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How long does sensitive gums associated with pregnancy last?

How long does sensitive gums associated with pregnancy last?

Variable: It should regress following delivery but optimal home care is critical. Brushing and more importantly flossing is key to maintaining plaque control. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How long does sensitive gums associated with periodontitis last?

How long does sensitive gums associated with periodontitis last?

Variable: Sensitivity following perdontal treatments or scaling should resolve in 1week. Surgical treatment will take longer to resolve. Periodontal disease is a lifelong condition so sensitivity assoc with the disease itself will be present always but some episodes will be worse than others. ...Read more

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Toothache and sensitive gums, can they be due to grinding?

Toothache and sensitive gums, can they be due to grinding?

Grinding teeth: Grinding teeth excessively will wear the teeth and make them sensitive. If you grind a lot your gums will recede. Once the gums recede the roots get exposed and the teeth become more sensitive, especially to temperature differences. ...Read more

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Swollen and sensitive gums all of a sudden. How do I treat this?

Swollen and sensitive gums all of a sudden. How do I treat this?

Acute infection.: If your are stressed and not getting enough rest, this could be what used to be called "trench mouth" and requires immediate attention by your dentist. ...Read more

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What is a good whitening product to use if you have sensitive gums?

What is a good whitening product to use if you have sensitive gums?

Dentist Assist Best: While there are many good over the counter whitening products on the market especially in a situation where your teeth are already sensitive a doctor assisted product would be best. Your dentist, based on their experience and training, can select the best product/technique for your specific need. ...Read more

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Can strep cause swollen sensitive gums?

Can strep cause swollen sensitive gums?

Strep infection: A strep infection can affect any part of the body. Rarely if ever have i personally seen a strep infection of the gums. If you have a strep infection, your doctor should have you on the appropriate antibiotic. If your gums remain swollen and sensitive after resolution of the strep infection, see your dentist. It wouldn't be a bad idea to see your dentist anyway in case you have some dental problem. ...Read more

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Does having sensitive gums mean I have unhealthy gums or just need a softer toothbrush?

Does having sensitive gums mean I have unhealthy gums or just need a softer toothbrush?

Maybe both: Gums should be firm and pink in color. A soft toothbrush cleans teeth well and stimulates and massages your gums at the same time. So a soft toothbrush andfirm pink gums are normal, healthy. If not see a dentist! ...Read more

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How do I treat peeling/sensitive gums?

Not normal: Peeling and very sensitive gums is not normal. Often this is a sign of gum disease, you should see your dentist to get this taken care of right away. If left untreated it will only get worse and you risk losing all your teeth. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Linden
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Sensitive Gums (Definition)

If your gums are red, swollen, bleed easily, are painful when eating or drinking; see a dentist for help. If you would like more personal advice, schedule an inbox consult with me at www.healthtap.com/rdouglasdds And ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more