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Child Dental Health Gum Disease
Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a good holistic dental hygiene routine, especially for those with gum disease or tooth decay?
Bacteria in the mouth living in a thin film is called plaque. Plaque that is not removed through brushing can harden and form “tartar”, a hard mineral shell, that brushing can’t remove. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist can remove tartar. When plaque builds on the tartar surface, it irritates and erodes healthy gum tissue. This early stage of gum ...Read more
How severe does gum disease have to be for someone not to be able to get dental implants? In most cases, are patients healthy enough get implants?
Good oral hygeine.: Probably the best treatment for most gum disease is regular trips to the dentist for check-up, and good oral hygeine at home, like brushing regularly, and flossing. Poor oral health can lead to infections that can travel within the bloodstream. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I don't have any insurance. Where can l get free or very cheap dental services in sacramento. I have gum disease & only have front teeth , left?
County Public Health: In most counties in the U.S. There are public health services for both dental and medical care. That is where i would start. In sacramento you also have the university there that most likely has a teaching dental clinic that is another very good option to pursue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Men with periodontal disease had 64 percent higher risk of pancreatic cancer? Should I be worried. I have moderate gum disease. Finally got dental ins
Be aware: Knowing that some of the pathogens in gum disease are associated with but not necessarily causal for pancreatic cancer really gives you one logical option: Manintain your periodontal health so you have a normal flora or bacterial ecosystem so you have one less thing to worry about! The fewer things you have that are associated with significant disease, the better! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gum disease and surgery I am having bypass surgery and have severe gum disease in a part of my mouth have not gone to the dentist yet because i want to wait until after my surgery. Want to know will this affect my surgery in anyway? I know that dental pro
Is it true that with bone grafting, all-on-four and etc, mostly anyone can get dental implants even if they lost teeth from gum disease?
Limitations: There are limitations to all treatments. For example, you can get periodontal disease around implants. Please see your Dentist for an evaluation as to whether implants and crowns or implant supported dentures would be applicable for your situation. Your Dentist may recommend teaming with an Oral Surgeon or Periodontist, or may recommend that you see a Prosthodontist. Go for exam and advice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Where can I find a really cheap dentist and oral surgeon? I'm on social security and medicare/medicaid and neither will cover dental or vision. I get $839 a month. I have severe gum disease and no teeth left. Some of the teeth came out whole while others
Dental School?: Really cheap dentist and oral surgeon? Those days are long gone. Sometimes in life we need to make a personal financial investment in our health. This may be one of those times. The one recommendation I have would be to try your local dental school. Otherwise, some missionary program at your local church may be able to have local docs donate their services. Keep smiling ! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sudden onset, sore swollen bleeding gums in entire mouth. No gum disease at all, no meds, no tobacco, no over flossing, What non dental causes?
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