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What is periodontitis?

What is periodontitis?

Disease of gums: It is a disease of the gums primarily caused by a combination of excess bad bacteria, and it's interaction with your immune system. It is often the result of inadequate oral hygiene, and can destroy the fibers that hold your teeth in. It is quite treatable if caught at an early state. Go see your dentist for treatment. ...Read more

Dr. James Wright
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Periodontitis (Definition)

Periodontitis is a general term for an inflammatory gum disease that has caused some degree of irreversible hard and soft tissue damage. While most treatments will put the disease into remission with rigorous patient home care and there are even some new therapies that can repair some of the damage, it is a major cause of tooth lose! Best to avoid the altogether with regular ...Read more


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What are the tests for periodontitis?

What are the tests for periodontitis?

Thorough exam: You will need to have a thorough clinical examination with the appropriate x-rays. The clinical exam will likely include probing along each side your teeth to help determine if there is a periodontal problem. The x-rays are an adjunct to help determine the presence of bone loss.

Some offices may have you submit saliva for analysis as well as maintain a food intake diary as part of your data. ...Read more

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Could I do something about periodontitis?

Could I do something about periodontitis?

Floss! Floss! Floss!: Attempt to correct periodontal issues by flossing daily. Skipping days is like not flossing at all! Don't floss to remove food, floss to clean the side walls of each tooth. If you see bleeding, then you probably need to observe how much of the tooth surface you are actually wiping clean. Toothbrushing is way overrated. If it worked you wouldn't have gum disease! have a dentist monitor efforts. ...Read more

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What is localized juvenile periodontitis?

What is localized juvenile periodontitis?

LJP: Now called localized aggressive periodontitis - it is a form of periodontitis where the bacteria a.A. Affects the molars and incisors of juvenile aged people. ...Read more

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What is juvenile periodontitis? How is it treated?

What is juvenile periodontitis? How is it treated?

Juvenile Perio: JP is a degenerative periodontal disease of adolescents in which the periodontal (bone and gum) destruction is out of proportion to the local irritating factors present. This is best handled by a Periodontist who can go over any medical contributing factors, demonstrate best home care methods, treat with best available modalities and monitor closely. ...Read more

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Is it true that early periodontitis is reversible?

Is it true that early periodontitis is reversible?

Absolutly: There are many ways to reduce inflammation. A simple one is mixing 10 drops of oreganeo oil with 5 drops of olive and 5 drops of clove oil. Get a rubber tip and massage your gums with a few drops of the oil if its to strong reduce the oreganeo oil you should see a change in a few days. ...Read more

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What is juvenile periodontitis? How is it treated?

Juvenile perio: Localized Juvenile periodontitis is one form of aggressive localized periodontitis that occurs in young adults. It is treated by cleaning out the area with scaling and root planing and using the antibiotic doxycycline. Surgical debridment of the pocket with bone grafting are done in non responsive or advanced cases. ...Read more

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How long does it take for periodontitis to develop?

Depends: Periodontitis is an inflammatory condition caused by certain oral bacteria and characterized by bone loss around teeth. Some people can have very poor hygiene and never develop periodontitis. Others can have seemingly very good hygiene and struggle with ever increasing levels of bone loss. ...Read more

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I think I have early periodontitis. What should I do?

See your dentist: Potential periodontal problems can often be diagnosed and treated before becoming problematic. If you are experiencing or think you have early periodontal problems, you need to schedule an appointment with your dentist for a thorough clinical and radiographic examination to determine if and what treatment (s) may be necessary to prevent or treat the problem (s). ...Read more

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When was juvenile periodontitis discovered and by whom?

When was juvenile periodontitis discovered and by whom?

Dentist: See a dentist. ... Juvenile periodontal disease, gum disease, is the early onset of oral disease and can be a precursor to other disease. Children need to be protected against gum disease and the loss of teeth by beginning proper oral care as infants. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Periodontitis?

Non-reversible Perio: Periodontitis is a general term for an inflammatory gum disease that has caused some degree of irreversible hard and soft tissue damage. While most treatments will put the disease into remission with rigorous patient home care and there are even some new therapies that can repair some of the damage, it is a major cause of tooth lose! Best to avoid the altogether with regular dental care & homecare ...Read more

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Please explain reasons why there is no pain in periodontitis?

Acute vs chronic: Acute infections happen fast and produce pain usually because there is pus pressing on a nerve and there is a big immune response. Periodontitis is a chronic slow going infection that usually does not produce large amounts of pus and the immune response is different. ...Read more

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After how long does periodontitis appear, if one kept gingavitis untreated?

