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I Heard A Baby Can Be Born Early And Can Die From Periodontal Disease
Yes and No: A 2006 published study in the journal of american dental association showed a positive association demonstrated that pregnant women with periodontal disease are up to 7.5 times more likely to delivery of a preterm/low-birth-weight infant compare to pregnant women without periodontal disease. However, baby can not die from periodontal disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Increased risk: We know that severe periodontal disease increases risk for certain conditions - like a heart attack or a stroke, however, these are multifactorial conditions. It will not cause a heart attack just increases risk along with other risk factors. The bacteria that cause periodontal disease can get into the blood stream and thus affect other parts of the body. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think I have an early stage of periodontal disease. What can I do at home before seeing a dentist?
Oral hygiene: Periodontal disease, or periodontitis, is a type of infection of the gum tissue usually caused by poor oral hygiene. The best thing you can do is improve your oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day. Floss every day. Use an antiseptic mouthwash. Then see your dentist and get your teeth professionally cleaned. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Go to my dentist every six months, will my dentist be able to catch early signs before it turns into periodontal disease?
Helpful addition: Periochip can be helpful when used in conjunction with traditional treatments for periodontal disease like deep cleanings or periodontal surgery, and can reduce the amount of bacteria that cause periodontal disease. Used alone it is unlikely to provide any benefits of significant result. The best person to see to find out if it will be helpful for you is your dentist or periodontist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chronic infection: Gum disease is a chronic inflammatory disease initiated by bacteria on your teeth. As the bacteria spreads under your gums and into your bone the bodies inflammatory response eats away the collagen network that hold the gums and bone together. While the mechanism of destruction is immune mediated it is in response to the bacterial infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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