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How Long Should Inflammation Of The Gums Last
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.
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
Once u have a deep cleaning to remove gingivitis and remove plaque and reduce inflammation. How long does it take to heal & eat normal again?
Gingivits or perio?: A treatment of gingivitis is a good regular cleaning and good home care. A treatment of periodontitis (progression of bone loss or attachment) required a deep cleaning, occlusal adjustment, follow up and/or surgery to control the disease. Gingivitis takes anywhere from 1 day to a week to heal. Periodontitis must be evaluated and compare radiographically in 4-6 months to determine the outcome. ...Read more
7-10 days: if properly treated. However, if not properly treated may lead to an advanced gum disease and even tooth loos due to destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth. Regardless, the time of healing, there are steps you can take to minimize gum damage:see your dentist, brush and floss properly 2X/day, drink water, eat well-balanced diet and relax. ...Read more
When you have a gum inflammation & you have a wisdom tooth coming though on top right side. Can wisdom tooth affect how long the inflammation goes?
Active tooth eruption means the immediate area will be inflammed until the tooth fully erupts or is removed.
Inflammation is OFTEN be a sign of infection. Antibiotics with or without periodontal treatment may be needed before the inflammation resolves.
Meticulous home care is essential with gentle brushing after any food intake and flossing slowly (not aggressively) twice a day. ...Read more
How long to recover from gingivitis? At my dentist appointment the other day, when my dentist measured my gum depth, there were several that came in at five. Can I do anything at home between now and six months from now when I go to the dentist next to fi
Periodontal disease: Swollen gums is a sign that you already have a gum disease. The bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic plaque on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...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 more
Aggressive periodontitis at age 30? At my dentist appointment last week my dentist diagnosed me with aggressive periodontitis, and said the my gums had basically skipped gingivitis and went straight to this. I have an appointment with him this week to hav
There is a form of periodontal disease called aggressive periodontitis that is diagnosed in patients under the age of 35 (or so). Periodontal disease has three major causes; bacteria, body's reaction to the bacteria, and bite (bad bite, clenching, grinding). Various systemic diseases can potentiate the body's reaction to the bacteria as well as various medications. It is wise to have this treated as soon as possible. The first thing you and your dentist need to do is identify the causes. As I tell my patients you are a co-therapist in that you need to know what it is and how to treat it and then how to minimize it from getting out of control. Yes, there is no cure, but you can control it.
Now treatment has several options. Traditional treatment involves scaling and rootplaning to reduce the bacteria around the teeth, low dose of Doxycycline (20mg 2x/day) to reduce body's reaction and bite adjustment along with a night guard. For areas that are badly damaged and have a lot of bone loss periodontists will do regenerative procedures to reverse the effects of the damage, another option which I provide my patients (and almost routinely now) is lanap. Laser assisted new attachment procedure. This utilizes a certain laser in conjunction with thorough scaling and bite adjustment to provide exceptional reduction of the disease and regeneration of much of the lost bone, root and gum attachment. It is a wonderful treatment complete in a few weeks and has much less discomfort associated with the actual care. The results long term are exceptional.
Either option is acceptable but you have to address the causes. Once active treatment is done (the above options) you have to maintain the health with regular cleanings and make sure if you are given a night guard you wear it! Ultimately, periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease which you have to in control.
Please feel free to ask further questions. This is important you address asap.
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Is damage to your gums caused by gingivitis irreversible? I like to think I take good care of my teeth, but at my dentist appointment last week my dentist said I have gingivitis and could need a deep cleaning. Is any damage caused by this permanent? What
Gum pain and gingivitis? Over the last month one of my upper front teeth has become very sensitive, and now the gum above it is also quite sore. Is this gingivitis?
