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Tartar build up under gums

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 24 years experience
Possibly: Normally the presence of tartar is not painful, but sometimes the tartar can be sharp and irritate your gums to point where they become infected. Pain... Read More
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Endodontics 45 years experience
Yes: Tartar and calculus act like sandpaper on your gums. Proper home care w/ flossing and brushing a nd flossing along w/ agood cleaning will prevent this... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. K Bigelow
37 years experience
Dental Hygienist: A qualified dental hygienist or dentist can painlessly remove the hard tartar from your teeth. The hard cement-like tartar is removed using sharp dent... Read More
Dr. Dante De Crescenzo
Dentistry 50 years experience
See your dentist: Tarter is a calcified substance that is often tightly adhered to the outer surface of a tooth. In most cases, once it has adhered, it would be very d... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Williams
Dentistry - Cosmetic 47 years experience
Find a new dentist: One who treats more aggressively and thoroughly. There are vast differences in dentists. Demand a well - designed treatment plan to get rid of your d... Read More
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Gingivitis: You need more than just a single cleaning to treat inflamed gums. Have you seen the dentist since your initial cleaning? Have you followed the dent... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
See your dentist : again for re-evaluation. You may need subgingival (deep cleaning) and root planning to remove: contamination, toxins, micro-organisms, plaque, and cal... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Dental Cleanings: Not particularly harmful, but may be prevented by meticulous home care including flossing. Your diet and smoking can also contribute to excessive buil... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Ask your Dentist: All tarter above and below gum line should be removed. Roots of teeth should be glass smooth and gum tissues inflammation free. If you are unsure as... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
See dentist: The best way for you to find an answer is to see a dentist for an exam. When was the last time you had your teeth cleaned? Is the bleeding only aroun... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
It's not: No one has to use an electric toothbrush for proper oral hygiene. A hand held toothbrush and dental floss is all that is necessary. However, many pa... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Not necessarily: Tartar doesn't necessarily form that quickly. Just follow your dentist's advice, and then start flossing as soon as they allow, since flossing is esse... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Markle
Cosmetic Dentistry 44 years experience
Ouch!: Sensitivity after having your teeth cleaned of lots of tartar at the gumline is not unusual. Try one of the over the counter toothpaste for sensiti... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Dollahite
A US doctor answeredLearn more
No: Success. Flossing is intended to remove tartar and plaque. On occasions, your gums may bleed. This is not pathologic. Regular flossing and improved de... Read More
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