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Can bulimia cause periodontal disease?

Can bulimia cause periodontal disease?

Bulimia/perio: A result of bumilia is more likely decay of the teeth the mouth is exposed to excess acid. However, if the gum tissue is exposed to acid over time, it can become irrritated (gingivitis)if not treated, a progression of bacteria under the gum line can result in bone loss (periodontitis). ...Read more

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Bulimia (Definition)

Apsychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more


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What can cause periodontal disease, and what is it?

What can cause periodontal disease, and what is it?

Many factors: Many factors can cause periodontal disease. It is due to bactria but can also be influenced by your immune system, if you smoke, have anyone in your immediate family with diabetes, nutrition, and most important of all is oral hygiene. Periodontal disease is a loss of bone around teeth. It is very hard to regrow that bone so the best thing to do is to stop it from getting any worse. See a dentis. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes periodontal disease, and what is it?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes periodontal disease, and what is it?

Periodontal Disases: Poor oral hygiene. See: http://www. Mouthhealthy. Org/en/az-topics/g/gum-disease. ...Read more

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What is the cause of periodontal disease?

What is the cause of periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease: Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and bone surrounding the teeth. It is caused by chronic poor oral hygiene...improper and incomplete brushing and flossing, plus not having regular visits to the dentist.
Periodontal disease will continue to get worse if not treated, leading to loss of teeth, and possible increases in systemic inflammation. ...Read more

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What are some causes of periodontal disease?

What are some causes of periodontal disease?

Bacteria,: Treat the cause - gum disease is a bacterial infection that you can kill with an easy, simple, safe, comfortable and reliable system like the perio protect method (pp), which does not rely on antibiotics.

Pp uses hydrogen peroxide to kill bacteria & keeps them from coming back.

Used just minutes a day you can eliminate the cause of your problem & with continued use, keep it from coming back. ...Read more

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How is actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans and p. Gingivalis that appear to cause the most aggressive periodontal disease id'd and controlled?

How is actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans and p. Gingivalis that appear to cause the most aggressive periodontal disease id'd and controlled?

DNATesting: Before and after your periodontal therapy, you can the perio id salivary testing done through the oral dna company. Any dentist can sign up to do this. It tells what the level of all 11 pathogenic bacteria are. Also which antibiotics might be useful if the levels are high. It is a simple swish and spit test. ...Read more

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Can I reverse gingivitis caused from periodontal disease?

Can I reverse gingivitis caused from periodontal disease?

Floss regularly: True gingivitis, limited to just inflammation in the gums, can be reversed with good oral care and regular dental visits. You want to get it checked though to make sure it hasn't progressed to the more serious form of periodontitis. ...Read more

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Can periodontal disease cause you to have headaches (around your nose and forehead).

Can periodontal disease cause you to have headaches (around your nose and forehead).

Short answer is YES: Periodontal disease as well as any subset of dental hygienic or related problem can be a cause of headaches. I can't tell you how many people I've sent for Panorex films due to poor dentition or some other dental history who were also complaining of headaches...sometimes there are 2 separate problems but I wouldn't bet against them either. ...Read more

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If someone has teeth malocclusion that is the cause of gum recession, is it technically periodontal disease since it does affect the gums?

If someone has teeth malocclusion that is the cause of gum recession, is it technically periodontal disease since it does affect the gums?

Not Really: While there is a "gum" component to the problem, the gingival recession is the result of mal-occlusion. Periodontal disease is most often associated with specific pathogens, genetics, medications causing an abnormal oral environment, poor hygiene or any combination of the above, including mal-occlusion as a factor. There is not a simple answer, but correction of the occlussal problem will help! ...Read more

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A few adults maybe have one missing natural tooth. Can bruxism, in the lack of periodontal disease, cause severe gum recession?

A few adults maybe have one missing natural tooth. Can bruxism, in the lack of periodontal disease, cause severe gum recession?

Definitely, yes: Bruxism may cause tooth wear, severe gum recession, teeth movement and even damage or break teeth. Unfortunately, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. See OFP specialist for diagnosis and proper guard fabrication. ...Read more

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How do I cure periodontal disease?

How do I cure periodontal disease?

See periodontist: See a periodontist and get a plan.............. ...Read more

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How can I cure periodontal disease?

You can't: There is no cure for periodontal disease
there is elimination of periodontal disease
the periodontist can eliminate the disease thru treatment and you can eliminate its return by good oral hygiene and regular professional cleanings
but you can't sterilize the mouth, plaque will still form and your bacteria will still give off its acid waste products to attack your gums. Good oral hygiene please! ...Read more

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What's life cycle of periodontal disease?

What's life cycle of periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease: Periodontal disease is an infection. It will not go away on it's own. It needs to be treated by a dentist.

Once treated, it can re-occur if proper oral hygiene is not maintained.

There also needs to be regular follow-up treatment by your dentist. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have periodontal disease?

See a dentist: Sore, puffy gums that bleed when brushing or flossing would be a sign of periodontal disease. You should see a dentist for diagnosis and treatment before you progress to the point of losing bone support and tooth loss. Periodontal disease is often not painful until the more advanced stages, so please do not delay. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can periodontal disease?

Host reaction: Periodontal disease is a process of your body established a reaction to an antigenic response such as bacteria and bacterial product. Your gum become inflamed, followed with destruction to your periodontal attachments (bone, cementum, periodontal ligament). The destruction will exacerbate with malocclusion. ...Read more

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How do I avoid developing periodontal disease?

How do I avoid developing periodontal disease?

Maintain Hygiene: See your hygienist at the prescribed frequency for you, no longer than 6 months, (some people are 3-4 months). Follow home care instructions given. Maintain effective home care with proper brushing minimally twice a day, preferably with an electric toothbrush, and floss daily! Ask your dental professional for instructions for oral hygiene if you are not sure if you are being effective. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of periodontal disease?

Depends: Gum disease is often painless. It is estimated that 85% of the population has some stage of gum disease. Symptoms include red, puffy gums that bleed easily when brushed or flossed. Heavy tartar buildup. Loose or shifting teeth are among the common symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms of periodontal disease?

What are the typical symptoms of periodontal disease?

Bleeding: Some signs of perio disease include bleeding gums, inflammation, bone loss, recession, pocketing around the tooth (measured in 6 places on each tooth), and in more severe cases, sometimes pus, loose teeth, bad breath, sometimes heavy tartar build up, gums pulling down to expose the roots, painful gums. ...Read more

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