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I have had swollen gums for last 3-4 months. I visited a

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Hello, I have had swollen gums for last 3-4 months. I visited a dentist who gave me a gel and some antibiotics. I applied the gel and finished the antibiotics course but I still dont have any relief.
JA: Are you experiencing any swelling? Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss?
Customer: My gums are swollen. They dont blled but are very sensitive to hot food.
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: My age is 61 years. Regarding the antibiotics- The doctor asked me to do the course for 10 days but I only did 6 days of the course.
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 17 days ago.

Hello. I'm The Good Dr., licensed and practicing physician. Excellent service is my goal.

Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 17 days ago.

what meds do you take?

did you see a periodontist?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I saw a dentist
My medicine was metrogyl and doxycyline
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 17 days ago.

do you take any other medicines?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I take cholestrol tablet everyday- Roseday 10mg
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 17 days ago.

nothing else like amlodipine?

Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 17 days ago.

or any blood pressure medicines?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
No. just the cholestrol tablets. My bp usually stays normal
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 17 days ago.

Okay good.

Like you have periodontal disease and need to see a periodontist for thorough gum care

this is not something your normal dentist can handle

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Thank you very much
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 17 days ago.

you are very welcome :)