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How Helpful Is The Waterpik For Dental Health I Tried It And It Hurts My Gums
Excellent: Be sure to start with the lowest setting. See your Dentist to make sure there are no underlying problems which might be worsened by the use of this. If so, get them corrected before continuing. Experience and gentle care and approach will usually correct the soreness, if all else is healthy. Bring it in to Dental Hygienist for instructions in use if needed. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Should i get gums peeled back to clean teeth went to a dentist and they suggested peeling my gums back cutting and peeling back, to deep clean my teeth is this a standard procedure. I take pretty good care of my teeth as it is. I was really wondering if i
My teeth always bleed the dentist told me to use flossing and i hate it cause it feels like I have gap in my teeth. Is there any solution for it.
Yes: What your dentist really wants is for you to clean interdentally. For people who don't like floss, there are many good alternatives. The bottom line is to reduce gum inflammation thru good hygiene. Reduce exposure to sugary foods. Practice good nutrition and find a good alternative to floss. Your bleeding gums will improve. If you've done all this and bleeding persists, get a thorough medical exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does teeth cleaning hurt so much and make my gums bleed? My dental hygienist seems very enthusiastic with her scraping. Do i really do that bad of a job keeping my teeth clean? It didn't used to hurt this much. I brush three times daily and floss most
I explain 2 patients: All my colleagues gave you some great answers & i agree with all their comments. I would just like to add one perspective in answering this question. I have known dental offices that may be less than completely thorough to ensure that their patients are comfortable for cleanings. In our office our first priority is to be as thorough as possible as we want the best for our patient's dental health. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
How long does it take the pain to go away after a deep cleaning? I had my first scaling and root planing deep cleaning three days ago, and my mouth, especially the front, is still sore enough that it really hurts to brush. Is this normal?
Usually : Usually the pain doesn't last that long but i wouldn't be too concerned. The salt water rinse (teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) helps the gums to heal. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) rinse twice a day helps as well. If the discomfort doesn't go away in a week talk to your dentist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Went to dentist . Had laser on gums and deep cleaning. Had not been to dentist in years . Jaw really sore. Is it ok to use ice on it.
Is it important to have my wisdom teeth remove? All 4 of my wisdom teeth have finally came out but the last one is hurting really bad but i can't afford to go to the dentist would it be harmful to my health to leave as is?
Infections harm you: If you have a painful partially erupted wisdom tooth it is usually caused by a swollen and infected gum over part of the tooth. Eventually this infection may well get worse and can threaten your overall health. The best answer is to get the area checked by your dentist and eliminate the problem now rather than later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does it take to recover from a gingivectomy? Until recently, i hadn't gone to the dentist in years, and have done a really poor job of cleaning my teeth. My dentist says i need to gingivectomy to stop the advance of gum disease, and it sounds rea
Treating cause or ..: Removing infected gum tissue removes the effects of the infection but leaves the same bacteria in the mouth that caused the problem. The perio protect method was shown to be better than conventional methods (j clin dent 2012) and it killed 99.98% of the bacteria that caused the disease (j dent res 2007). Manage the bacteria and you manage the cause of the disease. Don't treat the effects. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Why does a dental hygienist do my teeth cleaning? It's always kind of bothered me that a hygienist and not my dentist does my cleaning. My dentist usually just shows up for a couple minutes at the end. Why is this?
Dental : Dental hygienist are specifically trained to do cleanings along with many other procedures. They are vital part of the dental team under the supervision of a dentist. Depending on the state, hygienists are not legally allowed to diagnose a problem but only to describe it. Therefore, the dentist will do an exam during your visit to diagnose any problems that may be present. In some dental offices, a dentist may do your cleaning. In our office, for example, a dentist can do your cleaning by request but an additional fee may occur if it is case which would typically be done by one of the dental hygienists. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have a yellow/green film on my tongue and it doesn't hurt and using a tongue brush doesn't help. I have great oral hygiene. How can I cure this?
