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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.
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 18 years experience
Clean: The most common cause of generally sore, sensitive, painful gums is inflammation of the gums due to the chronic presence of plaque and tartar. If this is the case, a professional evaluation and cleaning is indicated. There are many other causes and that would require an examination and consultation as well.

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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.

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