Doctor insights on: Can gum disease kill you
Is it good to use a little peroxide mixed with water after teeth scaling for swollen gums few times a day to help healing and kill gum disease?
Will help a little: The diluted peroxide will keep bacterial levels down, which will obviously help with the healing. Too much use, however, can irritated the tender tissues even more. You are under the care of your own dentist who knows your situation best... It's better to ask him/her for their input since they are treating you. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Killing gums: Generally periodontal disease progresses in patients that do not seek regular dental care for whatever reason and their homecare is inadequate, but it is insidious in that, like heart disease many times you do not know it is there until it is serious. "killing you" is not a consistent symptom of early gingivitis so I suggest you see your dentist asap to determine why your gums are "killing you". ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sometimes: It depends upon how advanced it is, and how committed you are to better oral hygiene and seeing a periodontist for proper definitive periodontal treatment. As it progress it becomes more and more difficult and in the latest stages impossible. That's why it's so important to see your dentist for routine checkups in order to detect and treat things early. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Silent: Gum disease is one of those silent diseases that don't manifest symptoms until disease is somewhat advanced. Puffy, bleeding, swollen, sore to the touch gums are often early indicators. One of the many reasons you should see a dentist 2x/year is to help prevent gum disease. Please call your dentist now for an appointment to see if your gums are healthy or not, and what to do about it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Signs of gum disease: The signs of gum disease are subtle. Especially in the earliest stages, you might not even notice it, which is one of the reasons that regular checkups are so important. As the disease progresses, you gums may begin to bleed when you brush or they may look puffy and unnaturally red. Symptoms such as pain, abscesses, and loose (or falling out) teeth develop as the disease becomes more severe. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Some signs of: Some signs of gum disease are bleeding and\or swollen gums, loose teeth, and bad breath. There are others. The only way to know for sure whether or not you have gum disease, what stage, and what treatment is indicated is to see your dentist for a complete and thorough dental examination. Don't postpone that as things only get worse the longer you wait. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
NO: AS others have said you will need meticulous care for treatment of gum disease. The pt can have planing and scaling done first to see if this will control the problem. If not may require some surgery to pare the gums down to hold to the neck of the tooth. See a periodontist for the best answer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 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
Inflamed gingiva, bleeding, or suppuration around teeth. Periodontal, or gum disease is a common condition affecting the tissues that comprise the dental supporting structure: gingiva, cementum, periodontal ligament, and the alveolar bone.
Periodontal disease may be a risk factor for a number of conditions including cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, and pregnancies. ...Read more
Depends: There are different stages of gum disease, ranging from gig eval inflammation to severe periodontitis. Treatment ranges from deep cleaning to periodontal surgery. See a periodontist for an accurate diagnosis. Then a proper treatment plan will be given for your particular stage! ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
The same criteria would apply to you as with someone half your age.
We would still review your medical history, check your medications, illnesses, habits, genetics etc...
Treatment can vary and might include laser therapy which is very effective and relatively conservative. ...Read more
Potential link: In a small study researchers find a potential link between gum disease and Alzheimer's, but more study is necessary to show clinical significance. Although the findings do not prove that oral bacteria causes Alzheimer’s disease, preventing gum disease is still a good idea, and step #1 is a good oral hygiene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer