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My gum got detached from injury. I got Nincort Oral Gel for healing. Should I avoid this gel from touching my 2mm exposed root? Will my gum grow back?

My gum got detached from injury. I got Nincort Oral Gel for healing. Should I avoid this gel from touching my 2mm exposed root? Will my gum grow back?

Will not grow back: Your gum will not grow back on its own. Please see a Periodontist (gum specialist) for a procedure to repair it. Failure to do so may result in a lifetime of problems. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extraction 12 days ago. Today I noticed my gums are detached & flappy on both sides of the extraction site. Should I be worried?

I had a tooth extraction 12 days ago. Today I noticed my gums are detached & flappy on both sides of the extraction site. Should I be worried?

Probably no concern: In the absence of pain or tenderness there is probably no concern. Healing from extractions starts in the bottom of the socket and works up to the top. The "flaps" are probably just unsupported tissue that will attach when the healing works up to the top of the socket. ...Read more

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After cleaning my teeth due to tartar I have a slight detached gum and gap between teeth. Is it normal or I need to worry.

After cleaning my teeth due to tartar I have a slight detached gum and gap between teeth. Is it normal or I need to worry.

It is normal: During deep cleaning, instruments are used to remove plaque and to eliminate the source of infection. As a result, discomfort and swelling are usually experienced few days after the procedure. It is important to continue to brush the margin of your gums twice a day with a soft toothbrush and floss. The gums will have a chance to recover back to normal. ...Read more

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Sensitive teeth, bleeding gums, kinda not intact or detached gums in middle incissors after the last brace adjustment. Had braces for many years. Help?

Sensitive teeth, bleeding gums, kinda not intact or detached gums in middle incissors after the last brace adjustment. Had braces for many years. Help?

Ask Provider: There are a few reasons possible the most common for someone with braces is a need for improved home care. If you haven't for some time, go see your dentist and get a good cleaning. You could also have increases inflamation from the tooth movement. Still clean clean clean. Rinse with warm salt water and continue to scrub. You may benefit from a prescription mouthwash as well. ...Read more

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I have a problem with my tooth. My gum has seemed to detach from around my tooth. It is almost coming up to cover my tooth. And the pain is horrible, I can't even eat.

I have a problem with my tooth. My gum has seemed to detach from around my tooth. It is almost coming up to cover my tooth. And the pain is horrible, I can't even eat.

Gingival Growth: You should immediately call a periodontist to have not only that tooth but your entire mouth evaluated. Since the pain is horrible you cannot wait. The problem may be localized or it may be present throughout your entire mouth. ...Read more

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I find the rubber dental gum stimulator to have a pointed and tough tip. I do not want to detach the bottom of my gum pockets with its pointed tip.?

I find the rubber dental gum stimulator to have a pointed and tough tip. I do not want to detach the bottom of my gum pockets with its pointed tip.?

The side of the tip: Use the side of the rubber tip and not the point. Most patients think that the point is supposed to go into the pocket or take the food out. It is the side of the tip as it rubs and stimulates the gums that does the job, and not the tip. If you use it properly, you will be fine. Ask your dentist or dental hygienist to demonstrate to you how to use it correctly. Use it at a 45 degree angle. ...Read more

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My gum on my upper first molar got detached from injury by a brutal dental assistant when taking impression. Will it grow back & reattach to the tooth?

My gum on my upper first molar got detached from injury by a brutal dental assistant when taking impression. Will it grow back & reattach to the tooth?

Most likely: And I'm confident that the assistant did not mean to injure you. These thing happen sometimes. Your dentist should be monitoring the injury and advising you on the healing progression. ...Read more

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What are common gum problems?

What are common gum problems?

Gus and bone: Gingivitis and periodontitis are the most common. The next most common is loss of attachment commonly referred to as gum recession. ...Read more

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What to do about gum pockets?

What to do about gum pockets?

See Specialist: See the Periodontist - the specialist in gum tissue treatment. Get a complete exam and diagnosis and discuss your condition and options for treatment. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is it bad to chew gum all day?

Is it bad to chew gum all day?

IF YOU TALK TO A: Dentist, yes.
If it is sugarless and it keeps you drinking water and not eating junk, as an internist dealing with the obesity epidemic, i'd say keep chewing! ...Read more

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Is it ok to let kids chew gum?

Is it ok to let kids chew gum?

Sugar Free ONLY: You cant't stop them but at least train them to use sugar free. ...Read more

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Cut gum off will it grow back?

