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How long does sensitive gums associated with periodontitis last?

How long does sensitive gums associated with periodontitis last?

Variable: Sensitivity following perdontal treatments or scaling should resolve in 1week. Surgical treatment will take longer to resolve. Periodontal disease is a lifelong condition so sensitivity assoc with the disease itself will be present always but some episodes will be worse than others. ...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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How long does sensitive gums associated with pregnancy last?

How long does sensitive gums associated with pregnancy last?

Variable: It should regress following delivery but optimal home care is critical. Brushing and more importantly flossing is key to maintaining plaque control. ...Read more

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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

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 : 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

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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 more

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What is a good toothpaste for sensitive gums?

What is a good toothpaste for sensitive gums?

Floridex: Gums are not sensitive or should not be. If it really is a painful sensation when you touch you gums the they are inflamed because of bacterial plaque and you need to get your teeth cleaned professionally. If at the junction of your gum and teeth are sensitive that is due to either recession of your gums or some breakage of enamel at near the gum area. All of which cause sensitivity specially to. ...Read more

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What are bleeding or sensitive gums a sign of?

What are bleeding or sensitive gums a sign of?

Gingivitis : Gingivitis is an infection of your gums. Sometimes it does not hurt. Usually the gums will be red and swollen - sometimes they will bleed when you brush. If not treated, it could lead to periodontitis - infection of the bone surrounding the roots. This can lead to tooth loss. Please see your dentist. ...Read more

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How can I stop my sensitive gums from bleeding?

How can I stop my sensitive gums from bleeding?

See a dentist.: If your gums are bleeding, you are most likely dealing with a form of gum disease. You need to see a dentist to bring this under control or you risk tooth loss and also you are at greater risk of diabetes, heart attack, stroke, certain cancers and other very serious problems! ...Read more

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What toothtbrush should I use if I have sensitive gums?

What toothtbrush should I use if I have sensitive gums?

Extra soft: Use a soft brush or an extra soft post surgical if you can find it. Soften the bristles under warm water instead of cold when you brush. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Toothache and sensitive gums, can they be due to grinding?

Toothache and sensitive gums, can they be due to grinding?

Grinding teeth: Grinding teeth excessively will wear the teeth and make them sensitive. If you grind a lot your gums will recede. Once the gums recede the roots get exposed and the teeth become more sensitive, especially to temperature differences. ...Read more

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Swollen and sensitive gums all of a sudden. How do I treat this?

Swollen and sensitive gums all of a sudden. How do I treat this?

Acute infection.: If your are stressed and not getting enough rest, this could be what used to be called "trench mouth" and requires immediate attention by your dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Linden
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Sensitive Gums (Definition)

If your gums are red, swollen, bleed easily, are painful when eating or drinking; see a dentist for help. If you would like more personal advice, schedule an inbox consult with me at www.healthtap.com/rdouglasdds And ...Read more


Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more