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how to get rid of gingivitis and how long will it take

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
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
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Dr. John Francis
30 years experience Periodontics
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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kong
Dr. John Kong answered
18 years experience Dentistry
Maintenance: Gingivitis is simply, inflammation of the gums. If you remove what's causing the inflammation (in most cases, plaque and bacteria), you should get ri ... Read More
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Dr. John Francis
30 years experience Periodontics
Sometimes months: The diseases of the gums are usually asymptomatic, so the patient goes many years without treatment. Many times, if you wait until it hurts, it is too ... Read More
Dr. William Jakavick
37 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Get rid ofgingivitis: Unfortunately we never get rid of the potential for periodontal or "gum" problems. Bacteria, plaque, food debris and biofilm are always present to a d ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fernando Juliao
30 years experience Dentistry
Aka 'ANUG': As a previous doctor indicated, amoxicillin will get you started to recovery...BUT proper careful maintenance with brushing and flossing will help yo ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See a dentist ASAP: If acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis is left untreated, it can cause more severe oral and health complications. in case of ANUG, amoxicillin and ... Read More
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Need other treatment: Amoxicillin alone won't get rid of acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. You also need to have some professional cleanings to get rid to the bacte ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
56 years experience Periodontics
Not long: If your problem is limited to your gums and not to the underlying bone then it should be cleared up by a periodontist in just a few visits.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Flossing: The disease is caused by bacteria getting in the space between the gum and tooth.Flossing helps get the bacteria out.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Kizy
22 years experience Dentistry
Brush and floss: Get your teeth professionally cleaned and have them show you how to brush and floss correctly.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
44 years experience Dentistry
Professional care: Gingivitis is caused by a buildup of bacteria called plaque on the teeth and gums. The first step is a professional deep cleaning to remove all the p ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Grellner
48 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Thorough cleaning: Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gum tissues due to bacteria on the teeth. The white cheesy "stuff" that you can scrape off your teeth when you h ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Noorda
25 years experience Dentistry
No quick answer: There is no quickie solution here because there are lots of things that contribute to gingivitis. It is usually due to poor hygiene, but other causes ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Carstensen
38 years experience Dentistry
How deep is it?: Gingivitis is a shallow disease of the gumline. If your teeth have sharp, infected, tartar crusting on them like barnacles, there is nothing except sc ... Read More
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