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A male asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Peroxide issues: Do not use 100% peroxide. The use of full strenght peroxide in mouth has been shown to cause some changes in the gingival ( gum cells). www.drgums.com
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Sometimes but...: If you have an infected tooth and it effects the sinuses, then a dental specialist could determine if the tooth is worth saving and in conjunction with your physician work out a treatment plan. Sometimes, it is a dental procedure that can get rid of the infection and all is stable. Other times, there is a concurrent sinus infection that needs to be dealt with as well.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Yes..choose wisely: Yes. Your periodontist could outline a treatment plan after a proper diagnosis. Be sure that he or she uses an fda-approved laser with a proven track record. Ask which laser and why that particular one is proposed. There are lasers of different wavelengths and each one has different indications. Also ask how much experience your periodontist has in using that particular laser and lasers in general.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
See a Periodontist: I recommend a consultation with an experienced periodontist who uses an fda approved laser ; a protocol proven to promote bone regeneration. If you have bone loss, i would suggest avoiding "traditional” surgery if possible. Unlike laser periodontics, it involves cutting, stitching, ; pain. There are lasers of different wavelengths, and each has its unique application in treating gum disease.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Not exactly but..: There are a number of dental lasers with specific wavelengths that affect the gums and bone around the teeth in different ways, according to the need. An nd/yag using an fda cleared protocol can promote bone regeneration in addition to killing bacteria. We also have success with erbium and co2 lasers. It is important to choose a laser with the correct wavelength for success. www.drgums.com.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Yes..choose wisely: Lasers come in different wavelengths. Choosing the appropriate laser for your situation is critical. We still use local anesthesia in laser periodontics to effectively treat deep pockets, stabilize periodontal disease, ; promote bone regeneration. The healing is faster than with traditional surgery, with minimal discomfort. A good diagnosis and selection of the proper laser is critical for success.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Yes and no...: Not every person is contagious, but the percentage for transmission is high. Several documented studies have proven this through microscopic analysis of the bacteria in partners with severe soft tissue gum inflammation. The similarity of the bacteria confirms that one partner had transmitted it to the other. www.drgums.com.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Seek help asap: What kind of injury did you have? Did you have an x ray taken and an exam by a dentist? It is impossible to diagnose the lump on this forum. You should be seen immediately and make sure that the teeth, bone, and other vital structures are not damaged. www.drgums.com.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Possible causes: Is this the 4th implant in the same area? Where is this implant located..Mandible or maxilla? Bone grafted? Is this implant restored? Are you a smoker or diabetic? I need much more information www.Drgums.Com.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Laser Periodontist: You should seek the opinion of a laser periodontist. They are the experts in fixing gum recession. www.drgums.com.
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