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Locust Bean Gum
I have constant pain in my gums and teeth. can cinnamon and honey be mixed together to help ease the pain? or can I try something else
Ineffective: Rather than trying to mask the pain, better to determine the cause. Once cause has been established it can be properly treated. Your pain may indicate tooth abscess and/or gum disease. These infections do not self-cure, and can be extremely invasive and dangerous. Face it, you need to see a Dentist. Take advantage of his/her thousands of hours of training and years of experience. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
41yr, menorrhoea, fibroid, gums bleed, easy bruises, bruise goes after 3 to 4 weeks, can I drink lacto fermented drink "beet kvass"? For ibs, digestion
Iron Defici. Anemia: The symptoms you describe are typical of those associated with iron deficiency anemia. Uterine fibroids and heavy flow menses may lead to blood loss and iron depletion. The beet kvass would not do harm but it will not correct the problem. You need to visit your ob-gyn for a consultation and treatment. In the meantime eat food rich in iron such as beef, beans, lentils, dark leafy greens, artichokes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on goal: Lentils have high protein content. Cannellini beans have higher protein content, but also more carbohydrate and so for losing weight, may not be a better choice. Edamame has high protein, lower carbohydrate content, but soy beans have enzyme inhibitors which may block the action of enzymes for protein digestion. So, may be best to try 1/2 cup of lentils two meals daily, if trying to lose weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dentist ASAP: Bleeding, Bad breath and swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis and broken tooth can lead to the tooth loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Melanin : Can cause dark discoloration of the gums based on ethnicity and it is normal. If the the darker color (e.g. Dark red) is caused by gum disease , it will also involve inflammation due to engorgement of blood due to irritants, e.g. Tartar, plaque, calcular deposits, .. Please see your dentist if it is raising some worries. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what the gums are healing from. Most of the superficial exterior gum healing occurs within 6-8 weeks following gum surgery. However, changes in the deeper gum tissues continue to occur for many months. If your gums are not healing, whatever the cause, i would recommend an evaluation by a periodontist as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: See your Dentist for this. It may simply be hardened calculus (tarter) build-up under the gums that has turned dark and is making the gums appear black. OR, it could be something else, having to do with the gums themselves. Often we see systemic medical problems appear in the mouth. See your Dentist for examination, diagnosis and tx options. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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