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I have loose teeth due to periodontal disease. What should I do?

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.

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If teeth are loose due to periodontal disease, is it possible for the teeth to tighten back up?

If teeth are loose due to periodontal disease, is it possible for the teeth to tighten back up?

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.

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What to do if I have periodontal disease, loose teeth, pain all the time. I went to denture place and was turned away?

What to do if I have periodontal disease, loose teeth, pain all the time. I went to denture place and was turned away?

Complete dentures: 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.

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At what stage do teeth shift due to periodontal disease? Mild? Moderate? Advanced?

At what stage do teeth shift due to periodontal disease? Mild? Moderate? Advanced?

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.

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Would my teeth fall out from periodontal disease?

Would my teeth fall out from periodontal disease?

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.

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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.

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If I have modorate periodontal disease, will my teeth fall out over time?

If I have modorate periodontal disease, will my teeth fall out over time?

Periodontal disease: Untreated "moderate" periodontal disease advances over time, with additional bone loss around the teeth, the teeth loosen and are eventually lost.

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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

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!

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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.

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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?

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?!

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Do people get teeth implants with periodontal disease?

Do people get teeth implants with periodontal disease?

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!

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If teeth fall out and there is no periodontal disease anymore, how is it possible that bone can still be lost?

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.

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If I don't have an access to a floss, what is an alternative I could use to clean my teeth&prevent periodontal disease?

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

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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?

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.

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If you get a bit of bone loss from grinding your teeth is that periodontal disease?

If you get a bit of bone loss from grinding your teeth is that periodontal disease?

Yes: Any bone loss is a component of periodontal disease. You would be best served by seeing a gum/bone specialist, a Periodontist, before bone loss translates into tooth loss. Ask your primary Dentist for a referral.

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Does gum disease always develop into periodontal disease if people don't look after their teeth?

Does gum disease always develop into periodontal disease if people don't look after their teeth?

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.!

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Is it safe for patients with periodontal disease get their teeth whitened?

Is it safe for patients with periodontal disease get their teeth whitened?

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.

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