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A 34-year-old male asked:

How can i treat gingivitis - i had my teeth removed three years ago, and i still have horrible breath.. i brush my gums and gargle with scope..?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
U may need to see: An endodenfist for evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 32 years experience
Gingivitis??: Gingivitis is inflammation of the tissues surrounding teeth, you have no teeth, so no gingivitis. Are your dentures clean? Do they smell when out of your mouth? Your bad breath could be from thrush; infection of the sinuses, tongue, throat, nose or lungs; gastric distress; or smoking/diet (think: garlic breath). Scope is a perfume, not a treatment. See your dentist for a diagnostic examination.
Dr. Robert Tupac
Specializes in Prosthodontics
See your MD: Without teeth, your bad breath is likely to be caused by either a nose/sinus/respiratory condition or by a digestive one.
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Go see a Dentist: Go see a periodontists or dentist. They will treat first with a scaling & root planing procedure. If this first step fails to inactivate the periodontal disease, additional treatment of repeating the scaling & root planing & adding laser treatment may be used. A surgical procedure may be needed if these treatments do not inactivate it. Quarterly periodontal maintenance cleanings are a must.

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Last updated May 3, 2016

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