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Can General Practitioners Help With Gum Recession
Yes but limited: Receeding gum lines is usually due to poor gum health. This occurs from plaque and tartar building up on the tooth at the gum line causing an inflammatory response (gingivitis). Primary care physicians generally leave this to their dental colleagues, but can recommend good oral health, including daily flossing. Some may also prescribe an oral rinse (periodex) to help. See your dentist regularly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
General Dentistry: General dentistry is the first line of defense against dental disease. We are usually the first on the scene. Patients first come to a general dental practice to have an overall view at their mouth to determine their dental needs. From there a general dentist will refer out any treatment needing a more specialized care. Gum disease is first treated in the general office and referred out as needed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
NO, only gingivitis: Peroxides was made popular in treating gum disease in the 80's with paul keyes. He was using a microscope to demonstrate lower findings of intraoral bacteria following peroxide rinse intraorally. However, this technique has been corrected by the american academy of periodontology as inaccurate, since the treatment is not bacterial specific and penetration of the pocket depth is questionable. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How can I easily find a dentist who is familiar with using a neuromodulator to lessen teeth grinding (current dentist does not know)?
Call 1-800-DENTIST: Neuromodulators like Botox, Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a) can be used to relax the jaw muscle and it may help reduce 'bruxism' or teeth grinding. Get a live help and information 24/7 from 1-800-DENTIST for any dental specialty, modality or needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to your dentist: Your dentist or surgeon can use different types of local anesthetics for you that vary in duration, which may help you deal with the associated discomfort. Most patients will receive either a prescription for some type of medication to take for pain postoperatively, or recommendations for an otc medication. Follow the postoperative instructions to help make your recovery less eventful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gum recession: Gingival recession during or post ortho tx is always a possibility..... Once the orthodontist is done see a periodontist to evaluate the receded areas......Or you can see him during ortho tx he may be able to graft gum tissue from the roof of the mouth to cover the exposed areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The nerves that are: Anesthetized for dental procedures are from the 5th cranial nerve (trigeminal nerve). Taste nerves are from the 7th cranial nerve (facial nerve) for the anterior 2/3's of the tongue. Changes in taste/ lack of taste here are usually related to issues with the 7th nerve. There is no specific connection with normal dental local anesthesia and taste changes. Hope this helps. Please see your doctor! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Bleeding gums: See a periodontist they specialize in this problem they will find the cause and eliminate the bleeding gums with your help they will do scaling and root planing of the teeth and show you what you need to do to keep it from returning just hope the underlying bone is still healthy so that no other treatment will be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very likely!: If you have any of the disorders commonly referred to as tmj, or temporomandibular disorders, you should not chew gum. Chewing gum causes muscle activation and sometimes spasm, and is not good for your tmj. Of course, if you don't have tmj, you can chew gum to your heart's content. But if you have jaw pain or trouble open or closing your mouth, or popping or clicking of your jaw joints, avoid gum. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can someone with moderate gum recession around some teeth actually present with minimal bone reduction?
Not really...: The bone would have to resorb at least as much as the gum has receded, otherwise the bone would be peeking into the oral cavity, which does not happen. Moderate gum recession = moderate bone loss. Conversely, the bone can resorb more than the gums recede, and that will usually result in periodontal pocketing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Periodontists: Periodontists are dental specialists who have gone through 3 or more years of specialty/residency training after dental school, for proper treatmnt of all arrays of periodontal diseases, dental implants, and soft and hard tissue reconstruction in oral cavity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which would you choose for yourself to maintain dental health and manage bacteria in the mouth (i go to periodontist): xylitol or perioprotect?
Yes: General or family physicians can assist you in caring for mcardle's disease in conjunction with a genetic specialist. Unfortunately this is a genetic disease with no known cure at this time. So treatment would be in managing the symptoms and complications as well as preventing the complications as much as possible. Of course these patients also get other problems that are assisted by gp's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat the infection: Bacteria usually cause the infection. If there is an infection inside the tooth you will need to have that addressed. If it is the gum tissue that is a different treatment. Check with your dentist to see what is the cause of the infection and then treat the cause. Gum will not do this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are you confused?: Power chain is not the same as braces, but is used with braces to close spaces and consolidate teeth. Braces including the wires used to move teeth can move the teeth forward to alleviate crowding in certain cases. A qualified orthodontist is in the best position to answer your question and clear up any possible confusion. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Education: People from all walks of life can benefit from being properly educated in taking care of their health. Brushing ; flossing properly together with eating healthy foods all go a long way in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Being proactive rather than reactive will prevent many future problems. An apathetic patient, regardless of their socio-economic background, will need more healthcare overall. ...Read more
Dentist does not pre medicate or use nitrous oxide in practice prior to connective tissue gum grafting of the palate. Switch from dental specialist?
Choices, Priorities: Each patient has to decide on what's important to them regarding treatment: Quality of care, experience, training, prestige of practice, compassion, cost, convenience, sedation offered, staff, friendliness, results of treatment, decor, insurance coverage, etc.? I know what's important to me. You have to decide on what's important to you. Wouldn't it be nice if every office had everything? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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