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Periodontal (Gum) Disease
I have periodontal gum disease and I just tried rinsing with hydrogen peroxide. Right after my gums and teeth hurt a lot and are sensitive.
Wanted to know if i can trust my new dentist who says i need gum treat due to signs of pre-gingivitis or pre-periodontal disease?
Always...: Gum disease is a common name for periodontal disease. It is chronic disease, like diabetes , arthritis, high blood pressure etc.. Once you get it- it is forever...Early signs may be gums bleeding, bad breath, later you may get teeth moving and, if neglected- you may loose teeth. Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria, there is some genetic predisposition also. So, my advise is: do not wait ..! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Silent: Gum disease is one of those silent diseases that don't manifest symptoms until disease is somewhat advanced. Puffy, bleeding, swollen, sore to the touch gums are often early indicators. One of the many reasons you should see a dentist 2x/year is to help prevent gum disease. Please call your dentist now for an appointment to see if your gums are healthy or not, and what to do about it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Some signs of: Some signs of gum disease are bleeding and\or swollen gums, loose teeth, and bad breath. There are others. The only way to know for sure whether or not you have gum disease, what stage, and what treatment is indicated is to see your dentist for a complete and thorough dental examination. Don't postpone that as things only get worse the longer you wait. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
NO: AS others have said you will need meticulous care for treatment of gum disease. The pt can have planing and scaling done first to see if this will control the problem. If not may require some surgery to pare the gums down to hold to the neck of the tooth. See a periodontist for the best answer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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