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Dr. Stan Shih Dr. Shih
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Can smoking weed cause periodontal (gum) disease?

Dr. Stan Shih Dr. Shih
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Can smoking weed cause periodontal (gum) disease?

Not well known: I do not know of any well-established correlation between smoking marijuana and incidence of periodontal disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your ...Read more


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What is the best natural treatment for periodontal gum disease ?

What is the best natural treatment for periodontal gum disease ?

NONE Don't loose: Brush your teeth several times in a day , don't loose your teeth see your dentist now . ...Read more

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Periodontal (gum) disease (Tip)

Brushing with salt water, additional to regular brushing with toothpaste, can reduce your gingivitis. ...See more

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman Dr. Bassman
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Treating Gingivitis (Checklist)

Get additional cleanings if necessary
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Consider an electric toothbrush
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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.

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.

So much: So much for home remedies. Rinsing with hydrogen peroxide will not cure your infected gums. Please see your Dentist, or preferably a Periodontist (gum/bone specialist) for appropriate and effective care. ...Read more

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Is lanap used to treat gum disease periodontal disease?

Is lanap used to treat gum disease periodontal disease?

Mild/moderate : Yes lanap is used to treat mild to moderate gingivitis and some early periodontitis .. And it's usually very effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Sam Markzar Dr. Markzar
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Periodontal (gum) disease (Tip)

Do take Gingivitis seriously. It can be the starting point for losing teeth if ignored. Do NOT delay! ...See more

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Can gum disease be the early stages of periodontal disease?

Can gum disease be the early stages of periodontal disease?

It's the same: It begins as gingivitis. If that is left untreated it can turn into early gum disease or periodontal disease and then advance from there. ...Read more

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Periodontal (gum) disease (Tip)

Do brush AND rinse with sea salt water once daily . Do NOT use hard bristled toothbrushes. ...See more

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Symptoms of gum disease that indicate early stages of periodontal disease?

Symptoms of gum disease that indicate early stages of periodontal disease?

Dental exam: Bleeding when you floss, swelling or redness. You may notice a fetid odor or loosening teeth; but the only sure diagnosis is from a periodontal exam and x-rays with your dentist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Pre Perio disease: If your gums bleed during brushing, or during professional cleaning, that hurst, bad breath, have perio pockets like 3mm or more all over your mouth or you do not have your teeth clean on a regular bases you probably need deep perio cleaning. ...Read more

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Does gum disease always develop into periodontal disease if people don't look after their teeth?

Does gum disease always develop into periodontal disease if people don't look after their teeth?

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 more

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What's your opinion on gargling with half peroxide-half water to prevent gum disease? My dentist, whom i like very much and respect, has suggested that i floss daily, brush twice a day, and get my teeth cleaned twice a year to avoid future periodontal dis

What's your opinion on gargling with half peroxide-half water to prevent gum disease? My dentist, whom i like very much and respect, has suggested that i floss daily, brush twice a day, and get my teeth cleaned twice a year to avoid future periodontal dis

Simply no: Hydrogen peroxide is an oxidizer, just like bleach. It will destroy good cells as well as bacteria. Your dentist is mostly right. Floss, brush, rinse...That is the new paradigm. Following perio treatment Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) rinse may be indicated, but this is not for long term use. Listerine zero (no alcohol or burn) is a great product. If you have periodontal disease you most likely need more than a yr. ...Read more

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How to reverse gum disease?

How to reverse gum disease?

Sometimes: It depends upon how advanced it is, and how committed you are to better oral hygiene and seeing a periodontist for proper definitive periodontal treatment. As it progress it becomes more and more difficult and in the latest stages impossible. That's why it's so important to see your dentist for routine checkups in order to detect and treat things early. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have gum disease?

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 more

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How would I know if I have gum disease?

How would I know if I have gum disease?

Signs of gum disease: The signs of gum disease are subtle. Especially in the earliest stages, you might not even notice it, which is one of the reasons that regular checkups are so important. As the disease progresses, you gums may begin to bleed when you brush or they may look puffy and unnaturally red. Symptoms such as pain, abscesses, and loose (or falling out) teeth develop as the disease becomes more severe. ...Read more

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How could i tell if I have gum disease?

How could i tell if I have gum disease?

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 more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Gingivitis (Definition)

A form of gum disease caused by bacteria and poor oral hygiene that ...Read more