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Gum Inflammation Gingivitis
What causes all of your gums to be red and swollen apart from gum disease. the only thing my dentist has told me is I have a gum inflammation?
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
Once u have a deep cleaning to remove gingivitis and remove plaque and reduce inflammation. How long does it take to heal & eat normal again?
Gingivits or perio?: A treatment of gingivitis is a good regular cleaning and good home care. A treatment of periodontitis (progression of bone loss or attachment) required a deep cleaning, occlusal adjustment, follow up and/or surgery to control the disease. Gingivitis takes anywhere from 1 day to a week to heal. Periodontitis must be evaluate and compare radiographically in 4-6 months to determine the outcome. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have had a deep cleaning on the bottom row of teeth due to inflammation & gingivitis the top row are beginning to hurt bleed, & sweet what do I do?
Gum damage: Mild changes like swollen, puffy, inflamed, red, bleeding and slightly receded gums usually can recover 100% with proper dental care and oral hygiene. The longer it goes on and the greater the changes, the less likely to recover. Gingivitis is the early stage of periodontal (gum) disease and usually easy to treat. Periodontitis is more difficult to treat and may result in permanent damage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Healthy gums versus gingivitis? I've been told that gums are healthy if you can see less than 4 mm of them. But i can see way more of my gums than that. I'm not sure what i'm missing.
No, no: Doesn't have anything to do with how much gingiva you can see. It's the little measurement between the tooth and gum that is key, and only your dentist can check that properly. Some people have a "gummy" smile, but that doesn't necessarily mean they have gum disease. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Gingivitis: Gingivitis is reversible inflammation of the gums. The gums are red, swollen and bleed easily when you brush and floss. Your toothbrush might be pink after brushing. The primary cause is placque accumulation. Contributing factors are smoking, dry mouth, pregnancy, some medical conditions, some medications. Start brushing and flossing at least twice a day. And see a dentist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Brush and flosss: Brushing and flossing regularly will help reduce bacteria counts in your mouth. Gum inflammation/gingivitis is the bodies response to these bacteria. If the problem persists see a dentist. A mouthwash like listerine (alcohol free) can help as well. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Low platelets: Mucosal bleeding, like bleeding gums or bloody nose, is common when the blood platelet count is low, or in case of an inherited blood clotting disorder called von Willebrand's disease. Petechiae, or little red spots on the skin and roof of the mouth also go along with this. In case of gingivitis, good oral hygiene, brushing and flossing regularly can alleviate the problem. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It is possible: A little more history about the onset and type of pain you are experiencing is necessary. If the crown has been in place for a long period of time, you could have recurrent decay in the tooth. You could also have a periodontal or gum problem. If the crown is a new crown, it could be related to irritation from the seating of the crown, possibly some residual cement , or your occlusion or bite. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gum disease: Loose teeth in the mouth is a sure sign that periodontal disease has been active in the mouth for a while. If untreated the loose teeth are going to drop out of your mouth one at a time. The good news that that it is possible to stop the bacteria responsible for gum disease and to recover from having loose teeth. See your dentist for exam, x-rays and treatment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have gingivitis and my gum got very down at my front tooth. What can I do to make it normal again?
I've had gingivitis for 5 months and my gums stopped bleeding about 2 or 3 months ago. will my gum tissue recover?
How long to recover from gingivitis? At my dentist appointment the other day, when my dentist measured my gum depth, there were several that came in at five. Can I do anything at home between now and six months from now when i go to the dentist next to fi
Gingivitis: Infection of gum tissue caused by bacteria. In other words if you are not cleaning your mouth properly the tissues will get red, swollen, sore. Smoke, containing nicotine, makes tissues more susceptible to the enzymes and toxins produced by the bacteria. Nicotine in gum is irritating, but not as much as nicotine containing cigarette smoke. Quitting is very hard, but your body will thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gingivitis. gumboil: The white lump on your gums is probably not gingivitis. It can be related to a dead tooth, which might require root canal treatment, a small piece of bone that is protruding through the gum, or just a variation of normal. Gingivitis looks like red, irritated gums around the teeth, and is a result of bacteria which is not removed by proper brushing (or not brushing). Please see your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Killing gums: Generally periodontal disease progresses in patients that do not seek regular dental care for whatever reason and their homecare is inadequate, but it is insidious in that, like heart disease many times you do not know it is there until it is serious. "killing you" is not a consistent symptom of early gingivitis so i suggest you see your dentist asap to determine why your gums are "killing you". ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See your dentist: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you already have, gum disease. The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked professionally by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more
Brush and Floss: Gingivitis is a reversible condition that after a professional cleaning, regular brushing and flossing is essential to keep your gums healthy! Use a soft bristle ADA approved toothbrush with an approved ADA toothpaste - at least 2X daily for 2 minutes, floss once daily and use an antiseptic mouthwash 2X daily. Ask your dentist or dental hygienist for proper brushing technique. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does this white spot on my gum mean I have gingivitis? I have a whitish spot or splotch on the lower left side of my gum that's been there for a couple weeks now. Cleaning doesn't seem to make any difference. Is this a sign of gum disease?
Yes, gingivitis: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you already have, gum disease. The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked professionally by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My gums are red and puffy. Was treated for gingivitis by my dentist but it came back. Any thoughts?
Recurrent gingivitis: is a form of the gingivitis that reappears after having been eliminated by treatment. Good oral hygiene is necessary to prevent the recurrence of gingivitis. Rec.: see your dentist for evaluation, x-rays, periodontal charting, oral hygiene education and treatment. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I'm wondering can the dentist tell the difference between gingivitis of the gums, from someone who has been dipping?
There's a difference: There is a big difference in the appearance of these two things. A dentist can distinguish. If you are dipping you should stop this destructive habit. See a dentist and have your mouth checked, and your teeth cleaned so there is no gingivitis. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Wanted to know if i can trust my new dentist who says i need gum treat due to signs of pre-gingivitis or pre-periodontal disease?
How long for herpes gingivitis to go away? 2 y/o had fever 5 days- gums inflamed 6 days. Had sores but only lasted 24 hours now almost gone.
Gingivitis. Gum goes over some of tooth. I was flossingand became thin, and the over lapping part ripped off.It looks fine now.how prvnt infection?
My boyfriend has gingivitis and i discovered he has used my toothbrush. Can i get gingivitis or any other gum disease? Also, other than good oral hygiene, what can he do for his gum issues? Thank you.
Not probable!: Sure, gingivitis and most bacterial issues are transmittable between species however one needs to susceptible. If you are flossing daily, brushing in a vibratory manner at the gum tooth interface, you probably don't have and are not susceptible to gum issues from your boyfriends tooth brush. Think about it...You are kissing the guy ; you're ok! isn't that a more direct means of transmission!. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
If i have gingivitis and I am starting to use Waterpik water flosser, when will my gums stop bleeding when i am flossing with the water?
When you have gingivitis how long does it take for all of you gums to get better. My gums don't bleed, had a deep cleaning in gum line by dentist?
Up to you: See Dentist as often as recommended, but Dentist can't do this alone. You have the major responsibility for keeping your gums healthy. Brush 2 full minutes(zebu the clock) at least 2x/day with sort toothbrush & pea sized portion of toothpaste. Very important, floss or Water Pik daily. Avoid excessive alcohol. Ask Dentist for more advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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