A 30-year-old female asked:
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i just stopped smoking but i have no noticed that my gums are inflamed. it's not painful but it does bleed when brushing or flossing. i have switched to a softer brush as well. please advise of possible medication i could take?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Medications: Medications can often solve many medical issues, but if your gingival inflammation is due to irritation from calculus deposits, then your dentist/hygienist will need to scrape off those deposits. If it has been more than six months since your last professional dental cleaning, it's time to call for an appointment.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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Dr. Jerry Brown
Dr. Jerry Brown commented
52 years experience Prosthodontics
usually after one retires from smoking, a deep scaling/ root planning is advisable. The procedure helps to remove inflamed epithelial tissue and helps reattach ligament to tooth. A worthwhile visit consider scheduling.
Apr 10, 2018

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