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Can I Restore My Gums Without Going To The Dentist
My dentist says my gums have receded. What can I do to either restore them or stop the recession? #nqlu a lot of my gums are a "3" apparently.
Your : Your gums may have receded from a number of different factors. Poor oral hygiene at home, lack of routine professional care, grinding, and poor margins on retorations or cavities are some of the many reasons you may have a problem. Brushing very hard with a hard toothbrush may also traumatize you gums to cause them to receded. So the first order of business is to have any calculus removed and allow the gums to start healing. Secondly, determine the causes and address them. Finally, it may be necessary to treat the "pockets" more agressively (with surgery) to reduce them. Pockets around your teeth that are 3-4+ mm deep are very difficult to keep clean at home, and will perpetuate your problem. Exaclty what treatment you need will depend on exact situation in your mouth and the treatment your dentist deems best for you. You cannot get the crest of the bone to grow back. You can only hope to arrest the progression and put your mouth back into a health state. Once that is done and you maintain your oral health, there is a very good chance that the periodontal disease will be resolved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May not be possible: It depends why your gums are "puffy". Certain meds can cause this condition, but more likely you have gingivitis or periodontitis. These conditions are caused by plaque and calculus which accumulate around your teeth and under the gumline. You will need a dentist to remove those hardened deposits. Make that call. ...Read more
What if I have sore or pain in my gums?? It's started about a few days ago, I am going to the dentist in a few weeks?? I need answers!!
How long before gingivitis turns to periodontitis? I think I have gingivitis, because my gums bleed when i brush. I haven't been going to the dentist regularly, because i don't have dental insurance coverage. How long can I wait before i'll get periodonti
Gingivitis : Gingivitis does not always turn into periodontitis but often does. Your immune reponse will dictate how fast and how much the disease will progress. Arresting the disease as soon as it is discovered is the best way to prevent progression. Brushing and flossing regularly and being regular with your dental hygiene visits will help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have noticed a hard painless lump on my inside gum after a tooth had a cavity and broke off... I'm going to the dentist today but I'm so terrified ?
Abscess? Tori?: My guess would be an abscess although it could be a number of other things. It could also be a torus which is merely some extra bone and a variant of normal anatomy. Whatever it is, even an infection it can be treated painlessly so there is no reason to be worried, let alone terrified. When was your last dental check-up and do you go regularly? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do you know why the top of my mouth is yellow? And I'm scared about going to the dentist in case I have something like gum disease.. , I'm 18 and my teeth are also yellowish and the back of my bottom teeth are yellow with black bits but only visible whe
Multiple Issues: So hard diagnose these things over the internet, especially without being able to examine you. But a local dentist can. You're an adult now, no need to be scared. If you have a problem, it will only get worse without treatment. Seek the help of a local dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do I stop my gums from bleeding? I can't go to the dentist tell monday, and its only thursday help
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