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I got swollen gums. How do i get rid of this

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Old 11-25-2001, 09:52 PM   #1
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Old 11-26-2001, 03:10 PM   #2
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We can't tell you what you should do, since we don't know everything about your condition etc., but I can tell you what I did.

Before I had my mercury-silver dental amalgams removed, I often had swollen gums and loose teeth. What I did to heal the gums was use baking soda and table salt mixed in warm water. Sometimes I would also use antiseptic mouthwash after the salt water treatment.

Today, I have have no problems like I had before, but I do remember all the treatments that I had to do for my gums.

If the problem persists, of course always check it out with a doctor.

Old 11-27-2001, 08:05 PM   #3
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#1 See your dentist!

#2 See your dentist!

When was the last time you saw your dentist? When was your last dental cleaning?

Old 11-28-2001, 08:53 AM   #4
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Shaelle is right about seeing a dentist (if you haven't already). When I wrote doctor, I meant that to mean dentist too.

Old 11-29-2001, 12:07 AM   #5
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Steven2984 - there is no real way to cure gum disease without seeing a dentist/hygenist. It doesn't hurt that much and in the long run is the only way to save your teeth. Of course your description of your problem is a bit lacking so I can only guess as to the extent.

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Old 11-29-2001, 12:14 PM   #6
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You can try cleaning your teeth and gums by brushing with hydrogen peroxide a few times a day. It foams a LOT, so you will have to keep spitting the foam out, but brush good with a soft or medium toothbrush. Get a new toothbrush often...they are full of bacteria.

Seeing a dentist is not the only way, but you will have to work on those gums and keep the teeth clean.
You may need antibiotics from the doctor as well.

(Whenever I see a dentist for cleaning they are astounded how clean they are and they virtually do nothing to them. Dentists aren't the only solution.
I always use mothwash to brush, and never use toothpaste.I clean my own teeth of tartar and such, with a pick.)

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