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what can i do to quickly get rid of gingivitis?

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Dr. Brett Noorda
Dentistry 25 years experience
No quick answer: There is no quickie solution here because there are lots of things that contribute to gingivitis. It is usually due to poor hygiene, but other causes include diet, medications, genetics, smoking, and other diseases, to name a few. Start by seeing a dentist for an exam, cleaning, and eval of your risk factors. Maybe incorporate a strong mouthwash like listerine, and brush properly 2-3 times a day.
Dr. James Bates
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
You can't, quickly.: Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gum tissue, usually due to poor oral hygiene. It won't quickly go away, no matter what you do. Good oral hygiene, i.E, brushing and flossing, are essential to elimination of gingivitis, but it will take awhile to completely resolve. Also, anti-inflammatory mouthrinses such as Chlorhexidine can be prescribed by your dentist to help resolve gingivitis.
Dr. John Francis
Periodontics 30 years experience
Floss regularly: True gingivitis, limited to just inflammation in the gums, can be reversed with good oral care and regular dental visits. You want to get it checked though to make sure it hasn't progressed to the more serious form of periodontitis.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How to get rid of gingivitis and how long will it take?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Good oral hygeine.: Probably the best treatment for most gum disease is regular trips to the dentist for check-up, and good oral hygeine at home, like brushing regularly, and flossing. Poor oral health can lead to infections that can travel within the bloodstream. It would porobably be best to do this throughout life since the gums can get inflamed again if these practices are stopped.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of gingivitis without scaling?

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Dr. Stephen Carstensen
Dentistry 38 years experience
How deep is it?: Gingivitis is a shallow disease of the gumline. If your teeth have sharp, infected, tartar crusting on them like barnacles, there is nothing except scaling that will help your gingivitis. If your teeth are clean and you still have it, ask a professional to help you do a better job of brushing and flossing.
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How do you get rid of gum disease, gingivitis?

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Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Good oral hygiene: Good oral hygiene is the key. Regular brushing and flossing to remove the bacteria or plaque off the teeth which is the cause of gum disease. A visit to the dentist would be the first step. If you have gum disease, it would be necessary to have a deep cleaning to remove all the plaque and hard deposits on the teeth in order to start the healing process. Visit your dentist regularly.
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How can I rid of gingivitis naturally?

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Dr. Sharon Perelman
Dentistry 29 years experience
Gingivitis: If it is truly gingivitis , after a professional dental cleaning. Brushing and flossing effectively is the key. Gingivitis is reversible.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is there any way to further prevent gum disease by using sonicare?

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Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: Sonicare, or any power toothbrush, is going to help prevent gum disease. They are more effective at removing dental plaque than a regular toothbrush. They are not the "magic bullet", however. Regular dental visits, flossing, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouth rinse such as listerine or crest prohealth are still the best bet. Hope that helps!

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