi I woke up this morning with swollen painful gums the pain is running down my throat, i have never had mouth problems never even a single filling or an absis i keep my mouth clean daily by brushing and with mouth wash, what could this be
Asked On : Sun, 11 Mar 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
hi.swelling and painful gums are sign of gingivitis.accumulation of plaque and calculus around ur tooth leads to gingival inflammation.start with antibiotics and analgesics and go for complete oral prophylaxis.wish u good health
Answered: Sun, 24 Jun 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
hi juanita,
as you said you do not have any dental problem before.this may be due to infection,any medication you taking,or vit.c deficiency etc.but you did not tell this swelling is generalized or limited to any area of your mouth?i will suggest you please go a dentist/periodontist as soon as possible.and please follow all the given instructions properly.nothing to get worried.take care
Dr. Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Fri, 22 Jun 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bibhu Dutt Nanda's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM forum,
painful swollen gums can be due to a number reasons,
bacterial or viral infection,vitamin deficiency,hormonal imbalance , are some of them.
in order to rule out the complete diagnosis you will to get your mouth checked clinically by a dentist,
according to the symptoms presented by you, it seems to be an acute infection.
oral antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic mouth gargle will treat this condition,
kindly avoid hot and spicy food for a while.
i wish you good health.
Answered: Tue, 19 Jun 2012
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