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How does chronic periodontitis affect pregnancy?

How does chronic periodontitis affect pregnancy?

Several things:: Among other things, it could result in preterm labor or low birth weight. The body is stressed enough during pregnancy. Bacterial infection adds to that. Also, the increase in Progesterone levels during pregnancy cause soft tissues to relax; this includes your gums. Even otherwise healthy gums may swell and bleed during pregnancy. Periodontitis could flare up and get worse during this time. ...Read more

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Dr. James Wright
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Periodontitis (Definition)

Periodontitis is a general term for an inflammatory gum disease that has caused some degree of irreversible hard and soft tissue damage. While most treatments will put the disease into remission with rigorous patient home care and there are even some new therapies that can repair some of the damage, it is a major cause of tooth lose! Best to avoid the altogether with regular ...Read more


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Will my teeth ever be healthy again if I have chronic periodontitis?

Will my teeth ever be healthy again if I have chronic periodontitis?

Sure: Even though there is no total cure for gum disease, it can be treated and controlled. It will take good home care and routine maintenance with your dentist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment plan for chronic periodontitis?

Periodontal therapy: There is not one best option for treating chronic periodontitis. Your dentist or periodontist will develop an individualized treatment plan based upon your risk factors, specific condition of the teeth, etc. ...Read more

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Worried about gingivitis. Could it be causing my chronic periodontitis?

Yes and No: Gingivitis is a soft tissue only disease affecting only the gum tissue. It's reversible. Chronic periodontitis is the main cause of tooth loss in the us, and is an infection, and involves loss of attachment and bone around the teeth. This is the more worrisome disease and should be treated. It's likely the perpetuating disease. ...Read more

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How is chronic periodontitis treated?

How is chronic periodontitis treated?

Chronic TLC: While there are many different treatments for periodontal disease, they all involve regular dental visits. Treatment could include deep cleanings, a change in oral hygiene, surgery, antibiotics and other care. Your dentist or periodontist will direct you as to which options are best for your oral health. ...Read more

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How does aggressive periodontitis affect pregnancy?

How does aggressive periodontitis affect pregnancy?

Preterm Labor: Any potentially significant infection increases risk of transmitting bacteria through blood to the unborn child since infectious agents can cross the placental barrier. This can sometimes contribute to possible preterm labor. Please discuss with your doctor regarding antibiotic usage. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which substance causes neurolysis in chronic generalized periodontitis?

Why?: You shouldn't be as concerned with the destruction of nerve tissue as you should be the destruction of your jawbone and loss of your teeth. ...Read more

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I don't like to waste time or money seeing doctors. What will happen if I have periodontitis?

Tooth Loss: Periodontal disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in the us. It can also lead to systemic health problems, so early treatment is often the least expensive and most efficient route. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do I have a good prognosis after being diagnosed with aggressive periodontitis? I've 25, and have just recently been diagnosed with aggressive periodontitis. I know i haven't taken good care of my teeth, but would like to turn that around now. How likely

Do I have a good prognosis after being diagnosed with aggressive periodontitis? I've 25, and have just recently been diagnosed with aggressive periodontitis. I know i haven't taken good care of my teeth, but would like to turn that around now. How likely

Yes: Aggressive periodontitis has a lot to do with a very nasty bacteria with the initials a.A. It may be localized to incisor and molar teeth or generalized to the whole mouth. These are the two types. Eradication of the bacteria and repair of the damage, as well as regular maintenance are critical. Laser therapy has been very effective on eradicating this particular bacteria. Warm regards, drc. ...Read more

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Osteopenia all my teeth have lost enamel don't know what to do told by mult-periodontitis cap but 40k+ don't how to afford teeth ugly 6mo. Checklife?

Osteopenia all my teeth have lost enamel don't know what to do told by mult-periodontitis cap but 40k+ don't  how to afford teeth ugly 6mo. Checklife?

Major dental costs: See if there is a dental school or hospital based dental residency program near you. The quality of treatment is supervised and the costs are lower. Consider getting treatment in phases over time. Discuss alternative treatment options. Payment plans such as carecredit or the citihealth card may help. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more