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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Dale
Periodontics 27 years experience
An abscess: A lump on the gums is an abscess. Typically, there are 3 reasons for it. 1) endodontic - the pulp of the tooth is infected. Could be due to a cavity... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Dale
Periodontics 27 years experience
Never cured: Periodontal disease cannot be cured, but it can be controlled. Brush and floss daily, and have regular cleanings at the dentist will control it long ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Dale
Periodontics 27 years experience
Amount of bone: An implant needs to have enough thickness of bone to work. In most cases, the strength of bone is not the main issue. The density of the bone will de... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Dale
Periodontics 27 years experience
Your comfort: The level of anesthesia is based on your comfort level. Many people are fine with local anesthetic like getting a filling. If more nervous, you can do... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Dale
Periodontics 27 years experience
Seek help: You don't cure gum disease, you control it by 1. Brushing daily, 2. Flossing daily, and 3. Regular cleanings. First see your dentist or a periodontist... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Dale
Periodontics 27 years experience
Help needed: Healthy gums do not bleed, infected gums do. If you brushed your hair and it bled you would be alarmed. The same is true for your gums. As for liki... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Dale
Periodontics 27 years experience
Bacteria infection: Gum disease is a bacterial infection. It infects the gums and bone that hold the teeth in the mouth. Inadequate brushing and flossing are main causes,... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Dale
Periodontics 27 years experience
Yes: Recession of the gums = bone loss. The root of your tooth should be covered by gums and bone. Attached tissue is needed to avoid further recession a... Read More
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