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How To Heal Gum Disease
Gum Disease: Treatment for gingival problems will vary based on the extent of the condition. Mild gingivitis could be treated with scaling and root planing, whereas advanced periodontitis may require surgical intervention. Since each mouth is different, no one answer fits every situation. Let your dentist explain the extent of your problem and recommended treatment. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Sometimes: It depends upon how advanced it is, and how committed you are to better oral hygiene and seeing a periodontist for proper definitive periodontal treatment. As it progress it becomes more and more difficult and in the latest stages impossible. That's why it's so important to see your dentist for routine checkups in order to detect and treat things early. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Good OH, follow up.: Gum disease causes by bacterial, occlusion, and host reaction. Good oral hygiene, proper occlusion, and healthy body will definitely helps in preventing gum disease. Treatment of gum disease included cleaning, occlusal adjustment, follow up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cure is difficult: Control is really what you want and need to do. Your dentist should evaluate and determine the best course of action. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that, for best results, needs to be controlled on a daily basis. I have successfully used perioprotect (non-surgical periodontal therapy) for mild to moderate periodontal treatment. For information: http://perioprotect.Com. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends: A deep cleaning is just phase i of what can be done for you. You should have a deep cleaning once, and if your gum disease is still present, you may need to proceed to the next phase of gum treatment--surgery. Repeated deep cleanings is not the best way to be treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No quick fix: There are many different kinds of bone diseases (breaks, infections, weaknesses & metabolic problems, to name a few), but bone grows and heals slowly, so it will always take time to heal. Most important is to have correct diagnosis and treatment started as soon as possible, good nutrition and start exercising once your doctor says it is safe to do so. Good luck! ...Read more
Life long process: By definition, if you have periodontal disease there has been some level of bone attachment loss, this will likely not come back so you can not really heal completely. The treatment goal is to decrease the space between your gums and your teeth (pockets), as your gums heal, they shrink allowing better cleansability but any lost bone does not grow back as the phrase healing may imply. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At least 6 weeks: It would take a minimum of 6 weeks for someone to go from gingival health to periodontal disease if they stopped brushing and flossing. All depends on your genetics, some people will never get the disease, others will get it even if they do everything right. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It can...: Gum disease typically occurs when gum tissue is aggravated by excessive plaque and bacteria combined with poor oral hygiene. When gum disease is not managed, this can result in the delayed healing of surgical areas, not to mention an increased risk of infection. My best advise is to see your dentist and hygienist before any oral surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It does depend: Also on size of biopsy - enucleation versus marsupialization, vs en-bloc resection and what pathology is/was. In general, 6-8 weeks of soreness, stiffness and point tenderness is all within normal limits. Best to have conversation at your follow-up because your oral and maxillofacial surgeon who performed this bone biopsy would know best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a dentist: Gingivitis is a infectio n in the gums tissue and is reversible while periodontitis has progressed and erodes the bone that supports the teeth. Both need to be treated by a dentist or periodontist.. Treatment starts with a thoroughly cleaning the teeth with a procedure called scaling and Roth planing and a good oral hygiene program at home of brushing, flossing, and antimicrobials. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Supplemental: Antibiotics alone will not help much. Gum disease beyond gingivitis has no cure but can be controlled through initial therapy and rigorous oral hygiene followed by frequent maintenance visits ( usually every three months). Surgery may be done to aid long term prognosis. Antibiotics and laser treatment can be used as well to ensure a good long term result. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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