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What type of toothbrush should I use on my swollen gums?

What type of toothbrush should I use on my swollen gums?

Primarily soft, but: Other than the type of brush, there are other factors that can help you achieve better results.. For example, standardizing the length of time of brushing by using an electric brush (sonicare, or oral-b) which have automatic 2 min. Timer.Also since ur gums are swollen, i strongly suggest rinsing with warm salt water twice a day, better yet dip ur brush in salt water & then brush. & see ur dentist! ...Read more

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Swollen Gums (Definition)

Swollen gums is also known as Gum swelling. Swelling in the gums is often the symptom of gingivitis or possilby more advanced periodontal disease. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss as well as many systemic problems- increased risk of stroke, heart attack, colon ...Read more


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After using electric toothbrush for first time, had swollen gums, some bleeding & jaw pain. 2 days later still have pain & now sore throat. What is it?

Swollen gums: It sounds like you may have aggravated an already existing infection, and/or have periodontal disease (gum disease). However, it is impossible to know for sure without a visual examination and x-rays. It is important for you make an appointment with your dentist to have this examined and treated. ...Read more

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Is it good to use a little peroxide mixed with water after teeth scaling for swollen gums few times a day to help healing and kill gum disease?

Is it good to use a little peroxide mixed with water after teeth scaling for swollen gums few times a day to help healing and kill gum disease?

Will help a little: The diluted peroxide will keep bacterial levels down, which will obviously help with the healing. Too much use, however, can irritated the tender tissues even more. You are under the care of your own dentist who knows your situation best... It's better to ask him/her for their input since they are treating you. ...Read more

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Day after teeth scaling what mouth wash is best to use with swollen gums?

Day after teeth scaling what mouth wash is best to use with swollen gums?

Salt water: It removes inflammatory fluids and toughens the tissue. Use 1/2 tsp of salt in a 5 oz glass of warm water, rinse one mouthful for 2 minutes, then expectorate. Do 2-3 times per day for a week. ...Read more

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Gum pain and slightly swollen around back tooth. Shared toothbrush with gf. Could this be connected, if it's infected will it go away on its own?

Gum pain and slightly swollen around back tooth. Shared toothbrush with gf. Could this be connected, if it's infected will it go away on its own?

Shared toothbrush: Never a good idea. The germs that cause gum disease are readily transferable. Gum disease is an infection that does not self cure. It requires care by a trained professional. Please see your Dentist. Referral to a specialist, a Periodontist, may be in order. ...Read more

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Why do I have a swollen gums?

Why do I have a swollen gums?

Many reasons: There can be many reasons for swollen or inflamed gums. Several common reasons are: improper brushing debris on the teeth calculous formation hormonal changes medications infections periodontal disease. ...Read more

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What can I do with my swollen gums?

What can I do with my swollen gums?

Lots of care: I wold begin with getting a good soft tooth brush or electric toothbrush with soft bristles and use it diligently. Then i would make sure to floss after each meal, diligently, even if it hurts, even if there is bleeding. I would use a salt water rinse after each brush/floss and use a good mouth wash. You may need antibiotics, antibiotic mouth rinse and see a dentist soon. Take vitamin c too! ...Read more

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How long should I have swollen gums after deep cleaning?

How long should I have swollen gums after deep cleaning?

Not long: If you're following good dental hygine routine, bleeding should reduce then stop over a few wks or less. Do you floss? Often times when we don't floss regularly or brush thoroughly some tissues don't get in contact with either floss or toothbrush, & become inflamed/irritated and gum disease can develop. A water pik might help too. Be sure to see your dentist regularly, esp if it doesn't clear. ...Read more

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Can i put Advil on swollen gums?

NO!!!: This will cause a caustic burn and compound the pain of the swollen gums. Floss and brush daily and incorporate a mouth wash. If you do not see improvement in the swollen gums see a dentist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce swollen gums with braces?

What is the best way to reduce swollen gums with braces?

Floss, brush, rinse: Ensuring that you are being diligent in cleaning under the wire and in between the teeth is critical. Floss. Brush, and use and antibacterial mouth rinse (listerine or pro-health) 2x/day for 30 seconds full strength. Your orthodontist may even remove your wires for a few weeks to help facilitate this. ...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