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Can Oil Pulling Cure Gum Disease
Gum disease: While good nutrition is important, and perhaps there are hundreds of vitamins, minerals, food supplements, antioxidants, spices, etc. That might be of benefit, without daily proper oral hygiene and proper professional dental care, all those benefits are minimal at best. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Brush and flosss: Brushing and flossing regularly will help reduce bacteria counts in your mouth. Gum inflammation/gingivitis is the bodies response to these bacteria. If the problem persists see a dentist. A mouthwash like listerine (alcohol free) can help as well. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Gum "Pimples"?: Gum disease is not related to facial pimples, if you mean "pimples" as typical bumps on face. However, if you found a pimple-like swelling on your gum, it may be a sign that you have infection or abscess in your gum pocket, or in the deeper structure of your teeth/gums. If left untreated, you are at a higher--and severe--risk of facial infection and/or loss of the tooth/teeth. See a dentist now! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes possible: it is combination of treatment and proper home care and staying away from irritants. So results are mainly in the hands of a patient. If your home care is poor improve on it, if you are smoking etc stop it. You need to treat all causes before you get your success Good luck ...Read more
You can't : There is no cure for periodontal disease there is elimination of periodontal disease the periodontist can eliminate the disease thru treatment and you can eliminate its return by good oral hygiene and regular professional cleanings but you can't sterilize the mouth, plaque will still form and your bacteria will still give off its acid waste products to attack your gums. Good oral hygiene please! ...Read more
Rinses dont reach: Gum disease is below the gum tissue. Rinses are good above the gum, but cannot reach beneath the gum tissue and even if they were directed below the gum tissue they would be flushed out by the fluid that forms there. You treat gum disease with a method like the perio protect method that delivers doctor selected medicines below the gum tissue where it controls the bacteria. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Soft cleans better!: Soft toothbrush bristles bend easier and are able to get into the nooks and crannies on and between the tooth and gum. The key is angulating the toothbrush correctly, about 45 degrees to the gum line and move the brush gently to dislodge and food or bacteria in the area. You'll need other tools to clean inbetween teeth. Even if you have root exposed, soft bristles will not damage the root surface. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can psoriasis be used as a cure or manipulated to use its fast skin producing cells to cure other diseases? For example vitiligo?
No: The 2 disorders are unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there a way to help rebuild the gum line alternatively to gum grafts. I heard that oil pulling can do this.. is it true? are there other methods?
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
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 3 more doctor answers
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 5 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
I have gum disease. I am getting braces. He wants to pull my two front bottom teeth out and cement them to the braces throughout my ortho. Normal??
Ambitious: No ethical Orthodontist would treat unless ALL infections were eliminated first. You have a complex problem requiring interdisciplinary treatment by specialists. Please be evaluated by fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist and Periodontal Specialist. Not being able to examine you I would prefer not to comment on the mechanotherapy proposed other than to say there are other options. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Mild to Advanced: Mild form of gum disease, the gums become red, swollen and bleed easily on brushing. Advanced gum disease, this is final stage of gum disease, the fibers and bone supporting your teeth are destroyed and surgical procedures are often required. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See a periodontist: If you rely only on oral hygiene and not a definitive treatment, the periodontal infection and gum disease always will come back. Periodontist will treat gum disease by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. A periodontist is a dentist specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and alveolar bone resorption. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on the cause of the gum disease. See your dentist first for a full evaluation. Sometimes your dentist may refer you to a periodontist (gum specialist) for more severe cases. Furthermore, your medical doctor may also be involved as diseases like diabetes can affect the gums. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gum Disease: Bleeding most common.Get a more detailed answer ›
GINGIVITIS/PERIODONT: 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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