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Whats the treatment for recding gums?

Whats the treatment for recding gums?

Depends: Dr spector is absolutely correct. Gum recession can be caused by overly aggressive traumatic oral hygiene. Recession can be caused by poor oral hygiene with resultant gum disease. It can also be caused by teeth expanded beyond their bone support or by traumatic occlusion. Ask your dentist if consultation w periodontist, orthodontist, or both, is in order. ...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


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Which treatment do dentists offer for bleeding gums?

Which treatment do dentists offer for bleeding gums?

Bleeding gums: See a periodontist they specialize in this problem they will find the cause and eliminate the bleeding gums with your help they will do scaling and root planing of the teeth and show you what you need to do to keep it from returning just hope the underlying bone is still healthy so that no other treatment will be necessary. ...Read more

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Treatment for finger joints inflammation?

Treatment for finger joints inflammation?

See your doctor: Best to see a primary care doctor or a rheumatologist so that they can hear your full story and so they can ask you pertinent questions and examine you. That way, they can help you figure out what is going on. There are may different possibilities that can be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Sometime after deep cleaning, is root canal treatment necessary for perio disease treatment?

Sometime after deep cleaning, is root canal treatment necessary for perio disease treatment?

Root canal: Deep cleanings are done when someone has bacteria under the gums. Root canals are done when bacteria, decay, trauma, or infection reaches the nerve of a tooth requiring removal of the nerve. They are usually not related. Sometimes you can have a perio-endo infection which means both infections meet together. Or your gum infection was so bad it required root surface removal that went into the nerve. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for abscessed tooth?

What is the treatment for abscessed tooth?

Root canal / extract: Your dentist may first give you some antibiotics to get the infection down. Then, depending on the condition of the infected tooth, you may need a root canal and a crown on the tooth. If the tooth has a cavity that is too large or the tooth has a vertical fracture along the root or is splitting the tooth in half, then you may need to have the tooth extracted. ...Read more

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What is better treatment for cavities - root canal treatment or tooth removal?

What is better treatment for cavities - root canal treatment or tooth removal?

Treatment is best: I try to save natural teeth as long as possible. Depending on how deep a cavity is or how much additional damage there is to a tooth can really be the deciding factor. This information would be needed in trying to decide whether it is best to take the tooth, or treat the tooth. ...Read more

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What are good treatments for bleeding and painful gums?

See your dentist: There are a number of causes for bleeding and painful gums ( gingiva), with poor oral hygiene being a major reason. I recommend that you make an appointment with a dentist asap. ...Read more

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How can inflammed and swollen gums be treated?

How can inflammed and swollen gums be treated?

It depends: On the cause. Most of the time, this is due to plaque and calculus and is treated by a professional cleaning and good oral hygiene. However, some serious systemic diseases can cause swollen gums, so it is best to visit a dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for a peritonsillar abcess?

What are the treatment options for a peritonsillar abcess?

Drainage + Abx: Most cases of peritonsillar abscess (pta) needs to be drained (usually with a needle) by an ENT or a trained er doctor. It isn't fun but it helps. You also need antibiotics (most often clindamycin) and potentially IV hydration and steroid medication. If you have recurrent pta, you might also be a candidate for tonsillectomy once healed up. Tonsillectomy during active infection is rarely done. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for inflamed joints?

What is the treatment for inflamed joints?

See your primary doc: That depends on what disease is causing the inflamed joints. You need to see your primary care doctor to start working you up for what disease (of many possibilities) is causing it. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for receding gums?

What are the treatments for receding gums?

Depends: Their are several causes for gum recession. Occlusion, incorrect brushing, gum disease, etc. See yourbgeneral dentist to determine the cause. Then you can procede after the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Treatments for absess teeth until see dentist or doctor?

Treatments for absess teeth until see dentist or doctor?

There isn't any: An abscessed tooth is a badly infected tooth. Antibiotics may temporaril help reduce to amount of infection, but infection will return when you stop taking antibiotic. Otc pain meds, taken exactly as directed on the label, combined with cold packs, may take the edge off until you get help, but will not cure the infection. Get to your dentist asap to prevent spread of the infection. ...Read more

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What’s the treatment for palatal impingent??

What’s the treatment for palatal impingent??

Deep bite correction: Extraction may not be necessary. Speak with your Orthodontist for options. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for peritonsillar abscess?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for peritonsillar abscess?

No: A peritonsillar abscess may well require surgical drainage. Adjunctive treatment with antibiotics would also be indicated. Neither of these modalities is available "over the counter". ...Read more

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Dental pain after root canal treatment because invasive treatment or infection?

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Dental pain after root canal treatment because invasive treatment or infection?

Very common: After the root canal treatment, you may have some pain for 24-72 hours. If pain becomes worse or does not improve after 72 hours, call your dentist for post-op evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tonsilar abscess?

What is the treatment for tonsilar abscess?

Drainage and meds: Usually we drain the abscess with with a needle or incise it with a blade under local anesthesia. Then we treat with antibiotics and sometimes steroids. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for swollen gums?

What's recommended as a cure for swollen gums?

See your dentist: What is the cause? Medications? Abcesses? Dirt trauma? You need some periodontal treatment. ...Read more

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Is gingivectomy always necessary for treating periodontitis? My dentist recommends gingivectomy for my periodontitis, but i'm afraid of the pain involved. Are there alternative treatments? .

Is gingivectomy always necessary for treating periodontitis? My dentist recommends gingivectomy for my periodontitis, but i'm afraid of the pain involved. Are there alternative treatments?


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Not Always!: The fact is, gingivectomy is not a commonly used treatment for periodontitis. Depending on why you have excess gingival tissue, there may be alternative treatments! scaling and root planing and lanap or conventional surgery are other options. ...Read more

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