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Baking Soda 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
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
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
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
Gum Disease: Bleeding most common.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Alzheimers disease, preventing gum disease is still a good idea, and step #1 is a good oral hygiene. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
No: See a Periodontist, a gum specialist.Get a more detailed answer ›