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Swollen and tender gums
I've had tonsillitis for the past week and I started my antibiotic regime for the same since the 11th of Jan.. I'm getting better but over the days my gums feel swollen and extremely sensitive, my premolars feel mobile and I'm experiencing food lodgement almost everywhere. I have two root stumps, I planned to extract as soon as my tonsillitis healed and now just over the past few days the gums around my root stumps feel swollen and tender and also the gums around my last molars feel extremely tender. I'm confused whether this a dental issue in itself or is it all because of my tonsillitis? I'm taking augmentin and bifillac twice a day for my Tonsillitis for five days and I've taken dolo 650 thrice a day for two days.
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You should visit a periodontist for this and get scaling done and ask for any further treatment if required.
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Hello Mam, Looks like the root stumps are infected.Consult an oral surgeon for the same and get it removed ASAP. Regards Dr Sumanmakam
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hello, you need to visit a dentist and get it checked. if required get an x-ray done. swollen and bleeding gums could be because of food lodged between gums or deposits on your teeth. get a good scaling and polishing done. you need to extract the root stumps. consult an oral surgeon for it. brush twice a day, rinse after every meal and floss regularly. visit dentist every 6 months.
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hi,You have to visit a dentist immmediately after your tonsillitis problem is better.There is no relation between tonsillitis & dental problem & this is dental issue in itself.Get the root stumps removed followed by artificial replacement later for effective biting.For swollen gums & gaps get a professional teeth cleaning done which has to be done 6 monthly to yearly as gap formation is because of gum problem .Brush twice daily with soft bristle toothbrush & use a mouthwash.The gaps in between the teeth can be cleaned with interdental brush.The loose premolar teeth is also because of gum issue.a xray may be required to know the amount of bone loss.
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The root stump seems to have got infected and hence you have got swollen gingiva with tenderness. Further you must be having a third molar erupting which causes some pain in the last molar region. The drugs taken for tonsilitis will have effect on your swollen gum area too. But you might require to take one or two drugs additionally as it may be required.
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Visit your dentist as early as possible, take the necessary drugs, remove root stumps, replace it with a fixed prosthesis, then if it's required remove your third molar too.
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Early intervention is always better, because having a root stump at this young age shows poor oral hygiene. So check all your teeth, maintain a good oral hygiene. Happy and healthy smiles.
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