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What causes all of your gums to be red and swollen apart from gum disease. the only thing my dentist has told me is I have a gum inflammation?

What causes all of your gums to be red and swollen apart from gum disease. the only thing my dentist has told me is I have a gum inflammation?

Could be: Could be gum disease, traumatic brushing, failure to floss, systemic problem such as diabetes. Could be viral, bacterial, or fungal infection. You have a gum problem, go see a gum specialist, a Periodontist. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Corneal Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation of the cornea could be the result of systemic or local inflammation or infection. UV light exposure along with working in a dusty environment or with toxic chemicals can also have an effect on or aggravate cornea inflammation. Try some artificial tears (Systane Balance or HypoTears) 3 times a day for a week and if you're no better see an ...Read more


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Once u have a deep cleaning to remove gingivitis and remove plaque and reduce inflammation. How long does it take to heal & eat normal again?

Dr. Dinh Bui Dr. Bui
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Gingivits or perio?: A treatment of gingivitis is a good regular cleaning and good home care. A treatment of periodontitis (progression of bone loss or attachment) required a deep cleaning, occlusal adjustment, follow up and/or surgery to control the disease. Gingivitis takes anywhere from 1 day to a week to heal. Periodontitis must be evaluate and compare radiographically in 4-6 months to determine the outcome. ...Read more

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Gum inflammation (gingivitis) (Tip)

Use floss or water pik daily to prevent cavities & gum disease where toothbrush can't reach. ...See more

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Hi, does gingivitis sometimes occur as small dots of irritation on gums? Thanks!

Gingivitis: Gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum infection, appears as reddening and swelling of gum tissues. The normal salmon-pink color and stippled appearance disappears. Any other problem, such as "small dots of irritation" deserve investigation by your Dentist. ...Read more

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Does injured gum from gingivitis grow back?

Does injured gum from gingivitis grow back?

Gum damage: Mild changes like swollen, puffy, inflamed, red, bleeding and slightly receded gums usually can recover 100% with proper dental care and oral hygiene. The longer it goes on and the greater the changes, the less likely to recover. Gingivitis is the early stage of periodontal (gum) disease and usually easy to treat. Periodontitis is more difficult to treat and may result in permanent damage. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have gingivitis in one section of my gums and healthy gums in another section?

Is it possible to have gingivitis in one section of my gums and healthy gums in another section?

Yes: Due to tooth and arch anatomy, irregularities of brushing and several other factors the gums may be swollen in one area and healthier in another. Have the dentist check it out. ...Read more

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Healthy gums versus gingivitis? I've been told that gums are healthy if you can see less than 4 mm of them. But i can see way more of my gums than that. I'm not sure what i'm missing. .

Healthy gums versus gingivitis? I've been told that gums are healthy if you can see less than 4 mm of them. But i can see way more of my gums than that. I'm not sure what i'm missing.


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No, no: Doesn't have anything to do with how much gingiva you can see. It's the little measurement between the tooth and gum that is key, and only your dentist can check that properly. Some people have a "gummy" smile, but that doesn't necessarily mean they have gum disease. ...Read more

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I've got a small white lump on my gums. Is it gingivitis?

Gingivitis. gumboil: The white lump on your gums is probably not gingivitis. It can be related to a dead tooth, which might require root canal treatment, a small piece of bone that is protruding through the gum, or just a variation of normal. Gingivitis looks like red, irritated gums around the teeth, and is a result of bacteria which is not removed by proper brushing (or not brushing). Please see your dentist. ...Read more

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What's gingivitis the teeth or gum thing you said what is that.?

Gingivitis: Gingivitis is reversible inflammation of the gums. The gums are red, swollen and bleed easily when you brush and floss. Your toothbrush might be pink after brushing. The primary cause is placque accumulation. Contributing factors are smoking, dry mouth, pregnancy, some medical conditions, some medications. Start brushing and flossing at least twice a day. And see a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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How can I cure gum immflamation gingivitis ?

Brush and flosss: Brushing and flossing regularly will help reduce bacteria counts in your mouth. Gum inflammation/gingivitis is the bodies response to these bacteria. If the problem persists see a dentist. A mouthwash like listerine (alcohol free) can help as well. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of gum disease, gingivitis?

How do you get rid of gum disease, gingivitis?

See a periodontist: I would suggest a consult with a periodontist to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan best suited for you. ...Read more

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What else can cause gums to bleed besides gingivitis?

What else can cause gums to bleed besides gingivitis?

Low platelets: Mucosal bleeding, like bleeding gums or bloody nose, is common when the blood platelet count is low, or in case of an inherited blood clotting disorder called von Willebrand's disease. Petechiae, or little red spots on the skin and roof of the mouth also go along with this. In case of gingivitis, good oral hygiene, brushing and flossing regularly can alleviate the problem. ...Read more

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Pain in gums where crown is placed? Is that cavity or gingivitis?

Pain in gums where crown is placed? Is that cavity or gingivitis?

It is possible: A little more history about the onset and type of pain you are experiencing is necessary. If the crown has been in place for a long period of time, you could have recurrent decay in the tooth. You could also have a periodontal or gum problem. If the crown is a new crown, it could be related to irritation from the seating of the crown, possibly some residual cement , or your occlusion or bite. ...Read more

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My tooth is somewhat loose, is that from gingivitis (gum disease) and can my tooth be saved.

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Gum disease: Loose teeth in the mouth is a sure sign that periodontal disease has been active in the mouth for a while. If untreated the loose teeth are going to drop out of your mouth one at a time. The good news that that it is possible to stop the bacteria responsible for gum disease and to recover from having loose teeth. See your dentist for exam, x-rays and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had gingivitis for 5 months and my gums stopped bleeding about 2 or 3 months ago. will my gum tissue recover?

Depends on you: Did you have adequate treatment or just let the problem go on its own? The bacterial disease is needing intervention by the dentist and home care following to not accelerate into periodontitis. ...Read more

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Is bleeding gums always a symptom of gingivitis?

Is bleeding gums always a symptom of gingivitis?

No: If you are causing excessive trauma to your gums then they will bleed. If your gums are bleeding with normal brushing and flossing then you have gingivitis. Get checked by a dentist. ...Read more

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Does use of nicotine gum cause or worsen gingivitis?

Gingivitis: Infection of gum tissue caused by bacteria. In other words if you are not cleaning your mouth properly the tissues will get red, swollen, sore. Smoke, containing nicotine, makes tissues more susceptible to the enzymes and toxins produced by the bacteria. Nicotine in gum is irritating, but not as much as nicotine containing cigarette smoke. Quitting is very hard, but your body will thank you. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Inflammation Of The Thyroid (Definition)

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Chewing Gum (Definition)

Most commercially available chewing gum contains a sugary sweetener that breaks down into acid which can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Sugar-free chewing gum is better, but the best option is chewing gum with xylitol, a naturally-occuring wood sugar that bacteria can't digest. This not only stimulates salivary flow to neutralize acids but it also ...Read more