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Suggest Remedies For Soreness And Swollen Bump On The Gums

hi, my 12 year old daughter has a sore, gum colored bump behind her two front teeth. she's had it for quite a while but now since she has braces and an anchor band its become very irritated and swollen & is starting to swell between her two front teeth. she's been complaining that the pain has become worse, she has a scheduled tightening next month and today they're closed. i plan to make her an appointment asap but i was so curious that i came here. please help.
Wed, 3 Sep 2014
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
Looks like a frictional gingival hyperplasia or can be due to any infections or impacted food debris under the gums. Gargle with warm saline with salt. If the pain is unbearable she can Be given paracetomol 500mg and amoxicllin 500mg in case if you find it infected
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S's  Response
Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query.
The soreness and the swollen bump on the gums can be because of the irritation by the braces. It has resulted in gingival or periodontal abscess. Nothing to be panic, consult your orthodontist and get it evaluated. If i am your treating doctor, I would have prescribed a course of antibiotics like penicillin for 3 days. Advised to do saline gargling and take analgesics like ibuprofen.
I hope my answer will help you, take care.
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Suggest Remedies For Soreness And Swollen Bump On The Gums

Looks like a frictional gingival hyperplasia or can be due to any infections or impacted food debris under the gums. Gargle with warm saline with salt. If the pain is unbearable she can Be given paracetomol 500mg and amoxicllin 500mg in case if you find it infected