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Yellow deposit on my gum has started what is this &what is the remedy?

Yellow deposit on my gum has started  what is this &what is the remedy?

Tartar need cleaning: It sounds like you need to have your teeth cleaned. Plaque (a bacterial film that attaches to teeth) is removed when we brush and floss our teeth. If this film is not removed by proper brushing, it hardens into calculus (or tartar). Overtime, this tartar will turn yellow as it stains from coffee, tea, etc. This tartar can be removed by your dentist during a professional teeth cleaning. ...Read more

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Amyloid (Definition)

Amyloid is a kind of protein which can build up and accumulate in tissues and organs causing the organ to fail. The disease called amyloidosis occurs when the amyloid buildup causes organ problems. It may be seen associated with other diseases such as multiple myeloma, and can occur on its own. In alzheimer's disease amyloid can build up in the brain and brain ...Read more


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I have receding gums in my lower front teeth and food gets deposited around the gumline..Is there any way to get back normal healthy gums?

I have receding gums in my lower front teeth and food gets deposited around the gumline..Is there any way to get back normal healthy gums?

See a dentist: For this, you need good dental care and ongoing personal care habits (brushing and flossing teeth.) please see a dentist for assessment of your current condition and recommendations for treatment. ...Read more

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My gum stinks a lot, what could be the cause and how do I treat it?

My gum stinks a lot, what could be the cause and how do I treat it?

See a dentist ASAP: Bleeding, Bad breath and swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis and broken tooth 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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What can I do to make my gum grow back?

What can I do to make my gum grow back?

Depends: All depends on what has caused it to deteriorate. See the specialist - the Periodontist- for examination and diagnosis and causative factor determination. Then discuss your options. good Luck. ...Read more

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What is the cause of darker lower gum ?

What is the cause of darker lower gum ?

Melanin : Can cause dark discoloration of the gums based on ethnicity and it is normal. If the the darker color (e.g. Dark red) is caused by gum disease , it will also involve inflammation due to engorgement of blood due to irritants, e.g. Tartar, plaque, calcular deposits, .. Please see your dentist if it is raising some worries. ...Read more

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Could it hurt to have an injection in your gum?

Could it hurt to have an injection in your gum?

Most dentists: I see - use a little topical anesthetic on a swab to numb the gum before injecting with a needle. That usually reduces the discomfort significantly. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for gum(s) to heal?

Please tell me how long it takes for gum(s) to heal?

Depends: Depends on what the gums are healing from. Most of the superficial exterior gum healing occurs within 6-8 weeks following gum surgery. However, changes in the deeper gum tissues continue to occur for many months. If your gums are not healing, whatever the cause, i would recommend an evaluation by a periodontist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My gum has just recently started turning black, is there any home remedies I can use to cure it?

My gum has just recently started turning black, is there any home remedies I can use to cure it?

No: See your Dentist for this. It may simply be hardened calculus (tarter) build-up under the gums that has turned dark and is making the gums appear black. OR, it could be something else, having to do with the gums themselves. Often we see systemic medical problems appear in the mouth. See your Dentist for examination, diagnosis and tx options. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more