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If you catch  periodontal disease in time can it be treatable?

If you catch  periodontal disease in time can it be treatable?

Definitely, yes: Periodontal disease is treatable at all stages; however, treatment is the most effective during the early stages. Schedule an appointment so that your dentist can diagnose and treat periodontal disease before it progresses. ...Read more

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Where can I find financial help to treat periodontal disease if I have no health insurance?

Where can I find financial help to treat periodontal disease if I have no health insurance?

Financing dental: Many dental offices use financing companies as a method to help make dentistry affordable to patients. Carecredit is a very popular plan. You can go on line to apply (doesnt mean you have to use it) but it will give an idea of how much you are eligible to finance. ...Read more

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How can periodontal disease be treated with home therapies?

How can periodontal disease be treated with home therapies?

After seeing the DDS: Your good home care is important in maintaining what the dentist or hygienist does first to disrupt the bacteria below the gumline. You cannot access this on your own. You must be able to be effective in removing the plaque bacteria and be diligent in keeping your prescribed hygiene visits (3-4 months usually) to prevent further destruction and decline. ...Read more

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How can periodontal disease be treated during pregnancy?

How can periodontal disease be treated during pregnancy?

Prevention!: Pregnancy gingivitis and periodontal disease is important to be managed during pregnancy. It's very important that you go to the dentist or periodontist to maintain optimal oral health so the bacteria will not cause potential other pathology's. ...Read more

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Is lanap used to treat gum disease periodontal disease?

Is lanap used to treat gum disease periodontal disease?

Mild/moderate: Yes lanap is used to treat mild to moderate gingivitis and some early periodontitis.
And it's usually very effective. ...Read more

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How is periodontal disease treated?

How is periodontal disease treated?

There are multiple: There are multiple treatment options depending on the severity of the disease and the local anatomy. Periodontal disease is a disease where the bone supporting the teeth is lost. So for example it can be lost with accompanying gum recession-no pockets no surgical intervention or without gum recession and pocket-therefore surgical intervention. See a periodontist. Dhschneid@gmail. Com 4 a referral. ...Read more

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How do you treat aggressive periodontal disease?

How do you treat aggressive periodontal disease?

See Periodontist: A periodontist can help you control the aggressive forms of perio disease. Oral dna testing can tell you what specific pathogens are present and what antibiotics can help. Non-surgical (scaling & root planing) and surgical therapies (osseous surgery) may be suggested. Continual follow up with the hygienist or periodontist and maintaining prescribed home care & hygiene visits are paramount. ...Read more

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What happens if periodontal disease has removed all of your teeth?

What happens if periodontal disease has removed all of your teeth?

No more gum disease: If you have no teeth, your periodontal disease just got cured. Unfortunately you now need to replace your teeth. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if I can trust my new dentist who says I need gum treat due to signs of pre-gingivitis or pre-periodontal disease?

Wanted to know if I can trust my new dentist who says I need gum treat due to signs of pre-gingivitis or pre-periodontal disease?

Pre Perio disease: If your gums bleed during brushing, or during professional cleaning, that hurst, bad breath, have perio pockets like 3mm or more all over your mouth or you do not have your teeth clean on a regular bases you probably need deep perio cleaning. ...Read more

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How is actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans and p. Gingivalis that appear to cause the most aggressive periodontal disease id'd and controlled?

DNATesting: Before and after your periodontal therapy, you can the perio id salivary testing done through the oral dna company. Any dentist can sign up to do this. It tells what the level of all 11 pathogenic bacteria are. Also which antibiotics might be useful if the levels are high. It is a simple swish and spit test. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop periodontal disease from getting worse?

What can I do to stop periodontal disease from getting worse?

Periodontal Disease: There are many things that you may do to help stop periodontal disease from getting worse. 1) if you smoke, consider quitting
2) visit your dentist for more frequent cleanings
3) practice meticulous oral hygiene incorporating tools like the waterpik, sonicare electric toothbrush, antibacterial specific mouth rinses etc.
Seek appropriate suggestions from your dentist of dental hygienist. ...Read more

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My husband has periodontal disease, is there anything I can do to help him?

My husband has periodontal disease, is there anything I can do to help him?

Oral hygiene: Oral hygiene home care is very important to the treatment outcome of periodontal disease. Patient should bush and floss to prevent plaque and calculus build up. You could be his personal coach, who would motivate him in following his home care regimen. Consult with his dentist and establish a team effort and involved your children as well. ...Read more

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Can you get braces after periodontal disease?

