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Swollen gums, irritated, red, difficulty eating food

a few days ago i woke up with swollen gums and then when i tried eating my palate become very irritated, red and swollen. this makes it difficult to eat because the food rubs against my palate. my question is should i go to a dentist or would a medical doctor be okay?
Asked On : Mon, 26 Mar 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm forum,
swollen gums and palate is a condition which will interfere while chewing.
you have not mentioned about the nature of pain you have ,
this condition might have resulted from one of the many causes listed below,
bacterial infection,viral infection, or may be physical causes.
i would like to inform you that avoid hot, spicy food for some time.
maintain proper oral hygiene,
use betadine mouth gargle(3-4times/day),
if in case ,pain still persists, take an anti-inflammatory tablet and visit you dentist.
i wish you good health.
take care.
Answered: Tue, 29 May 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
hi,i read your problem.i will suggest you please go to a dentist as soon as possible.and please follow all the given instructions and take a proper treatment.nothing to get worried.take care
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Thu, 31 May 2012
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Dentist Dr. E. Bharathikannan's  Response
welcome to healthcare magic
it seems your palate and gums are infected, please visit a dentist as soon as possible .. get the infection diagonsed and treated properly asap
take care
Answered: Fri, 1 Jun 2012
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