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What is the best treatment plan for chronic periodontitis?

What is the best treatment plan for chronic periodontitis?

Periodontal therapy: There is not one best option for treating chronic periodontitis. Your dentist or periodontist will develop an individualized treatment plan based upon your risk factors, specific condition of the teeth, etc. ...Read more

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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 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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What are some treatment options for periodontitis?

Depends: It depends on what stage your periodontitis is diagnosed (mild, moderate or severe) and what kind of osseous defect around the tooth (vertical or horizontal). Scaling/root planing with or without local antibiotic delivery is effective for mild-moderate periodontitis. Osseous surgery or regenerative procedures using bonegraft, membrane or emdogain is effective for moderate-severe periodontitis. ...Read more

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When is orthodontic treatment recommended for people with periodontitis?

When is orthodontic treatment recommended for people with periodontitis?

Not recommended. : Depending on the stage of your gum disease it is normally not recommended for people with severe to moderate periodontitis. Only recommended for people with maintained and minor periodontal disease. Hope that helps ...Read more

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If you have mild periodontitis with a SMALL amount of bone loss, is it still possible to get orthodontic treatment such as braces or is it dangerous?

If you have mild periodontitis with a SMALL amount of bone loss, is it still possible to get orthodontic treatment such as braces or is it dangerous?

Yes, you can: In many cases orthodontics can help reduce the symptoms of periodontal disease. Orthodontist should evaluate the periodontal tissues prior to beginning orthodontic treatment, and periodically update the evaluation throughout orthodontic treatment. ...Read more

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What is the cure for gingivitis. Please suggest some medication and treatment.

What is the cure for gingivitis. Please suggest some medication and treatment.

Better brushing and : Flossing. Gingivitis is a reversible inflammatory process caused by inadequate plaque removal. Red, smooth and bleeding gum tissues rather than pink stippled firm tissues are the hallmark of this disease. It only takes about 4-5 days of increased attention to reverse the process and return tissues to better health. Regular dental prophylaxis can remove localized irritants . See your dentist. ...Read more

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Is the treatment for pregnancy gingivitis different than for nonpregnant gingivitis?

Yes: Due to the large changes in hormones during pregnancy, gingivitis is not thought of as a constant but is watched for undo changes. Proper hygiene should be maintained in both conditions, or achieved for constancy in expected results. In a more stable condition outside of pregnancy, hopefully before pregnancy, a good hygiene should have already been established to know that maintenance is present. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide for gingivitis treatment?

Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide for gingivitis treatment?

Yes but unecessary: Hydrogen peroxide treatment was made popular by paul keyes in the 1980's in treatment of gum disease. It is only effective in gingivitis but not periodontitis, as proven by the american academy of periodontology. However, with good oral hygiene of brushing and flossing and a regular periodic cleaning at your dentist/hygienist, gingivitis should be easily controlled. ...Read more

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Are my dentists being honest when they say i need treatment to prevent gingivitis and pre-periodontal disease?

FYI: Dentist have moved into the number five spot for ranking professions based on their honesty and ethical standards according to the latest Gallup poll. The Gallup Top Ten in order were: Nurses, Pharmacists, Physicians, Engineers, Dentists, Police Officers, College Teachers, Clergy, Psychiatrists, and Chiropractors. Call your dentist today for prevention and prophylaxis appointment. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a hypertensive pt. Suffer from gingivitis?Can we give him "metronidazole" or not ?

What is the best treatment for a hypertensive pt. Suffer from gingivitis?Can we give him "metronidazole" or not ?

Gingivitis: Often penicillin or one of its derivatives should be effective, but it might be helpful to see a dentist and have this professionally assessed. ...Read more

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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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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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Does periodontitis hurt in the gums?

Does periodontitis hurt in the gums?

It can: Periodontal disease may affect any of the structures supporting the teeth, including the gums (gingiva) and bone. The severity of the periodontal disease, as well as the individual pain tolerance may influence whether or not there is pain or not. ...Read more

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What type of bacteria is present in periodontitis?

Many: "red complex" bacteria consisting of porphyromonas gingivalis, treponema denticola, and tannerella forsythia are strongly associated with periodontal infection. The change from periodontal health to disease is associated with the displacement of a predominantly gram-positive bacterial flora in the periodontal sulcus by gram-negative anaerobes. ...Read more

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I have periodontitis lost lots of bone, what to do?

I have periodontitis lost lots of bone, what to do?

Periodontist: See a periodontist for an evaluation to determine the best course of treatment. Discuss your concerns and options. ...Read more

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How fast can you get periodontitis from meth?

How fast can you get periodontitis from meth?

Dry mouth fast decay: Dry mouth.  this is ultimately due to the excessive sweating and diarrhea, as well as the direct effect of the drug on the sympathetic nervous system.  unfortunately, the dry mouth has serious consequences for the addict.  the lack of saliva and dry conditions in the mouth cause a shift in the bacterial flora (the mix of germ species in the mouth) accelerates tooth decay. ...Read more

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How to tell if it's gingivitis or periodontitis?

How to tell if it's gingivitis or periodontitis?

Attachment loss: Gingivitis is soft tissue only, periodontitis involves attachment loss and bone loss. The best way to determing which it is is to see a periodontist for an examination and images. Don't wait for it to hurt! ...Read more

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Can biotene mouthwash help control periodontitis?

Can biotene mouthwash help control periodontitis?

No: No mouth wash alone can control or stop periodontitis. The disease is caused by many different types of bacteria and most of them are beneath the gum tissue therefore no mouth wash can reach those areas. Must get thorough cleaning, laser treatments and regularly scheduled dental visits in order to control periodontitis. Biotene is supposed to help with dental cavities in patients with low saliva. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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