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What causes all of your gums to be red and swollen apart from gum disease. The only thing my dentist has told me is I have a gum inflammation?

What causes all of your gums to be red and swollen apart from gum disease. The only thing my dentist has told me is I have a gum inflammation?

Could be: Could be gum disease, traumatic brushing, failure to floss, systemic problem such as diabetes. Could be viral, bacterial, or fungal infection. You have a gum problem, go see a gum specialist, a Periodontist. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your ...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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The gums around my teeth are pink and the rest look red. Could I have gum disease?

Possibly: Pink gums around teeth are usually healthy gums but just because they are pink where you can see doesn't mean that you don't have gum disease. Only your dentist can confirm whether or not you have it. 75% of adults have some form of it and those who don't go to the dentist for preventative care are nearing 90+% incidence. The gum tissue above and below your teeth can be a reddish or magenta color. ...Read more

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Red spot on soft palate. I'm not sure if it's due to a gum disease or due to oral sex or drinking?

Red spot on soft palate. I'm not sure if it's due to a gum disease or due to oral sex or drinking?

Red spot on palate: The red spot could be caused by any of the things you suggested. Best thing to do would be to visit your dentist if the spot does not disappear within 5-7 days and have the dentist check it out. ...Read more

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Gums in one part of my mouth are red and inflamed. Is this gum disease? What should I do to treat this?

It could be...: .. but it needs to be examined to know for sure. You may have food or calculus stuck there, there may be a cavity, but at a minimum it is inflamed. To determine what causd it and what treatment is needed, please see a local dentist. ...Read more

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Whenever I try to brush my teeth my gums look bright red and swollen and they bleed. Does this mean I have gum disease? It also hurts

Whenever I try to brush my teeth my gums look bright red and swollen and they bleed. Does this mean I have gum disease? It also hurts

See dentist ASAP: See your dentist or hygienist for a definitive diagnosis. At age eighteen, it is possible that you need an excellent professional cleaning coupled with enhanced home care to remedy the situation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to spit red stuff in the morning when brushing teeth (dont know if its blood)? This barely happens. This someone has gum disease too.

Is it normal to spit red stuff in the morning when brushing teeth (dont know if its blood)? This barely happens. This someone has gum disease too.

Spit red stuff: No it is not normal to spit red stuff. You mentioned that this person has gum disease. The good news is that gum disease can be treated and we can save your teeth- See a dentist or gum specialist ASAP. That same bacteria that causes the red stuff can also cause heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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My gums are red and puffy. Was treated for gingivitis by my dentist but it came back. Any thoughts?

Recurrent gingivitis: Is a form of the gingivitis that reappears after having been eliminated by treatment. Good oral hygiene is necessary to prevent the recurrence of gingivitis. Rec.: see your dentist for evaluation, x-rays, periodontal charting, oral hygiene education and 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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I have a small red spot on my gum near my teeth and I'm worried. I just saw it today in the morning and my gums don't hurt or any thing. Gingivitis?

I have a small red spot on my gum near my teeth and I'm worried. I just saw it today in the morning and my gums don't hurt or any thing. Gingivitis?

Small rest spot: This might be as simple as an irritation from food or the bristles of a toothbrush. However, it CAN NOT be diagnosed over the internet, sight unseen. You will need to see your own dentist to determine what it is and if it requires any treatment. When was your last dental exam? Perhaps you are due anyway. ...Read more

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Red tonsils red gums but no pain no fever nothing had it for a while. Dentist check had gingivitis. Taking peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). What's goin on?

Unrelated: Gingivitis is inflammation in the gum caused by dental related bacteria. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) will decrease bacteria but nothing can completely reverse gingivitis except good oral hygiene, so floss and brush and if you had a good cleaning it should go away. ...Read more

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My gums have been red and swollen for 3 days, and I have noticed bleeding while brushing my teeth during this time. Is gingivitis a concern?

My gums have been red and swollen for 3 days, and I have noticed bleeding while brushing my teeth during this time. Is gingivitis a concern?

See your Dentist: Pain, bleeding, swelling are red flags your body waves to get your attention. You need to see a dentist to help you determine the cause of your symptoms (there are many) and the appropriate treatment. This isn't a diy situation, and can quickly worsen. Please put down the computer, pick up the phone, and call your dentist. Referral to a periodontist may be in order. ...Read more

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My gums have been red and swollen for 3 days, and I have noticed bleeding while brushing my teeth during this time. Does that sound like gingivitis?

My gums have been red and swollen for 3 days, and I have noticed bleeding while brushing my teeth during this time. Does that sound like gingivitis?

