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Swollen gum with fluid oozing

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ronni
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Swollen gum with fluid oozing

Postby ronni » Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:40 am

I have an area where the gum is swollen and it is painful. When I push on it, some clear/cloudy/slightly yellow fluid comes out and it has an awful smell (i know - its digusting) and it is causing bad breath.

My gums have swollen before due to irriation from my braces, but I have never had the fluid and it usually goes away in a day or so. Also, this area is behind my very last molar on the bottom (where my wisdom teeth would be) and there isn't a molar band or any brackets on that tooth, so I have a feeling its not because of the braces.

This is the 2nd day of this problem and it is really worrying me. I just went to the dentist a couple of weeks ago, they didn't say anything about gum disease. I have been rinsing with mouth wash and brusing regularly, but it just make the fluid smell mint-flavored and still really gross.

Any ideas? Is this common? Please help. Thanks :)
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Postby SDFD TSchott » Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:51 pm

I'm not no expert but it does sound like an infection to me, get it checked out immediatly!

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Postby ronni » Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:54 am

Thanks for your responses. I went to the dentist and he confirmed that it is an infection due to some food being trapped under the gum. He cleaned it with an anti-bacterial rinse and put me on an intense cleansing routine. Hopefully it will clear up soon.
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Postby payoki » Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:45 pm

how about talking to your doctor? mine prescribed perioguard mouthrinse and it really helps.
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