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Is lanap used to treat gum disease periodontal disease?

Is lanap used to treat gum disease periodontal disease?

Yes: It has been around for years. Recently it has gained in popularity. If done correctly it is very effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your ...Read more


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Is it safe to take Periostat (doxycycline) for gum disease?

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Is it safe to take Periostat (doxycycline)  for gum disease?

Of course: Periostat (doxycycline) tablets are used to treat advanced gum disease and it is approved by FDA. Ask your dentist for more information. ...Read more

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Is the brand gum a good toothbrush for gum disease or not? Why?

Is the brand gum a good toothbrush for gum disease or not? Why?

Yes: In my experience gum makes many good toothbrushes, however, the brand of a toothbrush is not really that important. Most importantly is always using a soft toothbrush and following proper technique. A review of proper oral hygiene can be found here http://perioprecision.Com/oral-hygiene.Shtml. ...Read more

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Can a general dentist treat gum disease?

Can a general dentist treat gum disease?

General Dentistry: General dentistry is the first line of defense against dental disease. We are usually the first on the scene. Patients first come to a general dental practice to have an overall view at their mouth to determine their dental needs. From there a general dentist will refer out any treatment needing a more specialized care. Gum disease is first treated in the general office and referred out as needed. ...Read more

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Is there a best toothbrush for gum disease?

Is there a best toothbrush for gum disease?

Probably soft.: The best is probably a soft toothbrush, because it does not damage and inflame the gums. The best person for this answer would probably be the dentist. ...Read more

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What is the frequency for planing for periodontal disease?

What is the frequency for planing for periodontal disease?

Depends......: .......On the severity of your periodontal problem. The average thorough "deep" cleaning (scaling and root planing) may take up to 4 appointments (1 quadrant is 1/4 of the mouth, per appointment) subsequent to the initial treatment, you may need to see the dentist, periodontist or hygienist 3 - 4 times per year, although I have some patients who come in every 4 - 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Is periodontal disease a contraindication for implants?

Is periodontal disease a contraindication for implants?

Sometimes: Although there are other reasons, most patients require replacement of teeth from neglect & periodontal bone loss. Implants can be placed in areas where periodontal disease required tooth extraction. However, any dental restoration will eventually fail without adequate oral hygiene. The better the case selection, the better the quality of care & the better the maintenance, the better the prognosis. ...Read more

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What is perio protect for periodontis?

What is perio protect for periodontis?

Peroxide gel tray: Perioprotect is a customized tray that fits intimately on your teeth ; gums. You put a peroxide gel in the tray, then wear it multiple times a day. It is supposed to disinfect the deep pockets around your teeth and help resolve the active periodontitis. Buy a g.U.M gingival stimulator and clean your gums daily with it, in addition to flossing. It will do wonders for you - more than any medication. ...Read more

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Which is better for dry mouth and gum disease - ctx3 rinse, biotene, or closys.

Which is better for dry mouth and gum disease - ctx3 rinse, biotene, or closys.

All three: All three can be used for dry mouth but the root cause of why you have a dry mouth should be checked if not already. Sjogrens disease can cause this very thing and can be treated. good luck ...Read more

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Is tooth whitening possible for patients with receding gums?

Is tooth whitening possible for patients with receding gums?

Yes: Patients with gum recession can have their teeth whitened. However, there is an increased possibility of sensitivity, which should be taken into account by your dentist. In these cases, a whitening gel of lower concentration can be used along with one of several desensitizing agents. In cases of extreme sensitivity, the whitening can be done either intermittently or in office tooth by tooth. ...Read more

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Is it possible for periodontal disease to spread from a tooth?

Is it possible for periodontal disease to spread from a tooth?

Absolutely: Periodontal disease causes breakdown of the gum and bone tissue which can spread to adjacent teeth. ...Read more

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Is gum disease treatable?

Is gum disease treatable?

Yes but...: It is treatable!!! But it is MUCH easier (and less expensive)to prevent gum disease. Make sure to see your dentist and follow a careful routine of meticulous home care ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin treated for wisdom tooth infections also?

Is amoxicillin treated for wisdom tooth infections also?

Self treatment: Self treatment may be anywhere from ineffective to dangerous. Amoxicillin may be effective in controlling oral infections on the correct dose and for the correct period of time, physical dental treatment required for effective infection control. See your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for safe and effective care. ...Read more

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Is chewing gum good for your metabolism?

Is chewing gum good for your metabolism?

Yes and no: Sugarless gum chewing can have an effect on the amount and chemical makeup of the saliva you produce and some studies have shown it can change the amount of acid forming bacteria in your mouth.(which is a good thing). However there can be side effects of too much sugarless gum chewing including TMJ problems as well as digestive issues. ...Read more

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How effective is chlorhexidine (Peridex) for treating gingivitis?

Adjunct: It can be helpful in addition to proper tooth brushing, flossing as well as professional cleanings and monitoring. There are some side effects. Discuss what's right for you with you own dentist. ...Read more

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What is the best natural treatment for periodontal gum disease ?

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Unfortunately...: there is no natural treatment for periodontal disease. If untreated, it can destroy your gums and the bones that support your teeth, and eventually force you to have teeth extracted. ...Read more

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What is an effective treatment for charcot marie tooth disease (cmt)?

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What is an effective treatment for charcot marie tooth disease (cmt)?

I am sorry, but: There is no known treatment for cmt. The symptoms can only be managed at this time. ...Read more

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How effective is antibiotics therapy in stopping periodontal disease?

How effective is antibiotics therapy in stopping periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease: While antibiotic therapy (in many forms) might be an adjunct with other preventative and curative treatments, it alone cannot resolve periodontal (gum) disease. The degree and extent of the disease as well as any contributing factors all need to be worked into a proper treatment plan. Consult with a Periodontist who can go over your medical and dental history, examine you clinically & take x-rays ...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. [email protected] 4 a referral. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Gingivitis (Definition)

A form of gum disease caused by bacteria and poor oral hygiene that ...Read more


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Periostat (Definition)

Periostat is an oral contraceptive which is a kind of women's ...Read more