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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. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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Please help! does chewing on raw garlic help with a tooth/gum infection?

Please help! does chewing on raw garlic help with a tooth/gum infection?

It can't hurt: But you will still need to see a dentist to treat the tooth. The garlic will not solve your problem. (btw, stop the garlic 24hrs before your appointment and brush and gargle well, too).. Nobody likes garlic breath. ...Read more

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Gingivostomatitis(tooth/gum infection), what is this?

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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What is gingivostomatitis(tooth/gum infection)?

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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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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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. ...Read more

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