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Medicine For 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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