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Does gum disease heal by itself?

Does gum disease heal by itself?

No: See your general dentist, or periodontist, to examine what type of gum disease you may have. Tradionally, gum disease (periodontitis) is a painless infection that can go on for years, and will lead to tooth loss if it isnt treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your ...Read more


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How long does gum disease take to heal?

Depends: It depends on your specific gum disease. And it depends on the type of treatment. ...Read more

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For how long does it take for gum disease to heal?

For how long does it take for gum disease to heal?

May be chronic: After the first phase of treatment (a deep cleaning) the dentist should recheck you about five weeks later and there should be an idea then about how you are doing. But periodontitis needs to be maintained or it will come back. ...Read more

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Can it take longer for gums to heal after teeth extraction if you have gum disease ?

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 more

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Just had a tooth extraction.The tooth lost its bone due to gum disease.Will the bone grow again after the tooth was extracted? Heard the bone will grow again after 6-8 weeks?Is this info correct?How many weeks for the gum to heal after the surgery?

Just had a tooth extraction.The tooth lost its bone due to gum disease.Will the bone grow again after the tooth was extracted?  Heard the bone will grow again after 6-8 weeks?Is this info correct?How many weeks for the gum to heal after the surgery?

Healing: Each case is different regarding healing of an extraction socket and bone filling in. Some bone will fill in but the amount depends upon too many factors to be able to answer fully in this forum. Initial gum healing usually occurs in 7-14 days and bone maturation of the healing socket may take up to 3-4 months. The dentist who is treating you would be the best one to discuss healing & treatment ...Read more

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Signs of gum disease?

Signs of gum disease?

Swollen bleeding gum: There are several signs. The two most obvious are swollen, bleeding gums. Other signs are bad breath and loose teeth. Any adult with these problems should see a dentist right away. ...Read more

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What causes gum disease?

Plaque buildup: Bacteria in plaque make toxins that irritate your gums causing them to bleed-gingivitis. If that continues, some folks get bone loss-periodontitis, . ...Read more

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How to reverse gum disease?

How to reverse gum disease?

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 more

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How can I treat gum disease?

See your dentist: You need to be seen by a dentist or a dental hygienist to have the build-up removed. The build-up that causes gum disease is full of toxin producing bacteria. No amount of rinses, brushing or flossing will help until the build up is removed. ...Read more

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Is gum disease ever painless?

Generally it is: Periodontal disease is generally painless, yet it is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. ...Read more

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What are signs of gum disease?

Many: Most common is bleeding either spontaneously or when brushing. Another is foul odor. Discoloration of tissues which can range from fiery red to bluish purple. Swelling around the tooth or further down. Crusty buildup around the base of the tooth (tartar / calculus) . Loose teeth which show more of the root. Sometimes even pain. Bone loss on x-ray images. Abscess formation.See Dentist - Good Luck. ...Read more

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How can you fight gum disease?

How can you fight gum disease?

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 more

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How can you treat gum disease ?

How can you treat gum disease ?

Dentist/home care: Dental supervision and proper home care instruction are imperative to treating gum disease. The severity of the gum disease may dictate how much dental intervention is required. ...Read more

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What does gum disease look like?

Mild to Advanced: Mild form of gum disease, the gums become red, swollen and bleed easily on brushing. Advanced gum disease, this is final stage of gum disease, the fibers and bone supporting your teeth are destroyed and surgical procedures are often required. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have gum disease?

Silent: Gum disease is one of those silent diseases that don't manifest symptoms until disease is somewhat advanced. Puffy, bleeding, swollen, sore to the touch gums are often early indicators. One of the many reasons you should see a dentist 2x/year is to help prevent gum disease. Please call your dentist now for an appointment to see if your gums are healthy or not, and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can any foods reverse gum disease?

Unfortunately, no: The good news is you can reverse or even prevent it by simply brushing, flossing your teeth and see a dentist on a regular basis. Good luck. ...Read more

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How quickly does gum disease spread?

How quickly does gum disease spread?

Multi factorial: Gum disease is multi factorial. What that means is that there are many reasons you may have gum disease. Consider aggressive periodontal disease spreads very quickly where as traditional chronic periodontitis may take longer to manifest bone loss. My advice is visit your dentist and have x-rays and full periodontal charting taken to evaluate your situation. ...Read more

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I have a gum disease how do I cure it?

Unfortunately ...: Unfortunately there is nearly nothing you can do at home to eliminate gum disease. Your goal is to have it treated by a dentist and then follow meticulous home care to keep it maintained. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can kumazasa extract cure gum disease?

Suggestion: If you have periodontal disease, it would be wise to seek the advice of a periodontist. S/he will use therapy and medicaments that have a proven track record of managing the disease. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have gum disease?

How would I know if I have gum disease?

Signs of gum disease: The signs of gum disease are subtle. Especially in the earliest stages, you might not even notice it, which is one of the reasons that regular checkups are so important. As the disease progresses, you gums may begin to bleed when you brush or they may look puffy and unnaturally red. Symptoms such as pain, abscesses, and loose (or falling out) teeth develop as the disease becomes more severe. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Gingivitis (Definition)

A form of gum disease ...Read more