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How long does it take for gum inflammation to go when you had it for 5 months?

How long does it take for gum inflammation to go when you had it for 5 months?

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

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Inflammation (Definition)

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


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How long does it take for swollen gums to get better when you have periodontal disease ?

How long does it take for swollen gums to get better when you have periodontal disease ?

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

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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 ?

Irrelevant: The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed, painful and numb ( tingling sensations) easily bleed. This is a serious problem, called gum disease (gingivitis) which should be checked and treated by a dentist. Wisdom tooth s a separate issue and need to be addressed separately by the same dentist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is inflammation of the gums and effect on baby?

What is inflammation of the gums and effect on baby?

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

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What's the best way to treat inflammation of the gums?

What's the best way to treat inflammation of the gums?

Care: You need both professional care, that includes at least cleaning and you need home care daily with brushing and flossing.Start with the dentist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Inflammation of the gums?

What is the definition or description of: Inflammation of the gums?

Gingivitis: Gingivitis is the technical term for inflammation of the gingiva. The gums will appear red and puffy and will easily bleed when brushing and flossing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of inflammation of the gums and how can you address them?

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

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Gum disease, inflammation of the gums and bleeding easily - what could it mean?

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

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Is it possible to have gum disease w/ out the inflammation of the gums and bleeding easily?

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

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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