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Have gum bleed. Excessive buildup of tartar or infection. Prescribed povidone iodine mouthwash with lukewarm water. Sufficient? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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User:hi doctor
Doctor:How are you doing?
User:i am facing a gum bleeding problem
User:since last 5 days
User:i have a wek teeth history
Doctor:Is there any pain or any swelling in the gums as well?
Doctor:actually, this can occur due to excessive buildup of tartar and due to an infection as well
Doctor:For this, I suggest you brush atleast twice a day
Doctor:Please rinse your mouth everytime you have something
Doctor:Secondly, I want you to use povidone iodine mouthwash
Doctor:Take 2 tsp of this in 1/2 glass lukewarm water and rinse your mouth well
Doctor:Do not swallow
Doctor:This needs to be done twice a day
Doctor:Third, I want you take a Vitamin C supplement
User:it is bleeding from the same place where the brighe was set up
Doctor:It is probably related to the trauma then,
Doctor:Its possible that the bridge got displaced a little
User:what needs to be done then?
Doctor:You need to see your dentist
User:ok doctor
Doctor:But you would also need the things I told you earlier
User:ok fiine doctor
Doctor:did you follow? or should I explain again?
User:yeah i need to brush twice and with iodine water plus increase on vitamin c content :-)
Doctor:Thats right
User:thank you doctor
Doctor:So you can take lots of lemon water or mausambi or orgaanges
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:yeah i think i lack vitmain C as i get dark circles sometimes
User:though i sleep for adequate time
Doctor:Do you drink 2-3 litres of water in a day
User:yeah doctor
Doctor:thats good
User:from past 3-4 months i drink a lot of water
Doctor:For the dark circles, you can increase your vitamin C intake
User:but before that i didnt use to drink enough water
User:ok doctor
Doctor:if they dont go away, you can use CLEARZ cream around the eyes
Doctor:This needs to be applied at bedtime
User:it doesnt have any side effect ?
Doctor:It has vitamin C and kojic acid
Doctor:Both have been shown to be safe and effective
User:and one more thing doctor i have heard that we should never drink much water after evening .Is it right
Doctor:Thats not true
Doctor:You should not have water while eating a meal
Doctor:It dilutes the digestive juices
User:thank you for answering my query
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help with??
User:no fine doc
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
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