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A 35-year-old member asked:

my friend insists that i should perform oral sex on her. is this hygienic if i have bad gums?

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Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Gums vs. hygiene?: If by stating you have bad gums that you have untreated periodontal disease caused by poor oral hygiene and lack of dental care then you may be harboring many potentially harmful organisms in your mouth and will likely transfer them to her when doing the act. If by bad gums you mean that they are receding yet you have good oral hygiene and get regular dental care then you should be fine.

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The gums above my two front teeth are swollen and I need them to go back to normal within 72 hours what do I do?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Brush, rinse, floss: Brush and keep them clean, floss them gently and try rinsing with warm salt water in that area specifically. Rinse for a minute or so or as long as you can. This should help it go away. If the swelling is not going away you need to see your dentist to have it checked out. Good luck.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How can inflammed and swollen gums be treated?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
It depends: On the cause. Most of the time, this is due to plaque and calculus and is treated by a professional cleaning and good oral hygiene. However, some serious systemic diseases can cause swollen gums, so it is best to visit a dentist for an evaluation.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How would a pt perform a wheelchair transfer using a gait belt?

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Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Gait belt = safety: There are many techniques to help a person with debility transfer from/to a wheelchair. It really depends on the level of debility and the amount of help you require. A paraplegic patient may not be able to assist much and may require a slide board where as a hemiplegic may be able to stand pivot with assist. The gait belt is primarily for safety. It allows a steady grip hold while assisting.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

I make my bf j'off before we have unprotected sex... Could this prevent me from getting prego. Even if it is unprotected?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No: This is not effective form of birth control. Use a condom.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to have unprotected sex with an irregular period?

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Dr. Nurit Winkler
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
No: Unprotected intercourse can put you at risk of sexually transmitted diseases as well as unwanted pregnancy. Especially with irregular periods it is difficult to estimate when are you ovulating and what are the most “fertility days” in your cycle.

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