Swollen gums

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by Eigenvector, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Eigenvector

    Eigenvector Guest

    I had major restoration done on my lower back molars on the left side.
    After the operation the gums along the jawline swelled up with (to me at
    least) was a blister or water-filled pocket. It was very painful to the
    touch - the gums were, the teeth were still sore from the work. At the time
    I presumed that it was a cold sore that had become aggrevated by a
    combination of the repair work, a lingering cold, and overall bad luck. But
    it didn't heal after 2 weeks so I went back to my dentist to discuss it. He
    examined it and pronounced it was a cold sore (not his term) and said it was
    probably a reaction to the dental work and give it a week or so. My teeth
    were very sensitive during this time, but like he said it did go away after
    about a week.

    Now, whenever I get a cold or am otherwise run down that same location
    swells up. The teeth become sensitive during this time. It only lasts for
    a few days or at least until the cold runs its course then goes away.

    I guess my question is why am I getting these swellings on the gumline and
    should this recurrance be discussed with my dentist?
    Eigenvector, Mar 14, 2007
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  2. Discuss it with your dentist.

    No way to say what it is without seeing you in person.



    Amatus Cremona, Mar 14, 2007
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