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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. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist/oral surgeon for evaluation
Once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain or impacted
Once
Take NSAIDs if dealing with pain/swelling from wisdom teeth
Daily
Rinse with warm salty water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth
Daily
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Gingivostomatitis(tooth/gum infection), what is this?

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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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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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If they're malpositioned or impacted discuss removal with your dentist
Once
Make sure you take care of them like any other tooth in the mouth
Once
If removal becomes necessary, see an oral surgeon for consultation
Once
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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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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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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If partially erupted, keep them clean to prevent a local infection
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If erupted but endangering other teeth, have them removed
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If impacted, have them checked yearly for cysts & if found remove
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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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Natural Remedies (Definition)

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

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