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Swollen gums with fever for 1 year old son

my 1 yr old son had a feverf 104 for 3 days with swollen red gums his fever is now gone and he acts normal but his gums are still very swollen and red and bleeding now I dont know what i should do the drs said might need to take him to a dentist what could be wrong his gums r only swollen where his 4 teeth are on the top and bottom
Asked On : Sat, 28 May 2011
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Hi Kaityln, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
Your Kid is having Gingivitis, which is inflammation of the gums, You should be getting him examined by a Periodontist so that he can examine him and rule out the exact cause. Is he using any Poor fitting dentures? It could be due to Misaligned Teeth, Poor Dental hygiene, general illness, Sensitivity to toothpaste or mouthwash or few medications. Improve his nutrition if it is poor. Let him eat healthy nutritious balanced diet which should include fresh fruits and green leafy veggies. Brush his teeth twice a day and keep him off Junk and chocolates. Change his toothpaste brand every three months and avoid using mouthwashes if swollen gums are caused by sensitivity to toothpaste or mouthwash. The Dentist will examine and take dental x-rays and dental bone measurements to determine whether the inflammation has spread to the supporting structures of the teeth. He may recommend Antibacterial mouth rinses in addition to frequent, careful, tooth brushing and flossing. Many dentists recommend having teeth professionally cleaned every 6 months.

I wish him Good Health, Take Care.
Answered: Sat, 28 May 2011
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