A 32-year-old member asked:
could you tell me what to take for gum inflammation?
5 doctor answers
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Poor oral hygiene: Your gum is inflamed if there is any local factor that initiates an immune resposnse such as 1) plaque collected in the area, 2)localized calculus, 3)poor occlusion, 4)faulty restoration, 5)food impaction, 6)tooth decay that invade the nerve causing abscess. All these scenarios get worse when you have poor oral hygiene.
Answered on Dec 17, 2013
Dr. Steven Corben answered
39 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See your dentist!: Gum inflammation is a sign infection and treatment depends on the severity of the infection. You should see your dentist for the proper diagnosis and treatment.
Answered on Jan 13, 2015
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
52 years experience Orthodontics
Nothing: There's nothing otc to "take" for a gum infection. If the gums themselves are infected you must see a dentist for resolution of the infection. If one or more teeth are infected and draining through the gums, you must see a dentist to control the infection. You really can't do this yourself. Please see a pro. Call asap.
Answered on Jan 7, 2014
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman answered
44 years experience Dentistry
Need dentist: Don't try and treat symptoms. Get to the source by getting to a dentist/periodontist and be evaluated and treated.
Answered on Jan 6, 2014
Dr. Gary Brigham answered
50 years experience Orthodontics
A dental consult: Gum inflammation should not be treated haphazardly with home remedies. A dental professional should be your first consideration to determine the underlying cause of the infection and prescribing a course of therapeutic action. Call a dentist immediately.
Answered on Dec 9, 2016
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