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I have swelling in the gum but I can't get appointment with

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Hello I have swelling in the gum but I can't get appointment with dentis till end of the month
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: 2 days
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: that's all
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
hello I need online prescription for antibiotics till I get to dentis because is no one to help me. I call 111 and emergency dentist but they can't get me
Expert:  Zee J replied 8 days ago.

Hi there kindly answer following questions for further advice:

Age? Male or female?

Past medical history?

Any medicines using?

Smoking and alcohol?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
25 female
I don't have any medical history
always been healthy
I don't use any medicines
I don't drink alcohol but I smoke 5 cigarettes a day
Expert:  Zee J replied 8 days ago.

Hi there I am here stay with me please I will explain

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
if i call any chance to get prescription?
Expert:  Zee J replied 8 days ago.

No writing here is fine

Expert:  Zee J replied 8 days ago.

So it is just swelling or bleeding and bad breath also?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
just swelling and have a pain. bad breath also
Expert:  Zee J replied 8 days ago.

For how long you have it and what treatments have you tried until now?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
for 2 days I just take some painkillers ibuprofen and paracetamol and use a mouth wash that's all
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
my dentis give me appointment in 2 weeks and the emergency dentist have not any appointments.. I call 111 they recommend to take paracetamol toll I get to dentist
Expert:  Zee J replied 8 days ago.

The most common form of gingivitis is bacterial biofilm-induced gingivitis, which affects only the gingival tissue and is reversible if treated

Expert:  Zee J replied 8 days ago.

It is not always you need antibiotics. Most of the times simple measures help you get rid of that

Expert:  Zee J replied 8 days ago.

If you follow these steps they would be very helpful until you get appointment or you might not need it:


  • Oral hygiene routine, which includes brushing (manual or power brush) twice daily, 

  • Chlorhexidine rinses twice daily, talk to pharmacist

  • Flossing once daily

  • Smoking cessation.

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
OK.. what can you recommend for me? I have a 1 year old which I need to look after and also I work and study. I need to be a healthy mum
Expert:  Zee J replied 8 days ago.

If you follow these steps they would be very helpful until you get appointment or you might not need it:


  • Oral hygiene routine, which includes brushing (manual or power brush) twice daily, 

  • Chlorhexidine rinses twice daily, talk to pharmacist

  • Flossing once daily

  • Smoking cessation.

Expert:  Zee J replied 8 days ago.

Vitamin C is essential for the production of a structural protein called collagen, which is an important part of your gums. This is why a vitamin C deficiency can result in inflamed, bleeding, and painful gums

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
OK I'll follow the steps
Thank you for the help
Expert:  Zee J replied 8 days ago.

Best of luck