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Red Gums (Overview)

Gums should typically be coral pink. This can vary with race and pigment distribution. If gums are red this is a tell tale sign of inflammation. Inflammation causes the gums to bleed. Bleeding gums are called gingivitis. Gingivitis is a precursor to periodontal disease. Studies also show that there is a correlation between periodontal disease and heart disease. See your dentist or hygienist.


Red Gums (Overview)

Gums should typically be coral pink. This can vary with race and pigment distribution. If gums are red this is a tell tale sign of inflammation. Inflammation causes the gums to bleed. Bleeding gums are called gingivitis. Gingivitis is a precursor to periodontal disease. Studies also show that there is a correlation between periodontal disease and heart disease. See your dentist or hygienist.


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How would doctors recommend i treat red gums quickly?

Find out cause: To get rid of gum problems see a periodontist who can treat the problem quickly. There are many reasons the gums may be red they will solve the problem for you. ...Read more

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How can I fix my red gums and make them pink and normal again?

How can I fix my red gums and make them pink and normal again?

Professional care : Make sure that you are brushing and flossing properly after every meal. It should take you about 2 minutes. Then see a dentist in order to determine how healthy or unhealthy your gums are. Often we miss cleaning between our teeth and all the way in the back, which leads to plaque and calculus build-up, which in turn leads to inflamed or infected gums. That requires professional treatment. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of red gums from gingivitis, and to ease the pain until seeing the dentist?

How can I get rid of red gums from gingivitis, and to ease the pain until seeing the dentist?

Better oral hygiene: You will need to see a dentist as soon as possible, ....But in the mean time, practice excellent oral hygiene. You need to brush afer eating. Every time. If that means 5x/day, so be it. And brush thoroughy for at least 2 mins. Floss 1-2x/day. And remember, call your dentist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: red gums?

What is the definition or description of: red gums?

Inflammation: Gums should typically be coral pink. This can vary with race and pigment distribution. If gums are red this is a tell tale sign of inflammation. Inflammation causes the gums to bleed. Bleeding gums are called gingivitis. Gingivitis is a precursor to periodontal disease. Studies also show that there is a correlation between periodontal disease and heart disease. See your dentist or hygienist. ...Read more

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How can I fix my red gums and make them pink and normal again?

Professional care : Make sure that you are brushing and flossing properly after every meal. It should take you about 2 minutes. Then see a dentist in order to determine how healthy or unhealthy your gums are. Often we miss cleaning between our teeth and all the way in the back, which leads to plaque and calculus build-up, which in turn leads to inflamed or infected gums. That requires professional treatment. ...Read more

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Is dark red gums and swelling a sign of anything?

Is dark red gums and swelling a sign of anything?

Common gingivitis: Swollen, red and bleeding gums may be a sign that you are at risk for or already have gum disease. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist.You can typically get free or reduced fee dental care at dental schools, community clinics, and health centers. Do not delay, ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend i treat red gums quickly?

Find out cause: To get rid of gum problems see a periodontist who can treat the problem quickly. There are many reasons the gums may be red they will solve the problem for you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have red gums under just one tooth?

What to do if I have red gums under just one tooth?

See your dentist: Gum disease can affect a single tooth or several teeth and if left untreated, may lead to infection and tooth loss. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between red gums & autoimmune diseases?

Is there a correlation between red gums & autoimmune diseases?

Lichen planus: Lichen planus, an autoimmune disease may give you a reddish gum with lattice work of white patches... Mouth may feel dry. Gum may be glossy and inflame... You cannot treat lichen planus, only palliatively to provide comfort... (drug such as coricosteroid, antiinflammatory). ...Read more

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What do I do? I have this weird taste in mouth and red gums?

What do I do? I have this weird taste in mouth and red gums?

Bleeding gum?: Gum bleeding will result in a weird taste in mouth. Red gum, especially generalized occurences all over your mouth may signal a more severe gingivitis/periodontitis that is needed to be diagnosed and treated. Schedule with your dentist. ...Read more

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Red gums, not swollen but sore. What can I do?

Red gums, not swollen but sore. What can I do?

Determine the cause: Your gums are red due to inflammation. The inflammation is most likely coming from bacterial irritation. You mostly likely have gingivitis, but is can also be the more advanced periodontitis. When was your last dental check up and cleaning? If it has been more than six months, it's time to make an appointment for an examination. ...Read more

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What to do if I have gum disease (puffy and red gums), can rinsing with salt water helps my puffy and red gums, can it also make the gums hard/tighten?

What to do if I have gum disease (puffy and red gums), can rinsing with salt water helps my puffy and red gums, can it also make the gums hard/tighten?

Puffy gums: Sign that gums are infected. Salt water will not cure an infection. Please see a dentist now, before the problem worsens. Puffy gums are often seen hand-in-hand with bone loss. If treated early enough inflammation can be reversed. If treatment delayed, the result will be permanent damage. The services of a gum specialist, a periodontist, may be in order. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of red gums from gingivitis, and to ease the pain until seeing the dentist?

Better oral hygiene: You will need to see a dentist as soon as possible, ....But in the mean time, practice excellent oral hygiene. You need to brush afer eating. Every time. If that means 5x/day, so be it. And brush thoroughy for at least 2 mins. Floss 1-2x/day. And remember, call your dentist. ...Read more

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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