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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What will Sodium Floride gel 1.1% help do for pre existing cavities. My dentist is trying to get my severe cavities to stop before dental work?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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