How long before gingivitis turns to periodontitis? I think I have gingivitis, because my gums bleed when I brush. I haven't been going to the dentist regularly, because I don't have dental insurance coverage. How long can I wait before I'll get periodonti
Gingivitis : Gingivitis does not always turn into periodontitis but often does. Your immune reponse will dictate how fast and how much the disease will progress. Arresting the disease as soon as it is discovered is the best way to prevent progression. Brushing and flossing regularly and being regular with your dental hygiene visits will help. ...Read more
Had xrays & there nothing wrong. I've not cleaned my teeth for 3 years. Started doing it 2 months ago. Will it effect how long gum inflamation goes?
7-10 days : if properly treated. However, if not properly treated may lead to an advanced gum disease and even tooth loos due to destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth. Regardless, the time of healing, there are steps you can take to minimize gum damage:see your dentist, brush and floss properly 2X/day, drink water, eat well-balanced diet and relax. ...Read more
I have had a deep cleaning on the bottom row of teeth due to inflammation & gingivitis the top row are beginning to hurt bleed, & sweet what do I do?
See your dentst: You will probably need the same treatment on these teeth as well. ...Read more
Preterm low weight: Studies show that mothers who have gum disease are more likely to deliver preterm and low birth weight babies. This is due to the chronic inflammation throughout the body. Specifically, increase in prostaglandins (a chemical responsible for inflammation). After delivery, bacteria are transmissible to babies. Mommies are more prone to gum infection due to hormonal changes. ...Read more
Bleeding, tenderness: Signs would include bleeding when brushing, swelling, and redness. If an area bleeds or is irritated keep it clean. Most people want to not brush there until it heals, but that is not correct. Clean it out and it will heal. If you have lots of areas like this go to your dentist for a good cleaning and more instruction. ...Read more
Periodontal disease: Periodontal disease is a common cause of tooth loss in adults. The symptoms you describe suggest periodontal disease. Consult your dentist for treatment and preventing further damage. ...Read more
Yes: Particularly if you are a smoker. Not all gum diseases manifest themselves with red, swollen and bleeding gums. Only your dentist can check for sure and a simple exam and xrays can confirm any problem or not. ...Read more
Not likely: Common side effects of fish oils are gastrointestinal like nausea. They also frequently cause a fishy taste. More significantly the can lead to excessive lowering of blood sugar in diabetics and bleeding problems in patients on anticoagulants, like coumadin, (warfarin) Aspirin or plavix. No oral/dental inflammation has been reported. ...Read more
Is it possible the canola oil can cause inflammation of the gums and or allergic reaction in the mouth?
Unlikely: In theory anything we eat or drink could cause gum inflammation due to an allergic response, but not likely. I have not heard anything specific about canola oil and would bet that your gum inflammation has more to do with your daily oral hygiene and how long it's been since you had a professional cleaning. ...Read more
Not just plaque:
Periodontitis as a manifestation of systemic diseases often begins at a young age. Systemic conditions such as heart disease, respiratory disease, and diabetes are associated with this form of periodontitis.
Necrotizing periodontal disease is an infection characterized by necrosis of gingival tissues, periodontal ligament and alveolar bone. These lesions are most commonly observed in individuals w. ...Read more
Nothing: There's nothing otc to "take" for a gum infection. If the gums themselves are infected you must see a dentist for resolution of the infection. If one or more teeth are infected and draining through the gums, you must see a dentist to control the infection. You really can't do this yourself. Please see a pro. Call asap. ...Read more
See your dentist: It's very important to pay attention to your gums. Gums play a major role not only in your dental health, but in your general health. Regardless, the cause of gum inflammation, there are steps you can take to minimize gum damage:see your dentist every 3 month, brush and floss properly 2X/day, drink water, eat well-balanced diet and relax. Call your dentist today. ...Read more
Inflammation: Inflammation of the gums is usually caused by bacterial deposits near and below the gumline. Food sometimes gets caught, too is this a longstanding problem? If so, the it's best you get evaluated at a local dental office. You may have calculus caught in there, and that's something you cannot clean out. Warm salt water rinses, and gentle brushing and flossing should help but not cure the problem. ...Read more