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Can Gum Disease Be Cured
Severe Gum Disease: Severe gum disease did not happen overnight and cannot be treated overnight. Bone support when severely damaged can lead to loss of teeth, shifting, mobility etc. One full mouth deep cleaning removes build up and debris, The next step evaluates surgery needs: gum and bone recontouring, grafting, extraction, restorative and replacement needs. Then the most important part MAINTENANCE. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is there any relation between gum disease and RA ? Does RA affect the gum? And what's the cure for gum disease?
Chicken or the egg: The fact is that gum disease is worse in patients with RA, but we are not certain what comes first, the gum disease or the RA? Regardless, the treatment for gum disease is to keep good oral hygiene, in addition to periodontal and medical treatments. ...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.
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