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I hit my gum gum swollen and bleeding, what do I do ?

I hit my gum and it is purple swollen and bleeding. i already put ice on it and did a salt-water gargle what do i do?

Asked On : Thu, 31 Dec 2009
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Dentist, Endodontics 's  Response
Hi, please do not gargle after a trauma. Bleeding increases with gargling. Apply ice gently every few minutes over the area and leave it. Bleeding will stop on ice application. The purple discoloration will fade after a few days. You can apply Hexigel ointment or Metrogyl ointment for faster healing. Take care!
Answered: Thu, 10 Feb 2011
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  Anonymous's Response

Could be gingivitis. Take antibiotics after consulting an ENT surgeon.

Answered: Thu, 31 Dec 2009
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