Of course: Bleeding, swollen and throbbing gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis or tooth infection can lead to the bone graft loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more

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Having a history of fatty liver disease, should I still consume a glass or half of red wine a day for cardio-protective effects?

Having a history of fatty liver disease, should I still consume a glass or half of red wine a day for cardio-protective effects?

May be not: Fatty liver is usually caused by high storage of triglycerides -- and this is caused by too much calorie intakes from perhaps diet or alcohol and usually the liver enzymes is mildly elevated. So, I don't think I would advise you to drink wine for cardioprotective at this time, instead I would advise you to take up exercise and healthy diet and weight management --. ...Read more

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What are the associations between Parkinson's disease and alcohol consumption? Are there compounds in red wine and beer that are helpful in preventing pd?

What are the associations between Parkinson's disease and alcohol consumption? Are there compounds in red wine and beer that are helpful in preventing pd?

Parkinson's disease: There is no protective effect from alcohol in parkinson's disease. There is a protective effect from caffeine and cigarette smoking. Obviously, this information perhaps suggests that one of the hundred toxins from cigarette smoking may have neuroprotective properties. This does not keep me from providing smoking cessation counseling to all my patients. For the moment, I just do my morning coffee. ...Read more

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What does gum disease look like?

Mild to Advanced: Mild form of gum disease, the gums become red, swollen and bleed easily on brushing. Advanced gum disease, this is final stage of gum disease, the fibers and bone supporting your teeth are destroyed and surgical procedures are often required. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Can kumazasa extract cure gum disease?

Suggestion: If you have periodontal disease, it would be wise to seek the advice of a periodontist. S/he will use therapy and medicaments that have a proven track record of managing the disease. ...Read more

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Can I have gum disease and never know it?

Yes: Gum disease is assymptomatic until the very late stages. The pain only begins when there are major problems. Better to get it taken care of in the early stages. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for gum disease relief?

See a periodontist: If you rely only on oral hygiene and not a definitive treatment, the periodontal infection and gum disease always will come back. Periodontist will treat gum disease by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. A periodontist is a dentist specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and alveolar bone resorption. ...Read more

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What are some of the most common causes of gum disease?

No floss: Not brushing or flossing -- poor oral hygiene, is the most common cause. Smoking, uncontrolled blood sugar, stress, not seeing the dentist regularly are all factors that put you at greater risk for bad gums. ...Read more

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How to determine when you have been cured of gum disease?

How to determine when you have been cured of gum disease?

Dental examination: After undergoing treatment for periodontal disease, measurements called probing depths are taken by the dentist. These probing depths help determine your stability or if further treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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Question about gum disease and seeeimg expert/ who first?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the gum disease. See your dentist first for a full evaluation. Sometimes your dentist may refer you to a periodontist (gum specialist) for more severe cases. Furthermore, your medical doctor may also be involved as diseases like diabetes can affect the gums. ...Read more

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What to do if I have gum disease-and it's really painful. Is this normal?

See a dentist: It can hurt, but most people have no pain associated with their periodontitis. Please see a dentist or periodontal specialist. ...Read more

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What is a good cure for gum disease?

What is a good cure for gum disease?

Remission!: Treatment for gum disease starts with a visit to your dentist. You will need a comprehensive exam, periodontal charting, x-rays all in order for a proper diagnosis. Once your condition is established, your dentist can discuss your individual treatment needs, go over your responsibility for maintenance at home and frequency of repeat professional visits. Gum disease can go into remission, not cured ...Read more

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What are signs of early-stage gum disease?

GINGIVITIS/PERIODONT: Inflamed gingiva, bleeding, or suppuration around teeth. Periodontal, or gum disease is a common condition affecting the tissues that comprise the dental supporting structure: gingiva, cementum, periodontal ligament, and the alveolar bone.
Periodontal disease may be a risk factor for a number of conditions including cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, and pregnancies. ...Read more

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Do you usually need surgery for gum disease?

Do you usually need surgery for gum disease?

Depends: There are different stages of gum disease, ranging from gig eval inflammation to severe periodontitis. Treatment ranges from deep cleaning to periodontal surgery. See a periodontist for an accurate diagnosis. Then a proper treatment plan will be given for your particular stage! ...Read more

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Is there a connection between stroke and gum disease?

Is there a connection between stroke and gum disease?

Possibly: A 2009 review of several studies found an overall association between poor oral health and atherosclerosis which can lead to stroke. The reason why is not completely understood but systemic inflammation may play a role.
See study here: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/19757736. ...Read more

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What is the name of that surgery to treat gum disease?

Periodontal surgery: There are several gum diseases and several ways to treat them. There are also different types of surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Gingivitis (Definition)

A form of gum disease ...Read more