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How do I treat gum sores?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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, .

In brief: 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, .
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Phillip Frist
Please be more descriptive about the gum sores: where are they located? swelling? puss exudate? Just raw and bleedy?
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: More description
Many things can cause many types of sores.
Please be more descriptive. Also when was the last time you saw your dentist?

In brief: More description
Many things can cause many types of sores.
Please be more descriptive. Also when was the last time you saw your dentist?
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dr. Phillip Frist
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In brief: Keep it clean
Any sore on the gum will heal faster if it's clean.
Until you can see your dentist or physician for diagnosis and treatment, keep the area clean with warm water rinses. If it's painful to eat and drink, try bland foods and beverages. Sores can sometimes be contagious so don't touch the sore with your finger if you want to try over-the-counter numbing agents.

In brief: Keep it clean
Any sore on the gum will heal faster if it's clean.
Until you can see your dentist or physician for diagnosis and treatment, keep the area clean with warm water rinses. If it's painful to eat and drink, try bland foods and beverages. Sores can sometimes be contagious so don't touch the sore with your finger if you want to try over-the-counter numbing agents.
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
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