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Salt Water For Gums
Crenation: Crenation causes bacterial cells to contract after exposure to a hypertonic solution, due to the loss of water through osmosis. This causes the bacterial cells to die, thereby decreasing bacterial counts and the toxins they release. The warm water also stimulates blood flow and cleanses the tissues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will warm salt water help gum swelling if infection n peroxide rinse having anxiety over this to where my throat feels tight?
I've a gum inflammation. When you are doing warm salt water rinses how much salt and water do you use?
1 tablespoon in 8 oz: Gum inflammation can be the culprit of many other diseases. While warm salt water is one way to decrease gum inflammation, it's important to see your dentist to make sure there are no other treatment to do. Brushing with baking soda and peroxide can also improve the health of gums as well as daily flossing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Red line on bottom on gum where the jawbone sticks out. My dentist said I always had it gave me a special rinse and do the salt water- but its worse?
Go Back Again: If your symptoms are not improving, you definitely need to go back to your dentist. If he/she can't figure it out, you might have to see a specialist: oral surgeon, periodontist, endodontist, etc. You absolutely must find out what's going on, as there are some oral conditions which can be quite serious. Might even need a biopsy to be sure. In any case, go back to your dentist right away. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Big lump on gum can't get swelling down tried salt water clove and other stuff please help very painful?
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I have a broken tooth and hurts very bad. Then a big lump appeared on my gums I gargled salt water now gone but tooth still hurts and face swells bad?
Is there a OTC or holistic approach to helping ease the annoyance of itchy gums under an abscessed tooth? (besides salt water or listerine)
Need a dentist: Holistic medicine is a wonderful approach for many health problems, but sometimes you need to turn to traditional medicine for treatment. Abcessed teeth are one of those conditions that need conventional treatment. See a dentist and get this infection treated. Otc will not heal this. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Hi I have bad pain below my bottom teeth in the gum at the root of the teeth, I have taken paracetamol & rinsed with salt water but still painfull?
White bump appear on my gum near my fang tooth. No cavity. When I rinsed with salt water the white bump wen away and it's just a red bump. Cankersore?
likely :canker sore: If you also feel some pain and discomfort in the lesion/pimple like area, and it stays less than, or around 14 days, then most likely it. Is canker sore, or aphtus, there are simple ways to remedy that. ...Read more
What is best cleaning practice for 1.5 yrs old. Is using salt water with soft brush recommended? My daughter has sore gums due to earlier infection.
Needs expert: Your child is six months overdue for 1st dental appointment. Suggest seeing a Pediatric Dental Specialist (Pedodontist) for examination, evaluation, and specific oral hygiene instructions tailored to your child's needs. Concerned about history of "previous infection." See a specialist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extraction: Pericoronitis is a condition when gum surrounding the tooth is inflamed. It occurs frequently in the area of wisdom teeth, when a partial erupting posiiton causing inflammation and trauma to the gingiva (due to plaque collected, poor oral hygiene, and traumatic occlusion in the area). Extraction would be a definitive treatment. Good brushing and antibiotic is only for temporary relief. ...Read more
Went to dentist. Not been in years. Had laser on gums/deep scale cleaning. Mouth is throbbing. Rinsing mouth out with salt water. What else can I do?
Have a canker sore bottom left gum for a few days I just recently started doing the salt water thing right now my left jaw/under/neck is sore scared!!
Canker sores: Are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks only. They can be painful and can make eating and talking very difficult, can make your jaw under neck sore and are the most common oral lesions. It is always a good idea to visit your dentist to support the diagnosis. ...Read more
Stinging pain in jaw/gum area where lower left wisdm tooth extracted aftr rinsing with warm salt water on Day 6 post-op. Can it be dry socket?
Possibly: Dry sockets involve the presence of some pathogen in either the bone or soft tissue after an extraction. Not normal for stinging pain in ext. Site. Check back with oral surgeon. ...Read more