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How does gingivitis go away?

How does gingivitis go away?

With cleaning: Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums, which is usually due to bacteria-containing plaque and tartar at the gum line. Daily brushing & flossing prevents plaque formation. Your dentist will need to physically remove the plaque and tartar. In the absence of bacteria and plaque, the body is able to heal the inflammation. Gingivitis can also be caused by other factors, please consult your dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. John Francis
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Gingivitis (Definition)

Bacteria in the mouth living in a thin film is called plaque. Plaque that is not removed through brushing can harden and form “tartar”, a hard mineral shell, that brushing can’t remove. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist can remove tartar. When plaque builds on the tartar surface, it irritates and erodes healthy gum tissue. This early stage of gum ...Read more


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How can I make gingivitis go away?

Brush and floss: Brush well, floss and antiseptic mouth wash. Plus periodic cleanings/exam by dentist. ...Read more

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Can gingivitis go away in two weeks?

Can gingivitis go away in two weeks?

YES!!!: Yes! if you brush carefully twice a day(small massaging motions with toothbrush, one tooth at a time) and flossing properly before you go to sleep(slide the floss gently into the gum beside your tooth). ...Read more

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How long will it take for my gingivitis to go away?

How long will it take for my gingivitis to go away?

It varies: Providing u have no underlying health problems that may be contributing to the problem & have a healthy immune system, it should resolve quickly after u remove the local inflammatory factors : plaque biofilm & food debris surrounding the teeth at the gumline and keep it from reoccuring. ...Read more

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Can gingivitis go away after a cleaning and antibiotics?

It may.. but...: The gingivitis (inflammation of overlaying gum tissues) can return at any time and point and as soon as proper hygiene declines. Regular visits of every 3-4 months can prevent the severity or occurrence of gingivitis, and if needed, a deep cleaning can treat this condition very effectively. Anti biotics are not necessary for treatment of gingivitis in almost all of the cases.. ...Read more

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I have gingivitis above my front tooth i think, I have looked oon line and it looks the same, will it go away ?My 4 front teeth r tender to touch, thanx

Gingivitis?: You need to see a dentist. It will not go away on it's own. The pain you are having is indicative of periodontal disease. If left untreated, it will lead to loss of your teeth. ...Read more

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Is gingivitis hereditary?

Is gingivitis hereditary?

Bacteria causes it.: Gingivitis is inflammation of the soft gum tissue, the diagnosis implies that the bone that supports the teeth is not affected. Like some other conditions, you may inherit a tendency toward gingivitis, but you cannot not inherit the condition. It is caused by germs accumulating at the gum line. ...Read more

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How is gingivitis treated?

How is gingivitis treated?

Brush your gums : Most people brush their teeth but ignore their gums. Make sure to brush the gums on both sides of your teeth- even if they bleed. Floss at least 3 times a week to flush food and bacteria from your gums. Your gums may bleed - but that is okay. The gums will 'tighten up' in a couple of days of brushing. Visit your dentist every six months to make sure you are brushing and flossing correctly. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your ...Read more