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Antibiotics For Gum Inflammation
Not recommended: Swollen gums are caused more often due to poor dental hygiene and bacterial infection. Poor dental hygiene, chewing tobacco, drinking alcohol, smoking and eating excessive sugary foods also cause swelling in the gums. Some types of gum disease can be caused or made worse by excessive alcohol intake. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bacteria in the mouth living in a thin film is called plaque. Plaque that is not removed through brushing can harden and form “tartar”, a hard mineral shell, that brushing can’t remove. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist can remove tartar. When plaque builds on the tartar surface, it irritates and erodes healthy gum tissue. This early stage of gum ...Read more
How should I treat gum inflammation pain until i'm able to go to the dentist? There is pain localized.
Nothing: There's nothing otc to "take" for a gum infection. If the gums themselves are infected you must see a dentist for resolution of the infection. If one or more teeth are infected and draining through the gums, you must see a dentist to control the infection. You really can't do this yourself. Please see a pro. Call asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet for gingivitis: The main cause for gum disease is a poor oral hygiene as well as foods that contain lots of sugar and processed foods. More fresh organic fruits and vegetables and fewer processed foods are important for healthy teeth, gums and overall health. However, there is no replacement for a regular dental cleanings and prophylaxis by the dental health professional. ...Read more
I've had a gum inflammation for 5 months and I had tartar removed 5 months ago and it doesn't look better. what should I do?
Gingivitis: You need more than just a single cleaning to treat inflamed gums. Have you seen the dentist since your initial cleaning? Have you followed the dentist's recommendations? Has all your recommended dental treatment been completed? Do you brush and floss twice a day? Do you smoke? Are you pregnant ? If you answered yes then see a periodontist for an evaluation of your bleeding gums. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've a gum inflammation. When you are doing warm salt water rinses how much salt and water do you use?
1 tablespoon in 8 oz: Gum inflammation can be the culprit of many other diseases. While warm salt water is one way to decrease gum inflammation, it's important to see your dentist to make sure there are no other treatment to do. Brushing with baking soda and peroxide can also improve the health of gums as well as daily flossing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have problems with sleep and do not sleep for more than two three hours .Though there is no stress but wondering if my gum inflammation and bleeding?
See dentist: Sleep patterns vary from person to person. As long as you feel rested after your sleep, that is probably not going to be a problem. However, if you are not rested, you should see your physician to discuss what can be causing your sleep issues. As far as your gum inflammation, see a dentist to have your gingiva evaluated, get a cleaning and possibly be more effective in brushing and flossing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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