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Dental gum disease. How much do antibiotics help?

Dental gum disease.  How much do antibiotics help?

Supplemental: Antibiotics alone will not help much. Gum disease beyond gingivitis has no cure but can be controlled through initial therapy and rigorous oral hygiene followed by frequent maintenance visits ( usually every three months). Surgery may be done to aid long term prognosis. Antibiotics and laser treatment can be used as well to ensure a good long term result. ...Read more

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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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How much time for amoxycillin to work help infected tooth?

How much time for amoxycillin to work help infected tooth?

24-48 hrs: It will take 1 to 2 days for the antibiotic to start working. Take all the pills prescribed ; don't stop until you are finished. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to treat gum disease?

How much does it cost to treat gum disease?

Variable: Depends upon the actual condition and what needs to be done. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of gum disease, gingivitis?

How do you get rid of gum disease, gingivitis?

See a periodontist: I would suggest a consult with a periodontist to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan best suited for you. ...Read more

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How much do your dental hygienists do for periodontal practice?

How much do your dental hygienists do for periodontal practice?

Lots and lots: Most dental practices that have a periodontal component rely very heavily on the dental hygienists. Routine maintenance and monitoring of periodontal health should be coordinated between your dental hygienist and dentist. ...Read more

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How can I prevent gum disease if i smoke? I’ve heard that smokers get gum disease more than other people. I can’t seem to quit smoking, so i’d like to know how to prevent gum disease. Should i brush more often. Is there a mouthwash that will help?

Great oral hygiene: Smokers can have 4x as much gum disease as those who do not smoke. Smoking is a large contributing factor to gum disease, but so is bacterial plaque. Meticulous oral hygiene will help decrease the amount of plaque and bacteria in your mouth and may help to slow or prevent gum disease. Mouth washes can be a nice adjunct to brushing and flossing, but it does not take the place of either. ...Read more

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How much do you really need yearly on dentist fluoride treatments?

How much do you really need yearly on dentist fluoride treatments?

Depends: It really depends on your lifestyle and the health of your teeth. Do you eat a lot of carbohydrates? Do you drink soda? Do you have a history of tooth decay? If so, your teeth will benefit from Fluoride treatments every six months or more. If not, you might not need it regularly at all--especially if you have never had a cavity before. ...Read more

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Can you tell whether it's dental caries or gingivitis by how much pain your teeth hurt?

Can you tell whether it's dental caries or gingivitis by how much pain your teeth hurt?

Yes: Caries will cause varying types of pain depending on depth. Sensitivity to sweets, liquids , cold, hot and biting are the usual progression. Gingevitis will cause pain when the gums are brushed, when flossing, and when certain foods come it contact w the gums. And the pain is generalized usually. ...Read more

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How lon does it take to treat gum disease before braces?

How lon does it take to treat gum disease before braces?

Depends: A deep cleaning is just phase i of what can be done for you. You should have a deep cleaning once, and if your gum disease is still present, you may need to proceed to the next phase of gum treatment--surgery. Repeated deep cleanings is not the best way to be treated. ...Read more

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How do you treat a dental abscess?

How do you treat a dental abscess?

See your dentist: A dental abscess can be related to decay and/or a periodontal problem/ recommendations for treatment will depend on what type of abscess you have. ...Read more

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Besides perio maintenance visits, good home oral hygiene and dieting is there anything else i can do to avoid another disasterous gum abscess?

Besides perio maintenance visits, good home oral hygiene and dieting is there anything else i can do to avoid another disasterous gum abscess?

Dental abscess: http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/disease/dental_caries.html http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tooth-abscess/manage/ptc-20185988 Avoid sugary foods, if you have diabetes , good control is important . You might consider gargling after meals with salt water as well as brushing as that eliminates bacteria. Seek dental attention the minute you start noting something is off. ...Read more

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Prograf and cavities; do people get bad teeth and gums problems?

Prograf and cavities; do people get bad teeth and gums problems?

Not specifically but: Not specifically from the use of Prograf (tacrolimus), but it might be possible that immune suppression could leave you more vulnerable to infection generally, so really careful hygiene is important, as well as regular dental checkups. ...Read more

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How do you help presumed dental plaque?

How do you help presumed dental plaque?

Dental plaque: Treatment for dental plaque will reduce the risk for dental caries (cavities) and gingivitis. Regular brushing and flossing reduces that chance that plaque will damage the tooth enamel. Professional dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. Professional cleaning, performed once or twice a year, can prevent the build-up of plaque. ...Read more

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Help please? How much does dental cleaning cost?

Help please? How much does dental cleaning cost?

$60 to $325: Nationwide basic dental cleaning can cost from $50 to $299. However, remember that a basic teeth cleaning is not always standard. Some clinics include an exam and X-rays in the cleaning. Most don’t. ...Read more

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I have early periodontitis but can't afford dental care. What mouthwash, toothpaste, and other products should I use to help it until I can get care?

I have early periodontitis but can't afford dental care. What mouthwash, toothpaste, and other products should I use to help it until I can get care?

Floss: You might check to see if there is a local reduced fee clinic where you can receive the necessary treatment to help you stop the progression of periodontal disease. Until you see them, you should floss every day, brush after every meal and just before bed; Listerine works well in reducing oral bacterial levels. You might also want to incorporate a fluoride rinse daily at night just before bed. ...Read more

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If you take freq antibiotics, does that kill dental bacteria and stop cavities?

If you take freq antibiotics, does that kill dental bacteria and stop cavities?

No: Taking antibiotics long term is not good for you. Antibiotics will reduce the numbers of "good" bacteria in your body as well as the bad. Why are you taking frequent antibiotics? Antibiotics will not kill plaque bacteria streptococcus mutans in your mouth. The only way to stop dental decay is through frequent brushing and flossing and seeing the dentist at least every 6 months. ...Read more

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Interested to know how do dental caries cause maxillary sinusitis?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Interested to know how do dental caries cause maxillary sinusitis?

Not uncommon: Tooth infection is usually caused by dental caries and its consequences. It is not uncommon that sinusitis results from untreated maxillary dental infection. ...Read more

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How can you fight gum disease?

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Good OH, follow up.: Gum disease causes by bacterial, occlusion, and host reaction. Good oral hygiene, proper occlusion, and healthy body will definitely helps in preventing gum disease. Treatment of gum disease included cleaning, occlusal adjustment, follow up. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Gingivitis (Definition)

A form of gum disease caused by bacteria and poor oral hygiene that ...Read more