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Gums Detaching From Teeth
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 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends on type : The damage that chewing gums does to your teeth depends on the kindofgum you chew and how frequently you chew. Regular gum with sugar will increase decay. Chewing gum cn be very helpful for someone with dry mouth because it helps to stimulate saliva production. Xylitol gums will protect the teeth from decay. Chewing can increase TMJ pain in us suseptable people. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Bone loss ?: If you have bone loss secondary to periodontitis, and your gums have receded, then no, they will not regenerate and migrate to cover your exposed roots or fill in the dark triangles near the gum line. Please have yourself evaluated by a periodontist to help prevent further bone and tooth loss. ...Read more
Maybe.: If the gum you chew is sugarless it is postulated that the action of chewing removes plaque from the surfaces involved. Chewing also stimulates salive production which helps to fight cavities. If the gum is sugared, you're inviting more damage due to cavities than any good effects available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's Usually Not: If you have healthy teeth, healthy gums, and healthy jaw joints and muscles, chewing gum is usuall fine. In fact, sugarless gum or a variety with xyletol as a sweetener can actually be beneficial to your oral health. Chewing gum also stimulates saliva, which can dilute oral acids and help to protect your teeth from cavities. Your dentist can tell you much more about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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