A 25-year-old female asked:
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20 yr old with gum disease; having scale apt every 3 months, using tepe brushes but no improvement in swelling and still bleeding. what else can i do?

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Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Gum disease : I would follow your dentist recommendations
Answered on Aug 17, 2018
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Unfortunately for this patient his/her Dentist's recommendations have proven to be ineffective. Time to see a Periodontist, a gum/bone specialist.
Aug 17, 2018
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
See a Periodontist: If you have periodontitis at 20 years old, it is imperative that you be seen, evaluated, and treated by a periodontist. All the best....
Answered on Aug 16, 2018
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Gum disease: Please consider getting a second opinion from a periodontist. I'm sure your dentist is doing all that is possible but sometimes another set of eyes on a situation can bring a fresh approach for help. Peace and good health.
Answered on Aug 16, 2018
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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Gum disease: Home remedies; Green tea daily,You must have used hydrogen peroxide & salt solution already ! Brush with baking soda Oil pulling- swishing with sesame oil or coconut oil Take heavy doses of Vitamin C
Answered on Aug 16, 2018
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
The home remedies posted do not cure infective Gum Disease. For that you need professional care. Many of the symptoms you noted may be due to a systemic disease. Important that you receive prompt professional care. See a specialist Periodontist. ASAP.
Aug 16, 2018
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
2nd opinion: If the normal routine of care is no5 helping you, it's time to have your disease evaluated by a specialist. Please see a Periodontist.
Answered on Aug 17, 2018

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