Periodontitis under: Gingivitis is inflammation and breakdown of the gums or soft tissues but if left untreated the infection and inflammation progresses to the bone cementum and periodontal ligaments which make it very difficult to control since you can't clean easily below your gums and the bone will start being destroyed. This same bone holds your teeth and when too much bone loss occurs you lose teeth. Treat it now. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of periodontitis, but myhygienist says nothing is wrong? Should I still get myself checked?

Diagnosis: There are symptoms, and signs. Symptoms are what you the patient experience and signs of disease are what the doctor observes. In a situation like this, the hygienist may not be recognizing the signs. We recommend you contact a board certified periodontist and request a comprehensive periodontal evaluation. Periodontitis is best treated early. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for periodontitis?

There are multiple: There are different ways to treat - depending on disease severity. You can get great information from the official perio website - perio. Org or if you say where you are located - can give you a periodontist near by who could help you. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for periodontitis?

What is the treatment for periodontitis?

Infection response: Periodontitis is an inflammatory response of the patient to the bacteria (biofilm) that causes the disease. Root planning used to be the "standard of care" but research shows all of the bacteria present at the beginning of the cleaning remain at the end. We have found the perio protect method that delivers medications to the pocket work better (j clin dent 2012). ...Read more

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How is chronic periodontitis treated?

How is chronic periodontitis treated?

Chronic TLC: While there are many different treatments for periodontal disease, they all involve regular dental visits. Treatment could include deep cleanings, a change in oral hygiene, surgery, antibiotics and other care. Your dentist or periodontist will direct you as to which options are best for your oral health. ...Read more

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Can periodontitis heal if good oral care/hygiene?

Can periodontitis heal if good oral care/hygiene?

Can be arrested: Periodontal disease by definition is the premature loss of bone which may not be reversed however the disease may be arrested. Once diagnosed with periodontal disease it is important to have your mouth periodically evaluated and professionally cleaned to reduce the chances of relapse. Be encouraged that by employing meticulous oral home care usually yields excellent results for the patient. ...Read more

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Is there toothpaste that helps treat periodontitis?

Is there toothpaste that helps treat periodontitis?

Wishful thinking: Perio disease is the result of acid from the bacteria in your mouth destroying the bone around your teeth. The most destructive bacteria are anaerobic (live with out oxygen). There is not a mouthwash made that can get to those bacteria. Same goes for toothpaste. Remove the plaque, and the acid goes with it. Bone never grows back. Treatment is maintaining your bone level with great cleaning ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 15 year old get periodontitis?

Is it possible for a 15 year old get periodontitis?

Yes: Periodontal disease and periodontitis is not age specific as it can affect people of all ages. ...Read more

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Can a deep cleaning cure most stages of periodontitis?

Can a deep cleaning cure most stages of periodontitis?

No: Periodontitis is a severe infection usually requiring more that just a deep cleaning for cure. Talk to your Dentist or a gum specialist, a Periodontist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about complications of acute periodontitis?

Tooth loss: The periodontitis can cause gum decay and bone loss, both of which may lead to tooth loss. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is juvenile periodontitis?

Gum infection: Juvenile periodontitis is an infection of the gums that can occur during childhood or adolescence. It is easily diagnosed and treated by your dentist and can be managed with proper home care including brushing and flossing and regular dental visits. ...Read more

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At what stage during periodontitis do periodontal pockets occur?

In early stages: When periodontal disease affects the bone and supporting tissue, it is called periodontitis and is characterized by the formation of pockets or spaces between the tooth and gums. ...Read more

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Deep cleaning for periodontitis in one sitting, is that possible?

Depends: It depends on how severe the periodontitis. If it's very severe, it will probably not be possible to complete a deep cleaning in one sitting. However, if it is moderate then it probably will be possible. ...Read more

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How likely is it that a teenager would suffer from periodontitis?

Not brushing?: Unlikely unless pt is just not brushing and flossing regularly. Are we having any oral or gum symptoms? If concerned should be the dentist ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which substance causes neurolysis in chronic generalized periodontitis?

Why?: You shouldn't be as concerned with the destruction of nerve tissue as you should be the destruction of your jawbone and loss of your teeth. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more info about children diagnosed with neutropenia and/or periodontitis!?

Can you tell me more info about children diagnosed with neutropenia and/or periodontitis!?

Consultations: With this type of internet service, we have limited space and cannot actually examine, evaluate\diagnose or counsel patients. Your best source of information is the physician\periodontist who diagnosed or treats the patient. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with periodontitis. I don't want to do surgery so are there any other options?

Keep teeth?: There are different kinds of gum surgery. There is also laser surgery (lanap).
The real question is do you want to keep your teeth? The correct treatment is based on the severity of the disease. Non-surgical therapy has its limits. A famous quote is...You only have to treat the teeth you want to keep. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Gingivitis (Definition)

A form of gum disease ...Read more