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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Gum Disease (Overview)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your dentist for a consult


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Once you have gum disease can that be reversed

Once you have gum disease can that be reversed

Gum Disease Tx: The early phase known as gingivitis is easily reversed with a professional cleaning and proper home care (brushing and flossing). As the disease progresses into the more serious form known as periodontitis, treatment becomes more extensive and complicated. The more the bone loss, the more difficult to treat. Medical conditions also play a role in success. Maintenance after treatment is key! ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
689 doctors shared insights

Gum Disease (Overview)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your dentist for a consult


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How quickly does gum disease spread?

How quickly does gum disease spread?

Multi factorial: Gum disease is multi factorial. What that means is that there are many reasons you may have gum disease. Consider aggressive periodontal disease spreads very quickly where as traditional chronic periodontitis may take longer to manifest bone loss. My advice is visit your dentist and have x-rays and full periodontal charting taken to evaluate your situation. ...Read more

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Treating Gingivitis (Tip)

Treating Gingivitis

Increased female hormones in body, can simply cause gingivitis.(during pregnancy & monthly periods). ...See more

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Treating Gingivitis (Checklist)

Get additional cleanings if necessary
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Consider an electric toothbrush
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Are bleeding gums just for a few days a symptom of gum disease?

Are bleeding gums just for a few days a symptom of gum disease?

Absolutely: Bleeding, swollen and throbbing gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis or tooth infection can lead to the bone graft loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of gum disease?

Gum Disease: The symptoms of gums disease are red puffy gums that bleed easily and bad breath. Many times there is no pain.see a dentist or Periodontist ASAP for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Treating Gingivitis (Tip)

Treating Gingivitis

Do take Gingivitis seriously. It can be the starting point for losing teeth if ignored. Do NOT delay! ...See more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
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Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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Signs of gum disease?

Swollen bleeding gum: There are several signs. The two most obvious are swollen, bleeding gums. Other signs are bad breath and loose teeth. Any adult with these problems should see a dentist right away. ...Read more

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Do I have to see the dentist more often after being diagnosed with gum disease? At my last visit to the dentist, i was told that I have gum disease. I think i've always taken good care of my teeth, and have never had gum disease before. Should expect or a

Yes, if it's TRUE: I would recommend a second opinion by a gum specialist (periodontist). Depending on the severity of the disease, if present, will dictate how often you should see your dentist. I recommend all my patients come 3 times a year, even though insurance doesn't cover it. Some people need 4 or 5 times a year. Depends on the person. Insurance doesn't know your dental needs like the dentist does! ...Read more

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Dr. John Francis
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Gingivitis (Definition)

Bacteria in the mouth living in a thin film is called plaque. Plaque that is not removed through brushing can harden and form “tartar”, a hard mineral shell, that brushing can’t remove. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist can remove tartar. When plaque builds on the tartar surface, it irritates and erodes healthy gum tissue. This early stage of gum ...Read more