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Dr. Corey Clay
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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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What are the causes of your gum to swell occasionally?

What are the causes of your gum to swell occasionally?

Inflammation: Gingivitis? Periodontitis? Can't tell over the internet. You should be examined by a local dentist for pocketing or an abscess.

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Foods that heal gums?

Foods that heal gums?

None!: The best thing to keep your gums healthy is good oral home care and seeing your dentist regularly for a regular exams and periodontal maintenance therapy. More than 600 different species of microorganism inhabit the human mouth. Gum disease is caused by the bacteria in your mouth organized in dental plaque. Except for water anything in your mouth can be used by dental plaque to thrive.

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How to get gum sores?

How to get gum sores?

Different ways: There are different kinds of gum sores. Some result from a viral infection, "cold sores", which can cause blisters. When these blisters burst, they often leave a shallow ulcer. Other open sores are from bacterial infections, trauma or an autoimmune reaction. Sores can sometimes be contagious so don't touch the sore with your finger.

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What is gum recession?

What is gum recession?

Receding Gums: Is the exposure in the roots of the teeth caused by a loss of gingival tissue. See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment.

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Why does my gum bleed?

Why does my gum bleed?

CauseYou don't floss: If you don't floss daily (never skipping days) your gums will continue to bleed. That is because plaque will build up and your gums will have an almost immediate inflammatory bleeding response to its "foreign" nature. Toothbrushing for good oral hygiene is a total myth! If it really worked, there would be no tooth decay or gum disease!

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Sour food hurts my gums?

Sour food hurts my gums?

It: May be due to a condition called ulcerative gingivitis where your gums have little ulcers or sores that are open and when you get sour foods or acidic foods next to these areas it will sting quite a bit.

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How do I treat gum sores?

How do I treat gum sores?

Brush, floss, rinse.: Regular brushing, flossing, and use of antibacterial rinses i.e. Listerine will likely help reduce you sore gums (gingivitis). Many people just simply brush briefly which only cleans the outside of teeth/gum, but in between+inside are left untouched. Bacteria grow and causes your gum to be sore and bleed etc. Take care of your teeth--u got first 2 sets free, thereafter it's expensive. Good luck, .

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What causes gums to itch?

What causes gums to itch?

Itchy gums: This can be due to gum inflammation. Periodontal disease or some new product or food.

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How do you get gum sores?

How do you get gum sores?

CANKER SORES: Canker sores are small shallow ulcers that appear in mouth and make eating and talking uncomfortable. The exact cause is not known.Stress or tissue injuryis thought to be cause of simple canker sore.Certain foods like citrus or acidic fruits, vegetables likelemons, tomatoes, orange, pineapple, apples, fig and strawberries can trigger a canker sore.Braces, ill fitting dentures can cause it too.

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How to fix receeding gums?

How to fix receeding gums?

See your dentist: If you think your gums are receding, regardless the cause (gum disease, bruxism, etc.) schedule an appointment with your dentist. There are conservative and surgical treatments that can repair and restore the gum and prevent further damage.

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How can I stop gum chewing?

How can I stop gum chewing?

Bad oral habit: Gum chewing is not about the gum or its sweetness. It is about manifesting a compulsive behaviors through the mouth. Seek a consultation with a therapist who manages habits that are delirious to your health. Over the last 38 years, I have seen individuals who require extensive enamel reconstruction from this habit. Still it is better than smoking or chewing tobacco. Only slightly.

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How do I treat gum erosion?

How do I treat gum erosion?

Gum massage: Massage gums daily, use soft tooth brush, if infected check with your doc.

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How do you treat a gum boil?

How do you treat a gum boil?

Gum boil: Generally the gum boils are treated by drainage of the pus, disinfecting and then filling the infected tooth. Apicectomy, which is the removal of the tip of the root, is done when disinfecting the tooth is not possible. Extracting the tooth is another option when the damage done by the bacterial infection is irreversible.

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What causes sudden gum pain?

What causes sudden gum pain?

Any of infections..: Normally, a periodontal, or gingival abscess can cause such sudden reaction, and in most of cases 24 to 72 hours after eating pop corn or chips, or nuts, where they hide below gum line and detach the gum. Please note that "tooth/root infection" can also cause sudden pain in the gum.

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If I have TMJ can I chew gum?

If I have TMJ can I chew gum?

Normally No: Chewing gum as a repetitive action can actually increase symptoms. Most people who chew gum chew on only one side of their mouth. This actually is like exercising one arm vs the other so the muscles on the right, for example, become stronger than the oral muscles on the left. An imbalance in occlusion is exactly what you don't need!

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What causes blood of the gum?

What causes blood of the gum?

GINGIVITIS: Bleeding gums is a sign of moderate to severe gingivitis. The gums are either invected or irritated by plaque or calculus ont he teeth. See your dentist for a thorough exam and prophylaxis (tooth cleaning). In the meantime start flossing and brushing to remove the plaque. Hormonal changes may also cause gums to bleed.

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Is chewing gum bad for health?

Is chewing gum bad for health?

Here/there is OK: Sugarless gum is probably not a bad thing. But anything in excess is not a good thing. Sugarless gum contains sorbitol...A laxitive and so excessive use may cause some stomach/intestinal upset etc... Also, excessive chewing will strain your jaws/tmj, wear-out your teeth etc...So, moderation, rorome! Be sensible, stay healthy... Good luck.

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