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How do i cure periodontal disease?

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Dr. David Schneider answered

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Prevention is the key after active disease has been eliminated. While we can not cure periodontal disease a periodontist can eliminate active disease and create a maintainable level of health - maintainable by good oral hygiene and regular/routine professional cleanings.

Answered Mar 26, 2013

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Dr. Dell Goodrick answered

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There is no cure for periodontal disease. However, we can slow and even stop the progression. Perio disease is episodic by nature. Stress, lack of home care and prescribed frequency for professional cleanings plus other factors like smoking can cause further decline. Home care and 3-4 month intervals to disrupt the biofilm can help prevent further episodes. You are the one in control.

Answered Sep 20, 2012

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Dr. Stephen Gordon answered

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It takes effort and dedication. Often patients require periodontal surgery, but the same problems that caused the need for surgery still exist and they develop relapse and then require additional surgery. I have successfully treated patients with perio protect (pp). It is a commitment in time, not expense (compared to surgery). Pp significantly reduces bacteria and allows for healing!

Answered Dec 9, 2013

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Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Periodontal disease is defined as bone loss of the ridge that supports teeth. This process is very difficult to reverse, some studies with a laser seem to show promise and make claims to be able to do just that. It is, however, widely accepted that periodontal disease is an irreversible condition that can only be managed and that the lost bone does not grow back.

Answered Aug 12, 2013

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Dr. Duane Keller answered

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Gum disease is an infection and the host (inflammation) response. Dr. Gordon recommended the perio protect method. I think this would be a great way to start. You can find a dentist near you at www.Perioprotect.Com and get some help treating the cause of your disease.

Answered Jan 11, 2014

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