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How To Treat Periodontal Disease With Grapefruit Seed Extract
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
No: Periodontal disease is unefffected by excercise. Only excellent oral hyg and the routine care of a dentist. ...Read more
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
Yes: Periodontal disease is a risk factor in erectile disfunction. ...Read more
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
Anaerobes: Porphyromonas gingivalis, Tannerella forsythia and Treponema denticola. ...Read more
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Absolutely: Periodontal disease causes breakdown of the gum and bone tissue which can spread to adjacent teeth. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What to do about periodontal disease if I don't have most of the signs, gums don't bleed and are pink?
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
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
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
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
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
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