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What is inflammation of the gums and effect on baby?

What is inflammation of the gums and effect on baby?

Preterm low weight: Studies show that mothers who have gum disease are more likely to deliver preterm and low birth weight babies. This is due to the chronic inflammation throughout the body. Specifically, increase in prostaglandins ( a chemical responsible for inflammation). After delivery, bacteria are transmissible to babies. Mommies are more prone to gum infection due to hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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What's the best way to treat inflammation of the gums?

What's the best way to treat inflammation of the gums?

Care: You need both professional care, that includes at least cleaning and you need home care daily with brushing and flossing.Start with the dentist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Inflammation of the gums?

What is the definition or description of: Inflammation of the gums?

Gingivitis: Gingivitis is the technical term for inflammation of the gingiva. The gums will appear red and puffy and will easily bleed when brushing and flossing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of inflammation of the gums and how can you address them?

What are the symptoms of inflammation of the gums and how can you address them?

Bleeding, tenderness: Signs would include bleeding when brushing, swelling, and redness. If an area bleeds or is irritated keep it clean. Most people want to not brush there until it heals, but that is not correct. Clean it out and it will heal. If you have lots of areas like this go to your dentist for a good cleaning and more instruction. ...Read more

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Gum disease, inflammation of the gums and bleeding easily - what could it mean?

Periodontal disease: Periodontal disease is a common cause of tooth loss in adults. The symptoms you describe suggest periodontal disease. Consult your dentist for treatment and preventing further damage. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have gum disease w/ out the inflammation of the gums and bleeding easily?

Yes: Particularly if you are a smoker. Not all gum diseases manifest themselves with red, swollen and bleeding gums. Only your dentist can check for sure and a simple exam and xrays can confirm any problem or not. ...Read more

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Is it common or possible for fish oil to cause inflammation of the gums and/or mouth?

Is it common or possible for fish oil to cause inflammation of the gums and/or mouth?

Not likely: Common side effects of fish oils are gastrointestinal like nausea. They also frequently cause a fishy taste. More significantly the can lead to excessive lowering of blood sugar in diabetics and bleeding problems in patients on anticoagulants, like coumadin, (warfarin) Aspirin or plavix. No oral/dental inflammation has been reported. ...Read more

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Is it possible the canola oil can cause inflammation of the gums and or allergic reaction in the mouth?

Is it possible the canola oil can cause inflammation of the gums and or allergic reaction in the mouth?

Unlikely: In theory anything we eat or drink could cause gum inflammation due to an allergic response, but not likely. I have not heard anything specific about canola oil and would bet that your gum inflammation has more to do with your daily oral hygiene and how long it's been since you had a professional cleaning. ...Read more

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What disease causes your inflammation in the gums?

What disease causes your inflammation in the gums?

Not just plaque: Periodontitis as a manifestation of systemic diseases often begins at a young age. Systemic conditions such as heart disease, respiratory disease, and diabetes are associated with this form of periodontitis. Necrotizing periodontal disease is an infection characterized by necrosis of gingival tissues, periodontal ligament and alveolar bone. These lesions are most commonly observed in individuals w. ...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