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Dr. Gary Sandler
704 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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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

Dr. Gary Sandler
704 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

Dr. Jeff Malyon Dr. Malyon
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Gum disease (Tip)

Gum disease affects overall health. ...See more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take medications as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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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

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Gum disease (Tip)

What are the consequences of gum disease? ...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?

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

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

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Gum disease (Tip)

It's a myth that: gum disease is rare and not that important anyway. ...See more

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Dentist did laser/deep cleaning on teeth/gums. I have gum disease. Bacteria test is positive. Have stomach ulcers. Can I take align with metronizadole?

Not necessary: Align is a probiotic supplement for your digestive health. Antibiotic may kill the good bacteria and disrupt the balance of its activities. When using lanap or laser therapy, most of the time the antibiotic is an adjunctive procedure and not required. Discuss with your periodontist about not using antibiotics. Strict follow up, occlusal adjustment, and recall is what brings success to your tx. ...Read more

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Can "the pill" cause gum disease?

Not Directly.: Gum disease is caused by plaque...The sticky film of bacteria which clings to your teeth and invades the surrounding tissues. However, taking "the pill" can change your hormonal balance so that your gums are more susceptible to swelling, redness, and bleeding. This, in turn, can increase your risk of developing gum disease. Regular plaque removal and excellent oral hygiene are mandatory for you. ...Read more

Dr. Matthew Hyde Dr. Hyde
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Gum disease (Tip)

Brushing more will not help gum disease. You need floss as well. ...See more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure that your risk factors, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, are addressed
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Inspect your feet daily, and call your medical doctor if you experience any wounds
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Sometimes when I eat or drink something it makes the roof of my mouth hurt. Does that mean gum disease?

Sometimes when I eat or drink something it makes the roof of my mouth hurt. Does that mean gum disease?

Not typical symptom: What you are describing is not a typical symptom of " gum disease". I'd suggest that if you haven't already, see your regular dentist to make sure you don't have another problem! ...Read more

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How can I treat gum disease?

See your dentist: You need to be seen by a dentist or a dental hygienist to have the build-up removed. The build-up that causes gum disease is full of toxin producing bacteria. No amount of rinses, brushing or flossing will help until the build up is removed. ...Read more

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I am being treated for gum disease, will I still be able to get braces?

I am being treated for gum disease, will I still be able to get braces?

May be: Usually gum disease should be arrest prior to braces. However, in many case where occlusion may be a secondary to continuing or exacerbating bone destruction, braces may be done concurrently to achieve the better outcome in periodontal therapy. ...Read more

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There is not strong enough evidence to support the notion that treating gum disease can reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke. Your take?

There is not strong enough evidence to support the notion that treating gum disease can reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke. Your take?

You are right!: The evidence is growing that there is a relationship between cvd and periodontal disease. Medical based evidence from several studies has confirmed this fact. Whether or not treating periodontal disease will reduce the risk of ha or stroke is being investigated and is still unknown but the existence of a relationship has been proven. ...Read more

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Gum disease (Tip)

Seek care of a periodontist so you can live life without gum disease. ...See more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
daily
Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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Expert opinions? Which branch of dentistry is concerned with the treatment of gum disease?

Two: General dentists and Periodontists.

Often they may perform the exact same procedures for the treatment of Periodontal (gum and bone) disease.

A "forward thinking" dentist may recommend non-surgical treatment (such as Perio Protect) first and possibly instead of Surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to totally cure gum disease?

Is it possible to totally cure gum disease?

Yes: It really depends on the severity of the disease, and how destructive the patients immune response to the presence of the disease is. The mildest form of gum disease, gingivitis is completely curable. Remove the cause (usually plaque/tarar) and it clears right up. The severe forms involve bone loss. Bone loss is permanent but in some cases bone can be regenerated. Patient compliance is the key. ...Read more

Dr. Eyal Simchi Dr. Simchi
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Gum disease (Tip)

Gum disease will cause damage not only to your teeth but body too. ...See more

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Coping with Disease Outbreaks (Checklist)

Wash hands
6x day
Cover nose and mouth
daily
Avoid unnecessary contact
daily
Alert providers of contagion
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How to get rid of gum disease?

How to get rid of gum disease?

See a gum specialist: If your good habits at home, i.e. Brushing and flossing, don't reduce the problem, you may have more serious periodontitis rather than just gingivitis. See your dentist soon. ...Read more

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Is it good vitamin C tablets for gum disease?

It may help: Vitamin c deficiency contributes to gum disease. Vitamin c is an antioxidant which aids in the maintenance and repair of connective tissue. Its antioxidant properties help in the oxidant rich environment of gum disease. Smokers in particular are very susceptible to have vitamin c deficiency. But, gum disease needs to be professionally treated, because vitamin c deficiency is just one risk factor. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
504 Doctors shared insights

Gingivitis (Definition)

A form of gum disease ...Read more