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Best Treatment For Gum Disease
Bacteria in the mouth living in a thin film is called plaque. Plaque that is not removed through brushing can harden and form “tartar”, a hard mineral shell, that brushing can’t remove. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist can remove tartar. When plaque builds on the tartar surface, it irritates and erodes healthy gum tissue. This early stage of gum ...Read more
See a Periodontist: If you have been experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease it is time to see a periodontist. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum related diseases. Call your local dental society for referral near you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What mouthwash is best for halitosis? I know it doesn't cure it, but i'm getting treatment for bad gum disease and need a way to control the halitosis until my mouth is healthy again. I'm looking for a mouthwash that will last more than an hour.
How do I find a periodontist that offers lanap-periolase treatment for gum disease in the philippines/asia?
Absolutely yes: Best to be evaluated by a dentist to determine the extent of the disease and recommend appropriate treatment. Gum disease if not addressed in a timely manner can cause many other problems so please make it a priority to be seem by a dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Two: General dentists and Periodontists. Often they may perform the exact same procedures for the treatment of Periodontal (gum and bone) disease. A "forward thinking" dentist may recommend non-surgical treatment (such as Perio Protect) first and possibly instead of Surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not standard of care: Simvastatin is in a class of drugs known as statins and a lipid-lowering agent that is used to lower cholesterol levels. Some studies report statins also reduced inflammation associated with gum disease which suggests that steps taken to reduce gum disease may also reduce inflammation in the arteries ; vice versa.The effects are minimal at best ; other more definitive treatment is standard of care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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