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Can you get braces after periodontal disease?

Can you get braces after periodontal disease?

Absolutely: However, the periodontal disease must be treated and brought under control and the plan must be closely coordinated and supervised between the orthodontist and the periodontist. ...Read more

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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Is it possible to get periodontal disease at age 12?

Is it possible to get periodontal disease at age 12?

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 more

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Please tell me if you can get periodontal disease from brushing once and flossing once a week?

Please tell me if you can get periodontal disease from brushing once and flossing once a week?

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 more

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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 more

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How can you get dental implants if you have periodontal disease?

How can  you get dental implants if you have periodontal disease?

Implants: It is important to treat the periodontal disease first and then the implants so any infections do not compromise the healing of the implants. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with periodontal disease, should I get a 2nd diagnosis?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Can a deep cleaning get rid of my stage 1 periodontal disease?

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

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If you follow the directions of dentist can you get rid of  periodontal disease?

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 more

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How long does it take for swollen gums to get better when you have periodontal disease ?

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 more

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