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How do you relieve or stop pain from swelling gums?

My wife is in pain.She first felt her gums swelling from the inside.She ignored it first and thought it was just a small thing.Now the pain has grown to include the outer side of the gums.The entire front teeth are aching now and the pain is unbearable.She can't even eat.She can't get help from the clinic cause of the strike.What can we do as a temporary measure to ease off the pain until she can see the dentist? 43 mths ago

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It could be an absess. Go to a pharmacy and ask for medication. Explain what the problem is. Any pain killers should give temporary relief. Good luck.

43 mths ago

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She must see a dentist she can rinse her mouth with warm salt water......... but the dentist is more important!

43 mths ago

If you can't get to the chemist or the dentists...just as a temporary relief...get some cloves (naeltjies) the type you use in baking...crush them up..about 10 with a few drops olive oil(sunflower oil will do) and use the paste to rub on the gums. If she has an absess or maybe an impacted wisdom tooth..she needs to get some relief..l have had both..and the pain is horrendous. The cloves will deaden and cleanse the mouth....after a while, rinse the mouth with warm water. Perhaps you already have some Clove Oil(from the chemist) in the house..which can be put on some cottonwool and held against the gums.

43 mths ago

It certainly sounds like she could have an abcess which has become infected. You should always have an after-hours number for your dentist. If you describe the symptoms to him, he should be able to send a prescripton to your pharmacy for antibiotics which are the only thing which alleviate the problem and reduce the swelling. Until the swelling reduces he won't be able to actually do anything. And the antibiotics may well fix the problem. I know about this as I've had the problem recently and the dental practice that I had been going to had changed hands and I didn't know who to phone - had to suffer an entire weekend. What I subsequently discovered from the new dentist is that pharmacists can prescribe low doses of antibiotics - not enough, perhaps, to fix the problem, but it might help prevent things getting worse. I know how scary it can be to have this and wondering what's going to happen when you don't know who to call. Just warn your wife that since she is probably trying to fight an infection, her body is working very hard, and she may find that she feels incredibly tired for a few days even after going onto antibiotics. Anyway, see if you can find a pharmacy that is still open. She will probably also need an anti-inflammatory like Brufin. The generics are fairly cheap.

43 mths ago

Get some Perelvex (not sure of the spelling) from the Pharmacy - it eases the pain and kills the gums. Tell your wife good luck.

43 mths ago

Please try this, because it really sounds like an absess and the pain is hell. I know. Was given to me by a great specialist. One heaped teaspoon of bicarb + 1 heaped teaspoon of Salt. Stir in half a cup of water as hot as she can take it. Take mouthfulls, and swirl it around as long as she can. Till the cup is empty. Not pleasant, but it kills all the ugly things. Dearly hope you see this.

43 mths ago

Ask the chemist what he would recommend in the meantime. Maybe some anti-bacterial mouthwash. If it was an abscess, it would be just over one area, but if the whole area is affected, it could be a bacterial infection. Or swill mouth with warm salt water as often as possible.

43 mths ago

She needs the dentist but you can also try Teejel or Bonjela for temporary relief, I know it's used for babies but it works wonders on adults too.

43 mths ago

Try and get her to a dentist it sounds like she has an abscess. For alternative relief, rinse the mouth out with salt water and get some clove oil from the chemist and rub on the gums. The only way she is going to feel beter is if she goes to the dentist.

43 mths ago

You need antibiotics, but rinsing with strong salt water and bicarb will help in the short run, then she needs to go on antibiotics, Septogard is a natural antibiotic and I use it often, and it has saved me trips to the doctor. Use clove oil for the pain. If she does not do something soon she can lose some of her teeth and that will look ugly.

43 mths ago

i had this problem. i went to the dentist. they cleaned my teeth , including under the gum line. and then smeered an anti biotic paste over my teeth. i had to go in 3 timesw for a new smeer. the inflammation was stopped after the second time i went in

43 mths ago

Sounds like gumboils. Salt water, not to much salt. Definetly go to the dentist. She must get antibiotics. Shame, i hate any pain in the mouth. Hope she feels better soon.

43 mths ago

you have my sympathy but try the salt & warm/hot water. It def helps

43 mths ago

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