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How do I know if I have gum disease?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
How do I know if I have gum disease?

How do I know if I have gum disease?
Gum disease is generally painless, even though it damages the bone supporting the teeth. Gum disease (gingivitis) will usually show itself as red, swollen gums that bleed when you brush or clean between your teeth. Many people are worried when they notice their gums are bleeding and then brush more gently, or stop altogether. In fact, it is important that you continue to clean regularly and thoroughly if you are to fight the gum disease. If the bleeding does not go away within a few days see your dental team to ask for their advice.

Oral Health!

Dr. Rahul Dua 91% (37 ratings)
BDS, Certified Endodontist, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Siliguri
Oral Health!

Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease which occurs because of the inflammation of the gums. It can easily be reversed with daily brushing and flossing and getting dental cleaning done regularly.

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Gingivitis

Dr. Aman Bhatia 90% (227 ratings)
MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Gingivitis

Hormonal changes in women increase senstivity and may also lead to the occurance of gingivitis.

Gum Problems: How Omega-3 Can Overcome It?

Dr. Premendra Goyal 92% (302 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Gum Problems: How Omega-3 Can Overcome It?

Omega-3 fatty acids are 'good' fats that reduce cholesterol levels and 'bad' saturated fats from your body. They belong to a family of unsaturated fatty acids and are necessary for the normal functioning of the body. The body cannot synthesize omega-3 fatty acids; hence, you can get it from sources such as salmon which provides omega-3 fatty acids known as ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) and vegetable oils such as soybean oil, rapeseed oil and flaxseed oil that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).

How can they help in gum problems?

A study, published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, was based on a survey called the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, researched and studied the effects of consumption of DHA on dental health. After studying data from over 9000 participants, researchers found that the people, who consumed the highest amount DHA amongst all, were 20% less prone to developing periodontitis.

Periodontitis is an inflammatory gum disease caused by bacteria that accumulate around the gums. It causes the gums to recede, leading to the development of gaps between the gums and teeth and loss of bones that provide support to the teeth. Periodontitis may even cause tooth loss.

The research showed that even consuming a small amount of omega-3 fatty acids offered protection against gum diseases. Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties, which help relieve inflammation of gums that occurs in periodontitis. Researchers from Kentucky University found that omega-3 fatty acids have anti-bacterial properties, which prevent and cure gum diseases. Gum diseases have been related to other conditions such as heart disease, pneumonia and diabetes, hence keeping gum diseases at bay keeps other fatal diseases away as well. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dentist.

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Dental Tips

Dr. Jyoti Ranjan 91% (349 ratings)
Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
Dental Tips

Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease which occurs because of the inflammation of the gums. It can easily be reversed with daily brushing and flossing and getting dental cleaning done regularly.

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Oral Health!

Dr. Vikas 90% (35 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Oral Health!

Gum diseases can be treated and reversed in their initial stages very easily. By getting the accumulated tartar and plaque removed by a dentist, there is a chance that they can get better without much.

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Hi sir I have problem of chronic gingivitis in x ray I got that I am loosening my bone what could be possible reason. Could it be hormonal balance due to mtp pill I used it three times and use oral contraceptive. Sometime if it is hormonal imbalance please tell what to do. I will be very thankful.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 93% (4899 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi sir I have problem of chronic gingivitis in x ray I got that I am loosening my bone what could be possible reason....
Avoid taking Such pills as they do cause hormonal balance and have many complications in later age also. Better use devices like condoms. For treatment of present complications consult for homeopathic treatment.
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Hello sir, I have been suffering from gingivitis three days, please give suggestions.

Dr. Yasmin Asma Zohara 91% (23164 ratings)
MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hello sir, I have been suffering from gingivitis three days, please give suggestions.
Hi lybrate-user, Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. DENTAL TIPS: - Visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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Dear doc I ve been suffering from front teeth pain for a week now since the moment I ate pickle n then soft drink. May be teeth sore. I am nw taking meds prescribed by my dentist for gum swelling once upon a time. But I do not feel betterment. Doing mouth wash. And rubbing metrogyl on gums. It giving temporary relief bt pain same. Could you please sugest wat I can follow as the visit to see doc aint any near. Thank you 4 your support.

Dr. Anshumali Srivastava 91% (705 ratings)
BDS, MDS
Dentist, Gorakhpur
Dear doc
I ve been suffering from front teeth pain for a week now since the moment I ate pickle n then soft drink. Ma...
Tooth pain and gum pain is different so treatment is different. If your tooth is not decayed but painful. Use painout gel on fingertips and apply for 5 minutes 3-4 times daily for one week. It will help.
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Is gum decay due to gingivitis reversible after scaling and treatment. I have heavy stone on my teeth. I am going for scaling. Can I completely recover from my teeth problem?

Dr. Sneh Gupta (Gold Medalist) 90% (119 ratings)
BDS,MIDA
Dentist, Rewa
Is gum decay due to gingivitis reversible after scaling and treatment. I have heavy stone on my teeth. I am going for...
In most of the cases the gums comes to its normal position but if you have very much calculus deposition may be you have to go for small surgery.
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