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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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Dr. John Francis
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Inflammation Of The Gums (Definition)

The word "periodontal" means "around the tooth." Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gum and tissues that surround and support the teeth. If left untreated, periodontal disease can ...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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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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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.

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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

Bulimia nervosa or "bulimia" is a psychiatric 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