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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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
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
Heart disease: Evidence suggests that the same bacteria that causes gum disease can travel through the body and cause coronary artery disease. Very complex issue as there is evidence now that sugar may play a role as well as some new evidence that coronary disease may be caused by stem cells gone rouge. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Worth consideration: Researches show people with gum disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from heart disease. Bacteria from gum disease enters the bloodstream through injured gum and connect to the plaques in the coronary arteries, possibly causing the formation of blood clots. When gum is inflamed, production of arterial plaque increased. Total count of bactera, including 2 gum dz strains, stress the heart! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You can't : There is no cure for periodontal disease there is elimination of periodontal disease the periodontist can eliminate the disease thru treatment and you can eliminate its return by good oral hygiene and regular professional cleanings but you can't sterilize the mouth, plaque will still form and your bacteria will still give off its acid waste products to attack your gums. Good oral hygiene please! ...Read more
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
Question: This is an excellent question. It may be possible to reverse some kinds of heart disease and arterial diseases without drugs(or maybe with drugs). The fact is we actually reverse very few diseases. We treat and improve them and improve people's quality and quantity of life but actual disease reversal at this point in time is usually just in toxic exposure problems. ...Read more
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 depends: It can develop rapidly or slowly depending on the type. Since you are 41, if you have periodontal disease, it may be the aggressive form in the moderate to advanced stages, or the chronic form in the early stages. There is a lot of variability here. A comprehensive periodontal evaluation with proper radiographs should answer your question! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Brush and flosss: Brushing and flossing regularly will help reduce bacteria counts in your mouth. Gum inflammation/gingivitis is the bodies response to these bacteria. If the problem persists see a dentist. A mouthwash like listerine (alcohol free) can help as well. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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