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I Have Loose Teeth Due To Periodontal Disease What Should I Do
Perio Treatment!: Find the best periodontist in your area, go for a consultation, find out your treatment options, follow recommendations, complete all the necessary treatment and commit to daily better oral hygiene by brushing and flossing. Also see your general dentist and have all your basic dental needs taken care of. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Yes.: That would be the most common reason. ...Read more
Yes: Loose teeth may "tighten back up" but is dependent upon several factors including but not limited to; the severity of your periodontal disease; habits such as "teeth grinding", smoking etc. Heredity and/or environmental influences are also considered. Visit your dentist and discuss the prognosis of each tooth and explore options for meeting your goal of maximum tooth retention. ...Read more
What to do if I have periodontal disease, loose teeth, pain all the time. I went to denture place and was turned away?
Also known as false teeth, are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth; they are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues and/or dental implants.
If you have a periodontal disease you deserve a teeth replacement to improve your health.
Rec.: second opinion with another dentist for diagnosis and treatment.
Take care. ...Read more
Shifting of teeth: Teeth can shift due to parafunctional habits or a less than ideal occlusion (bite). If one has periodontal disease, it increases the chances. The more serious the problem (loss of bone) the more likely the drifting of teeth. See your dentist for routine check-ups in order to catch all dental problems early. ...Read more
This can happen: Periodontal disease destroys the bone that holds your teeth. As the disease advances your teeth can get loose and eventually fall out. This can happen without ever having pain. If you have this problem see a periodontist. ...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
I have periodontal disease, but no insurance. I have had it for a while, how much do procedures cost. I think it progressed a lot I just want to know if it is possible to save my teeth. I'm only 42. I have no insurance and only work part time so finances
Diagnosis/payments: You first need a specific diagnosis of your gum disease before a cost can be applied to the treatment. You also need to recognize that the failure to treat gum disease will lead to tooth lose and some type of replacement. That to has a cost. Your own teeth almost always are better than "store bought teeth". So see if your dentist can create a treatment&payment schedule that is realistic for you! ...Read more
Just why is it that periodontal disease can only be maintained and not cured? Once a few teeth are involved, the disease will always be there?
Periodontal disease: Periodontal disease is a chronic disease. Chronic dis ashes such as diabetes or heart disease can be treated, managed and controlled but the tendency for these diseases is always present. Following the recommendations of your dentist or periodontist will help you control this. ...Read more
I have a 1 mm (1/2mm yr. Ago) space between my front teeth. Teeth shift later in life? If I do not have periodontal disease what could it otherwise be?
Orthodontics/retain: Orthodontic therapy can correct the ever increasing space, assuming you are otherwise in good dental health - no tooth decay or periodontal disease. Teeth can move at any age and be corrected at any age as well! If you have any kind of dental disease, correct that first and than fix the space! Good zluck?! ...Read more
If you have perio-: Dontal disease proceed very carefully when considering implants. The same disease that is working to destroy bone and gum support for your teeth can do the same to implants. My best advice is to work w your dentist to control periodontal disease in your mouth prior to implant surgery and then work hard w oral hygiene and dental visits to keep the disease in check. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: Without internal stimulus, the jaw bones will slowly wither away. ...Read more
If teeth fall out and there is no periodontal disease anymore, how is it possible that bone can still be lost?
Atrophy: When the bone is internally stimulated by an intact tooth (or implant) during function, the bone tends to remain dense around the tooth (or implant). If the bone has no internal stimulus (pressure) it tends to atrophy and wither away over time. The same principle occurs in other bones of the bony. In essence, the bone exists to support teeth. No teeth, no need for bone. ...Read more
If I don't have an access to a floss, what is an alternative I could use to clean my teeth&prevent periodontal disease?
Inter proximal brush:
You need to clean between your teeth to prevent gum disease as well as tooth decay
They sell inter proximal brushes in sizes which fit between your teeth one is made by GUM Co (SunStar Co)and another is TePe
Also there are electric models which claim to replace floss ...Read more
I think I have periodontal disease I have a dentist appointment on Tuesday. Is there anyway to reverse this I have really bad clutter teeth. ..Help?
Relax: Please allow your dentist to examine you and determine exactly what treatment is needed to put your mouth back into tip top shape. Periodontal problems can be successfully treated. Follow directions and maintain your oral health. ...Read more
Always...: Gum disease is a common name for periodontal disease. It is chronic disease, like diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure etc. Once you get it- it is forever...Early signs may be gums bleeding, bad breath, later you may get teeth moving and, if neglected- you may loose teeth. Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria, there is some genetic predisposition also. So, my advise is: do not wait.! ...Read more
It should be: Getting your teeth whitened should not affect the status of your periodontal disease. However, the gum tissue may become irritated from the whitening chemical, which may appear as a worsening of your disease. Always consult your periodontist before undergoing any type of bleaching procedure. ...Read more
If someone has teeth malocclusion that is the cause of gum recession, is it technically periodontal disease since it does affect the gums?
Not Really: While there is a "gum" component to the problem, the gingival recession is the result of mal-occlusion. Periodontal disease is most often associated with specific pathogens, genetics, medications causing an abnormal oral environment, poor hygiene or any combination of the above, including mal-occlusion as a factor. There is not a simple answer, but correction of the occlussal problem will help! ...Read more
Teeth hurt over a yr. Saw 2 dentist at different locations that were of no help. 1st told me no cavities. 2nd said no periodontal disease & no cavity.
Other causes?: Cavities and periodontal disease are rather easy to diagnose & therefore if two different dentists did not find either of these problems, it's unlikely that is the cause of your symptoms. Other possible causes are bruxism, fractures in the teeth, muscle or joint pain, sinusitis, exposed root surfaces, inflamed nerves or merely super sensitive teeth or combinations of these factors. Get 3rd opinion. ...Read more
Even after teeth completely fall out, does periodontal disease continue to infect the gums and bones?
Periodontal disease: If there are no teeth there is no periodontal disease. However you can still loose bone if there are no teeth. This is one reason why implants are recommended for patients with dentures. ...Read more
My mother has periodontal disease, it's pretty serious but she has not lost any teeth yet, can removing all of her teeth fix the very bad mouth odor?
Treatment plan: Speak to your general dentist and or periodontist for a complete evaluation and treatment plan prior to the extraction of any teeth. ...Read more
Absolutely: Periodontal disease causes breakdown of the gum and bone tissue which can spread to adjacent teeth. ...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
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
Not on this forum: There is not enough room in the limited space we have here to tell you "all about this". Your own dentist who can actually examine you and see your x-rays can go over all the treatment options, what to expect, prognosis of each option and answer all your questions in enough detail so that you fully understand the procedures, why it's being done, your choices, etc. Just request this. ...Read more
Indirectly: Smoking indirectly leads to tooth decay because of the increased heat of the cigarette or cigar etc. Causing the bacteria that cause the decay to be more active, this also applies to gingivitis and periodontal disease. The other component chemicals from the smoke cause irritation and tissue damage. ...Read more