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Best Toothpaste For Gum Disease
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Electric: I think an electric toothbrush like oral-b or sonicare is what you should get. ...Read more
Yes, for gingivitis!: The greatest prevalence of gum disease is gingivitis. This is an inflammation of the upper visible surfaces of the gums. It is completely reversible by daily flossing and a vibratory toothbrushing technique used at the gum-tooth interface. If you skip a single day of flossing and brushing, a new inflammatory response will occur to the new "growth" of plaque and gingivitis reoccurs. ...Read more
Only one way of..: Good oral hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent gum disease and maintain a healthy mouth following treatment. However, having routine check-ups and cleanings are also essential as even dentists miss cleaning a spot here or there over time and need professional cleanings by a dentist or dental hygienist. Good nutrition & medical check-ups are also important to maintain overall general health. ...Read more
Professional care: Advanced periodontitis must be treated by a highly trained general dentist or periodontist. The treatment will involve an intense and deep cleaning, use of systemic antibiotics, special rinses, possible gum surgery, rigorous homecare, 3-4 professional cleaning a year and possibly the placement of localized antibiotics. Regardless, there is no real cure, but vigilance will keep it in remission! ...Read more
NONE Don't loose: Brush your teeth several times in a day, don't loose your teeth see your dentist now. ...Read more
What is the best thing I can do if I think I have gum disease? I am a 25 year old woman who has had a recent onset of gum disease symptoms. For the past 2 weeks my gums have been bleeding every time I brush, horrible taste in my mouth, and after closer in
If you think you have gum disease the best thing you can do is see a dentist for an exam and cleaning. If you have not had your teeth cleaned in a while there is nothing over the counter or magic rinse that will solve the problem. You lack of dental insurance makes it even more important to see a dentist. The last thing you need is thousands of dollars of treatment because you let a small problem fester and become a large one.
Most people spend some of their discretionary dollars on things they value (cigarettes, iphone, ipad etc, drinks with friends, concert tickets, cable tv etc.) don't let your lack of insurance lead you to neglecting your teeth. If you value them spend some money on them and protect them. Prevention is a great investment.
The video in the link below shoes how gum disease progresses.
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What is the best way to help gums infected with gum disease? I have sore gums, especially in the back of my mouth, but I do floss and brush daily. Is there anything I could be eating or drinking that makes this worse? .
Bacteria control: Bacteria grow in the valley around your gums. Brushing reaches 1mm and floss removed 15% of the plaque. You need something like the perio protect method that has been shown to be a better treatment than deep cleaning j clin dent 2012) and it also has been shown to kill 99.98% o the bacteria that cause the disease j den res 2007. Used daily the bacteria do not grow back. Look up perio protect. ...Read more
Yes: It really depends on the severity of the disease, and how destructive the patients immune response to the presence of the disease is. The mildest form of gum disease, gingivitis is completely curable. Remove the cause (usually plaque/tarar) and it clears right up. The severe forms involve bone loss. Bone loss is permanent but in some cases bone can be regenerated. Patient compliance is the key. ...Read more
Gum Disease Tx: The early phase known as gingivitis is easily reversed with a professional cleaning and proper home care (brushing and flossing). As the disease progresses into the more serious form known as periodontitis, treatment becomes more extensive and complicated. The more the bone loss, the more difficult to treat. Medical conditions also play a role in success. Maintenance after treatment is key! ...Read more
Yes: It can lead to loss of healthy teeth you need a dentist who is competent. ...Read more
Maybe: Grafting is possible on a case by case basis so see your dentist and get a referral to a specialist for an opinion. ...Read more
The symptoms can include bleeding, recession, sensitivity, loose teeth, drifting of teeth, bite changes, grinding habits, bad taste, and bad breath.
It is also possible to be asymptomatic, that is no symptoms at all. Gum disease can be silent like blood pressure.
A qualified, experienced dentist or periodontist can diagnose you.
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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