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Doctor insights on: Gum Regrowth

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Does chewing sugar free gum repair gum damage from listerine?

Does chewing sugar free gum repair gum damage from listerine?

No and: You should see a dentist for a complete and thorough exam to find out what's wrong, what should be done and how best to prevent future dental problems. No internet search and even this excellent website cannot replace a one on one dentist\patient exam and consultation. ...Read more

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Is granulation tissue normal over healing gums from tooth extraction?

Is granulation tissue normal over healing gums from tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction: There are healthy and unhealthy or infected granulation tissue . Healthy granulation tissue helps in normal healing process , unhealthy tissue needs to be removed . Your dentist will be the best judge. ...Read more

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Need gum surgery for receding gums, which is better, donor gum tissue or using gum graft from the roof of the mouth?

Need gum surgery for receding gums, which is better, donor gum tissue or using gum graft  from the roof of the mouth?

Graft: I always see that, it is not the product, but it is the hand of the doctor that matters in many successful cases. Rather than a product choice, find out which product you and your surgeon would most benefit from to get you the best possible result? ...Read more

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Does any treatment stop gum (tooth) loss?

Does any treatment stop gum (tooth) loss?

Yes: Thorough evaluation and plan of action which may include non surgical and surgical treatment to the foundational tissues of the teeth can preserve them in most cases. ...Read more

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Will brushing hair stimulate hair growth? Specifically eyebrows

Will brushing hair stimulate hair growth? Specifically eyebrows

Hair brushing/growth: Not that I am aware. Talk with your doc, if thin brows, may be genetic or due to condition such as a thyroid problem. ...Read more

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Periodontist question: do alloderm gum grafts usually lead to any added vertical millimeter covering of teeth roots?

Periodontist question: do alloderm gum grafts usually lead to any added vertical millimeter covering of teeth roots?

That's the intention: Alloderm has several uses in periodontal surgery: root coverage, gingival augmentation, soft tissue ridge augmentation, soft tissue augmentation around implants. The procedure is relatively successful in competent surgical hands, proper case selection and with patient cooperation. ...Read more

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Some periodontists don't recommend gum grafting despite substantial gum recession on the lingual side. Why is this?

Varying Factors: Each situation is slightly different... your post infers that "gum grafting" and "gum recession" are exactly the same in every patient: they are not. Your own periodontist can best explain why or why not the procedure is right for your situation. ...Read more

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Does aggressive flossing cause gum loss?

Does aggressive flossing cause gum loss?

Yes: Aggressive brushing and flossing can damage the thin gum tissue causing it to break down. The improper mechanical use of the toothbrush is a key cause for gum recession. Increased pressure on the toothbrush or dental floss will only harm gingival tissue without increasing the cleaning action of brushing or flossing. ...Read more

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Does teeth extraction cause hair loss?

Does teeth extraction cause hair loss?

Tooth extraction: is not related to hair loss. there are other causes such as stress, male pattern baldness, and alopecia, which is an autoimmune disorder. Please see your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does using a soft toothbrush lessen gum disease and back tooth decay?

Does using a soft toothbrush lessen gum disease and back tooth decay?

Toothbrush: Proper brushing and flossing technique will lessen periodontal disease. Have your dental hygienist demonstrate the proper technique. Soft brush is ideal. ...Read more

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Will invisalign work after gum bone grafts?

Will invisalign work after gum bone grafts?

Yes: Orthodonic therapy regardless of the type can be utilized after bone grafting procedures. Be careful that your appliances don't damage the tissues if the bone graft site is relatively new. ...Read more

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Does using a soft toothbrush lessen gum disease or increase tooth decay?

Does using a soft toothbrush lessen gum disease or increase tooth decay?

Soft cleans better!: Soft toothbrush bristles bend easier and are able to get into the nooks and crannies on and between the tooth and gum. The key is angulating the toothbrush correctly, about 45 degrees to the gum line and move the brush gently to dislodge and food or bacteria in the area. You'll need other tools to clean inbetween teeth. Even if you have root exposed, soft bristles will not damage the root surface. ...Read more

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How much bone loss decades after tooth extraction?

Let us help: The jawbone needs the physiological stimulus from the root of a tooth to maintain its volume. When you have a tooth extracted, the healing process causes the extraction site to remodel, and generally up to 25% of the bone is lost during the first year. . ...Read more

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Can fluoride mouthwash & toothpaste stop or reverse tooth decay?

Can fluoride mouthwash & toothpaste stop or reverse tooth decay?

No: The only way to prevent tooth decay is by having a good oral care, meaning proper brushing and flossing and seeing your dentist twice a year for an exam and a professional cleaning. ...Read more

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Does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum cause oral cancer?

Does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum cause oral cancer?

No evidence: There isn't any evidence that it increases risk for cancer. The real thing to keep in mind is that smoking is just about the worst (if not the worst) thing one can do to their body. It markedly increases your risk of many types of cancer, including oral and throat cancers! ...Read more

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Does injured gum from gingivitis grow back?

Does injured gum from gingivitis grow back?

Gum damage: Mild changes like swollen, puffy, inflamed, red, bleeding and slightly receded gums usually can recover 100% with proper dental care and oral hygiene. The longer it goes on and the greater the changes, the less likely to recover. Gingivitis is the early stage of periodontal (gum) disease and usually easy to treat. Periodontitis is more difficult to treat and may result in permanent damage. ...Read more

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Can jaw bone grow after bone grafting?

Can jaw bone grow after bone grafting?

Regeneration?: Bone grafting mostly produce a regeneration effect, which meant eestablish a loss bone height (hard to achieve in horizontal defect) or bone width (easily achieved). Your jaw bone growth can only achieved with bmps (bone morphogenetic proteins) and patient should be at young age. ...Read more

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