Reddened Gums After Tooth Extraction?
Hello, my wife has pulled out her left lower molars, her gums are red like canker sores due to exposure to the upper teeth, it feels sore in the lower jaw, what’s the cure?
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Having a history of extracting the lower jaw before and at the moment the pulled gum is painful, swollen and reddish due to the teeth above, then this condition is probably caused by friction, trauma, or pressure on the gum area. This can occur if the upper teeth are sharper, or often consume solid or hard food, causing injury to the gum area. In general, the treatment of gums or the treatment of the tooth extraction area after tooth extraction needs to be treated until the signs of inflammation rupture or heal, this usually takes about 5-7 days. Inflammatory signs will usually improve after 7 days, this is marked by the loss of pain complaints, bleeding has stopped, there is no swelling. However, after that, patients must remain cautious in the next time, especially with regard to food habits. If the tooth space is open (after tooth extraction) it means that the patient must be careful when chewing food. If you have to put the chewing process in the gum area, then choose lunk food and don't be in a hurry. For solid food, it can be placed in a complete tooth area to chew, this is to prevent trauma to the patient's gums.
Friction, scratches, or injury to the gums can lead to inflammation and infection if not treated properly, so the inflammation will get worse and cause swelling and redness in the gum area. When contaminated by bacteria, it can cause pus formation in the gums. For a good treatment, immediately visit the dentist who treats it, so that further treatment can be done.
Some other medical conditions can also cause reddish gums and pain, such as:
1. Periodontitis in the gum area due to inflammation around it
3. Pierced by a foreign object or sharp food
4. Fungal infections
5. Gum abscess
Because to ascertain the cause of this complaint and ensure the condition of gum inflammation, it is necessary to do a direct examination by the dentist. Without seeing and examining the area of teeth and gums and redness, the cause of this complaint and treatment cannot be done. Therefore, with a dentist conducting a direct examination and looking directly, the doctor will be able to plan treatment and treatment according to the indications. So, I cannot give treatment recommendations without a direct examination, this is done to prevent side effects of the drug on the patient.
At this time, several attempts can be made, such as:
1. Clean the swollen area of the gums and teeth from food scraps
2. Use healthy side teeth to eat
3. Avoid hard foods and sharp
4. Use mouthwash to help inflammation
5. Patients can take paracetamol (if not allergic to paracetamol) which is tested free to be tested. Read the packaging in the package
Thus the info we can convey.