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Is there a way to fix sensitive gums?

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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Cosmetic Dentistry 33 years experience
Yes.: If the gums are sensitive due to plaque and tartar build-up causing inflammation and bleeding, get your teeth thoroughly cleaned and then brush and carefully floss every day. If the gums are just generally sensitive but otherwise healthy, try massaging them with a clean washcloth dampened with warm water every night before bed.
Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
Improved oral: Hygiene. Invest in and use an electric toothbrush (braun oral b triumph and a waterpik wp-100). It will be one of the best investments you can make. Rest assured it is not an overnight cure but it a means to an end - and that end us healthy teeth and gums. Good luck.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: Try tooth paste for sensitive teeth. If that does not work see a dentist. Professional dental products exist to treat tooth sensitivity. If it is due to gum recession, the exposed roothcan be bonded or a gum graft can be done to cover the exposed root.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to treat super sensitive gums?

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Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Yes..: You need to be seen by a qualified laser periodontist. There is usually a reason for "sensitive gums". Do they bleed? Are they receded? Are your teeth mobile? Do you have bone loss? As you can see a consultation is necessary to give you the correct course of treatment for your gum complaints.

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