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Is Listerine good for your gums when you already have a bad gum disease

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
That and .....: Two things are essential- first, proper oral hygiene and second- proper periodontal treatment.
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Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Prevent, not treat!: If you have a mild or simple gum inflammation, good oral hygiene will be effective. However, if your teeth is already experience moderate gum disease ... Read More
Dr. John Francis
29 years experience Periodontics
Prevention: Not to treat it, but to prevent. If you already have been told you have gum disease, you cannot treat it on your own at home.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
It helps: Having good oral hygiene is essential to help treat and control gum disease. If gum disease is a class of periodontitis then maintenance visits every ... Read More
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience Dentistry
After Treatment ...: First see a periodontists or dentists and treat with a scaling & root planing procedure. If this first step fails to inactivate the periodontal diseas ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Only one way of..: Good oral hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent gum disease and maintain a healthy mouth following treatment. However, having routine check-ups ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
31 years experience Periodontics
Gum Toothbrush: Yes, it is a good brand. The effectiveness of a tooth brush depends on how it is used and to a lesser degree on the brand of it. As a periodontist, i ... Read More
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Dr. Woojin Woody Kwon
18 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Gum brand is the one we give to our patients when they come in for recare appointments every 6 months. Our office really like that brand and we've be ... Read More
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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
55 years experience Periodontics
Gum brush: As a periodontist I have been giving gum toothbrushes to all my patients for over 40years we use and recommend the soft and ultra soft .The brushes u ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Black
43 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Professional exam: You need to see your dental professional asap to reduce permanent damage to teeth bone and gums. It might in rare case be a sign of systemic disease.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Redness: Look at your gums.Are they red?Do you see pus?These are signs you have periodontal disease.If so please see a dentist.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
46 years experience Prosthodontics
Cure for gum disease: Cure for for gum disease? Good home care like dailyr brushing and flossing, plus regular professional cleaning and check ups at least twice a year or ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Periodontal disease is a chronic infection of the gums. It can be associated with ESR. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18510039 Treat your perio ... Read More
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Dr. Harry Aronowitz
43 years experience Orthodontics
Flossing : Flossing can prevent gum disease. Once gum disease has taken hold, flossing alone will help, but is not a cure. Your dentist will need to diagnose the ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Best: Is coenzyme q10.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
You can't: If you don't eliminate the main cause, you can't eliminate the effects. You can solve both problems with proper dental treatment and good oral hygiene ... Read More

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