Re: question about gum growing over tooth?
Hubby had a similar experience. The dentist that worked on his cavity ended up cutting the gum back. No stitches and with care it just healed on its own.
For some reason I remember an old remedy of biting down on a wet tea bag. Take a warm or cold tea bag, squeeze till its dry and bite down/hold it against the bleeding site. I believe it has something to do with the tanic acid in the tea. It must be a regular run of the mill tea bag and not anything herbal.
Don't forget to remove the staple if there is one
Last edited by macfoo; 12th June 2008 at 17:01.
Still kind of sort of can't stand it - but not so scared anymore!