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How to sca;e periodontal disease?

How to sca;e periodontal disease?

What's the question?: I'm not sure what your question is. If you are asking how you scale for periodontal disease then i would recommend you see a dentist because you can't scale it yourself. ...Read more

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Genetic Disease (Definition)

A genetic disease is a disease that is caused by a defect in the genetic (dna) material in a gene(s). It can be inherited and mosy pose a risk to other family members and/or to future children. For many genetic diseases there are molecular tests that allow detection of a change(s) called mutations, we can also detect deltions or other changes to the gene's dna that can also result ...Read more


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Can I die from periodontal disease?

Can I die from periodontal disease?

Increased risk: We know that severe periodontal disease increases risk for certain conditions - like a heart attack or a stroke, however, these are multifactorial conditions. It will not cause a heart attack just increases risk along with other risk factors. The bacteria that cause periodontal disease can get into the blood stream and thus affect other parts of the body. ...Read more

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What makes periodontal disease chronic?

What makes periodontal disease chronic?

Chronic gum disease: Periodontal diseases are caused by bacteria that normally live in the mouth. Because there is no way to eradicate these bacteria, there is no cure for periodontal disease. ...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 to do if I have periodontal disease?

What to do if I have periodontal disease?

See periodontist: A periodontist is a dental specialist specifically trained to treat and manage periodontal disease. Don't delay... Failure to treat can result in the loss of your teeth. ...Read more

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What are the tests for periodontal disease?

A clinical exam: A clinical examination is the best starting step to test for periodontal disease. If there are areas of concern - then x-rays can be taken, although they are always advised to help us see and diagnose things that we can not see without them. ...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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Could it be too late to fix periodontal disease?

Never too late: to get an evaluation. Periodontal disease takes many years to manifest itself, so hopefully at your age there's a chance for recovery. Make an appointment with a periodontist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have periodontal disease. What do I do?

Periodontist: Most dentist may be able to help you. Most periodontists can certainly help you. That is their specialty. ...Read more

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What is the frequency for planing for periodontal disease?

What is the frequency for planing for periodontal disease?

Depends......: .......On the severity of your periodontal problem. The average thorough "deep" cleaning (scaling and root planing) may take up to 4 appointments (1 quadrant is 1/4 of the mouth, per appointment) subsequent to the initial treatment, you may need to see the dentist, periodontist or hygienist 3 - 4 times per year, although I have some patients who come in every 4 - 6 weeks. ...Read more

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What to do if I have periodontal disease and I'm frightened!?

What to do if I have periodontal disease and I'm frightened!?

Don't be frightened: Periodontal problems, for the most part, can be effectively treated by a periodontist. Please see a local periodontist who can examine you and suggest the proper course of care. ...Read more

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Could you have periodontal disease without periodontal pocketing?

Yes: Gingivitis is an inflammation of the tissues due to tooth buildup or bacterial problems. Over time it will affect the bone that holds the teeth if not treated. ...Read more

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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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What are signs and symptoms of periodontal disease?

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Warning signs are: Red, swollen, bleeding or tender gums. Loose or separating teeth and bad breath. Many people don't know they have this serious infection that can lead to tooth loss and general health problems if not treated. ...Read more

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Periodontal disease - how often should I have hv scaling?

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

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Can docs explain what does periodontal disease do to you?

Can docs explain what does periodontal disease do to you?

Serious condition: Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gums and bone hat 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

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Why do I have periodontal disease if i'm only 19 years old?

Why do I have periodontal disease if i'm only 19 years old?

See a dentist: There are a few reasons you could have periodontal disease at such a young age. Not brushing and flossing correctly make things worse but it is unusual for your age. Other factors that could be contributing factors are smoking, a genetic trait of diabetes, genetics for periodontal disease, and other systemic health issues. Please see a dentist and a physicians. ...Read more

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How can periodontal disease be treated with home therapies?

Depends: Stage i periodontitis can be. Excellent oral hygiene and antiseptic rinses and nutritional support can reverse stage i gum disease. However if tartar buildup is present you need a professional cleaning. Tartar is full of billions of virulent bacteria. ...Read more

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Please explain why is periodontal disease a chronic disease?

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

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What happens if it's the first stage of periodontal disease?

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

Dr. Matthew Majzun
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Interstial Lung Disease (Definition)

Interstitial lung disease is a group of various conditions that affect the thin tissue between the airspaces in the lung. These disorders lead to thickening, fibrosis & scarring of the lung over time, making it difficult for patients to breathe. They can be caused by exposure to environmental toxins, certain drugs, infections, autoimmune disorders, genetic problems ...Read more


Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more