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Is lanap used to treat gum disease periodontal disease?

Is lanap used to treat gum disease periodontal disease?

Yes: It has been around for years. Recently it has gained in popularity. If done correctly it is very effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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


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Can smoking weed cause periodontal (gum) disease?

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Not well known: I do not know of any well-established correlation between smoking marijuana and incidence of periodontal disease. ...Read more

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What is the best natural treatment for periodontal gum disease ?

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Unfortunately...: there is no natural treatment for periodontal disease. If untreated, it can destroy your gums and the bones that support your teeth, and eventually force you to have teeth extracted. ...Read more

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Does gum disease always develop into periodontal disease if people don't look after their teeth?

Does gum disease always develop into periodontal disease if people don't look after their teeth?

Always...: Gum disease is a common name for periodontal disease. It is chronic disease, like diabetes , arthritis, high blood pressure etc.. Once you get it- it is forever...Early signs may be gums bleeding, bad breath, later you may get teeth moving and, if neglected- you may loose teeth. Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria, there is some genetic predisposition also. So, my advise is: do not wait ..! ...Read more

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I have periodontal gum disease and I just tried rinsing with hydrogen peroxide. Right after my gums and teeth hurt a lot and are sensitive.

I have periodontal gum disease and I just tried rinsing with hydrogen peroxide. Right after my gums and teeth hurt a lot and are sensitive.

So much: So much for home remedies. Rinsing with hydrogen peroxide will not cure your infected gums. Please see your Dentist, or preferably a Periodontist (gum/bone specialist) for appropriate and effective care. ...Read more

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Can gum disease be the early stages of periodontal disease?

It's the same: It begins as gingivitis. If that is left untreated it can turn into early gum disease or periodontal disease and then advance from there. ...Read more

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Symptoms of gum disease that indicate early stages of periodontal disease?

Symptoms of gum disease that indicate early stages of periodontal disease?

Dental exam: Bleeding when you floss, swelling or redness. You may notice a fetid odor or loosening teeth; but the only sure diagnosis is from a periodontal exam and x-rays with your dentist. ...Read more

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Do you know are gum infections and periodontal disease related to other health problems in the body?

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Do you know are gum infections and periodontal disease related to other health problems in the body?

Of course: The recent studies find that bacteria and inflammation (gum disease) in your mouth are also linked to other problems like heart attack, dementia and jeopardize your overall health. See your dentist for consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can trust my new dentist who says i need gum treat due to signs of pre-gingivitis or pre-periodontal disease?

Pre Perio disease: If your gums bleed during brushing, or during professional cleaning, that hurst, bad breath, have perio pockets like 3mm or more all over your mouth or you do not have your teeth clean on a regular bases you probably need deep perio cleaning. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have gum disease?

Silent: Gum disease is one of those silent diseases that don't manifest symptoms until disease is somewhat advanced. Puffy, bleeding, swollen, sore to the touch gums are often early indicators. One of the many reasons you should see a dentist 2x/year is to help prevent gum disease. Please call your dentist now for an appointment to see if your gums are healthy or not, and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How could i tell if I have gum disease?

How could i tell if I have gum disease?

Some signs of: Some signs of gum disease are bleeding and\or swollen gums, loose teeth, and bad breath. There are others. The only way to know for sure whether or not you have gum disease, what stage, and what treatment is indicated is to see your dentist for a complete and thorough dental examination. Don't postpone that as things only get worse the longer you wait. ...Read more

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Is there a cheap way to fix gum disease?

NO: AS others have said you will need meticulous care for treatment of gum disease. The pt can have planing and scaling done first to see if this will control the problem. If not may require some surgery to pare the gums down to hold to the neck of the tooth. See a periodontist for the best answer. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have gum disease?

Signs: Bleeding gums, swollen gums, loose teeth, bad breath, receeding gums. These are all signs of gum disease. See your dentist and get a periodontal exam with xrays. Your dentist can easily diagnose this for you. ...Read more

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Is gum disease treatable?

Yes but...: It is treatable!!! But it is MUCH easier (and less expensive)to prevent gum disease. Make sure to see your dentist and follow a careful routine of meticulous home care ...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

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How to treat possible gum disease?

Gum Disease: Treatment for gingival problems will vary based on the extent of the condition. Mild gingivitis could be treated with scaling and root planing, whereas advanced periodontitis may require surgical intervention. Since each mouth is different, no one answer fits every situation. Let your dentist explain the extent of your problem and recommended treatment. ...Read more

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What is a good cure for gum disease?

What is a good cure for gum disease?

Remission!: Treatment for gum disease starts with a visit to your dentist. You will need a comprehensive exam, periodontal charting, x-rays all in order for a proper diagnosis. Once your condition is established, your dentist can discuss your individual treatment needs, go over your responsibility for maintenance at home and frequency of repeat professional visits. Gum disease can go into remission, not cured ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Gingivitis (Definition)

A form of gum disease caused by bacteria and poor oral hygiene that ...Read more