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Dr. Paul Grin
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How can I heal this gum/tooth pain, are there any remedies i can purchase from the store?

How can I heal this gum/tooth pain, are there any remedies i can purchase from the store?

See a dentist ASAP: If you rely on painkillers or other not a definitive treatment, the pain always will come back. Dentist will treat a gum/tooth pain by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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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


Dr. Ryan Mendro
Board Certified, Periodontics
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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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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Armando Berguido
Board Certified, Dentistry
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Foods that heal gums?

Foods that heal gums?

None!: The best thing to keep your gums healthy is good oral home care and seeing your dentist regularly for a regular exams and periodontal maintenance therapy. More than 600 different species of microorganism inhabit the human mouth. Gum disease is caused by the bacteria in your mouth organized in dental plaque. Except for water anything in your mouth can be used by dental plaque to thrive. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
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How long do gums take to heal after being flossed?

Don't floss ur gums: Floss your teeth. If you are damaging your gums during flossing, you are doing it incorrectly. Speak to your dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Do your gums take longer to heal then other parts of the body?

Do your gums take longer to heal then other parts of the body?

Which parts ?: Which parts (tissues) are you referring to, and what procedures if any have been performed on the gingiva? A broken bone, for example, needs to be in a cast for approximately two months for it to heal properly; inflamed gums, after a good cleaning, will take just a few weeks. Please repost your question with specifics. ...Read more

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Dr. Sam Markzar
Board Certified, Periodontics
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Can you tell me how i can keep a cut on gums healthy until it heals?

Can you tell me how i can keep a cut on gums healthy until it heals?

Very easily. : Other than ur regular home care and brush/floss.. U should rinse with warm salt water( one tea spoon in 4 ounces of water). And also some antibacterial rinse such as listerine. Try avoiding any hot/ spicy food. It is not a big deal.. No worries, if it is a superficial cut. ...Read more

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Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
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I'm wondering how long does it take for your gums to heal?

Fast, or slow: The healing depends on what it is healing from. If you already had treatment to address disease (such as gum disease) or condition (such as tooth extraction), gums rapidly start healing. It is often some swelling for a day or two, then takes only a few days to witness signs of wound closure. However, if your body is compromised (poor nutrition, or poor systemic health) healing will be slower. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
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What do you advise if i want to heal my gums fast; help?

What do you advise if i want to heal my gums fast; help?

See periodontist: Follow suggested treatment, eat healthy, avoid smoking, meticulous home care. Your gums should heal up in a relatively short period of time. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Spector
Board Certified, Orthodontics
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I would like to heal my gums fast; help?

I would like to heal my gums fast; help?

Gingivitis: There is no "quick fix" to "healing" your gums. The first thing that you should do is contact a qualified dds for a thorough evaluation to diagnose your problem. Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums that can be treated with proper oral hygiene, tooth brushing, flossing and antibacterial/antiseptic rinses. If your problem is more severe, your dentist may refer you to a periodontist. Do it now! ...Read more

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Dr. Abel Loredo
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Does gum disease heal by itself?

Does gum disease heal by itself?

Gum Disease: No, gum disease is not self healing. There is a lot of work that is required both by the patient and the doctor to turn around the progression of the disease. The role of the doctor is to educate and remove all infectious tissue and material from the surface of teeth leaving them clean and smooth. The role of the patient is to develop a homecare habit of daily brushing & flossing the teeth. ...Read more

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