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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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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...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?

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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)

Brushing with salt water, additional to regular brushing with toothpaste, can reduce your gingivitis. ...See more

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Treating Gingivitis (Checklist)

Get additional cleanings if necessary
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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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Gum inflammation (gingivitis) (Tip)

Do take Gingivitis seriously. It can be the starting point for losing teeth if ignored. Do NOT delay! ...See 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. .

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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Gum inflammation (gingivitis) (Tip)

Do brush AND rinse with sea salt water once daily . Do NOT use hard bristled toothbrushes. ...See 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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What can I do to stop my gums from bleeding so much from gingivitis?

What can I do to stop my gums from bleeding so much from gingivitis?

See a dentist: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis can lead to the tooth loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more

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

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 have gingivitis and my gum got very down at my front tooth. What can I do to make it normal again?

I have gingivitis and my gum got very down at my front tooth. What can I do to make it normal again?

Soft tissue grafts: Also called gingival grafts. If necessary, a periodontist can evaluate you for grafting to replace some of the gum you lost. If you are not sure, a consultation can answer any questions you have. ...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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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your ...Read more


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Gingivitis (Definition)

A form of gum disease ...Read more