Common Causes of Gum Swelling
Some very common causes for swollen gums are infection by a virus or fungus, gingivitis, poor fitting dentures, sensitivity to toothpaste or mouthwash, side effect of a drug such as Dilantin or Phenobarbital, malnutrition, deficiency of vitamin C and pregnancy (in 1st or 2nd trimester). It is quite common and may involve one area of the gums adjoining a tooth or the entire gums in the mouth. There are many other causes of swollen gums that could be as minor as hypersensitivity to chewing gum, reactions to prescription medications or a popcorn kernel logged into the gums. Gum problems can also be hereditary.
Treatment of early gum disease involves oral sanitation and removal of bacterial plaque. Moderate to advanced gum disease usually requires a systematic cleaning of the teeth and teeth roots called "root planning" and "sub gingival curettage." Root planning is the removal of plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from exposed teeth roots while sub gingival curettage refers to the elimination of the surface of the swollen layer of gum tissue. Both the procedures are usually performed under local anesthesia and may be accompanied by the use of oral antibiotics to conquer gum infection or blister. Its treatment may include various types of gum surgeries. In an advance gum disease with significant bone demolition and loosening of teeth, teeth splinting or a teeth extraction may become mandatory.
Blister on lips
Blister on lips is also called as oral herpes lesion because it often appears right after you have a cold or fever. Before you can see a fever blister your lip will tingle in the area that the cold sore will break out in and after a few days a small...
layers the space between fills with lymph fluid. Blisters are a common problem with athletes wearing in new shoes as well as athletes or walkers who take part in exceptionally long events such as marathons or long hill walks. Blisters do not need to...
Most blisters caused by friction or minor burns do not require a doctor's care. New skin will form underneath the affected area and the fluid is simply absorbed. You can soothe ordinary blisters with vitamin E ointment or an aloe-based cream. Do not...
Fever blister medication
There are several medications available to treat fever blisters. Some are used topically and others are taken orally. Fever blisters are best treated as early as possible. Starting a medication when prodromal symptoms such as burning, tingling, or...
Fracture blisters are tense vesicles or bullae that arise on markedly swollen skin directly overlying a fracture. There is very little objective data in the literature detailing their characteristics and management. They occurred in characteristic...
Genital blisters are caused by the herpes simplex virus II (HSV-II). It is estimated that 1 million new cases occur each year in the U.S alone. The infection is transmitted during sexual intercourse or by other intimate contact with the genitals,...
Itching around a blister can be a sign that the blister is healing. Other possible causes of itchy blisters include a viral illness, such as chickenpox or shingles. Red bumps may turn into blisters that become cloudy, break, and scab over. Contact...
A skin injury consisting of a local thin-walled vesicle on the skin which results from the accumulation of serous or seropurulent fluid between the epidermis and the skin. It is often caused by a burn or by excessive rubbing of the skin. Blisters...
Spider bite blisters
There are at least 50,000 spider species in the arachnid family. Spiders are defined as having eight jointed legs, no wings, no antennae and only two body sections: the thorax and the abdomen. Spiders spend their entire life span capturing and...
A throat blister is a disease, which is primarily located in the area around the tonsils. Both a virus and bacteria can be the cause of it. A throat blister is partly a disease in itself and partly an effect of other diseases such as flu and...
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