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Had dental exam, my dentist did periodontal probe with a couple results of 4. With increased brushing and flossing can I reverse it?

Yes!: With proper and regular home care (brushing, flossing, & rinsing) after a strict regiment of professional maintenance, your 4mm pockets should return to their healthy status. Remember 1-3mm w/o bleeding is normal and every tooth should be probed in 6 areas at least 1x per year. If a pocket or two don't resolve after these efforts, localized placent of antibiotics almost always corrects the pocket! ...Read more

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Can I ask for a periodontal probing?

Can I ask for a periodontal probing?

Periodontal probing: Periodontal probing should be part of your routine dental exam and cleanings. If this is not being done at least once a year you can ask but you should not need to. It is standard care or should be in every dental office. ...Read more

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I am having periodontal signs present help!?

I am having periodontal signs present help!?

Good oral hygiene: Good periodontal therapy started with good oral home care. Oral hygiene, i.e. Brush and floss are the utmost important part of treatment. Brush both your teeth and your gum. This will alleviate the gingival inflammation and bleeding. Your dentist can perform more thorough subgingival debridement. The outcome of therapy depends on the diagnosis, identified the cause, treatment, and follow up. ...Read more

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What is periodontal disease?

What is periodontal disease?

Chronic infection: Gum disease is a chronic inflammatory disease initiated by bacteria on your teeth. As the bacteria spreads under your gums and into your bone the bodies inflammatory response eats away the collagen network that hold the gums and bone together. While the mechanism of destruction is immune mediated it is in response to the bacterial infection. ...Read more

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How is periodontal disease cured?

How is periodontal disease cured?

See a dentist: Good oral hygiene on your part with brushing and flossing regularly. Your dentist can provide a deep cleaning around the teeth, sometimes antibiotics, laser therapy or surgery may be recommended. ...Read more

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How to sca;e periodontal disease?

What's the question?: I'm not sure what your question is. If you are asking how you scale for periodontal disease then i would recommend you see a dentist because you can't scale it yourself. ...Read more

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How do I cure periodontal disease?

How do I cure periodontal disease?

See periodontist: See a periodontist and get a plan.............. ...Read more

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How is periodontal disease treated?

How is periodontal disease treated?

There are multiple: There are multiple treatment options depending on the severity of the disease and the local anatomy. Periodontal disease is a disease where the bone supporting the teeth is lost. So for example it can be lost with accompanying gum recession-no pockets no surgical intervention or without gum recession and pocket-therefore surgical intervention. See a periodontist. Dhschneid@gmail.Com 4 a referral. ...Read more

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