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Best Treatment For Gum Disease
Vague question: However, the best treatment is to 1. Positively identify what exact disease process/pathology is present - confirmed clinically, radiographically (if applicable), hematologically with any serum markers or lab profiles if applicable & microscopically with biopsy 2. Determine definitive surgical treatment if indicated & follow-up - including any referral prn (radiation oncologist, immunologist, etc). ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No, but here are...: No known best rx. Its rx may range from no rx but with counseling for its reality, oral off-label drugs- vit-e or potaba, topical injection with xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum), penile implant, etc. Xiaflex is the only fda-papproved drug since 12/2013. Note: goal of rx is restoring penile functionality. See urologist for detail... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare immune lumps: Kimura disease is a rare benign idiopathic immune disease. After making sure that there is no kidney involvement management involves Prednisone & excision of larger lumps. Since lumps recur learn to accept the smaller ones. A good description can be found on wikopedia: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/kimura_disease. Contact nih for a local expert to assist you. ...Read more
A periodontist: True periodontal disease in a kid is serious but fortunately rare. It can lead rapid bone loss and loss of teeth, far earlier than we expect. The kid should be in the hands of the best periodontist you can find. It is a difficult disease to deal with. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Azilect (rasagiline) + Other Meds: Dopamine meds are mainstay of treatment. Modern therapy recommends longer lasting, milder potency meds first: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro). After they've been maximized & stronger meds are needed to adequately manage symptoms, then sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together) are begun. Tailor rx with side effects in mind for each person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on which std one has. Some stds like gonorrhea are caused by bacteria and treated with antibiotics. Others like herpes and HIV are caused by viruses and treated with anti-viral therapy. The treatment will be specific to the disease. If you think you have an std, you need to see your doc to be tested and treated right away. All one's partners should be treated, too. ...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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No best one: There is no best toothbrush. You need to use a soft toothbrush and brush for at least 2 minutes twice a day. Most adults don't brush long enough and this can make more of a difference than the brand name of the toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes can be very beneficial. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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