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Doctor insights on: Alternative Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis Treatments

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Do the gray spots on my gums mean I have actue necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis? I'm a smoker, and lately i've noticed some gray spots or residue on my lower gum. I've seen some pretty scary pictures of actue necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, and am won

Do the gray spots on my gums mean I have actue necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis? I'm a smoker, and lately i've noticed some gray spots or residue on my lower gum. I've seen some pretty scary pictures of actue necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, and am won

SNUG : Snug is characterized by a very foul odor that comes out of the mouth. It can be picked up from several feet away. Nevertheless, since you are a smoker, and have placed yourself in a risk category, a with a periodontist is highly recommended. www.perio.org will have a link to a periodontist near you. Best of luck, dr. Zev kaufman. ...Read more

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How long does it take amoxicilin to get rid of acute necrotic ulcerative gingivitis?

How long does it take amoxicilin to get rid of acute necrotic ulcerative gingivitis?

Need other treatment: Amoxicillin alone won't get rid of acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. You also need to have some professional cleanings to get rid to the bacterial toxins that are irritating your gingiva. You also need to increase your brushing and flossing habits, and possibly incorporate a waterpik in your daily regimen. ...Read more

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Best cure for acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivities?

Best cure for acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivities?

Proper Oral Hygiene: You definitely need to see a dentist. Depending on the severity you may need an extensive type of cleaning and debridement of your gums. That must be followed up with proper brushing and flossing to achieve proper oral health. ...Read more

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What is the cure for gingivitis. Please suggest some medication and treatment.

Better brushing and : Flossing. Gingivitis is a reversible inflammatory process caused by inadequate plaque removal. Red, smooth and bleeding gum tissues rather than pink stippled firm tissues are the hallmark of this disease. It only takes about 4-5 days of increased attention to reverse the process and return tissues to better health. Regular dental prophylaxis can remove localized irritants . See your dentist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide for gingivitis treatment?

Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide for gingivitis treatment?

Yes but unecessary: Hydrogen peroxide treatment was made popular by paul keyes in the 1980's in treatment of gum disease. It is only effective in gingivitis but not periodontitis, as proven by the american academy of periodontology. However, with good oral hygiene of brushing and flossing and a regular periodic cleaning at your dentist/hygienist, gingivitis should be easily controlled. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin get rid of acute necrotizing gingivitis and what causes this infection?

Does amoxicillin get rid of acute necrotizing gingivitis and what causes this infection?

See a dentist ASAP: If acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis is left untreated, it can cause more severe oral and health complications. in case of ANUG, amoxicillin and more aggressive methods (gum surgery) may need to be necessary. ...Read more

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Are my dentists being honest when they say i need treatment to prevent gingivitis and pre-periodontal disease?

FYI: Dentist have moved into the number five spot for ranking professions based on their honesty and ethical standards according to the latest Gallup poll. The Gallup Top Ten in order were: Nurses, Pharmacists, Physicians, Engineers, Dentists, Police Officers, College Teachers, Clergy, Psychiatrists, and Chiropractors. Call your dentist today for prevention and prophylaxis appointment. ...Read more

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What are home treatments to gingivitis?

What are home treatments to gingivitis?

Good oral hygiene: Your best and only defense is regular brushing, flossing and bi-annual dental cleanings. You should brush in the morning and at night for two minutes. Each time. Flossing before you brush is also a good idea. I personally like an ultrasonic toothbrush as well. Follow this up with a visit to your dentist twice a year at a minimum. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a hypertensive pt. Suffer from gingivitis?Can we give him "metronidazole" or not ?

What is the best treatment for a hypertensive pt. Suffer from gingivitis?Can we give him "metronidazole" or not ?

Gingivitis: Often penicillin or one of its derivatives should be effective, but it might be helpful to see a dentist and have this professionally assessed. ...Read more

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Does HIV cause acute necrotizing gingivitis very often?

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HIV and ANUP: Hiv patient has low immunity and thus unable to combat the local microbial activity with low host reaction. As the result, bone loss and necrotizing of the tissue seen in the chronic situation of infection. Acute necrotizing uncerative periodontitis is seen more in HIV since chronic infection will lead straight to attachment loss (periodontitis) with minimal gum inflammation (gingivitis). ...Read more

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It's been a month since I have an ulceration on my tongue, that was diagnosed with glossitis.The treatment for glossitis never worked.I posted some photos of the ulceration. Please tell me what it is.

It's been a month since I have an ulceration on my tongue, that was diagnosed with glossitis.The treatment for glossitis never worked.I posted some photos of the ulceration. Please tell me what it is.

Glossitis: Glossitis is a wastebasket term in that any tissue may have an "itis" (or inflammation as this ending implies) associated with it. In this case, it can be infectious, traumatic, chemical, immune system, or neoplastic. You need a skilled examination by a provider who sees tongue abnormalities on a daily basis--an oral surgeon--to plan a course of action. Despite any photos, biopsy may be indicated. ...Read more

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My father has recurrent digital ulceration because of crest ? Is it calcinosis or raynaud's? What is the treatment to reduce pain and recurrence? Help

My father has recurrent digital ulceration because of crest ? Is it calcinosis or raynaud's? What is the treatment to reduce pain and recurrence? Help

Raynaud's / CCB: You need to see your rheumatologist. I suspect they are the ones' who diagnosed the crest syndrome. Suspect you are describing advanced raynauds. He will need treatment with a calcium channel blocker and perhaps and additional vasodilator. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for foot ulceration?

What is the treatment for foot ulceration?

Offloading...: Hello, Treatment of foot ulcerations should start by obtaining the cause of the ulceration to help prevent reoccurrence. To help close the ulcer one needs to offload (eliminate pressure), removal of devitalized tissue, maintain blood supply to area, and prevent infection. ...Read more

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What is gingivitis therapy at the dentist's office?Is it more effective than just treating at home with perfect oral hygene? Truly needed?

More effective: If your Dentist has recommended additional in-office treatment it is because "perfect" oral hygiene is not working for you. Perhaps you have tarter below the gums that you can't remove. Perhaps there are plaque accumulations that you are missing. Trust your Dentist, he/she has your best interests at heart. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for venous leg ulcers ?

What are alternative treatments for venous leg ulcers ?

See vein specialist: Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. ...Read more

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Is gingivectomy always necessary for treating periodontitis? My dentist recommends gingivectomy for my periodontitis, but i'm afraid of the pain involved. Are there alternative treatments? .

Is gingivectomy always necessary for treating periodontitis? My dentist recommends gingivectomy for my periodontitis, but i'm afraid of the pain involved. Are there alternative treatments?


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Not Always!: The fact is, gingivectomy is not a commonly used treatment for periodontitis. Depending on why you have excess gingival tissue, there may be alternative treatments! scaling and root planing and lanap or conventional surgery are other options. ...Read more

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Dr, My mom is receivig Asacol(mesalamine)tab. for ulcerative colitis, is there any alternative treatment?with minimal side effects?or suppository?

Dr, My mom is receivig Asacol(mesalamine)tab. for ulcerative colitis, is there any alternative treatment?with minimal side effects?or suppository?

There is: but suppositories are useful only in Ulcerative Proctitis (lower rectum) Treatment for UC and , in fact, all inflammatory bowel disease has advanced a good deal since ASACOL! Your Mom should speak with her GI Doc! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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