Possiblly drug : Drugs sometimes have oral side effects such as color changes to your tongue good oral hygiene may not be enough but if it isn't drug related see your periodontist to evaluate it. ...Read more
When you have gingivitis how long does it take for all of you gums to get better. My gums don't bleed, had a deep cleaning in gum line by dentist?
Up to you: See Dentist as often as recommended, but Dentist can't do this alone. You have the major responsibility for keeping your gums healthy. Brush 2 full minutes(zebu the clock) at least 2x/day with sort toothbrush & pea sized portion of toothpaste. Very important, floss or Water Pik daily. Avoid excessive alcohol. Ask Dentist for more advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lot of bacteria on my tongue and its white even fi i brush it very well
So i will use listerine as a mouhwash
What's ur advice doctor? 10x
Dentist said it is canker sours, and a gum infection i hav been using salt water and antibiotics, should I brush my teeth during this, what else can I do?
I have a question about a front tooth root canal how much does it cost and does it hurt? My two front tooth are bad am missing half of my right tooth and the other is bad too i can't even smile or talk does it hurt and how those it work i want it done asa
See a dentist..: A thorough evaluation by a dentist may reveal you do not need root canal treatment. It may also reveal root canal treatment would not work. Please see a dentist who can offer you more intelligent answers for your particular issues. If you do not have one seek one online with very good reviews. A very good dentist can minimize or eliminate much in the way of discomfort. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
My gum bleeds, hurts and is swollen all the time i.E brushing, eating. It also gives me bad breath. What condition is this and how can it be treated?
Periodontal disease : Your gums sound like they are in need of a professional cleaning. There are other health issues that can contribute to this condition, but you need to seek help from a dentist. The problem will not go away on its own and may cause you to lose your teeth or worse if it is not gum disease. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
I have braces; what is a way to reduce the inflammation of my gums? I haven't been flossing much, and i'm going to use warm saltwater too.
Extreme Hygiene: Braces make one's oral hygiene much more difficult! my suggestions are the following: purchase and use an electric toothbrush at least 3x daily, purchase and use a water pik 2x daily, rinse with both an antiseptic and Fluoride mouthwash and see your dentist 3 to 4 times a year for cleanings while your in orthodontic treatment. Warm salt is good to help your gum heals, but really work on prevention. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Should i brush the top of my mouth to clean? my dentist told me it causes gum recession and it is not necessary. what about
skin next to the teeth?
Be gentle: Brushing roof of mouth unnecessary. Gums next to teeth need to be cleaned, especially the sulcus between the gum and the tooth. Important: 1-use SOFT t-brush, 2- brush gently but thoroughly 2 full minutes by the clock 2x/day, 3-don't scrub hard, 4-floss DAILY, 5-ask your Dentist/Hygienist to personalize your Oral Hygiene regimen, 6-have regular professional care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infection: Infection most probable cause. Clenching/grinding also a possibility. See a wisdom tooth specialist, an Oral Surgeon for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Until you can get to Oral Surgeon, if drinking causes drinking, don't drink until you receive treatment. ...Read more
Can flossing stop gum disease? I've never been good at flossing until i recently made an effort. When i started, my gums really bled, but they no longer do. Does this mean that any gum disease is gone, or are my gums just used to the floss?
Congratulations! : Congratulations! you have taken a very important step to better dental health and most likely better medical health for you entire body. Bleeding gums are a sign that something is wrong. The fact that your gums have stopped bleeding from better home care probably means that you probably only have the early stages of gum disease. When you remove the soft plaque that accumulates on your teeth and under your gums, the harmful process of toxic waste products which are produced when bacteria use this nourishment to live on, is controlled and the gums begin to heal. However, i think that it is important to see your dentist regularly to evaluate not only your teeth for cavities, but you overall dental health. It is still possible to have hard calculus which form on the teeth, which you can not necessarily see nor remove yourself, and which needs to be regularly removed by your dentist or a dental hygienist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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