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How long will it take for my gingivitis to go away

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Kizy
Dentistry 22 years experience
2 to 7 days: If all the irritants are removed and you are brushing and flossing properly. It should take about 2 to 7 days.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Good oral hygeine.: Probably the best treatment for most gum disease is regular trips to the dentist for check-up, and good oral hygeine at home, like brushing regularly,... Read More
Dr. John Francis
Periodontics 30 years experience
Don't give up!: If your good habits at home, i.e. Brushing and flossing, don't reduce the problem, you may have more serious periodontitis rather than just gingivitis... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Brown
Prosthodontics 53 years experience
Duration of Herpes: The duration of the Herpes Virus varies from patient to patient. Maybe dependent on immunity level, intensity of gingivitis and frequency of exacerbat... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
10-14 days: It will take about 10 to 14 days before the sores completely heal.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morgan Daul
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Oral Hygiene: Gingivitis is a reversible disease of the gums; however, you must see your dentist to have a professional cleaning which will jumpstart you on the way... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Brush and floss: Brush well, floss and antiseptic mouth wash. Plus periodic cleanings/exam by dentist.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fernando Juliao
Dentistry 30 years experience
YES!!!: Yes! if you brush carefully twice a day(small massaging motions with toothbrush, one tooth at a time) and flossing properly before you go to sleep(sli... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Husam Bezreh
Specializes in Periodontics
Cleaning is enough: A good cleaning with good oral hygiene is all you need to treat gingivitis. Antibiotics are unnecessary.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 38 years experience
Gingivitis healing: It depends on the extent and duration of the problem. Typically, if it is just gingivitis it should improve over a few days to a week, if you are mana... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Williams
Cosmetic Dentistry 46 years experience
Weeks typically: Most cases of gingivitis are treated conservatively with removal of plaque and calculus by the dentist or dental hygienist then followed up daily by t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
Family Medicine 16 years experience
3-4 weeks: It depends on the person's oral hygiene habits. With smokers and those who don't brush or floss it can set on within a couple of weeks. For the rest o... Read More

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