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How to reverse gum disease?

How to reverse gum disease?

Sometimes: It depends upon how advanced it is, and how committed you are to better oral hygiene and seeing a periodontist for proper definitive periodontal treatment. As it progress it becomes more and more difficult and in the latest stages impossible. That's why it's so important to see your dentist for routine checkups in order to detect and treat things early. ...Read more

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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your ...Read more


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How to tell if I have gum disease?

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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How would I know if I have gum disease?

How would I know if I have gum disease?

Signs of gum disease: The signs of gum disease are subtle. Especially in the earliest stages, you might not even notice it, which is one of the reasons that regular checkups are so important. As the disease progresses, you gums may begin to bleed when you brush or they may look puffy and unnaturally red. Symptoms such as pain, abscesses, and loose (or falling out) teeth develop as the disease becomes more severe. ...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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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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What would you do to decide if you have gum disease?

Signs: Bleeding gums, swollen gums, loose teeth, bad breath, receeding gums. These are all signs of gum disease. See your dentist and get a periodontal exam with xrays. Your dentist can easily diagnose this for you. ...Read more

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Is gum disease treatable?

Yes but...: It is treatable!!! But it is MUCH easier (and less expensive)to prevent gum disease. Make sure to see your dentist and follow a careful routine of meticulous home care ...Read more

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I'm wondering is gum disease curable ?

I'm wondering is gum disease curable ?

No cure, sorry: It is a chronic disease, which we can make better and manage, but it usually doesn't go away forever. The only known 'cure' is to pull out the involved teeth, but please don't do that if at all possible. ...Read more

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What are the causes of gum disease if elderly?

Follow below: The same criteria would apply to you as with someone half your age. We would still review your medical history, check your medications, illnesses, habits, genetics etc... Treatment can vary and might include laser therapy which is very effective and relatively conservative. ...Read more

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I have gum disease, is there a treatment for this?

I have gum disease, is there a treatment for this?

Absolutely yes: Best to be evaluated by a dentist to determine the extent of the disease and recommend appropriate treatment. Gum disease if not addressed in a timely manner can cause many other problems so please make it a priority to be seem by a dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What happens if you have gum disease while pregnant?

What happens if you have gum disease while pregnant?

Hormones: Hormonal changes can cause a preexisting gum problem to worsen.It that happens to you, see a periodontist and make sure the periodontist consults with your ob/gyn before you have any treatment. ...Read more

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Would a dentist notice gum disease just by looking at them?

Diagnosis is simple: Diagnosis is based on your description of symptoms and an exam of your mouth. Then X-rays are needed to check for bone loss and to support the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are bleeding gums a symptom of gum disease?

Are bleeding gums a symptom of gum disease?

Bleeding: Bleeding when you floss or brush is the biggest symptom. Gums could be red, swollen, there may be an odor... ...Read more

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How can gum disease be related to the heart?

How can gum disease be related to the heart?

Worth consideration: Researches show people with gum disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from heart disease. Bacteria from gum disease enters the bloodstream through injured gum and connect to the plaques in the coronary arteries, possibly causing the formation of blood clots. When gum is inflamed, production of arterial plaque increased. Total count of bactera, including 2 gum dz strains, stress the heart! ...Read more

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Can smoking weed cause periodontal (gum) disease?

Not well known: I do not know of any well-established correlation between smoking marijuana and incidence of periodontal disease. ...Read more

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Could periodontisis and gum disease cause fatigue?

Gumm Fatigue: Periodontitis is caused by accumulation of germs and bacteria in the mouth and gums. It will spread through the blood vessels and could result in beign tired and weak. Also people look older. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be transmitting gum disease to vagina?

No: No, you can't transmit gum disease to the vagina, but you can be introducing oral bacteria to the vagina and setting up unusual infections. Gingiva is only found in the mouth and around teeth, not in the vagina. ...Read more

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Can gum disease be the early stages of periodontal disease?

Can gum disease be the early stages of periodontal disease?

It's the same: It begins as gingivitis. If that is left untreated it can turn into early gum disease or periodontal disease and then advance from there. ...Read more

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Are bleeding gums just for a few days a symptom of gum disease?

Are bleeding gums just for a few days a symptom of gum disease?

Absolutely: Bleeding, swollen and throbbing gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis or tooth infection can lead to the bone graft loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more

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