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Taking Paxil. Stopped few days. Gums are swollen and sore. No cavity. Regular dental check. Problem with Paxil?

I wa on Paxil and stopped taking it for a few days while I was on holidays due to the fact I forgot my meds. I got home and started taking it again and now my gums are so swollen and sore. I also brush everyday and have never had a cavity ever and see a dentist twice a year last visit was late September. So question is can my Paxil be causing this even though I've never had a problem with Paxil before?
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Paxil is the antidepressant drug, and discontinuing this draug has a high risk of withdrawl effects.
It can be due to reaction to the drug but correct cause will be diagnosed on clinical examination.
I would suggest you to visit the Dentist and get the thorough clinical examination done.
Go for symptomatic treatment of complete mouth scaling and polishing.
Take lukewarm saline and antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, avoid eating of hot and spicy food stuffs.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
paxil is an antidepressant,which intaken in heavy doses can cause gum infections.
Please discontinue or get the medicine replaced if causing gum infection.
Meanwhile ,please do visit a dentist and get scaling and root planning done.
Maintain oral hygiene well.
Use chorhexidine mouthrinse and soft-bristled toothbrush.
Take plenty of fruits and fluids.
Vitamin becosules,c,iron and folic acid tablets can be administered.
Hope this helps.
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