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Is Peridontal Disease Hereditary
I've been diagnosed with moderate peridontal disease. Is it reversible? What products are the best to use to treat it?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Poor OH and others..: Risk factors in periodontal disease: 1)poor oral hygiene, 2)poor immunity or disease which may compromise immunity (diabetes) 3)open mouth breather, 4)dry mouth, 5)malocclusion, 6)conditions that cause food impaction areas: open contacts, faulty/broken restoration, open crown margin, 7)smokers, 8)disease compromise the host reaction to bacteria and bacterial products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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