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Swollen and painful gum. Why did it smell bad? Why is tooth loose?

Hi, well this is hard to explain, my gum is a little swollen and it hurts, only in one spot though, in the very back, and i noticed that between my tooth and the gum there was something stuck there, as soon as i take it out it was something white that didn t have a normal smell, i don t know if it could be rests of food or what, i need help, also i would like to know, i ve been very paranoid because some of my tooth feel just a little bit loose, should i be worried?
Asked On : Sun, 24 Jun 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
it seem your gums have got highly inflammed called gingivitis.
this occur because of food acculumation in between gums
and teeth because of improper cleening under the action of
bacteria gums get inflammed leading to swelling tooth loosening
bleeding foul smell.white hard material may be calculus ,
it is a calcified structure stuck on tooth in case of bad
oral hygiene.i would advice you to go for deep cleanin of
your teeth called scaling ,use betadiene mouthrinse
twice daily and learn the proper brushin technique.
Answered: Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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Dentist Dr. Udaykumar Bondre's  Response
Hello & welcome,

Swollen gums & loose teeth related with swollen gums are definitely indicative of Gingival inflammation or Severe periodontitis.

This is seen in patients with poor oral hygiene or those who fail to maintain their oral health to optimum level due to different reasons like faulty brushing techniques.

If cleanliness is not exercised properly, then a layer of plaque forms around the neck of the teeth. Food debris also tend to accumulate all over especially in gingival sulcus area. This in turn leads to inflammation & infection in gingiva.

In severe cases, there may be pus formation associated with gingival inflammation if not treated early thus making the gums painful as you are experiencing the same.

Periodontitis may be developed in conjunction with Gingivitis which tends to damage supporting periodontal fibers & even bone structure leading to develop mobility in the teeth.

Visit your dentist for clinical evaluation. Get your teeth properly cleaned by dentist.

Antibiotics and painkillers are very helpful to combat the infection which tends to spread extensively otherwise.
Use any local Antiseptic mouth wash like Betadine for short period to control the infection topically.

Take care.
Answered: Sat, 20 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Geoffrey Ward's  Response
Hello and thank you for your questions.
The stuff you took out of your teeth was most likely old rotting food. If you don't floss your teeth regularily, you can get food entrapped which sits there for long periods of time. you may have found something that had been sitting there for a week or more! Your teeth may be feeling loose because of poor oral hygiene that has lead to more invasive infection called periodontits. A lot of times this can be resolved by going to a dentist, getting scaled and root planed and removing the debris between and on your teeth. You should also brush your teeth three times a day, floss twice a day and use listerine once a day. You hold your brush with 45 degree angulation to your gums and give gentle circular strokes. Floss holding it against the tooth and rub UP and DOWN 4-6 times each side.

Best Wishes and good health

Dr. Ward
Answered: Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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Dentist, Orthodontics Dr. Atwal Vikram's  Response
as per the information provided by you the pain you felt was due to the food impaction in between you last teeth.
and that you feel that other teeth also feel a bit loose needs to be addressed.
you should see a dentist and tell your problems .
after carefully examining the dentist can can you exactly if you need any treatment or not.
a smiple consultation will take care of all your doubts.
take care.
Answered: Mon, 23 Jul 2012
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  User's Response
the most likely cause for swollen gum might be a food particle particularly NON-Vegetarian Stuff which might have been stucked in between teeth. Whenever any thing like this happens, gum tissue reacts in a defensive way and inflammation happens, which may produce small amount of pus, leading to foul smell.

First of all, u gently message the affected gums, and also seek if there is something still stucked in there.

if nothing is found there, this will correct within a few days after you brush the affected side twice daily, along with use of some warm saline solution or betadine gargle. Still if it hurts, you can use an antibiotic combination of Ofloxacin + Ornidazole, twice a day for 3/ 5 days.

For loose teeth, there may be some periodontal problem, for which u need to take dentist's visit
Answered: Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I went through your problem & would like to inform you that its gingivitis.I would like to tell you few common reasons for foul odor:-
-improper oral hygiene
-dry mouth or xerostomia
-gastric problem
-hormonal imbalance

Most common reason is improper oral hygiene.How many times you brush is not as important as how you brush.You hold your brush with 45 degree angulation to your teeth and give gentle strokes.
Change your brush every 3 months. Start using sensitive paste like Sensodent-k along with 0.2%chlorhexidine mouthwash once daily half an hour after brushing.
Also go for oral prophylaxis once every 6 months & start intake of citrous fruits.If not treated then it might lead to periodontitis i.e. loosening of teeth.Please take care.
Take Care

Answered: Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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