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Can I die from periodontal disease?

Can I die from periodontal disease?

Increased risk: We know that severe periodontal disease increases risk for certain conditions - like a heart attack or a stroke, however, these are multifactorial conditions. It will not cause a heart attack just increases risk along with other risk factors. The bacteria that cause periodontal disease can get into the blood stream and thus affect other parts of the body. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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What makes periodontal disease chronic?

What makes periodontal disease chronic?

Chronic gum disease: Periodontal diseases are caused by bacteria that normally live in the mouth. Because there is no way to eradicate these bacteria, there is no cure for periodontal disease. ...Read more

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What is the cause of periodontal disease?

What is the cause of periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease: Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and bone surrounding the teeth. It is caused by chronic poor oral hygiene...improper and incomplete brushing and flossing, plus not having regular visits to the dentist. Periodontal disease will continue to get worse if not treated, leading to loss of teeth, and possible increases in systemic inflammation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have periodontal disease?

See periodontist: A periodontist is a dental specialist specifically trained to treat and manage periodontal disease. Don't delay... Failure to treat can result in the loss of your teeth. ...Read more

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What are the tests for periodontal disease?

A clinical exam: A clinical examination is the best starting step to test for periodontal disease. If there are areas of concern - then x-rays can be taken, although they are always advised to help us see and diagnose things that we can not see without them. ...Read more

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What are some causes of periodontal disease?

What are some causes of periodontal disease?

Bacteria, : Treat the cause - gum disease is a bacterial infection that you can kill with an easy, simple, safe, comfortable and reliable system like the perio protect method (pp), which does not rely on antibiotics. Pp uses hydrogen peroxide to kill bacteria & keeps them from coming back. Used just minutes a day you can eliminate the cause of your problem & with continued use, keep it from coming back. ...Read more

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Could it be too late to fix periodontal disease?

Never too late: to get an evaluation. Periodontal disease takes many years to manifest itself, so hopefully at your age there's a chance for recovery. Make an appointment with a periodontist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have periodontal disease. What do I do?

Periodontist: Most dentist may be able to help you. Most periodontists can certainly help you. That is their specialty. ...Read more

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What is the frequency for planing for periodontal disease?

What is the frequency for planing for periodontal disease?

Depends......: .......On the severity of your periodontal problem. The average thorough "deep" cleaning (scaling and root planing) may take up to 4 appointments (1 quadrant is 1/4 of the mouth, per appointment) subsequent to the initial treatment, you may need to see the dentist, periodontist or hygienist 3 - 4 times per year, although I have some patients who come in every 4 - 6 weeks. ...Read more

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What to do if I have periodontal disease and I'm frightened!?

Don't be frightened: Periodontal problems, for the most part, can be effectively treated by a periodontist. Please see a local periodontist who can examine you and suggest the proper course of care. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more