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Is there a home remedy for ridding gum infection, and whitening teeth besides brushing?

Is there a home remedy for ridding gum infection, and whitening teeth besides brushing?

Yes and no: Yes to the teeth whitening and no to the gum infection. If you have gum infection, you need to see your dentist for treatment.

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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What are some natural remedies for preventing or curing bacterial infections after tooth extraction?

What are some natural remedies for preventing or curing bacterial infections after tooth extraction?

Infections are rare: Bacterial infections are quite infrequent following extraction as the source of the infection is the tooth, which was removed. As long as the patient is not immune compromised (ie. Diabetes, hiv, chemotherapy) the body should clear any residual infection by itself.

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Hi, I have black/brown dot in between my teeth where the gums are? What does it mean? And is there a natural remedies I can use to get rid of it?

Hi, I have black/brown dot in between my teeth where the gums are? What does it mean? And is there a natural remedies I can use to get rid of it?

See Dentist: What you are seeing could be a variety of things. You would need to see your dentist so they can take a look and take x-rays. There are no natural remedies to get rid of it.

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Can gum or tooth infection cause numbness in head?

Can gum or tooth infection cause numbness in head?

Maybe: Infections can spread from teeth to other parts of the body so see your md or dentist asap and get the infection treated.

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Is amoxicillin effective against tooth/gum infections?

Is amoxicillin effective against tooth/gum infections?

Yes: It is very effective. However, your dentist will need to treat your gums and tooth to ensure that the infections do not reoccur.

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After having a back tooth extracted 3 weeks ago... I still have pain and inflamed gums... Do I have an infection?

After having a back tooth extracted 3 weeks ago... I still have pain and inflamed gums... Do I have an infection?

Possibly: Approximate healing time is usually up to 10 days, but it may depend upon the severity of the extraction and if infection was already present. I would call the dentist/oral surgeon and get back in asap.

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I have a large bump on the top left side of my gums on the 2nd to last tooth. Its large and growing. Is it a gum or tooth infection?

I have a large bump on the top left side of my gums on the 2nd to last tooth. Its large and growing. Is it a gum or tooth infection?

Likely: Best get to a dentist to have it evaluated. The most likely explanation is infection. If it is food packed in your gums it may self correct if the food can be dislodged but if a tooth is infected internally or if you have periodontal disease, you will need dental treatment.

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Had IBS for a year. Tried diets not worked. I recently found out that have a infection in gum above tooth, could this be a cause of the ibs? Thankyou.

Had IBS for a year. Tried diets not worked. I recently found out that have a infection in gum above tooth, could this be a cause of the ibs? Thankyou.

Not Likely: The infection on your gum is almost certainly due to bacteria- an old filling could be breaking down or you have not been cleaning your teeth enough. The stress of the ibs may be making you more susceptible to dental infections by reducing the effectiveness of your immune system.

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I got a tooth pulled out today and was in a lot of pain I had a infection deep down in my gum I'm in a lot of pain after my tooth has been removed why?

I got a tooth pulled out today and was in a lot of pain I had a infection deep down in my gum I'm in a lot of pain after my tooth has been removed why?

Nerve endings: You are in pain because the nerve endings in that area have been traumatized and are inflamed. Just because your tooth was extracted does not mean that the pain instantly disappears. You were infected and were in a lot of pain going into the procedure... it will take time for your body to heal. You'll need to take pain meds in the meantime to alleviate your discomfort. Feel better soon..

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My gum got injured during dental impression. The DA purposely hurt me with a wrong size tray. Could that damage my tooth nerve & cause me gum infection??

My gum got injured during dental impression. The DA purposely hurt me with a wrong size tray. Could that damage my tooth nerve & cause me gum infection??

The: Dental assistant tries to use the smallest tray that will do the job because an over large tray will extend too far back and make you wretch or gag. Often the contour of the bone under the gums is such that a very slightly too small tray will dig into the gum. (S)he was trying to make you more comfortable, not hurt you on purpose. At the most, your gum was scratched. It will heal quickly.

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Can you get an abscess/infection on the gum where the tooth was taken out?

Can you get an abscess/infection on the gum where the tooth was taken out?

Possible: Sometimes if the infection is severe, there can be residual infection in the gum. The site may have to be surgically cleaned/washed out and antibiotics will be prescribed.

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Tooth extracted 12/3 just noticed knot on gums, slight pain not bad infection or normal?

Tooth extracted 12/3 just noticed knot on gums, slight pain not bad infection or normal?

Probably normal: It is possible to get a collection of blood, a hematoma, after surgery. This will typically self resolve and improve each day and week. If not, have your dentist or oral surgeon evalaluate for infection.

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Roots of a top tooth left in my top side gum and has caused infection after infection@ pain side of palate. How wil they b removed?

Roots of a top tooth left in my top side gum and has caused infection after infection@ pain side of palate. How wil they b removed?

Oral surgeon: Please consult an oral surgeon to see if these roots can be removed. The removal of some roots on the top jaw can lead to sinus troubles and more complicated infections known as oroantral fistulas.

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Had apicoectomy w/ cyst removal 5wk ago. Tooth/gum still don't feel right. Os says no sign of infection but didn't re-xay. Should I get a 2nd opinion?

Had apicoectomy w/ cyst removal 5wk ago. Tooth/gum still don't feel right. Os says no sign of infection but didn't re-xay. Should I get a 2nd opinion?

Be patient: If no infection found, no x-rays are needed. Even though an apicoectomy is considered minor surgery, many people say that recovering from it takes 4-8 weeks. Take care.

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Advice? Would probiotics get rid of a tooth/gum infection?

Advice? Would probiotics get rid of a tooth/gum infection?

Definitely, no: There is no scientific evidence to suggest that you can treat an active or chronic tooth/gum infection with probiotics. See your dentist for a professional care.

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A small ulcer on the tooth gums. And have some pass coming out. Isit gums problem or due to any infection?

Ginigivitis: See a dentist ASAP. Healthy gums are essential for dental health and can impair the integrity of your teeth. This should be seen and managed by your dentist as quickly as possible. Dental infections have the risk of becoming severe and extending to other areas.

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What do they normally do if you show up at an emergency room with a gum or tooth infection? Do they have dentists there?

What do they normally do if you show up at an emergency room with a gum or tooth infection? Do they have dentists there?

Treat the emergency: Some hospitals have dentists on staff, and some do not. In any case, in an emergency room, they will only treat the emergency, that is pain and/or swelling, most often with prescription medication, and tell you to see a dentist for definitive treatment.

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How long it takes for swelling go down in m gums the dotcor said I have a gum infection from my wisdom tooth they gave me antobics?

How long it takes for swelling go down in m gums the dotcor said I have a gum infection from my wisdom tooth they gave me antobics?

Hard to tell: All depends on cause of infection, position of tooth and how soon you will have it removed. Antibiotics are a temporary fix to reduce swelling enough to remove tooth.

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It hurts a lot from my gum/tooth infection so I have to have a root canal. It is still hurting just as much so how long do they take to work?

It hurts a lot from my gum/tooth infection so I have to have a root canal. It is still hurting just as much so how long do they take to work?

Root canals: Completed on a painful tooth almost always improve acute symptoms immediately. Depending on the amount of inflammation and infection that infiltrated into the tissues surrounding the tooth, symptoms can continue to aggravate u after the root canal. Medications are prescribed to fight this issue. There are many possibilities. If its been more than 5 days, return to your doctor.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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