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Treatment For Inflamed 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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