Gum Disease

Gum diseases are most commonly caused by improper maintenance of oral hygiene, which results in overgrowth of bacteria and inflammation. Inflammation of the gums is called gingivitis. If left untreated, the infection can spread, or infection from the tooth can result in gum abscess or periodontitis.

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I have a broken tooth with no pain and with receding gums.Is there a way to treat at home?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a broken tooth, and the gum seems to be receding. It has not come off yet, but it is very close to falling off. I have no pain, discolorations, bumps, or spots anywhere in my mouth. I cannot afford to go to the dentist, as my dad is the only one who works to support the family. It ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question, and I can understand your concern. The tooth is grossly decayed and can only be treated by root canal treatment, a costly procedure. As of now no treatment is required at home because the tooth is not hurting you. To prevent further infe...  Read Full »

I brushed my teeth too hard, and now my gums are inflamed, and there are also tooth marks on my tongue. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I brushed my teeth too hard, and now my gums are inflamed, and there are also tooth marks on my tongue.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As per your history, you have traumatic gingival inflammation. For that, avoid brushing for four to five days and use Chlorhexidine mouthwash two to three times daily, mandatory before sleep. Also, after that, use an ultra-soft toothbrush fo...  Read Full »

I have had pain in the gums for one week, which has led to discomfort in my throat along with ear and chest pain. Is this serious?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had pain in the gums for one week. It is a throbbing pain that comes on and off but hurts a lot. Because of this, I also had discomfort in the throat, and my voice changed. I also had ear and chest pain. Will taking antibiotics make me fine? Or is this serious? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your attached files (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) there is no serious problem. You are suffering from gum disease. But you have referred pain, so you need a dental check-up. Never take any medication without a registered practitio...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain and swelling in my gums?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain and swelling in gums and sometimes bleeding as well.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please do not worry. Thank you very much for sending pictures and for making my diagnosis clear. See, it is gingivitis along with a traumatic ulcer. Gingivitis is due to the accumulation of plaque and while the ulcer is due to hot food inhalation. I am prescribing so...  Read Full »

I brushed my teeth, and a round white piece fell off my gums. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I was just brushing my teeth, and a piece of gum fell off along my bottom front teeth. Not from the edge of the gum, though. It was further down and a small round piece. It looked white before it fell away. Now I have this random little hole in my gum. Why did this happen, and what do...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If the gum looked white first and then a portion fell off then it is most probably a boil over the gum, and the membrane over it has fallen off. Do not worry, as there is nothing to worry. You can apply Chlorohexidine gel over it, and the gum will heal gradually. If it d...  Read Full »

My gums have started receding. What natural remedies can I use for gum regrowth?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 24 years old. My gums have started receding. Are there any natural remedies available? Is it a serious issue? Is regrowth of gums possible? Please guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Amir Shafi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Gum regrowth is possible. You need to go for gum surgeries or flap surgeries. The attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) indicate the formation of calculus near your gums. I suggest you go for oral prophylaxis (scaling and root planin...  Read Full »

Does redness along the gums indicate any gum disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 49-year-old female weighing 79 kg and 165 cm. I have gum disease, and I attend the dentist every three months for a clean in the hope of stabilizing my gums. My gums can appear red, and I have noticed redness adjacent to my missing back tooth. I have redness along my gums which ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shamaz Mohamed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I feel the gum disease has caused a periodontal abscess. It is an infection with a collection of pus around gum tissues. You need to show it to a dentist and get it treated. Along with periodontal therapy, the dentist may prescribe you antibiotics. Yo...  Read Full »

Is it possible to have gum disease without having blood in the spit?

Query: Hi doctor, Can a person have gum disease without the presence of blood in the spit? Please reply.  Read Full »

Dr. Naseer Ahmad Bhat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query, and I understand your concern. Yes, an individual can have gum disease without spitting blood. However, the presence of blood in the saliva while spitting is the initial stage of gum disease called gingivitis, and prolonged gingivitis pr...  Read Full »

I have minor gum disease. Is rinsing with saltwater enough, or should I use a mouthwash?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a minor gum disease for which the dentist recommended rinsing with saltwater in the evening after brushing. Is that right? Is it true that saltwater washes away the fluoride? Is it better to use a medicated mouthwash for one week during the day? Is brushing twice, flossing, usin...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhargav Reddy Gutha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your reports (attachments removed to protect the patients' identity) suggest that you have gum diseases and fluorosis. The findings are suggestive of generalized chronic gingivitis, dental caries, and the presence of plaque or calculus. Periodontal involvement might ...  Read Full »

Why are my gums bleeding during and after brushing the teeth?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having bleeding gums for two weeks while brushing my teeth, and today there was bleeding a few hours later. What could this indicate? Are there any medications necessary to help? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Kandi Disha Dnyanendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and attachment (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). From the attachment it is noticable that there is gingival inflammation and localized periodontitis. In a particular area there is recession and inflammation of period...  Read Full »

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