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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
Can pre gingivitis cause irrated tonsils, sore throats, feel like cuts in my mouth symp but no cuts? Stye? But all go away.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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