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What does gum disease look like?

What does gum disease look like?

Mild to Advanced: Mild form of gum disease, the gums become red, swollen and bleed easily on brushing. Advanced gum disease, this is final stage of gum disease, the fibers and bone supporting your teeth are destroyed and surgical procedures are often required. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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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Can kumazasa extract cure gum disease?

Suggestion: If you have periodontal disease, it would be wise to seek the advice of a periodontist. S/he will use therapy and medicaments that have a proven track record of managing the disease. ...Read more

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Can I have gum disease and never know it?

Yes: Gum disease is assymptomatic until the very late stages. The pain only begins when there are major problems. Better to get it taken care of in the early stages. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for gum disease relief?

See a periodontist: If you rely only on oral hygiene and not a definitive treatment, the periodontal infection and gum disease always will come back. Periodontist will treat gum disease by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. A periodontist is a dentist specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and alveolar bone resorption. ...Read more

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What are some of the most common causes of gum disease?

What are some of the most common causes of gum disease?

No floss: Not brushing or flossing -- poor oral hygiene, is the most common cause. Smoking, uncontrolled blood sugar, stress, not seeing the dentist regularly are all factors that put you at greater risk for bad gums. ...Read more

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How to determine when you have been cured of gum disease?

How to determine when you have been cured of gum disease?

Dental examination : After undergoing treatment for periodontal disease, measurements called probing depths are taken by the dentist. These probing depths help determine your stability or if further treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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Question about gum disease and seeeimg expert/ who first?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the gum disease. See your dentist first for a full evaluation. Sometimes your dentist may refer you to a periodontist (gum specialist) for more severe cases. Furthermore, your medical doctor may also be involved as diseases like diabetes can affect the gums. ...Read more

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What to do if I have gum disease-and it's really painful. Is this normal?

See a dentist: It can hurt, but most people have no pain associated with their periodontitis. Please see a dentist or periodontal specialist. ...Read more

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Is gum disease treatable?

Yes but...: It is treatable!!! But it is MUCH easier (and less expensive)to prevent gum disease. Make sure to see your dentist and follow a careful routine of meticulous home care ...Read more

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Can "the pill" cause gum disease?

Not Directly.: Gum disease is caused by plaque... The sticky film of bacteria which clings to your teeth and invades the surrounding tissues. However, taking "the pill" can change your hormonal balance so that your gums are more susceptible to swelling, redness, and bleeding. This, in turn, can increase your risk of developing gum disease. Regular plaque removal and excellent oral hygiene are mandatory for you. ...Read more

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How to treat possible gum disease?

Gum Disease: Treatment for gingival problems will vary based on the extent of the condition. Mild gingivitis could be treated with scaling and root planing, whereas advanced periodontitis may require surgical intervention. Since each mouth is different, no one answer fits every situation. Let your dentist explain the extent of your problem and recommended treatment. ...Read more

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What is a good cure for gum disease?

What is a good cure for gum disease?

Remission!: Treatment for gum disease starts with a visit to your dentist. You will need a comprehensive exam, periodontal charting, x-rays all in order for a proper diagnosis. Once your condition is established, your dentist can discuss your individual treatment needs, go over your responsibility for maintenance at home and frequency of repeat professional visits. Gum disease can go into remission, not cured ...Read more

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I'm wondering is gum disease curable?

I'm wondering is gum disease curable?

No cure, sorry: It is a chronic disease, which we can make better and manage, but it usually doesn't go away forever. The only known 'cure' is to pull out the involved teeth, but please don't do that if at all possible. ...Read more

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Can salt help you treat your gum disease?

Can salt help you treat your gum disease?

It helps, not treat.: Salt will help to reduce inflammation, but that is only a symptom, not the cause. In gum disease, causes must be treated (bacterial, occlusal, and host factors). ...Read more

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What are signs of early-stage gum disease?

GINGIVITIS/PERIODONT: Inflamed gingiva, bleeding, or suppuration around teeth. Periodontal, or gum disease is a common condition affecting the tissues that comprise the dental supporting structure: gingiva, cementum, periodontal ligament, and the alveolar bone.
Periodontal disease may be a risk factor for a number of conditions including cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, and pregnancies. ...Read more

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Can gum disease be linked with a toothache?

Can gum disease be linked with a toothache?

Yes...can be: A toothache can be associated with an infected gum.
I would suggest a consultation with a qualified dentist or specialist to determine the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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Do you usually need surgery for gum disease?

Do you usually need surgery for gum disease?

Depends: There are different stages of gum disease, ranging from gig eval inflammation to severe periodontitis. Treatment ranges from deep cleaning to periodontal surgery. See a periodontist for an accurate diagnosis. Then a proper treatment plan will be given for your particular stage! ...Read more

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What are the causes of gum disease if elderly?

Follow below: The same criteria would apply to you as with someone half your age.
We would still review your medical history, check your medications, illnesses, habits, genetics etc...
Treatment can vary and might include laser therapy which is very effective and relatively conservative. ...Read more

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Does having gum disease increase alzeihmers risk?

Does having gum disease increase alzeihmers risk?

Potential link: In a small study researchers find a potential link between gum disease and Alzheimer's, but more study is necessary to show clinical significance. Although the findings do not prove that oral bacteria causes Alzheimer’s disease, preventing gum disease is still a good idea, and step #1 is a good oral hygiene. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between stroke and gum disease?

Is there a connection between stroke and gum disease?

Possibly: A 2009 review of several studies found an overall association between poor oral health and atherosclerosis which can lead to stroke. The reason why is not completely understood but systemic inflammation may play a role.
See study here: http://www.Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/19757736. ...Read more

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What is the name of that surgery to treat gum disease?

Periodontal surgery: There are several gum diseases and several ways to treat them. There are also different types of surgery. ...Read more

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How likely is it for a 13-year old to have gum disease?

Very likely: At any age. The bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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Which branch of dentistry is concerned with gum disease?

Periodontics: A periodontist treats gum disease bone disease both conservatively or surgically depending upon the severity. Of the breakdown
See a periodontist before the disease loosens your teeth. ...Read more

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Can you have gum disease and not have any pain in your gums?

Can you have gum disease and not have any pain in your gums?

Absolutely: If you have pain you're at the tooth-loosing stage. Don't wait, see a Periodontist, a gum/bone specialist, for an evaluation. Painless early gum disease is easier/cheaper to treat than painful advanced gum disease. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a cavity or some sort of gum disease?

How do I know if I have a cavity or some sort of gum disease?

Pain: Usually gum disease won't cause any pain. Your gums may be red, swollen and you see bleeding when you brush or floss, but it won't hurt. If you are having sharp pain or sensitivity to hot or cold, you may have a big cavity. Get to the dentist! ...Read more

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What would be the most effective remedy for cure gum disease?

What would be the most effective remedy for cure gum disease?

No cure, sorry: It is a chronic disease, which we can make better and manage, but it usually doesn't go away forever. The only known "cure" is to pull out the involved teeth, but please don't do that if at all possible. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have serious gum disease but have no bleeding?

Is it possible to have serious gum disease but have no bleeding?

It's possible: You've assumed that bleeding is a sign but that isn't always the case. Smokers have little if any bleeding (constricted blood vessels), giving them the false sense of security that their gums are healthy. Usually they are not. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Gingivitis (Definition)

A form of gum disease ...Read more