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How can I treat gum disease?

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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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


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Is gum disease ever painless?

Generally it is: Periodontal disease is generally painless, yet it is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. ...Read more

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How can you fight gum disease?

How can you fight gum disease?

Good OH, follow up.: Gum disease causes by bacterial, occlusion, and host reaction. Good oral hygiene, proper occlusion, and healthy body will definitely helps in preventing gum disease. Treatment of gum disease included cleaning, occlusal adjustment, follow up. ...Read more

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How can you treat gum disease ?

How can you treat gum disease ?

Dentist/home care: Dental supervision and proper home care instruction are imperative to treating gum disease. The severity of the gum disease may dictate how much dental intervention is required. ...Read more

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Does gum disease heal by itself?

No: See your general dentist, or periodontist, to examine what type of gum disease you may have. Tradionally, gum disease (periodontitis) is a painless infection that can go on for years, and will lead to tooth loss if it isnt treated. ...Read more

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Can any foods reverse gum disease?

Unfortunately, no: The good news is you can reverse or even prevent it by simply brushing, flossing your teeth and see a dentist on a regular basis. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a gum disease how do I cure it?

Unfortunately ...: Unfortunately there is nearly nothing you can do at home to eliminate gum disease. Your goal is to have it treated by a dentist and then follow meticulous home care to keep it maintained. Good luck! ...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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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

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What are the symptoms of rotting gum disease?

Bleeding...: Bleeding after brushing or flossing, puffy swollen gums, mouth odor, bone loss on x-rays, gum pocket measurements of 5 or larger upon probing. Bleeding upon probing. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Gum Disease (Definition)

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 ...Read more