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I have a gum infection. Area has some swelling. I there

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I have a gum...

I have a gum infection. Area has some swelling. I there something I can use ot take without consulting a Dentist?

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?

No. Welling and dis comfort started on Friday evening, I rinsed mouth carefully

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have had this problem before, maybe 10 years ago.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago

Can you attach a picture?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago

OK

A true gum infection needs professional attention.

An antibiotic is prescription and there is no over the counter equivalent.

It also might need plaque removal or other surgical attention.

Why can't you see a dentist?

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