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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?

Heal? no: I wish it were that easy, and not so great for us dentists if all patients had to do was put a magic elixir on their tooth or gums to solve all dental problems. You will need to see a dentist who can determine what is wrong and what treatment is necessary. It sounds like it might be time for a thorough general dental checkup and cleaning. Hope you see a physician annually for checkups as well. ...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

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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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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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For how long does it take for gum disease to heal?

For how long does it take for gum disease to heal?

May be chronic: After the first phase of treatment (a deep cleaning) the dentist should recheck you about five weeks later and there should be an idea then about how you are doing. But periodontitis needs to be maintained or it will come back. ...Read more

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Had my tooth out last week, how long does it take to heal, i got something stuck in the hole and got it out it was like white jelly was it the gum?

Had my tooth out last week, how long does it take to heal, i got something stuck in the hole and got it out it was like white jelly  was it the gum?

3 days: For a healthy patient, 3 days is when we can determined if there would be infection and/or dry socket. That is when neovascular genesis begin as the clot is stabilized and there is void of infection. Soft tissue proliferates at the margin and migrate down the extraction socket to cover the hole at the rate approx. 1mm per day. The white jelly is the dead skin that should be wipe off daily. ...Read more

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Does anyone know when gums start to heal after a gingivectomy?

Does anyone know when gums start to heal after a gingivectomy?

Vascular : The gingival tissue is very vascular wants the inflamed tissue is removed healthy tissue heals very quickly due to the amount of blood flow. ...Read more

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How long does gum disease take to heal?

Depends: It depends on your specific gum disease. And it depends on the type of treatment. ...Read more

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Is heat beneficial to help inflamed gum tissue as it is trying to heal?

Is heat beneficial to  help inflamed gum tissue as it is trying to heal?

Not especially: What was done or what is your situation that caused the inflamed gum tissue? Knowing that would help us answer your question more completely and accurately. One of the best ways to help things heal in general is to keep them clean, eat a healthy diet, avoid further irritation and get sufficient rest. If you have had recent dental treatment, ask your dentist for more specific advice. ...Read more

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Just got braces. What can I use to heal my gums?

Just got braces. What can I use to heal my gums?

Rinse w salt water: It should help. You do need to take a couple of days for your mouth to adjust to having the braces, however. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about a deep filling still hurting at cold/hot temperatures or after i chew gum? It's been a month. I floss daily to help it heal.

Should i be worried about a deep filling still hurting at cold/hot temperatures or after i chew gum? It's been a month. I floss daily to help it heal.

Yes: There could be a number of reasons for your tooth still hurting. Since you stated that the filling was deep, the pulp could be irreversibly inflamed. If that is the case, it would require rot canal therapy. However, there could be other reasons, such as the occlusion being high. I would suggest going back to your dentist and have him/her evaluated the situation. ...Read more

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