A 43-year-old female asked:
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is perioshield mouth rinse a good defense against periodontitis? i keep having gum recession despite good home care with a waterpik and dental floss.

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Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: It sounds like your home routine and regular checkups with your periodontist will protect your gums. Good luck
Answered on Jan 24, 2016
Dr. Justin Nelson
15 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Yes: Perioshield or a periodontal oral rinse is a great adjunct to any periodontal therapy. You may already have permanent gum recession but it may be correct with gum surgeries (see periodontist) but if it has been increasing I would eval brushing techniques, clenching/grinding issues and advise on any other conditions. I would refer to a periodontist for added evaluation in this case
Answered on Feb 26, 2016
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Visit Periodontist: because gum recession is a progressive condition. If the recession persists, a procedure known as a "gum graft surgery" may be performed by a periodontist. PerioShield breaks down plaque, but cannot stop gum recession.
Answered on Feb 26, 2016

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