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Just had a tooth extraction.The tooth lost its bone due to gum disease.Will the bone grow again after the tooth was extracted? Heard the bone will grow again after 6-8 weeks?Is this info correct?How many weeks for the gum to heal after the surgery?

Just had a tooth extraction.The tooth lost its bone due to gum disease.Will the bone grow again after the tooth was extracted?  Heard the bone will grow again after 6-8 weeks?Is this info correct?How many weeks for the gum to heal after the surgery?

Healing: Each case is different regarding healing of an extraction socket and bone filling in. Some bone will fill in but the amount depends upon too many factors to be able to answer fully in this forum. Initial gum healing usually occurs in 7-14 days and bone maturation of the healing socket may take up to 3-4 months. The dentist who is treating you would be the best one to discuss healing & treatment ...Read more

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


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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
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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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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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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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


Dr. John Thaler
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Bone Loss (Definition)

non specific, descriptive term encompassing various disorders of abnormal bone turnover, production, or mineralization which result ...Read more