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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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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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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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?

Go to the dentist: Natural remedies do not fix any tooth problems. That is why dentists exist. You need to go to the dentist to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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.

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. ...Read more

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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.. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Natural Remedies (Definition)

Natural remedies are plant based supplements to help with different symptoms people have. They are found ...Read more