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is gingivitis permanent

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kayvon Javid
20 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: Sounds like you have periodontal disease. Gingivitis is the starting point and only involves the gum. When gingivitis is not treated than it will beco ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Gum disease: Mobility and gum recession indicate moderate to severe bone loss. Consider seeing a gum/bone specialist, a Periodontist, who will work with your a ge ... Read More
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
38 years experience Dentistry
See DDS: See your dentist immediately. If warranted, the dentist may refer you to a periodontist for further treatment.

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Duane Keller
45 years experience Dentistry
No but communicable: Gingivitis is a bacterial infection. It is possible there may be some hereditary circumstances but the bacteria cause the disease. If you control the ... Read More
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
42 years experience Periodontics
Bacteria causes it.: Gingivitis is inflammation of the soft gum tissue, the diagnosis implies that the bone that supports the teeth is not affected. Like some other cond ... Read More
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Dr. John Francis
30 years experience Periodontics
Usually no: A juvenile form of gum disease is hereditary, but the usual gingivitis that so many get is usually just from neglect (not flossing or seeing the denti ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Oral care: Dentist can remove tartar and advise you about home care.
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Dr. Debi Williams
26 years experience Dentistry
Brush your gums : Most people brush their teeth but ignore their gums. Make sure to brush the gums on both sides of your teeth- even if they bleed. Floss at least 3 t ... Read More
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Dr. John Francis
30 years experience Periodontics
Floss!: True gingivitis, or inflammed gums, can many times be improved just from better brushing and flossing, with emphasis on the latter. Most people don't ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Specializes in Dentistry
Not usually.: Gingivitis or gum inflammation is usually reversible if you remove the cause of the swelling with the help of your dentist or hygienist in addition to ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jayang Vora
48 years experience Dentistry
Improve home care: go to your dentist to check pocket depth around your teeth and gums. Many times initial stages of gingival inflammation can be resolved by flossing, c ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
Gingivitis: Have your teeth cleaned by a dentist every 4-6 months. Brush and floss correctly and thoroughly as directed by your dentist.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Brush your teeth: And floss every day. Visit your dentist every 6-12 months. It's that simple. Really.
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Charmoy
36 years experience Dentistry
Not brushing: If you do not brush and floss you get build up of plaque and calculus on you teeth this cause you gingiva to become inflamed. This is gingivitis, if u ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
11 years experience Dentistry
Red, sore: Puffy, inflamed, red to purplish gums that bleed easily with the slightest touch. Gums can be loose and detached from the tooth and bone. Might have a ... Read More

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