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Early Onset Periodontitis
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30% optic nerve damage with no vision loss. Late beginning stage to early moderate stage. Was glaucoma caught early enough to prevent vision loss?
30% nerve damage.Dr says i'm in late early stage into beginning of moderate stage. Was glaucoma caught early enough to prevent vision loss long-term?
Possibly: If you have already lost vision from glaucoma, it can not be reversed. The goal now is to prevent any further loss by getting exams a few times a year looking at your optic nerve and comparing to your prior photos, measuring how thick your nerve is, and testing your peripheral vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How rare is early onset dementia between age 30-40? Also life expediency after official diagnoses
Always : By definition periodontitis is bacterial infections that destroy the fibers and supporting bone that hold the teeth in the mouth. Periodontitis is usually the result of poor oral hygiene. Brush at least twice a day, floss daily and get regular dental checkups to improve your oral and general health. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yes,: Antimicrobial rinses that contain Chlorhexidine have as a side effect staining of teeth. Your periodontist can advise you what he\she feels is the best regimen for you to maintain health gums and whether the benefits out way that disadvantage. The expert advice should come from someone who knows you, your medical and dental history and not by seeking help on the internet. ...Read more
Examination: Macular degeneration is mostly an age related deficiency in the circulation to the center of the back of the eye where the sharpest vision is detected. Early stages will cause some central blur uncorrectable with eyeglasses. Your ophthalmologist can notice changes on retinal examination. If you are having problems get an ophthalmologic examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The Prodrome phase: The early stage of oral herpes which occures just before a lesion occures is called the prodrome phase. The infected person may feel burning, tingling, itching, stinging, hypersensitivity or a combination of these symptoms where lesions later appears. Sometimes the area may swell or become red. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutly: There are many ways to reduce inflammation. A simple one is mixing 10 drops of oreganeo oil with 5 drops of olive and 5 drops of clove oil. Get a rubber tip and massage your gums with a few drops of the oil if its to strong reduce the oreganeo oil you should see a change in a few days. ...Read more
See your dentist: Potential periodontal problems can often be diagnosed and treated before becoming problematic. If you are experiencing or think you have early periodontal problems, you need to schedule an appointment with your dentist for a thorough clinical and radiographic examination to determine if and what treatment(s) may be necessary to prevent or treat the problem(s). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think I have early periodontitis. Does getting teeth cleanings every 3 months help or wear down your teeth?
Help: Treatment of periodontal disease will not wear down your teeth. Mainly because the procedure focuses on cleaning the area between the tooth, gum, and alveolar bone surrounding the tooth. Your main concern with this treatment is saving the teeth by improving the connective tissues that hold the teeth in place. Please follow the treatment plan and diagnosis of your dentist or periodontist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would a LANAP procedure be good for fixing dental bone loss in early periodontitis? Pain doesn't matter, I just want the bone level normal/healthy.
LANAP Case selection: LANAP protocol results are much more predictable in terms of bone regeneration and tissue attachment. Laser treatment is a great option for many periodontal patients; however, it may not be suited for all cases. The case selection is the key to a successful treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Chronic TLC: While there are many different treatments for periodontal disease, they all involve regular dental visits. Treatment could include deep cleanings, a change in oral hygiene, surgery, antibiotics and other care. Your dentist or periodontist will direct you as to which options are best for your oral health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can be arrested: Periodontal disease by definition is the premature loss of bone which may not be reversed however the disease may be arrested. Once diagnosed with periodontal disease it is important to have your mouth periodically evaluated and professionally cleaned to reduce the chances of relapse. Be encouraged that by employing meticulous oral home care usually yields excellent results for the patient. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Wishful thinking: Perio disease is the result of acid from the bacteria in your mouth destroying the bone around your teeth. The most destructive bacteria are anaerobic (live with out oxygen). There is not a mouthwash made that can get to those bacteria. Same goes for toothpaste. Remove the plaque, and the acid goes with it. Bone never grows back. Treatment is maintaining your bone level with great cleaning ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Consultations: With this type of internet service, we have limited space and cannot actually examine, evaluate\diagnose or counsel patients. Your best source of information is the physician\periodontist who diagnosed or treats the patient. ...Read more
Keep teeth?: There are different kinds of gum surgery. There is also laser surgery (lanap). The real question is do you want to keep your teeth? The correct treatment is based on the severity of the disease. Non-surgical therapy has its limits. A famous quote is...You only have to treat the teeth you want to keep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've spoken to four different periodontists. They each had a different recommendation on how to handle my periodontitis. How should I decide?
Difficult Decision: Since you are not a periodontist, it is difficult for you to personally evaluate their plans. You can, however, ask each for an explanation re their rationale for their treatment plan. In this way you may better understand which course of care is right for you. ...Read more
It can: Periodontal disease may affect any of the structures supporting the teeth, including the gums (gingiva) and bone. The severity of the periodontal disease, as well as the individual pain tolerance may influence whether or not there is pain or not. ...Read more
Periodontitis is a general term for an inflammatory gum disease that has caused some degree of irreversible hard and soft tissue damage. While most treatments will put the disease into remission with rigorous patient home care and there are even some new therapies that can repair some of the damage, it is a major cause of tooth lose! Best to avoid the altogether with regular ...Read more
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