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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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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 Yermal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Do I have gingivitis or more advanced gum disease?

Query: Hello doctor,I am wondering if I have gingivitis or more advanced gum disease? My gums are red, a little more so than you can tell in the picture, inflamed, and somewhat sensitive. I have been brushing and flossing twice or three times a day. Is it possible for me to reverse these symptoms at home? ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gingivitis is easily reversible, but at least a dentist's cleaning of teeth and gums has to be performed every six months or a year. This helps in removing calculus and plaque buildup. It will not go away just by brushing or flossing. Use warm salt water gargle, ...  Read Full »

How can I get relief from severe gum pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 56 year old male. I have been diagnosed with gingivitis and taking medicines like Metrogyl, Amoxyllin, and Relaxon since two days. But, it is very painful today. What do I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Subha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gingivitis is a condition in which the gums are inflamed, reddish and have the tendency to bleed while brushing. When the gum disease is severe it causes pain. From the details you have given, it is clear that you are already under antibiotics and painkiller regimen. I...  Read Full »

I brush my teeth twice daily. Even then my teeth are yellow. What to do?

Query: Hello Doctor,    I am 18 years old. I brush my teeth twice daily. Even then my teeth are yellow.    What can I do to make my teeth appear white?   Read Full »


Dr. Subha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Even after brushing twice daily, if your teeth remain yellow then there are chances of calculus deposits on your teeth. Brushing alone does not remove calculi. A painless dental procedure called scaling has to be done immediately. Scaling is a must for you at this stage b...  Read Full »

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