Can you get braces after periodontal disease?

Absolutely: However, the periodontal disease must be treated and brought under control and the plan must be closely coordinated and supervised between the orthodontist and the periodontist. ...Read more

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Will having periodontal disease affect my sex life?

Will having periodontal disease affect my sex life?

Yes: Periodontal disease is a risk factor in erectile disfunction. ...Read more

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What would a dentist so if I had periodontal disease?

What would a dentist so if I had periodontal disease?

Treat yourself: From personal experience periodontal disease can be effectively treated with supplements and oral probiotics. Data shows that vitamin c with bioflavenoids, colic acid and coenzyme q10 as ubuiquinone can heal periodontal problems. Therafresh probiotics recolonized the mouth with beneficial bacteria and heal periodontal issues. Also doxycyline 40 mg / day decreases bad baceria. ...Read more

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Which bacteria is responsible for periodontal disease?

Anaerobes: Porphyromonas gingivalis, Tannerella forsythia and Treponema denticola. ...Read more

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Do you know what a periodontal disease is, in your gums?

Do you know what a periodontal disease is, in your gums?

Yes, we do...: Please follow the below link for more info than can be squeezed into this small space:

http://www. Perio. Org/consumer/types-gum-disease. Html. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a kid with periodontal disease?

A periodontist: True periodontal disease in a kid is serious but fortunately rare. It can lead rapid bone loss and loss of teeth, far earlier than we expect. The kid should be in the hands of the best periodontist you can find. It is a difficult disease to deal with. ...Read more

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Is it possible for periodontal disease to spread from a tooth?

Is it possible for periodontal disease to spread from a tooth?

Absolutely: Periodontal disease causes breakdown of the gum and bone tissue which can spread to adjacent teeth. ...Read more

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How is poor oral hygiene a risk factor for periodontal disease?

How is poor oral hygiene a risk factor for periodontal disease?

Cause and effect: Bacteria cause gum disease. Toothbrushing only reaches 1mm below the gum and floss only removed 15% of plaque. You need something that can manage the environment so you can kill 99+% of the bacteria (j dent res 2007) and is better than deep cleaning (j clin dent 2012). Look into the perio protect method. It will help you manage the bacteria that cause the disease. ...Read more

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Will I need to do root planing and scaling for periodontal disease?

Ask ur periodontist: Your periodontist will advise you of the treatment necessary to control your periodontal problems. It most likely will include scaling and root planing. ...Read more

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Can I still have periodontal disease if the gums look pink and normal?

Can I still have periodontal disease if the gums look pink and normal?

Yes: Yes...It is possible you could have bone loss and not have bleeding gums.
An experienced laser trained periodontist can give you an accurate diagnosis and treatment
plan. The doctor will need a recent set of quality digital images to access your situation. ...Read more

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Is it likely for periodontal disease to spread from a tooth to another?

Complex mechanism: Periodontal disease is a very complex interplay between the bacteria in your mouth and your immune system. Rarely does it only involve just one tooth (unless there is a contributory factor on the one tooth). If a patient has inadequate plaque control it generally affects the entire dentition. However, some areas trap more plaque than others and will harbor a more virulent bacterial biofilm. ...Read more

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What is the best kind of toothbrush to help slow down periodontal disease?

What is the best kind of toothbrush to help slow down periodontal disease?

Electric: A good electric toothbrush with rechargeable batteries has been shown to remove 90% more plaque than a manual toothbrush. Still must spend 10 minutes a day brushing. ...Read more

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Does anything happen if I have periodontal disease and kiss or lick someone?

Does anything happen if I have periodontal disease and kiss or lick someone?

Yes: You are physically transferring your oral pathogens to those you lick or kiss. Saliva is a communicable medium to transfer bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, blood, and contagious disease entities. Whether the recipient becomes infected depends upon their immune resistance, the virulence of the germs transferred, & the amount of germs transferred. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which bacteria is the most responsible for periodontal disease?

Select strains: Now we know that it is periodontal diseases, plural. Different bacteria in different situations. But the usual players are the gram negative bacteroides species. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a homeopathic way to stop the progression of periodontal disease?

Professionally: Since it is a "silent disease" often with no pain it must be diagnosed staged and treated by a professional because it not only affects your mouth jawbone and gums but also distributes bacteria metastatically through your blood stream to other organ systems
only home remedies that have been scientifically studied in approved trials are of any value. Few are! ...Read more

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Can someone have some tooth pocket depths of 4 and 5 and still not have periodontal disease? I was told both to me 2 years ago by a perio. Possible?

