Gingivitis

Inflammation of the gums, otherwise called the gingiva, is known as gingivitis. It usually results from the accumulation of plaque (soft deposit on teeth that contains bacteria) on tooth surfaces. Gingivitis does not harm the connective tissue and ligaments around the teeth, but if left untreated, it can destroy these structures and result in periodontitis.

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What is the reason for inflamed gums with bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, The gum around one of my lower teeth is inflamed for about three days now and it hurts as well, and every time I touch, it starts bleeding. So I swapped my normal toothbrush to a softer one and I am using mouthwash as well, but it is not getting any better. The gum is a bit swollen and t...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bumps or swelling on gums could be: 1. Gum abscess. 2. Tooth abscess. 3. Gingivitis. 4. Accidental toothbrush injury. If the swelling is reddish and involves the gum edge along with tartar (hardened yellow food deposit), that could be gingivitis or gingiv...  Read Full »

How to lessen my gum inflammation and pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My teeth and gums get painful when I bite something. I think my gums are inflamed. What should I do to lessen the inflammation in my gums and teeth? It hurts so bad, and it is there for the past four days.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Kindly let me know, is there any history of a forceful bite upon and hard food that initiate the pain? Generally, a fractured tooth shows these kinds of symptoms. Upon biting, the fractured tooth gets pressuriz...  Read Full »

Why are my gums numb and receding behind the two front teeth?

Query: Gender: Female Age: 19 Weight: 320 Problem: Gum/Mouth problems Symptoms: Numbness behind my two front teeth, aches, receding. I had this problem for 2 or 3 days. my gums are numb and I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do. I have tried using Hydrogen peroxide and Mouthwash and scrubbed inside m...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ICLINIQ. This is your Dentist - I went through your query . As a Specialist I would like to help . But for that reason I would like to see whats actually causing you the inconvenience . I can understand how painful and uncomfortable its been . Donot worry I will help it ease....  Read Full »

What is the remedy for gingival bleeding during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 6 months pregnant. I have bleeding gums from the back of the front tooth while brushing. I have a history of plaque formation on teeth even before pregnancy. What is the remedy for gums bleed?  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gum bleeding, foul breath are symptoms of gingivitis. It is rather common during pregnancy and known as pregnancy gingivitis because of hormonal changes. Nothing to worry about. You can use Betadine mouthwash, gargle in lukewarm water twice or thrice a day, take t...  Read Full »

What causes constant pain in the gums and teeth for years?

Query: I had braces 7 to 8 years back. Afterwards, I was told to wear plastic retainers nightly, which I did for 5 years. Over the last 3 or so, I've been experiencing nearly constant pain in my teeth and gums, particularly the front bottom row but elsewhere too, and some of my teeth wiggle slightly, they ...  Read Full »


Dr. Akmal Abdelmalek

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hello, I'm sorry for your pain. It seems to me that this has nothing to do with your previous orthodontic treatment which you finished 7 years ago and even discontinued your retainers wear. You may check your wisdom teeth or have a look at your gums by a dental professional. Sometimes things just h...  Read Full »

How to fix decay in the front tooth with gingival bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past one month, I am facing a frontal tooth decay with receding gum. Sometimes, I have bleeding gums. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. As an endodontist, I would like to assure you there is no major issue with your gums and teeth. Just minor caries in upper left lateral incisor and bit of inflamed gums due to deposition of tartar and improper brushing techniques. First,...  Read Full »

One of my teeth is mobile. Should I get it removed?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I have gum disease. My teeth are starting to move. Will my teeth have to be removed? I have no bleeding gums there, not red.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query , I would like to see an image of the area myself, kindly upload. Let me know if there is any history of diabetes. Mostly seems to be a periodontal problem.  Read Full »

How to get rid of aches and sensitivity due to tooth cavities?

Query: Cavity on the front teeth. Sensitivity. Sudden aches in the front teeth. There are dents on my front teeth. These dents have lasted for more than a year. And visible cavity between two teeth. Sensitivity and gum redness happens but rarely.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your Dentist - I went through your query and the image attached , its been very tough for you as those tooths seems to be in a preety bad shape. Please donot worry . What has happened is you have a cavity between your left upper central incissor and lateral inci...  Read Full »

Please suggest solution to fix raised gums in my lower front teeth.

Query: Hello doctor, On the my bottom my two front teeth the gums have came up over them but not covered. But the gum is higher up than it is in any other teeth in my mouth. What caused this? Can I fix this in home itself?  Read Full »


Dr. Nida Shahab

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. That condition of your gum is called localized gingivitis. It occurs because of the deposition of calculus and plaque on your teeth and inside the gums margins, which causes inflammation of gums that enlarged in size. The first treatment is ideally you should visit a d...  Read Full »

How to treat swollen gums and pain in the lower tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing tooth pain and mild gum swelling for the last two to three days. It is paining a lot and I am unable to eat food too. Kindly suggest remedies. I am consuming Rajnigandha (pan masala) for the last two years, have reduced the consumption since pain is there.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurav Pandey

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest some medicines, but please stop the consumption of Rajnigandha immediately. Do not take spicy and hot food. Take tablet Augmentin 625 (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) twice daily, Zerodol SP (Aceclofenac, Paracetamol, and Serratiopeptidase) twice daily, H...  Read Full »

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