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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 4 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
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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