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What causes gum disease?

What causes gum disease?

Plaque buildup: Bacteria in plaque make toxins that irritate your gums causing them to bleed-gingivitis. If that continues, some folks get bone loss-periodontitis, . ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Roberts
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Genetic Disease (Definition)

A genetic disease is a disease that is caused by a defect in the genetic (dna) material in a gene(s). It can be inherited and mosy pose a risk to other family members and/or to future children. For many genetic diseases there are molecular tests that allow detection of a change(s) called mutations, we can also detect deltions or other changes to the gene's dna that can also result ...Read more


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What are signs of gum disease?

Many: Most common is bleeding either spontaneously or when brushing. Another is foul odor. Discoloration of tissues which can range from fiery red to bluish purple. Swelling around the tooth or further down. Crusty buildup around the base of the tooth (tartar / calculus) . Loose teeth which show more of the root. Sometimes even pain. Bone loss on x-ray images. Abscess formation.See Dentist - Good Luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Dinh Bui Dr. Bui
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How can you fight gum disease?

Dr. Dinh Bui Dr. Bui
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How can you fight gum disease?

Good OH, follow up.: Gum disease causes by bacterial, occlusion, and host reaction. Good oral hygiene, proper occlusion, and healthy body will definitely helps in preventing gum disease. Treatment of gum disease included cleaning, occlusal adjustment, follow up. ...Read more

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What does gum disease look like?

Mild to Advanced: Mild form of gum disease, the gums become red, swollen and bleed easily on brushing. Advanced gum disease, this is final stage of gum disease, the fibers and bone supporting your teeth are destroyed and surgical procedures are often required. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have gum disease?

Silent: Gum disease is one of those silent diseases that don't manifest symptoms until disease is somewhat advanced. Puffy, bleeding, swollen, sore to the touch gums are often early indicators. One of the many reasons you should see a dentist 2x/year is to help prevent gum disease. Please call your dentist now for an appointment to see if your gums are healthy or not, and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can any foods reverse gum disease?

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Unfortunately, no: The good news is you can reverse or even prevent it by simply brushing, flossing your teeth and see a dentist on a regular basis. Good luck. ...Read more

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How quickly does gum disease spread?

How quickly does gum disease spread?

Multi factorial: Gum disease is multi factorial. What that means is that there are many reasons you may have gum disease. Consider aggressive periodontal disease spreads very quickly where as traditional chronic periodontitis may take longer to manifest bone loss. My advice is visit your dentist and have x-rays and full periodontal charting taken to evaluate your situation. ...Read more

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I have a gum disease how do I cure it?

Unfortunately ...: Unfortunately there is nearly nothing you can do at home to eliminate gum disease. Your goal is to have it treated by a dentist and then follow meticulous home care to keep it maintained. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can kumazasa extract cure gum disease?

Suggestion: If you have periodontal disease, it would be wise to seek the advice of a periodontist. S/he will use therapy and medicaments that have a proven track record of managing the disease. ...Read more

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How could i tell if I have gum disease?

How could i tell if I have gum disease?

Some signs of: Some signs of gum disease are bleeding and\or swollen gums, loose teeth, and bad breath. There are others. The only way to know for sure whether or not you have gum disease, what stage, and what treatment is indicated is to see your dentist for a complete and thorough dental examination. Don't postpone that as things only get worse the longer you wait. ...Read more

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How long does gum disease take to heal?

Depends: It depends on your specific gum disease. And it depends on the type of treatment. ...Read more

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Will peroxide help any with gum disease?

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Will peroxide help any with gum disease?

NO, only gingivitis: Peroxides was made popular in treating gum disease in the 80's with paul keyes. He was using a microscope to demonstrate lower findings of intraoral bacteria following peroxide rinse intraorally. However, this technique has been corrected by the american academy of periodontology as inaccurate, since the treatment is not bacterial specific and penetration of the pocket depth is questionable. ...Read more

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Is there a cheap way to fix gum disease?

NO: AS others have said you will need meticulous care for treatment of gum disease. The pt can have planing and scaling done first to see if this will control the problem. If not may require some surgery to pare the gums down to hold to the neck of the tooth. See a periodontist for the best answer. ...Read more

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Can I have gum disease and never know it?

Yes: Gum disease is assymptomatic until the very late stages. The pain only begins when there are major problems. Better to get it taken care of in the early stages. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to treat gum disease?

Depends: Depends on what stage of gum disease and how many quadrants are affected. S/rp (deep cleaning) is initial therapy for gum disease which can treat mild-moderate conditions. Gum surgery is therapy to treat moderate-severe gum disease and the fees for surgery is higher than fee for s/rp. ...Read more

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Is it possible to totally cure gum disease?

Is it possible to totally cure gum disease?

Yes: It really depends on the severity of the disease, and how destructive the patients immune response to the presence of the disease is. The mildest form of gum disease, gingivitis is completely curable. Remove the cause (usually plaque/tarar) and it clears right up. The severe forms involve bone loss. Bone loss is permanent but in some cases bone can be regenerated. Patient compliance is the key. ...Read more

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Can young children already have gum disease?

Can young children already have gum disease?

Usually not: Small children with just baby teeth normally don't get the disease--the bacterial plaque in their mouth is a little different. Some aggressive cases of gum disease can start in the teenage years, but not in young kids. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for gum disease relief?

See a periodontist: If you rely only on oral hygiene and not a definitive treatment, the periodontal infection and gum disease always will come back. Periodontist will treat gum disease by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. A periodontist is a dentist specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and alveolar bone resorption. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of rotting gum disease?

Bleeding...: Bleeding after brushing or flossing, puffy swollen gums, mouth odor, bone loss on x-rays, gum pocket measurements of 5 or larger upon probing. Bleeding upon probing. ...Read more

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For how long does it take for gum disease to heal?

For how long does it take for gum disease to heal?

May be chronic: After the first phase of treatment (a deep cleaning) the dentist should recheck you about five weeks later and there should be an idea then about how you are doing. But periodontitis needs to be maintained or it will come back. ...Read more

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Dr. Matthew Majzun
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Interstial Lung Disease (Definition)

Interstitial lung disease is a group of various conditions that affect the thin tissue between the airspaces in the lung. These disorders lead to thickening, fibrosis & scarring of the lung over time, making it difficult for patients to breathe. They can be caused by exposure to environmental toxins, certain drugs, infections, autoimmune disorders, genetic problems ...Read more


Dr. James Ferguson
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Paget Disease Of The Nipple (Definition)

Is a malignant condition that may have the appearance of eczema, with skin changes involving the nipple of the breast. The incidence is approximately around 3%. Most of them are also associated with underlying breast cancer. Biopsy should be done to confirm. Mammogram, sonogram and perhaps MRI breast should be done-depending on the case to ...Read more