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Home Remedies For Inflamed Gums
Red flag: Swelling is one of the signals your body uses to tell you that there's something wrong. By the time your gums are swollen enough to alarm you there is probably a significant gum disease problem that requires professional care, and you are probably beyond a diy cure. Please see your dentist for an examination and evaluation now. Referral to a periodontist may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below. : You be amazed of how much whiter, less stained and pinker (healthier ) gums you will get just buy brushing and flossing a few times a day. By brushing properly using a soft toothbrush you can get great result. You can also use some over the counter whitening toothpaste. This is more of a maintenance plan and you should have a professional cleaning and whitening done by a dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation: Probably better to seek professional help. It's always better to catch things early. ...Read more
I have inflamed gum with solitary swollen submandibular lymph node... What is the treatment? Should I take antibiotic?
Get checked: The most likely scenario is that there is an unhealthy pulp in a tooth that drained thru the bone to the gum and down to the lymph node. 1. Identify the constituents of the infection 2. Detoxify the infection 3 Deal with unhealthy tooth ...Read more
Home remedy for receeding gums and cavities? I can't see my dentist for a few weeks. Also, I have a bald patch just above my right ear?
Alopecia: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. A dermatologist can tell you if you have alopecia (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it w/medication. Peace and good health. See dentist for mouth issues and consider chewing a gum called SPRY or using the tooth paste by the same company. ...Read more
Can be a no-no: Gum chewing can cause bonded brackets to break off the tooth. Sticky and chewey foods tend to be "brace breakers", meaning, they can loosen bonded brackets and even loosen cemented bands. I normally recommend to my patients to avoid gum chewing. Also, another issue with or without braces, chronic gum chewing can exacerbate an exisiting tmd problem or myofacial pain dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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