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Periodontal Gum Disease Treatment
Bacteria in the mouth living in a thin film is called plaque. Plaque that is not removed through brushing can harden and form “tartar”, a hard mineral shell, that brushing can’t remove. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist can remove tartar. When plaque builds on the tartar surface, it irritates and erodes healthy gum tissue. This early stage of gum ...Read more
Two: General dentists and Periodontists. Often they may perform the exact same procedures for the treatment of Periodontal (gum and bone) disease. A "forward thinking" dentist may recommend non-surgical treatment (such as Perio Protect) first and possibly instead of Surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do I find a periodontist that offers lanap-periolase treatment for gum disease in the philippines/asia?
Not standard of care: Simvastatin is in a class of drugs known as statins and a lipid-lowering agent that is used to lower cholesterol levels. Some studies report statins also reduced inflammation associated with gum disease which suggests that steps taken to reduce gum disease may also reduce inflammation in the arteries ; vice versa.The effects are minimal at best ; other more definitive treatment is standard of care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello i was diagnosed with severe gum disease.Will my teeth most likely fall out? Even if i get laser treatment done and scalping? If so how long?
Maybe: If you have severe gum disease, the likelihood of keeping your remaining teeth without extreme care and hygiene and combined complex treatment specialists is questionable. Realistically, you must commit to making this a primary daily priority. At your age you must consider saving bone, not necessarily teeth, to function into your 80's. See a prosthonontist for a full evaluation, consider implants. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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