Cut gum off will it grow back?

I would have this: Evaluated by your dentist. He or she will be in a better position to assess that. ...Read more

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What are some common gum issue?

What are some common gum issue?

The most common: Is gum inflammation or gingivitis. The next most common is recession of the gums. Both can be treated by a periodontist who is a specialist in gum treatment. Please feel free to e-mail me at [email protected] Com and I will help you locate a good periodontist near you. ...Read more

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What gum brand lasts the longest?

What gum brand lasts the longest?

Xylitol: I'm not sure which kind lasts longer, but I am sure that you want to chew the kind that has xylitol as the sweetener. Always buy sugarless, and go with the brands with xylitol. By interacting with the bacteria in your mouth, the xylitol actually helps prevent tooth decay. ...Read more

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How can a crown stay on/in your gum?

How can a crown stay on/in your gum?

It can't: A crown is a durable covering made of porcelain or metal placed over a tooth to strengthen the tooth due to decay, fracture, breakage, etc. There has to be a usable amount of tooth for the crown to be adhered to. The edge or margin can be placed just below the gum line but a crown cannot sit on just gums. Crowns are cemented or bonded to the existing tooth. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. Why do I have a black gum?

Hello Dr. Why do I have a black gum?

Many factors: It can be a normal variant just like there are different skin tones. It's likely due to a buildup of melanin in the gingiva. It can also be caused by certain medications and smoking as well. ...Read more

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What can I do to make my gum grow back?

Depends: All depends on what has caused it to deteriorate. See the specialist - the Periodontist- for examination and diagnosis and causative factor determination. Then discuss your options. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What is the cause of darker lower gum?

What is the cause of darker lower gum?

Melanin: Can cause dark discoloration of the gums based on ethnicity and it is normal.
If the the darker color (e.g. Dark red) is caused by gum disease, it will also involve inflammation due to engorgement of blood due to irritants, e.g. Tartar, plaque, calcular deposits, . Please see your dentist if it is raising some worries. ...Read more

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Why is the gum above my crown receding?

Irritation: Very common for tissue to recede around a crown. The area must be kept clean, but not damaged due to overzealous brushing. ...Read more

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Can a piece of gum stay in your body forever?

Can a piece of gum stay in your body forever?

No: It will pass right through you as would any food. ...Read more

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Could it hurt to have an injection in your gum?

Could it hurt to have an injection in your gum?

Most dentists: I see - use a little topical anesthetic on a swab to numb the gum before injecting with a needle. That usually reduces the discomfort significantly. ...Read more

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How does gum tear repair its self and how long?

How does gum tear repair its self and how long?

14 to 28 days: Given no infection, gum reattached in 14 days, with epithelial crosslinks (for toughness) in 28 days, after which it would be strong enough to withstand normal occlusal function and trauma. ...Read more

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Can you get gum grath on nhs or will they help pay?

Can you get gum grath on nhs or will they help pay?

Gum Grafts on NHS: Depends on your provider. Ask for pre- approval for any procedure. They should tell you what your out of pocket expense will be. Just ask. Sometimes they can only give an estimate. But it should be close. Gum grafts work. Everyone likes the good result. Best. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for gum (s) to heal?

Please tell me how long it takes for gum (s) to heal?

Depends: Depends on what the gums are healing from. Most of the superficial exterior gum healing occurs within 6-8 weeks following gum surgery. However, changes in the deeper gum tissues continue to occur for many months. If your gums are not healing, whatever the cause, I would recommend an evaluation by a periodontist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have a gum picking problem. Do you have any advice?

I have a gum picking problem. Do you have any advice?

Possible: Not sure of what you already tried and you should ofcourse see your docs before you take antyhing but...If not already in therapy with behavioral modification techniques you should be. Pharmacologic treatments include ssri meds, these treat anxiety and reduce picking, n--acetyl cysteine, topiramate, Clonidine all have been used as well. Talk to your drs about the risk, benefits and altrenatives. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is the cause of gum discoloration?

I'm wondering what is the cause of gum discoloration?

Several: Discoloration of the gums or gingiva can be due to melanin, a pigment in the body that produces color in the skin, eyes, etc. Amalgam (silver filling material) can produce an amalgam tattoo when it gets into the gums. Some or the older metals that were used for crowns and bridges can also cause some discoloration of the gums. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks from chewing BeechNut gum?

In very rare: Situations - massive quantities of swallowed gum has caused bezores. ...Read more