Doctor insights on: How long does it take gingivitis to turn into advanced periodontits
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
Severity: Gingivitis is early easily reversible inflammation/infection. Periodontitis is more advanced/severe/destructive, and is more complex to treat. Best advice, see a Periodontist, a gum/bone specialist, for the highest quality, most efficient, treatment available. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
How long before gingivitis turns to periodontitis? I think I have gingivitis, because my gums bleed when I brush. I haven't been going to the dentist regularly, because I don't have dental insurance coverage. How long can I wait before i'll get periodonti
Gingivitis: Gingivitis does not always turn into periodontitis but often does. Your immune reponse will dictate how fast and how much the disease will progress. Arresting the disease as soon as it is discovered is the best way to prevent progression. Brushing and flossing regularly and being regular with your dental hygiene visits will help. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Dental exam: Gingivitis means your gums are inflammed but if it progresses deeper and the bacteria gets into the jawbone, you have periodontitis, you may notice a fetid odor or loosening teeth; but the only sure diagnosis is from a periodontal exam and x-rays with your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Early /late stages:
When you get inflammation of the gum tissues around the teeth, that is gingivitis,
when that gingivitis stays untreated, then it turns to periodontitis, which is the inflammation of all the tissues surrounding the teeth including the gums, periodontal ligaments around the teeth roots and the bone sockets of those teeth. ...Read more
Big difference: Gingivitis refers to inflammation of the gums due to an excess of plaque on the teeth. Signs of gingivitis include red, swollen gums, or gums that bleed easily when you brush your teeth. If left untreated, this will lead to periodontitis which is a more serious gum disease. Some signs of periodontitis include loose\ drifting teeth, gum recession, perio pockets and bone loss, infections & pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gingivitis: Gingivitis is an infection of only the gum tissue around the teeth and is reversible with treatment. Periodontitis is where the the bone around the teeth as well as the soft gum tissues have been infected and the bone is being destroyed. Like other chronic diseases this can be treated and controlled but the bone cannot be restored and replaced once it is gone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just asked a question about periodontitis but I wrote the wrong word, instead of gingivitis! The correct word is gingivitis, not 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell what's the best choice of antibiotic for treating periodontitis and gingivitis to be perscribed for a patient?
Gingivitis and periodontitis are chromic diseases. Antibiotics are used for acute problems
we use antibiotics when we regenerate lost bone in periodontal disease
see a periodontist to treat your problem treating gingivitis takes good cleanup to get the gums healthy again and you learning how to do effective oral hygiene. ...Read more
Is there a difference between gingivitis and periodontitis? My dad has been told by his dentist that is has periodontitis, which I thought was just a bad form of gingivitis. After doing a bit of reading though, it sounds like it might be much worse. Is th
Aggressive periodontitis at age 30? At my dentist appointment last week my dentist diagnosed me with aggressive periodontitis, and said the my gums had basically skipped gingivitis and went straight to this. I have an appointment with him this week to hav
There is a form of periodontal disease called aggressive periodontitis that is diagnosed in patients under the age of 35 (or so). Periodontal disease has three major causes; bacteria, body's reaction to the bacteria, and bite (bad bite, clenching, grinding). Various systemic diseases can potentiate the body's reaction to the bacteria as well as various medications. It is wise to have this treated as soon as possible. The first thing you and your dentist need to do is identify the causes. As I tell my patients you are a co-therapist in that you need to know what it is and how to treat it and then how to minimize it from getting out of control. Yes, there is no cure, but you can control it.
Now treatment has several options. Traditional treatment involves scaling and rootplaning to reduce the bacteria around the teeth, low dose of Doxycycline (20mg 2x/day) to reduce body's reaction and bite adjustment along with a night guard. For areas that are badly damaged and have a lot of bone loss periodontists will do regenerative procedures to reverse the effects of the damage,
another option which I provide my patients (and almost routinely now) is lanap. Laser assisted new attachment procedure. This utilizes a certain laser in conjunction with thorough scaling and bite adjustment to provide exceptional reduction of the disease and regeneration of much of the lost bone, root and gum attachment. It is a wonderful treatment complete in a few weeks and has much less discomfort associated with the actual care. The results long term are exceptional.
Either option is acceptable but you have to address the causes. Once active treatment is done (the above options) you have to maintain the health with regular cleanings and make sure if you are given a night guard you wear it! Ultimately, periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease which you have to in control.
Please feel free to ask further questions. This is important you address asap.
Best regards, dr. Smith cpident. Com. ...Read more
Depends: Periodontitis is an inflammatory condition caused by certain oral bacteria and characterized by bone loss around teeth. Some people can have very poor hygiene and never develop periodontitis. Others can have seemingly very good hygiene and struggle with ever increasing levels of bone loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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