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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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What is the best natural treatment for periodontal gum disease ?

What is the best natural treatment for periodontal gum disease ?

NONE Don't loose: Brush your teeth several times in a day , don't loose your teeth see your dentist now . ...Read more

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How do I find a periodontist that offers lanap-periolase treatment for gum disease in the philippines/asia?

How do I find a periodontist that offers lanap-periolase treatment for gum disease in the philippines/asia?

See below: Contact millennium dental technologies in cerritos, california. They should be able to help you good luck! ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which branch of dentistry is concerned with the treatment of gum disease?

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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What is the relationship of simvastatin that dentists us it for the treatment of gum disease?!

What is the relationship  of simvastatin   that dentists us it
for the treatment of gum disease?!

Not standard of care: Simvastatin is in a class of drugs known as statins and a lipid-lowering agent that is used to lower cholesterol levels. Some studies report statins also reduced inflammation associated with gum disease which suggests that steps taken to reduce gum disease may also reduce inflammation in the arteries ; vice versa.The effects are minimal at best ; other more definitive treatment is standard of care. ...Read more

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Which is the best treatment approach for a diabetic 58yr old man with degenerative gum disease?

Which is the best treatment approach for a diabetic 58yr old man with degenerative gum disease?

See your dentist: And your physician. Both conditions make the other worse. You may need a deep cleaning and then surgical treatment for the gums; but treating the inflammation in the mouth will sure help the control of your blood sugar too. ...Read more

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I have gum disease, is there a treatment for this?

Absolutely yes: Best to be evaluated by a dentist to determine the extent of the disease and recommend appropriate treatment. Gum disease if not addressed in a timely manner can cause many other problems so please make it a priority to be seem by a dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have gum disease, is there a treatment for?

What to do if I have gum disease, is there a treatment for?

Of course!: See your dentist. You may need a deep cleaning and then some surgery, and it is nothing like you think. Most people get through it just fine and it's worth saving your teeth. ...Read more

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Hello i was diagnosed with severe gum disease.Will my teeth most likely fall out? Even if i get laser treatment done and scalping? If so how long?

Maybe: If you have severe gum disease, the likelihood of keeping your remaining teeth without extreme care and hygiene and combined complex treatment specialists is questionable. Realistically, you must commit to making this a primary daily priority. At your age you must consider saving bone, not necessarily teeth, to function into your 80's. See a prosthonontist for a full evaluation, consider implants. ...Read more

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What mouthwash is best for halitosis? I know it doesn't cure it, but i'm getting treatment for bad gum disease and need a way to control the halitosis until my mouth is healthy again. I'm looking for a mouthwash that will last more than an hour. .

What mouthwash is best for halitosis? I know it doesn't cure it, but i'm getting treatment for bad gum disease and need a way to control the halitosis until my mouth is healthy again. I'm looking for a mouthwash that will last more than an hour.


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Treat the cause: Any mouthwash with ok as long as the cause of disease is treated. Use biotene (nonalcohol mouthwash)if your mouth is dry. Dry mucosa will cause bleeding as tissue is rubbing and thus the blood smell gives rise to halitosis. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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