Can someone have some tooth pocket depths of 4 and 5 and still not have periodontal disease? I was told both to me 2 years ago by a perio. Possible?

Yes: In some people, the pocket depth isn't because the pocket is getting deeper, it is because they have too much gum tissue. This situation is called a pseudopocket. Although it is technically not loss of attachment as in periodontitis, this deeper pocket cannot be cleaned out by you with your brush or floss. So stay regular with your dds visits. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for gingivitis and periodontal disease?

What are some home remedies for gingivitis and periodontal disease?

See dentist first!: Gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, might be able to be reversed or eliminated from proper brushing and flossing. Periodontitis, the more advanced stage, requires professional treatment from a dentist. You really can't diagnose which stage you have on your own and therefore need to be evaluated by a dentist. Even in the early stages, without professional care, things will only worsen. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best way to prevent periodontal disease?

Few simple ways: 1) brush properly (circular motions, never too much pressure), and do it twice a day. 2) floss once a day, rinse or even brush with salt water once a night., 3) get professional cleaning appointments every 3-4 months. (not every 6 months), ; don't be shy to ask your hygienist to evaluate your home care and review instructions with you. Finally, 4) get annual check ups with ur dentist. ...Read more

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What to do about periodontal disease if I don't have most of the signs, gums don't bleed and are pink?

See your dentist: Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums and it is the initial stage of gum disease and the easiest to treat. Gingivitis is curable 100%. See your dentist for treatment, prevention and maintenance. ...Read more

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Are gingivitis and periodontal disease the same thing? The terms often seem to be used interchangeably, but I thought periodontal disease developed from gingivitis..

No they are not: Periodontal disease usually includes gingivitis as one of the symptom (gingival inflammation), but gingivitis may not progress to gingivitis (proven in research). Gingivitis is a condition of which the gum is inflamed. Periodontitis is a condition with the periodontal attachment (the bone, the cementum, the periodontal ligament) is loss due to bacteria/product, host reaction, and poor occlusion. ...Read more

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Is it true that periodontal disease can spread or infect the tonsils?

Is it true that periodontal disease can spread or infect the tonsils?

Probably not: While periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth the bacteria responsible for the problem usually remain within the gum pockets. It has been theorized that bacteria and their toxins in periodontal disease may enter the bloodstream and affect other organ systems. Much of that makes sense but more studies are needed to understand how. ...Read more

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Can I have preterm birth and my baby can die from periodontal disease?

Can I have preterm birth and my baby can die from periodontal disease?

Yes.: A mother with periodontal disease is at increased risk of having a pre-term low birth weight baby. This is documented and the consensus. Obviously a baby can die from being pre-term and low birthweight but the degree to which this may be a result only of periodontitis can be difficult to determine and is unlikely. Obviously a newborn cannot have periodontal disease themselves. ...Read more

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If you follow the directions of dentist can you get rid of  periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease: Yes if you follow all the instructions and are fastidious with your home care. You can stop the disease process and not continue to loose bone. You should also ask your dentist to prescribe Periostat (doxycycline) which is a very low dose of tetracycline. It will only affect the bacteria. It works by interfering with their ability to produce the acids that destroy bone. ...Read more

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What are the options in cosmetic dentistry for patients with periodontal disease?

What are the options in cosmetic dentistry for patients with periodontal disease?

Same: People with gum disease can have beautiful smiles. There are unique challenges, such as looseness and length of teeth. The gum specialist should advise about long term survival of the dentition, and questionable teeth be removed. Implant tooth replacements can be beautifully restored. It is critical that bite problems are resolved, so this type of patient may tend to have full mouth care. ...Read more

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Might there be any options in cosmetic dentistry for patients with periodontal disease?

Might there be any options in cosmetic dentistry for patients with periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease: The periodontal (gum) situation must be stable or your cosmetic treatments won't last. Has your periodontal disease been stabilized? If so, depending on the strength of your supporting bone you may be able to have cosmetic procedures done very successfully. What cosmetic changes do you want to make? One tooth? A complete "smile makeover"? Whitening of the teeth? Please add more details. ...Read more

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How can I fix periodontal disease and my heart and arteries and health?

How can I fix periodontal disease and my heart and arteries and health?

Perio and heart: Research shows that bacteria from the gums go into the blood stream and have negative affects on the heart, that can lead to a stroke and a heart attack. ...Read more