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Is it good to use a little peroxide mixed with water after teeth scaling for swollen gums few times a day to help healing and kill gum disease?

Is it good to use a little peroxide mixed with water after teeth scaling for swollen gums few times a day to help healing and kill gum disease?

Will help a little: The diluted peroxide will keep bacterial levels down, which will obviously help with the healing. Too much use, however, can irritated the tender tissues even more. You are under the care of your own dentist who knows your situation best... It's better to ask him/her for their input since they are treating you. ...Read more

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Swollen Gums (Definition)

Swelling in the gums is often the symptom of gingivitis or possilby more advanced periodontal disease. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss as well as many systemic problems- increased risk of stroke, heart attack, colon ...Read more


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Are swollen gums caused by stress?

Are swollen gums caused by stress?

No: Stress alone doesn't cause swollen gums. It is the build-up of plaque and tarter that sets the stage. Stress does contribute to how your body deals with this accumulation. If you are stressed, your body may secrete more cortisol, a substance that helps promote bleeding gums and inflammation, which will cause more swelling. ...Read more

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Can tea bags help with swollen gums?

No, not likely: I have heard of using tea bags to help stop bleeding after an extraction. The tannic acids along with pressure from biting on the bag helps to control minor bleeding. Tea is not helpful in reducing gum inflammation . You need to see a dentist and find the cause of your inflammation . Only with a correct diagnosis can your problem be resolved. ...Read more

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Is it normal for swollen gums to bleed?

Wrong question: While swollen gums usually bleed, it is not healthy to have swollen gums. Bleeding gums is an early sign of gum disease that needs to be addressed before the progression causes irreversible damage to the bone supporting your teeth. The treatment will include some level of teeth "cleaning', and instructions on how to do a better job at home to prevent a recurrence. ...Read more

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What can be done about red swollen gums?

What can be done about red swollen gums?

Brush and Floss: For starters. See your dentist or periodontist for a professional cleaning and diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I stop my swollen gums from bleeding?

How can I stop my swollen gums from bleeding?

See your dentist: Swollen, bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease. That is sufficient reason for you to make an appointment to see your dentist, undergo a complete evaluation and get a diagnosis. Than you can set about to solve your bleeding and swollen gum problem! Don't delay, your teeth and health hang in the balance! ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for swollen gums?

See your dentist: What is the cause? Medications? Abcesses? Dirt trauma? You need some periodontal treatment. ...Read more

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How can inflammed and swollen gums be treated?

How can inflammed and swollen gums be treated?

It depends: On the cause. Most of the time, this is due to plaque and calculus and is treated by a professional cleaning and good oral hygiene. However, some serious systemic diseases can cause swollen gums, so it is best to visit a dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How long should I have swollen gums after deep cleaning?

How long should I have swollen gums after deep cleaning?

Not long: If you're following good dental hygine routine, bleeding should reduce then stop over a few wks or less. Do you floss? Often times when we don't floss regularly or brush thoroughly some tissues don't get in contact with either floss or toothbrush, & become inflamed/irritated and gum disease can develop. A water pik might help too. Be sure to see your dentist regularly, esp if it doesn't clear. ...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