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Is gum disease treatable?

Is gum disease treatable?

Yes but...: It is treatable!!! But it is MUCH easier (and less expensive)to prevent gum disease. Make sure to see your dentist and follow a careful routine of meticulous home care ...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


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Inflamed gums while braces, how to treat it?

Inflamed gums while braces, how to treat it?

Rarely: Rarely it's allergy to the stainless steel. Most often it's from compromised Oral Hygiene. Make sure you BOTH brush 2x/day for 2 full minutes BY THE CLOCK, AND floss and/or Water-Pik daily. Swollen gums usually due to bacteria. Ask both your Orthodontic Specialist and your General Dentist if more frequent professional cleanings, or referral to Periodontist (gum specialist) would be in order. ...Read more

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My back left wisdom tooth's gum is inflamed and hurts. How do I treat this?

My back left wisdom tooth's gum is inflamed and hurts. How do I treat this?

How to treat?: See a dentist to determine why it's inflamed and hurts. The cause will determine the treatment. We can only guess and there are lots of possibilities. ...Read more

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Gums in one part of my mouth are red and inflamed. is this gum disease? what should I do to treat this?

It could be...: .. but it needs to be examined to know for sure. You may have food or calculus stuck there, there may be a cavity, but at a minimum it is inflamed. To determine what causd it and what treatment is needed, please see a local dentist. ...Read more

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Gum around root canal treated tooth feels tender, not firm. Been 1 month+.Dentist said not inflamed, but there's a discomfort there. Tooth problem?

Gum around root canal treated tooth feels tender, not firm. Been 1 month+.Dentist said not inflamed, but there's a discomfort there. Tooth problem?

Many possibilities: It could be any number of causes. Fractured root, occlusal trauma, periodontal gum inflammation, periapical infection, failing Root Canal Therapy, unfilled accessory canal? All possibilities. Requires clinical and radiographic evaluation. Consider Endodontic consult if necessary. ...Read more

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My gum is inflamed near the upper molars ..then it find solitary Rt. Submandibular lymph node enlargement..can gingivitis be the cause? How to treat?

Cannot say in: your particular case without directly seeing it. And.... inflammed gum is gingivitis and inflammation causes lymph node enlargement. Or... bad tooth with root infection. ...Read more

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How do I treat gum sores?

How do I treat gum sores?

Brush, floss, rinse.: Regular brushing, flossing, and use of antibacterial rinses i.e. Listerine will likely help reduce you sore gums (gingivitis). Many people just simply brush briefly which only cleans the outside of teeth/gum, but in between+inside are left untouched..Bacteria grow and causes your gum to be sore and bleed etc..Take care of your teeth--u got first 2 sets free, thereafter it's expensive. Good luck, . ...Read more

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How do I treat gum erosion?

How do I treat gum erosion?

Gum massage: Massage gums daily, use soft tooth brush, if infected check with your doc. ...Read more

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How do you treat a gum boil?

How do you treat a gum boil?

Gum boil: Generally the gum boils are treated by drainage of the pus, disinfecting and then filling the infected tooth. Apicectomy, which is the removal of the tip of the root, is done when disinfecting the tooth is not possible. Extracting the tooth is another option when the damage done by the bacterial infection is irreversible. ...Read more

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What happens when your gums are inflamed?

What happens when your gums are inflamed?

They're red...: ... they're puffy, and they usually bleed. If you have any of these symptoms, it's time to call a local dentist for an appointment. Left untreated, bone loss can occur. ...Read more