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No dental issues, why are my gum bright red?

No dental issues, why are my gum bright red?

Local or systemic: You may have a localized or systemic problem... I would suggest seeing a dentist to determine why your gums are bright red.. Then a solution can be offered.. ...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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There's a small red patch on my gums that's redder than the rest of my gums, help?

There's a small red patch on my gums that's redder than the rest of my gums, help?

Brush, brush, brush: Try to brush meticulously on the area (even if it is bleeding) with a soft bristle brush for couple days. There should be a noticeable improvement in term of color and texture (lighter pink, less red, and a little more firm). Go to your dentist check for occlusion or any food impaction problem due to faulty restoration or open contact. Finally, an x-ray to rule out tooth nerve involvement. ...Read more

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My gum is red, tender, and bleeding. What can I take to treat this?

My gum is red, tender, and bleeding. What can I take to treat this?

Brush, brush, brush: When the gum is red, tender, and bleeding, it is the sign of established gingivitis. Started with good oral hygiene home care with good brushing and flossing. Check with your dentist for food impaction or bone loss which may indicate periodontitis. Radiographs will be required for definitive diagnosis to identify the cause and plan for treatment. ...Read more

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My gums are red and tender, bleeds when i floss too. What could be wrong?

My gums are red and tender, bleeds when i floss too. What could be wrong?

Gingivitis..: .. Or possibly periodontitis. Can't tell how severe your problem is over the internet. Either way it needs to be treated locally by a dentist. Call for an appointment. ...Read more

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My gums are red and they hurt on the top and bottom my my mouth?

My gums are red and they hurt on the top and bottom my my mouth?

Painful red gums: Requires you see a dentist for a one on one clinical exam to determine the cause and extent of the problem, along with appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My gums are red and sore above all my molars and there is a whitle line through the middle. What does this sound like?

My gums are red and sore above all my molars and there is a whitle line through the middle. What does this sound like?

Need to see it : As you might understand, it is quite difficult, if not impossible, to diagnose what is going on around your gums, without examination, or at least some clear photos. The condition could be a normal appearance of the gums with a muco-gingival line (the whitish, bisecting line you mentioned) passing through. It can also be a more involved lesion/situation. See your dentist, or periodontist. ...Read more

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My gums are red and puffy. Was treated for gingivitis by my dentist but it came back. Any thoughts?

My gums are red and puffy. Was treated for gingivitis by my dentist but it came back. Any thoughts?

Recurrent gingivitis: is a form of the gingivitis that reappears after having been eliminated by treatment. Good oral hygiene is necessary to prevent the recurrence of gingivitis. Rec.: see your dentist for evaluation, x-rays, periodontal charting, oral hygiene education and treatment. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and took my retainer off and my gums were mass and swollen in one particular spot my gums bright red and really sore. ?

I woke up this morning and took my retainer off and my gums were mass and swollen in one particular spot my gums bright red and really sore. ?

Adjustments: needed to be done to those retainers ,assuming everything else is normal ,the single spot on the game is probably created by pressure from the retained edge the need a simple adjustment by your dentist to make it fit better. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth is starting to come in and my check is swollen and hurts bad this the third day and my gums are red an swollen around 3 teeth.Normal?

My wisdom tooth is starting to come in and my check is swollen and hurts bad this the third day and my gums are red an swollen around 3 teeth.Normal?

Call your dentist: Erupting wisdom teeth can cause pain and can be associated with gum soreness. Based on your description of your symptoms, I would suggest that you call your dentist for an appointment as soon as possible. The swelling could be an indication of an infection. ...Read more

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Do I have periodontitis? My gums are red and puffy, only bleed sometimes when I floss and my gums are loose around my teeth. My bottom front especialy

Do I have periodontitis? My gums are red and puffy, only bleed sometimes when I floss and my gums are loose around my teeth. My bottom front especialy

Gingivitis for sure: Periodontitis is a chronic inflammation or infection of the tissue around the teeth and sockets and sometimes the jaw bone itself. Your description is consistent with gingivitis. This can arise from poor dental health or even from a vitamin deficiency or side effect of certain medications. See your dentist as soon as possible. It could lead to periodontitis so prompt treatment is important. ...Read more

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Why are my gums red and hurt bad suddenly?

Why are my gums red and hurt bad suddenly?

Infection: You may have an infection in your gums. See a dentist as soon as you can for an exam and treatment. In the short term clean your teeth as well as you can, take ibuprophen if it is safe for you, rinse with warm salt water. ...Read more

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Why are my gums red and look to be bleeding?

Why are my gums red and look to be bleeding?

It is a gum disease: Swollen, bright red gums that bleed easily can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. 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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Had my upper 1st premolars taken out on July 13th. The extractions weren't too difficult, but not easy. My gums are still red...is this normal?

Had my upper 1st premolars taken out on July 13th. The extractions weren't too difficult, but not easy.
My gums are still red...is this normal?

Red gums: What you are describing is probably normal post-surgical tissue. But to be sure ask your Dentist or Oral Surgeon for a post-surgical reevaluation. We can"t examine the tissue, he can. ...Read more

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I had a deep clean 1 week ago. My gums are sore, red, and itchy. Is that normal? I was fine before it.

I had a deep clean 1 week ago. My gums are sore, red, and itchy. Is that normal? I was fine before it.

Not fine: Your gums were not "fine" before the procedure, just asymptomatic. You needed the deep cleaning, which is a surgical procedure, because you had gum disease. You are now healing from that surgery. If you have concerns, return to the treating General Dentist or Specialist Periodontist who did the surgical procedure for a reevaluation. ...Read more

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I don't have any insurance and my lower gums are red and sore, I need something to get rid of this infection. What can I use?

I don't have any insurance and my lower gums are red and sore, I need something to get rid of this infection. What can I use?

Dental care: It is important that you see a dentist and get this infection treated ASAP. You do it need insurance to see a dentist. If cost is an issue then go to a lower cost clinic or a dental school near by. Your local dental society can help you find a low cost clinic. Don't wait, it will not get better on its own. ...Read more

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