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Why Do My Gums Feel Weird After Working Out
Never: Consider the all-on-4 technique where 4 dental implants are placed into your jaw and then a special denture is modified to directly screw into the implants (by the dentist, not you) and you never remove them and can eat much more efficiently as the denture no longer rests on your gums. The dds will remove to clean on a periodic basis, you must keep it clean by brushing & waterpik device. ...Read more
If the numbing gel isn't working on the bone fragment that is coming threw the gums, what else can I do to help until I can get into the dentist on mon?
Just wait: You have tried the numbing gel without success. You have been taking over-the-counter pain med with limited results. There is little that you can do that you have not tried besides stronger pain meds or narcotic solutions needing rx. Just wait it out. It is a minor inconvenience. ...Read more
Tragacanth gum in food items, will prevent my bc pill from working? I am from India & my mother used this gum to make sweets (10 gram for half kg sweet
Possible: Tragacanth is quite thick and can decrease absorption of medications. But if it is taken 1-2 hours after taking medication, it is less likely to cause issues with absorption. ...Read more
I experienci feverHave been coughing 24/7, Severe pain in lower gums, taken cough medicine, cough syrup -not working. Fever on/off. Clear mucus bubble?
My gums hurt and my breath stinks after brushing. I've tried many mouthwashes but none is working. My tongue is slightly coated and I have mucus.?
Gingivitis: The inflamed gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, forms a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more
Is it possible that a piece of tooth could get left behind during a wisdom tooth extraction? I had my wisdom teeth out in october. It's now january and I think I have a little piece of tooth that's working out of my gum on the bottom. It's sharp and a lit
Postoperative: Best thing to do is see your surgeon and take an x-ray and have a physical examination. ...Read more
Pus hav been coming out of gums for a year now. How can I completely drained all pus from gums. Doctors advice of brushing teeth not working.?
Periodontist: See the specialist for gum treatment -- the periodontist. ...Read more
I got my wisdom tooth taken out a week ago and now im still in pain bad taste in my mouth and I see a red bump on my gums please tell me what this can be I have used Advil for the pain it isn't working I have percaset but can't take it while working and
Seek follow-up: Seek follow-up with the doctor that removed your wisdom tooth immediately. He or she will help you assess and manage the situation. ...Read more
Gingivitis: It sounds like you could have gingivitis or some degree of periodontitis. You should see a dentist for a full exam and diagnosis. The throbbing and odd feeling is due to your increased heart rate and blood pressure from running. The gums are very vascular and the increased blood flow is causing the already irritated gums to throb. Just a theory...Please see your dentist. ...Read more
It can't: A crown is a durable covering made of porcelain or metal placed over a tooth to strengthen the tooth due to decay, fracture, breakage, etc. There has to be a usable amount of tooth for the crown to be adhered to. The edge or margin can be placed just below the gum line but a crown cannot sit on just gums. Crowns are cemented or bonded to the existing tooth. ...Read more
Can cause dark discoloration of the gums based on ethnicity and it is normal.
If the the darker color (e.g. Dark red) is caused by gum disease, it will also involve inflammation due to engorgement of blood due to irritants, e.g. Tartar, plaque, calcular deposits, . Please see your dentist if it is raising some worries. ...Read more
Yes: It can lead to things like TMJ. ...Read more
Several: Discoloration of the gums or gingiva can be due to melanin, a pigment in the body that produces color in the skin, eyes, etc. Amalgam (silver filling material) can produce an amalgam tattoo when it gets into the gums. Some or the older metals that were used for crowns and bridges can also cause some discoloration of the gums. ...Read more
In very rare: Situations - massive quantities of swallowed gum has caused bezores. ...Read more
No foods "heal" gums: Looking for something other than simply flossing daily and to a lesser degree proper toothing to heal your gums and keep them healthy... Don't waste your time! Short of the mechanical cleaning functions of chewing/eating food and the plaque diluting function of saliva, foods do not heal gums! ...Read more
Different ways: There are different kinds of gum sores. Some result from a viral infection, "cold sores", which can cause blisters. When these blisters burst, they often leave a shallow ulcer. Other open sores are from bacterial infections, trauma or an autoimmune reaction. Sores can sometimes be contagious so don't touch the sore with your finger. ...Read more
CauseYou don't floss: If you don't floss daily (never skipping days) your gums will continue to bleed. That is because plaque will build up and your gums will have an almost immediate inflammatory bleeding response to its "foreign" nature. Toothbrushing for good oral hygiene is a total myth! If it really worked, there would be no tooth decay or gum disease! ...Read more
Brush, floss, rinse.: Regular brushing, flossing, and use of antibacterial rinses i.e. Listerine will likely help reduce you sore gums (gingivitis). Many people just simply brush briefly which only cleans the outside of teeth/gum, but in between+inside are left untouched. Bacteria grow and causes your gum to be sore and bleed etc. Take care of your teeth--u got first 2 sets free, thereafter it's expensive. Good luck, . ...Read more
CANKER SORES: Canker sores are small shallow ulcers that appear in mouth and make eating and talking uncomfortable. The exact cause is not known.Stress or tissue injuryis thought to be cause of simple canker sore. Certain foods like citrus or acidic fruits, vegetables likelemons, tomatoes, orange, pineapple, apples, fig and strawberries can trigger a canker sore.Braces, ill fitting dentures can cause it too. ...Read more
Bad oral habit: Gum chewing is not about the gum or its sweetness. It is about manifesting a compulsive behaviors through the mouth. Seek a consultation with a therapist who manages habits that are delirious to your health. Over the last 38 years, I have seen individuals who require extensive enamel reconstruction from this habit. Still it is better than smoking or chewing tobacco. Only slightly. ...Read more
No, unless: Some side effects, which you don't want from certain meds, such as anti-seizure ones will give you too much gums, and it's inflammed generally and unhealthy-- gingival hyperplasia, other than that, you will need a free gingival graft or allograft to get your gum level back... See a periodontist. ...Read more
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