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What can I do for my painful gums without going to a doctor?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Gingivitis?

Painful gums can be caused by many things, the most common being gingivitis.
Assuming one is brushing and flossing daily, and possibly rinsing with listerine, then one should go see one's dentist because if this is allowed to progress without treatment, one could lose their teeth and spend much more time at the dentist than had they just gotten this treated early on.

In brief: Gingivitis?

Painful gums can be caused by many things, the most common being gingivitis.
Assuming one is brushing and flossing daily, and possibly rinsing with listerine, then one should go see one's dentist because if this is allowed to progress without treatment, one could lose their teeth and spend much more time at the dentist than had they just gotten this treated early on.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mouthwash +

Agree with recommendation for dilute listerine or other similar mouthwash.
In addition, continue to floss thoroughly and brush twice daily.

In brief: Mouthwash +

Agree with recommendation for dilute listerine or other similar mouthwash.
In addition, continue to floss thoroughly and brush twice daily.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. Arthur Vecchiotti
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mouthwash

Use listerine diluted 50-50 with water. The listerine is too strong as it comes from the bottle, and can cause the problem you describe.

In brief: Mouthwash

Use listerine diluted 50-50 with water. The listerine is too strong as it comes from the bottle, and can cause the problem you describe.
Dr. Arthur Vecchiotti
Dr. Arthur Vecchiotti
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