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How Common Is It For Somebody To Get Painful Gums
Swollen gums: The most common cause of swollen gums is poor dental hygiene (not brushing enough). In this case the gums also tend to bleed when brushed. Swollen gums is very unusual for a person with good dental hygiene. Other causes include allergies, drug reaction (particularly dilantin), leukemia, and other disease that can cause infiltration of tissues with cells or abnormal proteins. ...Read more
Are water picks better than flossing? I do not like flossing and find it painful even though i have healthy gums. Do water picks get moldy?
Both are best: If you are having pain when flossing then you need the Dentist or hygienist to observe you flossing and help correct any technique errors. It should not hurt in the least. Water Pik is excellent addition , and for some better than nothing if they refuse to floss. Keep it clean and dry, allow water to drain from hose. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get canker sores frequently. However I am now getting them on my gums and tongue and they are becoming more painful and more frequent .any solutions?
Canker sore: Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. If concerned see your dentist for laser treatment, immediate solution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have very red, inflamed gums and every time I floss, they start to bleed and it's very painful. how can I get rid of this?
A painful white hole on the both sides of my gum on my upper teeth is getting worse and has been there for 5 days. What can I do to get rid of it?
Canker sores?: These may be canker sores for which there is no proven treatment. Yet my mother's trick in applying table salt to them may possibly hasten the recovery. It may sting a bit at first however. Not knowing the cause, topical antibiotic has also been used for this condition. Canker sores usually resolve in about 10 days or less. However if the problem gets worse, see your dentist. Dental hygiene Ok? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How common is it to get a gum infection when i just went to the dentist on january
-dentist who did the cleaning didn't remove the wires forom braces?
Failure: For proper professional cleaning orthodontic appliances do not have to be removed. Failure to keep teeth immaculately clean, especially between teeth where toothbrush can't reach, can result in damage to gums and underlying bone. Review orthodontic hygiene w your orthodontic specialist ; your family dentist. More frequent cleanings and/or care of periodontist may be in order. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several things...: This could be several different things. It could be an abscessed tooth, an impacted, infected wisdom tooth, a periodontal abscess or even a cyst or tumor in the jaw. You should see your dentist for a thorough evaluation. Your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon for further evaluation. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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