Swollen gums after flossing

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Avatar_f_tn I am 15 weeks tomorrow and I have been waking up with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swollen</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gum</span>s. My sister had it too when she was pregnant but not until after 20 weeks. I rinse my mouth out with salt water and brush them softly every day but they are just always swollen every morning!
Avatar_n_tn I remembered spitting up blood after flossing and my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gum</span>s were <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swollen</span> the day after. The man is on antiretrovirals and says he has an undetectable viral load in his blood. I had spit out what was in my mouth following the sex. Now I'm having random short nerve pains all over my body a week and a half later and will get tested tomorrow...just wondering if anyone had any comments about this as it's worrying me greatly and making me very regretful about being so careless.
Avatar_n_tn There's no pain in or around the crown or the swollen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gum</span>s, little discomfort, just a little <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swollen</span> area about the size of a small pea, that's covering about half of the tooth with the crown. As far as I know it wasn't brought on by eating hot food. I've tried flossing in case there was food or a popcorn shell or something stuck there, but I can't feel anything, and nothing flossed out. It bleeds a lot when I brush my teeth, but is fine otherwise.
Avatar_f_tn Hello there, There are many causes of swollen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gum</span>s. It could be bacteria or a lack of a certain vitamin that can lead to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swollen</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gum</span>s. Gingivitis, scurvy, periodontitis are few possibilities. The symptoms of gingivitis are swollen gums, bad breath, easily bleeding of the gums during flossing or brushing and gums may appear red-colored. Scurvy can lead to swollen bleeding gums, weakness, joint pains and muscle pains.
Avatar_m_tn from time to time I try stopping the Valtrex for a few days and the virus seems to come back in the form of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swollen</span>, painful <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gum</span>s (it's not terrible pain but annoying, especially when brushing or flossing). Each time I stop Valtrex, it seems to take longer for the virus to reappear but it almost always reappears in the form of swollen and painful gums.
Avatar_n_tn For over a year I have been experiencing sore and sometimes inflamed and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swollen</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gum</span>s. I have seen both my dentist and hygienist and we have been unable to solve the problem or what is causing it. The pain is now there more often than not now, whereas before it was intermittent. I have not managed to pin point what may cause the symptoms.
Avatar_m_tn Difficulty swallowing Sensation of lump in throat Sensation of pressure on throat Pain and tenderness in neck and/or thyroid area Difficulty taking deep breath Goiter Thyroid nodule Burning sensation in throat Sore throats swollen tongue Choking fits Distorted sense of taste (Dysgeusia) Salt cravings Sweet cravings Speech problems Dry mouth Halitosis (bad breath) Propensity for cavities Propensity for gum disease L
Avatar_f_tn Concerned because my gums all over are throbbing, bottoms more than top, to the point I can't sleep, pain pills not killing the gum pain. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flossing</span> doesn't help but that is the feeling...that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gum</span>s are <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swollen</span> and aching all over, a bad throbbing almost itching feel. Taking Lavequin, tylenol (now on ibuprofen). gums don't seen red. Teeth are sore esp on bottom that I dread touching them together. They seem inflamed and getting worse each day, not better. What could be going on? What can help?
Avatar_m_tn And, sadly, I also developed pregnancy tumors on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gum</span>s (they go away right after delivery!). These can be removed by a dentist (if you get them too), however, I found they grew right back within two weeks. Best of luck. Do see a dentist regularly during your pregnancy-they also can help you maintain great teeth & gums.
Avatar_f_tn My mouth is very delicate this pregnancy it feels so disgusting and uncomfortable. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gum</span>s feel really tender and it feels good when I rub them hard with my knuckles but it also cause them to bleed when I do that. My breath starts to smell like **** breath when that happens I brush and floss daily and sometimes it goes away but over all I feel like a teething baby. Anyone in the same boat or know why this is happening?
Avatar_f_tn So, I've always been very anal about my teeth had a lot of work done to make them "perfect" Iol.
Avatar_n_tn She has had a cough for about two weeks and just started with late day fevers (two days 100 and 101). With the vigorous brushing/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flossing</span> cycle, the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gum</span>s seem to have improved greatly. She had one bruise about the size of a baseball but that has healed and she hasn't had any more. Resting pulse 78 (not sure if that matters or if I'm just obsessing). Hopefully she will go to the health center at school today.
Avatar_n_tn and lift out. Do not scrub back and forth. Your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gum</span>s should never become irritated from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flossing</span>. Use the warm salt water rinses. Swish the solution in your mouth and through your teeth. It will help reduce any swelling in your gum and help you get the floss down where the piece of meat is. If that doesn't work, you could try a water pik but they can be as expensive as a quick trip to the dentist. If you can't get it out, you'll need to get to a dentist.
Avatar_m_tn When I inspected her mouth, I noticed her <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gum</span>s were <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swollen</span>. The dentist said it could be that I flossed too hard (wierd that symptoms started a week later). After three days of this, I finally took her to her pediatrician. She was prescribed amoxiciillin. The next morning, my daughter woke up with dried blood all over her mouth. So I stopped giving her the amoxicillin. It has been three mornings where she has woken up with dried blood on her mouth.
