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How can I get rid of red gums from gingivitis, and to ease the pain until seeing the dentist?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Better oral hygiene
You will need to see a dentist as soon as possible, .
...But in the mean time, practice excellent oral hygiene. You need to brush afer eating. Every time. If that means 5x/day, so be it. And brush thoroughy for at least 2 mins. Floss 1-2x/day. And remember, call your dentist.

In brief: Better oral hygiene
You will need to see a dentist as soon as possible, .
...But in the mean time, practice excellent oral hygiene. You need to brush afer eating. Every time. If that means 5x/day, so be it. And brush thoroughy for at least 2 mins. Floss 1-2x/day. And remember, call your dentist.
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Why wait?
See your dentist right away.
In the meantime, better oral hygiene: brush using a soft toothbrush in a circular motion at the gum line, floss between teeth, antimicrobial mouth rinse such as crest prohealth or listerine, alternate salt water rinses with diluted 1:1 3% hydrogen peroxide/water. Again, see your dentist right away! feel better.

In brief: Why wait?
See your dentist right away.
In the meantime, better oral hygiene: brush using a soft toothbrush in a circular motion at the gum line, floss between teeth, antimicrobial mouth rinse such as crest prohealth or listerine, alternate salt water rinses with diluted 1:1 3% hydrogen peroxide/water. Again, see your dentist right away! feel better.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Oral hygiene
You need to see yur dentist and have your teeth cleaned.
Until then you need to brush and floss your teeth. Brushing at least twice a day, more is beter, for atleast 2 minutes. Use a soft toothbrush. Rinsing woth listerine will help decrease the inflamation. See your dentist asap.

In brief: Oral hygiene
You need to see yur dentist and have your teeth cleaned.
Until then you need to brush and floss your teeth. Brushing at least twice a day, more is beter, for atleast 2 minutes. Use a soft toothbrush. Rinsing woth listerine will help decrease the inflamation. See your dentist asap.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Soft toothbrush.
The best way is probably to use a soft toothbrush, because it does not damage and inflame the gums.

In brief: Soft toothbrush.
The best way is probably to use a soft toothbrush, because it does not damage and inflame the gums.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry
In brief: Flossing regularly
Most gingivitis issues will go away after the patient begins to floss every day for 30 days.
Initially it might be painful to do this, but after about 14 days the pain will be minimize and around day 30 the gingivitis will be minimized if not eliminated. I'm assuming that you are brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes every day as well.

In brief: Flossing regularly
Most gingivitis issues will go away after the patient begins to floss every day for 30 days.
Initially it might be painful to do this, but after about 14 days the pain will be minimize and around day 30 the gingivitis will be minimized if not eliminated. I'm assuming that you are brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes every day as well.
Dr. James Anderson
Dr. James Anderson
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
In brief: Improve oral hygiene
Improve your daily oral hygiene.
A waterpik oral irrigator is an excellent investment when used daily. Think of it as power washing your teeth and gums. Also, an electric toothbrush is more effective than hand brushing. Oral b ands sonicare are good ones. Expect to spend about $75 or so for each, to get a decent one. Might also rinse with listerine 2x day. Of course flossing is great. Good luck.

In brief: Improve oral hygiene
Improve your daily oral hygiene.
A waterpik oral irrigator is an excellent investment when used daily. Think of it as power washing your teeth and gums. Also, an electric toothbrush is more effective than hand brushing. Oral b ands sonicare are good ones. Expect to spend about $75 or so for each, to get a decent one. Might also rinse with listerine 2x day. Of course flossing is great. Good luck.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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