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How Do You Know If You Have Developed Bone Loss Due To Gingivitis
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
Sequential: Gingivitis is a reversible form of gum disease and typically does not have bone loss associated with it. The swelling makes the gums very puffy and red. If allowed to go on long enough, it will progress to damaging the bone that surrounds and supports the teeth and can eventually lead to tooth loss. So as you can see, one can lead to the other. Best to stop the infection in the early stages. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Indirectly, Yes: Nearly everyone has gingivitis. If you have any plaque on your teeth anywhere, you'll have some associated gingivitis. However, this is reversible with a professional "cleaning" & excellent oral hygiene. If it's left untreated, however, it very often progresses to "periodontitis, " which leads to irreversible bone loss. So, gingivitis by itself does not destroy bone, but it can get worse over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Despite great home care, I have had significant bone loss at a young age. No periodontist knows why. Who is the best periodontist in the world?
Must be a cause: It's terrific that you have great home care, but there must be some other factor or factors that have contributed to your bone loss. May I suggest you seek treatment in a university setting where an entire department can examine you. They may have other resources at their disposal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A bone density/BTM: A dxa bone density is the best way to identify if you have osteopenia. You will be evaluated with a frax if you do your dxa at the right place. You should get a complete copy of your report including the graphics. This is needed to estimate your fracture risk. The world health organization (who) has developed a fracture risk profile the frax. Bad news medicare has decreased payment too low. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After seeing three periodontists, and being honest to them, they do not know the cause of my bone loss. At 39 y/o, how do I find the root cause?
Treat perio disease: Many variables, what was your dental status prior to going to three periodontists? Did you see your dentist on a prescribed basis? Were you told that periodontal disease is evident? Were you referred to a periodontist? Do you floss and brush properly? Are you diabetic, a smoker or suffer from any physical ailments? These and more are questions to be pondered- more important treat the problem now. ...Read more
No such term: I have never heard of that term. ...Read more
Control perio: Periodontal disease is incurable, but treatable and maintainable. You must be diligent about following treatment protocols and maintenance schedules, and home care instructions. The key is keeping the bacterial count down by proper oral hygiene and professional periodontal treatment at your dentist's or periodontist's office. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Periodontitis: Periodontitis is an infection of the gums and bone around the teeth. If you have periodontitis, it needs to be treated by a dentist. If your mouth is healthy, thorough brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will prevent periodontal disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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