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A 38-year-old member asked:

please tell me how long it takes for to get rid of gum disease?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 56 years experience
Not long: If your problem is limited to your gums and not to the underlying bone then it should be cleared up by a periodontist in just a few visits.
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
Dentistry 23 years experience
Depends...: Gum disease tx required proper diagnosis to identified the cause prior to treatment. Depend on the causes (occlusal, bacterial, and host reaction factor) treatment time may varied. The success of therapy required at least consecutive periapical radiogragh at six month intervals to determine bone change or regeneration as an indication of outcome. Periodontal charting at six month also helps.
Dr. John Francis
Periodontics 30 years experience
Years: The diseases of the gums are usually asymptomatic, so the patient goes many years without treatment. Many times, if you wait until it hurts, it is too late for predictable care. It is never cured for good, only maintained, and you may need more watchful care from the dentist (every three months.).

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How to get rid of gingivitis and how long will it take?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Good oral hygeine.: Probably the best treatment for most gum disease is regular trips to the dentist for check-up, and good oral hygeine at home, like brushing regularly, and flossing. Poor oral health can lead to infections that can travel within the bloodstream. It would porobably be best to do this throughout life since the gums can get inflamed again if these practices are stopped.
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How do I get rid of gingivitis without scaling?

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Dr. Stephen Carstensen
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How deep is it?: Gingivitis is a shallow disease of the gumline. If your teeth have sharp, infected, tartar crusting on them like barnacles, there is nothing except scaling that will help your gingivitis. If your teeth are clean and you still have it, ask a professional to help you do a better job of brushing and flossing.
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How do you get rid of gum disease, gingivitis?

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Good oral hygiene: Good oral hygiene is the key. Regular brushing and flossing to remove the bacteria or plaque off the teeth which is the cause of gum disease. A visit to the dentist would be the first step. If you have gum disease, it would be necessary to have a deep cleaning to remove all the plaque and hard deposits on the teeth in order to start the healing process. Visit your dentist regularly.
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How can I rid of gingivitis naturally?

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Gingivitis: If it is truly gingivitis , after a professional dental cleaning. Brushing and flossing effectively is the key. Gingivitis is reversible.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is there any way to further prevent gum disease by using sonicare?

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Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: Sonicare, or any power toothbrush, is going to help prevent gum disease. They are more effective at removing dental plaque than a regular toothbrush. They are not the "magic bullet", however. Regular dental visits, flossing, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouth rinse such as listerine or crest prohealth are still the best bet. Hope that helps!

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