Avatar_m_tn Soon after today's dinner I started <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flossing</span> and it started to hurt, I started flossing and then a small piece of something came out, it was thin and easily broken through the pressure of my finger but it was a bit hard. I am guess it was a cement. Hoping that this was what was causing the irritation but now having some itchiness on my gums, no pain though. Really hoping that it goes to normal, but will call the dentist tomorrow anyway.
Avatar_m_tn Apparently it is pretty normal to have sore <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gum</span>s or problems with teeth in pregnancy.Just make sure you take extra care with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flossing</span> and brushing regularly. And if you do go to the dentist make sure to tell them you are pregnant as having xrays may not be the best thing for you and baby.As for ibuprofen I would not take any of that and stick to basic Tylenol.
Avatar_n_tn Hi, i am 23, female and scared as hell. All began with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swollen</span> lymph node on under my left ear. Soon after noticing it i had extreme pain in my tonsils/throat and neck glands. I soon developed a fever. I was extremely tired and all i could do was sleep, i also had pains in both my left and right side abdomen under my ribs. I became breathless and started to get alot of clear mucus come up. Since being bed ridden, i still have ongoing symptoms.
Avatar_f_tn But i think it is worth mentioning that 3 weeks ago, he has been complaining about his gums hurt and it was swelling because food got stuck inbetween his molars. it got better after brushing/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flossing</span>, although it took 2 days.. I took him to the GP and we were prescribed antibiotics to reduce the swelling but no futher advise was given. I would really appreciate it if someone can give me an explanation or advise on what to do next.
442340_tn?1326821017 Hello - I have had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swollen</span> glands in my throat now for about 5 weeks off and on. At first they came for about three weeks and I had a minor sore throat. I was treated for Thrush, but didn't help. Then my GI wanted me to see an Infectious Disease doctor (b/c I'm a teacher and work w/ kids all day) to make sure I don't have an infection somewhere. Well, he put me on Valtrex for a cold sore and said it could just be that virus acting up. My glands got better for about a week.
Avatar_f_tn it got better after brushing/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flossing</span>. yesterday, I took him to the doctor and we were prescribed antibiotics to reduce the swelling but no explanation was offered whatsoever. I would really appreciate it if someone can give me an explanation or advise on what to do next.
Avatar_n_tn The pain is not as sever but now I am noticing a liquid filled lump where the gum is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swollen</span> between the two back molars on the outside of the lower gum. Have you ever seen this? What is it? What is the cause and what is the cure? Thank you so much for your help!
Avatar_n_tn Ive had a few issues with them that had to be taken care of. My latest issue is right above my two front teeth my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gum</span>s are red and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swollen</span> and swollen a little in the back behind the teeth and they are sensitive and bleed when I floss. Not real bad but still. It just seems like one thing after another with these. I went through my regular dentist to get these who says he does them all the time. Ive waited and saved a long time to get these to replace my tetracycaline (spelled right?
Avatar_n_tn The gum also appears slightly <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swollen</span>, but I'm not quite sure on this one. Is this normal after 10 days? The pain is made worse by eating, but I can apply pressure on the tooth OK. I would go back to my dentist, but he is currently on holidays for 5 weeks. A friend told me to put oil of cloves on the gum, and to my amazement the pain disappeared in under a minute.
Avatar_f_tn Therewas a permanent crown on the tooth however it fell out when i went to get a temp put on everything seemed fine. However , since the visit (four weeks ago) my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gum</span>s are <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swollen</span> and its hard to floss around that area, I can't get the floss under the gum (thats how swollen it is) What should I do? Also , i have a hole in my second molar that wasn't there four weeks ago on my last dentist visit.
Avatar_n_tn another poster mentioned pain after <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flossing</span>, sometimes i get that too. most of the time its a barely there ache and other times everything causes a lot of pain. i will keep it as long as the pain isnt constant and its not causing damage. those are for the most part he only options for a root fracture..... live with it or pull it.
Avatar_n_tn I had the same thing - skin peeling off my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gum</span>s and inner lips in sheets - the day after the first time using Cresh Pro Health! I emailed Crest right away and this was their response: Hi Jessica, Thanks for contacting Crest. I'm sorry about your experience with Crest toothpaste. The film you noticed in your mouth is safe and is a result of the natural process to remove dead cells from the skin surfaces in your mouth.
Avatar_f_tn My last dental visit a month ago I had no cavities on my left side however I looked today and number 17 has a black spot on it as well as bad decay on the OD area. my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gum</span>s are <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swollen</span> and sore. and the teeth where I just got my rooth canal the gums are swollen around the crown and my mouth is just sore. What is this. I'm do everything i can to save my teeth. What more can i do? please help me!!
Avatar_n_tn (1)In the absence of other symptoms such as fever and swollen lymph nodes could bleeding gums be a sign of ARS.
Avatar_f_tn You should go to your dentist. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gum</span>s are more sensitive but <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flossing</span> frequently helped a lot. Your dentist will be able to help you so that it doesnt get worse!
Avatar_m_tn I had two of those teeth break off and the dentist just cemented them back on (a bandaid for now). Now my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gum</span>s are all <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swollen</span> and not looking like it likes the cement. He saw that too and said that it's normal for the teeth breaking off for my gums to do this. The only thing that scared me was the pictures of the white spot.