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Does 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
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
Periodontal Disases: Poor oral hygiene. See: http://www. Mouthhealthy. Org/en/az-topics/g/gum-disease. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Spontaneous onj w/ absence of osteo/steroid drugs &radiation, wouldn't cause tooth loss. Tooth loss would b periodontal disease/abscess instead. T or f?
Depends: Onj is bone sloughing and may be enough to loosen a tooth. Are you taking bisphosphonates? ...Read more
A few adults maybe have one missing natural tooth. Can bruxism, in the lack of periodontal disease, cause severe gum recession?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Perio disease risks:
The main risk of untreated periodontal disease is losing your teeth.
Studies have shown that people with high levels of bacteria associated with periodontal disease have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
Treatment of periodontal disease reduces systemic inflammation. ...Read more
At your cleanings: Scaling is the professional removal of tartar buildup - it is done above the gum line. Root planing cleans the root surfaces made accessible by attachment and bone loss below the gum line. Scaling is performed at regular dental cleanings and good home care minimizes the tartar buildup. Scaling and root planing is a treatment for mild periodontitis. ...Read more
Serious condition: Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gums and bone that if not treated, can cause you to lose your teeth and deteriorates your general health. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment if needed. ...Read more
Brush and floss: Probably because you do not floss every day and brush properly twice a day. ...Read more
After seeing the DDS: Your good home care is important in maintaining what the dentist or hygienist does first to disrupt the bacteria below the gumline. You cannot access this on your own. You must be able to be effective in removing the plaque bacteria and be diligent in keeping your prescribed hygiene visits (3-4 months usually) to prevent further destruction and decline. ...Read more
By the definition: A chronic disease is one lasting 3 months or more and cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication, considered chronic disease. The periodontal disease is not an exception. ...Read more
Gingivitis: The first stage of periodontal disease is inflammation of the gum tissue. This is in response to a buildup of biofilm. If the biofilm is not removed regularly, the waste product from the bacteria will penetrate the gum tissue and cause an inflammatory response-red, puffy, bleeding gums. Consistent home care and regular professional cleanings will prevent this. ...Read more
Yes: See a dentist/periodontist asap.Get a more detailed answer ›