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What is the order of mixing oil, acacia, and water in the dry-gum method of making an emulsion?

What is the order of mixing oil, acacia, and water in the dry-gum method of making an emulsion?

Oil-acacia-water: Add 4 parts volume of oil, 2 parts of water, 1 part of gum. You can add all parts at once mixing vigorously until a thick emulsion is formed. ...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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Which is the order of mixing of oil, acacia, and water in the dry-gum method of making an emulsion?

Which is the order of mixing of oil, acacia, and water in the dry-gum method of making an emulsion?

Prednicarbate: Prednicarbate is a relatively new topical steroid. Depending on the amount ingested, i presume it was minute, likely nothing will happen. ...Read more

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Can dry sockets in gums occur even without surgery ?

Can dry sockets in gums occur even without surgery ?

dry socket: By definition a dry socket can occur after an extraction no ext no dry socket see a dentist 4 evaluation. ...Read more

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I had extraction of mouler with complication whilst and after removing now got dry socket and gum has just burst and bone popped up with lots of blood

Dry Socket: If your extraction was relatively recent (under a couple of weeks) i suggest that you return to the treating doctor so that the area may be treated to facilitate a more comfortable healing process. If it is a "dry socket" the healing process may take a bit longer but you are able to attain comfort with some additional care by you and the doctor. ...Read more

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Which is better for dry mouth and gum disease - ctx3 rinse, biotene, or closys.

Which is better for dry mouth and gum disease - ctx3 rinse, biotene, or closys.

All three: All three can be used for dry mouth but the root cause of why you have a dry mouth should be checked if not already. Sjogrens disease can cause this very thing and can be treated. good luck ...Read more

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When I sleep my mouth gets very dry when I wake it has blood in it could it be cuz it's to dry or just gums ?? I tast blood all day even after I brush

When I sleep my mouth gets very dry when I wake it has blood in it could it be cuz it's to dry or just gums ?? I tast blood all day even after I brush

Probable gum problem: when was your last dental appointment? May need a general cleaning may need more extensive cleaning. Is the gum tissue around the crowns of your teeth pink or red does it bleed if you scrape around your teeth with a tooth pick? Do you floss everyday. Have you had any teeth extracted? If so why? Tx could be simple to complex! ...Read more

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I had a top molar tooth out nearly 3 weeks ago I developed an infection which was treated with a medicated pack. My mouth is extremely dry and the gum?

I had a top molar tooth out nearly 3 weeks ago
I developed an infection which was treated with a medicated pack. My mouth is extremely dry and the gum?

Return: Your Dentist is responsible for your post-surgical care. If you are still having issues 3 weeks out, please call to see if he/she wants to see you, provide Meds, and/or continue on observation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me docs, is it bad to have gum dry up in your mouth and throat?

Can you tell me docs, is it bad to have gum dry up in your mouth and throat?

Not normal: Most likely you sleep with your mouth open. That means your lips pull back /up after you fall asleep. Most people start breathing from their mouth in this situation, rather than their nose, which causes the dryness of their tongue, gums and oral mucosa. See your dentist and preferrablty an orthodontist to get help with some appliance therapy. /good luck. ...Read more

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My lower front gums feel dry and slightly sore, what could this be?

My lower front gums feel dry and slightly sore, what could this be?

More info needed: There is so many possible answer to this question, they are: 1)gingivitis (gum inflammation), 2) occlusion (an underbite patient), 3) trauma due to brushing with hard/medium tooth brush, 4) dry mouth or sjogren syndrome 5) rampant decay in lower front teeth... Schedule an exam with your dentist. More information needed prior to make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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The right side of my gums feel dry. When I rub it, doesn't hurt. But when I used to brush my gums would bleed just a bit but that stopped. ?

The right side of my gums feel dry. When I rub it, doesn't hurt. But when I used to brush my gums would bleed just a bit but that stopped. ?

See your dentist: Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis and can eventually lead to gap between the teeth, tooth loss and other health problems. See your dentist if you suspect you have gum disease because the sooner you treat it the better. ...Read more

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I have dry mouth and painful gums? Does not having enough saliva makes you get gum disease?

I have dry mouth and painful gums? Does not having enough saliva makes you get gum disease?

Yes: Saliva tends to reduce bactria in the mouth. When the mouth is dry harmful bacteria will proliferate and cause infection in the gums. ...Read more

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Got root canal done upper 2nd molar, still hurt after.Got extracted last tues & bone grafting done on area.Still hurts.No gum disease.Dry socket?

Got root canal done upper 2nd molar, still hurt after.Got extracted last tues & bone grafting done on area.Still hurts.No gum disease.Dry socket?

Many possibilities: I need more info. Does your pain occur spontaneously, or does something in particular elicit the pain? What is the nature if your pain? Throbbing, sharp, dull ache? Is your pain relieved by advil or alleve, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin? Does it hurt to bite, hot or cold? The better info you give, the better advice. I can give! ...Read more

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2yrs wisdom tooth pain, removed 4wks ago, still in extreme pain, x-ray normal no infection, little dry socket not over gum, still in this much pain?

2yrs wisdom tooth pain, removed 4wks ago, still in extreme pain, x-ray normal no infection, little dry socket not over gum, still in this much pain?

Return: Return to the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon for post-surgical reevaluation and appropriate treatment. Cause could be infection, nerve trauma, bone trauma, or other reasons. ...Read more

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Saw dentist, had cleaning, explained facial and teeth pain. Dr said saw nothing. My mouth often dry, tough rough, sore, gums tender. Hurts please help?

Saw dentist, had cleaning, explained facial and teeth pain. Dr said saw nothing. My mouth often dry, tough rough, sore, gums tender. Hurts please help?

Find bew dentist: Without a visual exam and more details, help of any kind is hard to offer you. Sorry. A word of advice, though: if your dentist is not listening to you nor helping you be healthier and happier, you should fond one that will. ...Read more

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The right side of my upper gums feels super dry. When I rub my tongue on it. What is this ??

The right side of my upper gums feels super dry. When I rub my tongue on it. What is this ??

I don't know: You should get checked to see why your soft tissues inside your mouth feel super dry. Rule out pathology, but also rule out toxicity issues due to VOCs and/or mold toxins ...Read more

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The top part of my upper right gums feel like they are dry when I rub my finger on it. I don't smoke should I worry?

The top part of my upper right gums feel like they are dry when I rub my finger on it. I don't smoke should I worry?

Periodontist: If something feels strange, have it checked out. See your General Dentist or a gum specialist, a Periodontist. Your question describes an unusual circumstance that should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I wont smoke, but how long till i know ive avoided dry socket, it i do end up doing it, and also i hate white stuff around my right gum is that normal?

Good for you: Great reason to quit smoking entirely. Or you can resume smoking in a week or two if you want lung/tongue/throat/larynx/gum/lip/jaw cancer, leathery skin, nicotine stained fingers, stroke, heart attack, and so money other gruesome ways to die. As to "white stuff," probably OK but ask your Surgeon to take a look. ...Read more