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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Operculum: The tissue covering the wisdom tooth as it erupts is called the operculum. This may be a sign that the tooth needs extraction.

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
That depends: It could simply be food stuck behind the tooth. It could be the gum tissue getting squished between the top tooth and the bottom tooth. It could be th ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Gum massage: Massage gums with sesame seed oil first thing in the morning.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Lots of care: I wold begin with getting a good soft tooth brush or electric toothbrush with soft bristles and use it diligently. Then i would make sure to floss af ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Dental care: With good, regular dental care, you're gums should become healthy. Floss daily, brush after meals, consider a water pik, and see your dentist regularl ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Yes.. unless: You are allergic to the tuna...
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Anastassov
33 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Many factors: May be anything from poor oral hygiene to certain medications, e.g. Cephallosporins, anticonvulsants to pregnancy.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Debride: Most cases, swollen gums are related to debris and inflamation. You must remove the debris and keep it clean to get the inflamation to go down. Star ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: Depends on the cause of the swelling of the gums. Most likely you have gum disease and a dental cleaning is needed. Sometimes some medications can ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Eng
Dr. Peter Eng answered
32 years experience Dentistry
Chlorohexidine rinse: Swollen gums are usually indication of gum inflammation. See your dentist for cleaning and rinse with chlorohexidine which can be prescribe by your de ... Read More

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