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Dr. Ladan Zinati
Board Certified, Dentistry
23 years in practice
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Is there a home remedy for ridding gum infection, and whitening teeth besides brushing?

Dr. Ladan Zinati
Board Certified, Dentistry
23 years in practice
56K people helped
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. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Gregory Bohle
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
8 years in practice
9K people helped
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What are some natural remedies for preventing or curing bacterial infections after tooth extraction?

Dr. Gregory Bohle
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
8 years in practice
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Please help! does chewing on raw garlic help with a tooth/gum infection?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Please help! does chewing on raw garlic help with a tooth/gum infection?

No, see a dentist: There is no scientific evidence to suggest that you can treat an active tooth/gum infection with raw garlic. See your dentist for diagnosis and professional care. ...Read more

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Dr. David Epstein
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
19 years in practice
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Had tooth #32 extracted 12 days ago...large hole in gum. How long should it take to close completely...worry about re-infection. Thanks!

Dr. David Epstein
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
19 years in practice
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Keep it clean: since it's been 12 days already you are not at risk for a "dry socket." That occurs when the blood clot gets dislodged and allows for the bone to be exposed. Just keep the area clean.Rinsing with warm salt water or Peridex (anti microbial) after meals for about a minute and expectorating it will allow for the bone and gym to heal in normally. You should be just fine:) ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Peter Karsant
Board Certified, Dentistry
34 years in practice
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Gingivostomatitis(tooth/gum infection), what is this?

Dr. Peter Karsant
Board Certified, Dentistry
34 years in practice
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Gingivostomatitis: General term for an infection of the mouth and gums with sores, lack of appetite, bad breath, fever. Caused by the virus that causes cold sores and seen in people with poor oral hygiene. Treatment is to manage the symptoms so see your md or dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 years in practice
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What is gingivostomatitis(tooth/gum infection)?

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 years in practice
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What is gingivostomatitis(tooth/gum infection)?

Infection: It is an infection of the oral mucosa and the gingiva that leads to swelling and sores. It is most common among children and it can be caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 or the coxsackie virus. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Achong
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
13 years in practice
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Can you get an abscess/infection on the gum where the tooth was taken out?

Dr. Ronald Achong
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
13 years in practice
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Diane Stacey
Board Certified, Dentistry
40 years in practice
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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 ?

Dr. Diane Stacey
Board Certified, Dentistry
40 years in practice
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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 ?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Board Certified, Dentistry
4 years in practice
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What can I take if I have bad tooth ACE or infection and my gum while am pregnant?

Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Board Certified, Dentistry
4 years in practice
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What can I take if  I have bad tooth ACE or infection and my gum  while am pregnant?

Acetaminophen: You really should see a dentist and your physician. While dental pain is bad in itself, you don't want an infection to affect your pregnancy. Acetaminophen is "safe, " but you should first consult your physician. As for the dental pain/infection, do not wait to seek treatment as the problem will only get worse. ...Read more

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