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Bang on head, now gums swollen

(26 Posts)
PassiveAgressiveQueen Mon 19-Dec-16 02:46:16

I fell over Friday and gave my head a really good whack, well here it is Sunday night and some of my gums have swollen and are really sore. Keeping me awake sore.
Could my gums be bruised or do i need a dentist?

Manumission Mon 19-Dec-16 03:05:19

Are you sure the two things are even connected?

I'd see someone. Dentist or doctor. Just to be safe.

pseudonymity Mon 19-Dec-16 03:05:57

Did you hit your jaw? You should defo go in to see the dentist in an emergency appointment if so. Did you get checked over by a doc after the bump on the head? flowers

PassiveAgressiveQueen Mon 19-Dec-16 05:24:39

Not been to see anyone, i know the signs of concussion, i didn't have those.

I came on to clarify that i banged the back of my head, and it is the roof of my mouth that is hurting, so behind my teeth.
I have no idea if they are or even can be connected and before i pay for an emergency appointment to be told it was bruising i would check if that was even possible.

NiceFalafels Mon 19-Dec-16 05:40:19

You don't need to get an emergency appointment.

The pain on the roof of your mouth is a vitamin deficiency. Google it

PassiveAgressiveQueen Mon 19-Dec-16 05:50:42

Sorry at 2:45am i didn't think to google, my first thought was you gals.

Well the most likely cause (and not an abscess like i was panicking) is a virus, i had a shocking cold last week in bed for 3 days, and a connected virus or canker sores from stress.

dillydontdally Mon 19-Dec-16 05:58:08

nice falafel There are many reasons for pain/swollen gums on the roof of the mouth. I think confidently diagnosing a vitamin deficiency based on the limited info we have here is a bit foolish.
PassiveAggressiveQueen As a dentist, I think the bang on the head and the swelling are likely to be unrelated, but if it's bad enough to keep you awake at night/ ask for advice here then I would go and see a dentist. It's impossible to say anything meaningful without looking in your mouth. Hope you can get an appointment and that the pain settles down soon!

PassiveAgressiveQueen Mon 19-Dec-16 08:38:26

Thanks Dilly

I am sure it isn't vitamins as i know my diet.

DoItTooJulia Mon 19-Dec-16 08:41:48

A sinus infection can make your gums hurt. So I wonder if bashing your head has upset your sinuses even more and is making your gums hurt.

Either way, is recommend seeing your GP or dentist today.

flowers hope you're on the mend soon.

PassiveAgressiveQueen Mon 19-Dec-16 09:38:05

Going to the docs this evening, thanks everyone.
My gum is hurting on the side where my sinuses are always blocked.

PassiveAgressiveQueen Mon 19-Dec-16 19:28:03

Docs have given me anti-biotics, and told me to make a dentist appointment

DoItTooJulia Mon 19-Dec-16 21:31:00

Are they still as bad? Hopefully the anti biotics will help. flowers

PassiveAgressiveQueen Tue 20-Dec-16 13:33:32

Aggghhh dentists have offered to see me in the new year. Last night i took some co-codimal so i would get some sleep. And i did slept from 10-7.

I think the antibiotics have made it better, thank you.

PassiveAgressiveQueen Tue 20-Dec-16 17:32:03

Well no dentists in the area can see me before mid to late january, and i called 111 and the emergency dental service isn't open until friday at 8pm

DoItTooJulia Wed 21-Dec-16 08:40:24

Are your gums still as swollen today?

PassiveAgressiveQueen Wed 21-Dec-16 11:28:19

The antibiotics really have bought the swelling down, but i can feel the root cause is still there.

DoItTooJulia Wed 21-Dec-16 15:04:18

Well that's something-are you going to the emergency dentist on Friday?

Take care and I hope it's all fully sorted soon flowers

PassiveAgressiveQueen Wed 21-Dec-16 17:22:08

Completely stupid system, i have to phone 111 back on friday as they can not refer me until then, but i will be going.

DoItTooJulia Wed 21-Dec-16 19:34:55

Let me know how you get on.

PassiveAgressiveQueen Fri 23-Dec-16 21:36:38

well phoned the emergency dentist service, got an appointment for 12 Saturday. The Funny thing is, the appointment is with the very first Dentists I phoned who couldn't fit me in till the new year.

musicteacheriz Fri 23-Dec-16 23:35:14

They will be on emergency Christmas rotation with 111 so one practice will do tonight and a completely different practice tomorrow hence why they couldn't give an appointment

DoItTooJulia Sat 24-Dec-16 07:38:19

Good luck-I hope you feel miraculously better for tomorrow fsmile

PassiveAgressiveQueen Sun 25-Dec-16 21:02:47

Final update, the dentist took an x-ray nothing wrong inside. He reckons a bit of food must have got lodged in the gum and mace everything swell up.

DoItTooJulia Mon 26-Dec-16 07:39:02

Oh. Do you feel better?

PassiveAgressiveQueen Mon 26-Dec-16 09:16:50

Yes i do thanks, really glad i went to the docs straight away, as it was the antibiotics that worked.

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