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I have aggressive peridontal disease. Are extractions my only option?

Depends: A detailed clinical and radiographic examination will be required to assess the severity of your periodontal disease. Your treatment options, including extractions, will be dependent upon the severity of your problem. ...Read more

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What are periodontal diseases? What do they affect?

What are periodontal diseases? What do they affect?

Gum disease: is an infection of the anatomical structures that surround and support your teeth. If left untreated, periodontitis can lead to tooth loss. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment ASAP. ...Read more

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What is periodontal disease?

What is periodontal disease?

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 more

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How is periodontal disease cured?

How is periodontal disease cured?

See a dentist: Good oral hygiene on your part with brushing and flossing regularly. Your dentist can provide a deep cleaning around the teeth, sometimes antibiotics, laser therapy or surgery may be recommended. ...Read more

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How to sca;e periodontal disease?

What's the question?: I'm not sure what your question is. If you are asking how you scale for periodontal disease then i would recommend you see a dentist because you can't scale it yourself. ...Read more

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How is periodontal disease treated?

How is periodontal disease treated?

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 more

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I was wondering what is the risk factors for periodontal disease?

I was wondering what is the risk factors for periodontal disease?

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 more

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How do I cure periodontal disease?

How do I cure periodontal disease?

See periodontist: See a periodontist and get a plan.............. ...Read more

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Can I die from periodontal disease?

Can I die from periodontal disease?

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 more

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How can I cure periodontal disease?

You can't : There is no cure for periodontal disease there is elimination of periodontal disease the periodontist can eliminate the disease thru treatment and you can eliminate its return by good oral hygiene and regular professional cleanings but you can't sterilize the mouth, plaque will still form and your bacteria will still give off its acid waste products to attack your gums. Good oral hygiene please! ...Read more

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What makes periodontal disease chronic?

What makes periodontal disease chronic?

Chronic gum disease: Periodontal diseases are caused by bacteria that normally live in the mouth. Because there is no way to eradicate these bacteria, there is no cure for periodontal disease. ...Read more

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What's life cycle of periodontal disease?

What's life cycle of periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease: Periodontal disease is an infection. It will not go away on it's own. It needs to be treated by a dentist. Once treated, it can re-occur if proper oral hygiene is not maintained. There also needs to be regular follow-up treatment by your dentist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease: Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and bone surrounding the teeth. It is caused by chronic poor oral hygiene...improper and incomplete brushing and flossing, plus not having regular visits to the dentist. Periodontal disease will continue to get worse if not treated, leading to loss of teeth, and possible increases in systemic inflammation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have periodontal disease?

What to do if I have periodontal disease?

See periodontist: A periodontist is a dental specialist specifically trained to treat and manage periodontal disease. Don't delay... Failure to treat can result in the loss of your teeth. ...Read more

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What are the tests for periodontal disease?

A clinical exam: A clinical examination is the best starting step to test for periodontal disease. If there are areas of concern - then x-rays can be taken, although they are always advised to help us see and diagnose things that we can not see without them. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have periodontal disease?

See a dentist: Sore, puffy gums that bleed when brushing or flossing would be a sign of periodontal disease. You should see a dentist for diagnosis and treatment before you progress to the point of losing bone support and tooth loss. Periodontal disease is often not painful until the more advanced stages, so please do not delay. ...Read more

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How quickly can periodontal disease develop?

It depends: It can develop rapidly or slowly depending on the type. Since you are 41, if you have periodontal disease, it may be the aggressive form in the moderate to advanced stages, or the chronic form in the early stages. There is a lot of variability here. A comprehensive periodontal evaluation with proper radiographs should answer your question! ...Read more

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What are some causes of periodontal disease?

What are some causes of periodontal disease?

Bacteria, : Treat the cause - gum disease is a bacterial infection that you can kill with an easy, simple, safe, comfortable and reliable system like the perio protect method (pp), which does not rely on antibiotics. Pp uses hydrogen peroxide to kill bacteria & keeps them from coming back. Used just minutes a day you can eliminate the cause of your problem & with continued use, keep it from coming back. ...Read more

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