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Gum wounds, bad breath, food particles get stuck there. Using sensodent-k toothpaste. Cure?

Hi. My gum is opened up little bit due to harsh gum massaging. Now sometimes food particles get stucked there and results in bad breath. Besides that, I do brush twice daily,do regular flossing and I take very good care of my teeth and gums. Because of that opened gum, I am facing bad breath. Please help me, using Sensodent- K toothpaste will help me to join that opened gum.(only at one lower last teeth in mouth). I would appreciate your help. Thanks
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
You must have developed a periodotal pocket in that area. It happens some times when the area is not cleaned or flossed properly and the food is lodged in some particlar area. The bone resorption is there and it is said that pocket is formed. You can take extra precautions in cleaning that area and if it s not responding than you have to visit your dentist who will do the deep cleaning of that area.To avoid food deposits around teeth, it is important that you maintain good oral hygiene. Brush and floss regularly and also use a mouth wash to remove plaque deposits
Answered: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
Hi and welcome to HCM,

Opening of gum is nothing but formation of a periodontal pocket. It is pocket like depression seen due to loss of attachment between your tooth and gum. this pocket invites the lodgement of food debris and bacterial plaque which gives fowl mouth odour.

If not treated in time, the pocket will go deeper due to alvealar bone loss. Application of tooth pastes or ointment wont help you. do no hurt the area more.

Consult a dentist and go for deep scaling of gums and root planing which will removes all the debris and infected plaque and will helps in tissue attchment.

maintain good oral hygiene, use antiseptic mouth rinse chlorhexidine 2 to 3 times daily to prevent gum infection. take care.
Answered: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bibhu Dutt Nanda's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm forum,
i would like to inform you that a cut or abrasion on the gum tissue will heal on its own, do not apply any kind of tooth paste or ointment over it until prescribed by your dentist.
Bad breath is from the food particles which get stuck in there .
i will advise you to use an antibacterial mouth wash(twice/day),
avoid massaging the affected area until it heals completely.
If the tissue does'nt heal in 7 - 10 days then kindly see your dentist.

i wish you good health.
Answered: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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