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Can oil pulling or oil swishing to cure gingivitis?

Can oil pulling or oil swishing to cure gingivitis?

Not efficient time: Oil pulling is not new, but the amount of time needed to get any effect would be much better spent brushing and flossing. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your ...Read more


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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?

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?

See a periodontist: The oil pulling does not reverse the effects of gum disease and it's important that patients are made fully aware of that. See a periodontist for evaluation and gum grafting treatment. ...Read more

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Can kumazasa extract cure gum disease?

Suggestion: If you have periodontal disease, it would be wise to seek the advice of a periodontist. S/he will use therapy and medicaments that have a proven track record of managing the disease. ...Read more

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How to determine when you have been cured of gum disease?

How to determine when you have been cured of gum disease?

Dental examination: After undergoing treatment for periodontal disease, measurements called probing depths are taken by the dentist. These probing depths help determine your stability or if further treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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What is a good cure for gum disease?

What is a good cure for gum disease?

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 more

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I have a gum disease how do I cure it?

Unfortunately. ..: Unfortunately there is nearly nothing you can do at home to eliminate gum disease. Your goal is to have it treated by a dentist and then follow meticulous home care to keep it maintained. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible to totally cure gum disease?

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 more

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What would be the most effective remedy for cure gum disease?

What would be the most effective remedy for cure gum disease?

No cure, sorry: It is a chronic disease, which we can make better and manage, but it usually doesn't go away forever. The only known "cure" is to pull out the involved teeth, but please don't do that if at all possible. ...Read more

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Could severe gum disease be cured in one visit for deep cleaning?

Could severe gum disease be cured in one visit for deep cleaning?

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 more

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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 more

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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??

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 more

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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..

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..

Treat the cause: Any mouthwash with ok as long as the cause of disease is treated. Use biotene (nonalcohol mouthwash)if your mouth is dry. Dry mucosa will cause bleeding as tissue is rubbing and thus the blood smell gives rise to halitosis. ...Read more

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What does gum disease look like?

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 more

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Can I have gum disease and never know it?

Yes: Gum disease is assymptomatic until the very late stages. The pain only begins when there are major problems. Better to get it taken care of in the early stages. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for gum disease relief?

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 more

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What are some of the most common causes of gum disease?

What are some of the most common causes of gum disease?

No floss: Not brushing or flossing -- poor oral hygiene, is the most common cause. Smoking, uncontrolled blood sugar, stress, not seeing the dentist regularly are all factors that put you at greater risk for bad gums. ...Read more

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Question about gum disease and seeeimg expert/ who first?

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 more

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What to do if I have gum disease-and it's really painful. Is this normal?

See a dentist: It can hurt, but most people have no pain associated with their periodontitis. Please see a dentist or periodontal specialist. ...Read more

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What are signs of early-stage gum disease?

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 more

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Do you usually need surgery for gum disease?

Do you usually need surgery for gum disease?

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 more

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Is there a connection between stroke and gum disease?

Is there a connection between stroke and gum disease?

Possibly: A 2009 review of several studies found an overall association between poor oral health and atherosclerosis which can lead to stroke. The reason why is not completely understood but systemic inflammation may play a role.
See study here: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/19757736. ...Read more

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What is the name of that surgery to treat gum disease?

Periodontal surgery: There are several gum diseases and several ways to treat them. There are also different types of surgery. ...Read more

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Which branch of dentistry is concerned with gum disease?

Periodontics: A periodontist treats gum disease bone disease both conservatively or surgically depending upon the severity. Of the breakdown
See a periodontist before the disease loosens your teeth. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have serious gum disease but have no bleeding?

Is it possible to have serious gum disease but have no bleeding?

It's possible: You've assumed that bleeding is a sign but that isn't always the case. Smokers have little if any bleeding (constricted blood vessels), giving them the false sense of security that their gums are healthy. Usually they are not. ...Read more

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Can turmeric help gum disease?

Can turmeric help 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 more

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How to get rid of gum disease?

How to get rid of gum disease?

See a gum specialist: If your good habits at home, i.e. Brushing and flossing, don't reduce the problem, you may have more serious periodontitis rather than just gingivitis. See your dentist soon. ...Read more

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Can you get rid off gum disease?

Gum disease tx: Yes you usually can with treatment. See your dentist to discuss cause and treatment of your disease. ...Read more

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Can a general dentist treat gum disease?

Can a general dentist treat gum disease?

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 more

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What's the best toothbrush for gum disease?

What's the best toothbrush for gum disease?

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 more

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Which gum disease leaves spots on the gums?

Which gum disease leaves spots on the gums?

More information: We need more information. There are way too many possibilities to answer your question properly. Where are they? What size? What color? How long have they been there? Irregular in shape? Flat or raised? Any pain or discomfort? Any medical issues? See you own dentist who may be able to answer your question or refer you to an oral surgeon or periodontist if necessary for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there a best toothbrush for gum disease?

Is there a best toothbrush for gum disease?

Probably soft.: The best is probably a soft toothbrush, because it does not damage and inflame the gums. The best person for this answer would probably be the dentist. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin be used to treat gum disease?

Can amoxicillin be used to treat gum disease?

Poor choice: The way to treat gum disease is with definitive dental treatment by a trained dentist to include such modalities as scaling and root planing, along with surgical procedures as\if necessary. Plaque control and general health are also essential to success. Adjuncts such as Chlorhexidine rinses and tetracylines may also be helpful in some cases. Get a periodontal consult for your best options. ...Read more

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Does everyone with halitosis have gum disease?

Does everyone with halitosis have gum disease?

Not everyone: Gum disease is not the only cause of halitosis (bad breath). Fishy foods, onions, garlic, scallions, fermented foods, coffee, etc..., can cause halitosis. Fatty foods may worsen stomach reflux, and send odors up to the mouth. Sinusitis infections can cause odors due to the mucus/phlegm in the nose & throat. Excess fiber or other "undigestibles" can lead to gas and odors coming out the other end. ...Read more

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I have gum disease, is there a treatment for this?

Absolutely yes: Best to be evaluated by a dentist to determine the extent of the disease and recommend appropriate treatment. Gum disease if not addressed in a timely manner can cause many other problems so please make it a priority to be seem by a dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Gum disease how to get rid of it without insurance?

Gum disease how to get rid of it without insurance?

Improve Hygiene: Brush and floss daily everywhere, but at this point you may need a full mouth cleaning to start. If you already have calculus (tartar) build up, then it needs to be removed first. You may also want to look into federal health centers that may be near you and you may qualify for reduced fees. ...Read more

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What is the best toothbrush to use for gum disease?

What is the best toothbrush to use for gum disease?

Electric: I think an electric toothbrush like oral-b or sonicare is what you should get. ...Read more

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What happens if you have gum disease while pregnant?

What happens if you have gum disease while pregnant?

Hormones: Hormonal changes can cause a preexisting gum problem to worsen. It that happens to you, see a periodontist and make sure the periodontist consults with your ob/gyn before you have any treatment. ...Read more

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Can having a slight gum disease cause BV in my partner?

Probably not, but...: ...nobody can say for sure. Some cases of BV in women seem to be related to oral sex, and it is possible that some cases occur becuase of exposure to mouth bacteria. The same kind of bacteria involved in BV are greatly increased in the mouth of people with gum disease. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Gingivitis (Definition)

A form of gum disease ...Read more