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Can You Get Braces After Periodontal Disease
Yes: Periodontal disease is not age specific. Improper oral hygiene can lead to periodontal problems as well as decay in the young patient. Crowed teeth can also contribute to periodontal problems in the young patient. Juvenile periodontitis is a more severe and aggressive form of periodontal disease if left undiagnosed and untreated that can lead to premature loss of teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very Possible: The less you take care of your teeth, the more the chances of loosing them. It is suggested that you brush twice a day and floss once a day to maintain a healthy mouth. At once a week, you may not be doing much at all to help the situation. Please consider increasing the frequency to give your teeth a chance to remain in your mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I get rid of Periodontal Disease or will I have this the rest of my life? I'm very young and feeling down about it. I'm 26.
Good question: Some would say yes because once you have the bacteria for perio Dz you will always have it in your oral environment as well as those who have more severe cases. So you can not rid yourself from it completely but at your age you can certainly battle it down to a point that you may manage it properly with good home care and regular check ups. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Certainly, however : Periodontal disease is very straightforward to diagnose. If there is bone loss resulting in deep spaces between your gums and your teeth, them you have periodontal disease. You are best off addressing it sooner rather than later since periodontal bone loss is not reversible, it can only be controlled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When you have periodontal disease do you have to do change anything or stop eating anything in your diet so it doesn't get worse?
See dentist: At age 21, you need a life time of excellent dental care. See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis and possible referral to a periodontist . Make sure your home care is excellent, which includes brushing and regular flossing. Your dentist may suggest more frequent hygiene appointments or scaling and root planing as an adjunct to your treatment. ...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
Periodontal disease: Yes if you follow all the instructions and are fastidious with your home care. You can stop the disease process and not continue to loose bone. You should also ask your dentist to prescribe Periostat (doxycycline) which is a very low dose of tetracycline. It will only affect the bacteria. It works by interfering with their ability to produce the acids that destroy bone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Periodontal disease: Swollen gums is a sign that you already have a gum disease. The bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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