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Sojourners Periodontal Disease
When you have periodontal disease do you have to do change anything or stop eating anything in your diet so it doesn't get worse?
See dentist: At age 21, you need a life time of excellent dental care. See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis and possible referral to a periodontist . Make sure your home care is excellent, which includes brushing and regular flossing. Your dentist may suggest more frequent hygiene appointments or scaling and root planing as an adjunct to your treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cure is difficult: Control is really what you want and need to do. Your dentist should evaluate and determine the best course of action. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that, for best results, needs to be controlled on a daily basis. I have successfully used perioprotect (non-surgical periodontal therapy) for mild to moderate periodontal treatment. For information: http://perioprotect.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bleeding: Some signs of perio disease include bleeding gums, inflammation, bone loss, recession, pocketing around the tooth (measured in 6 places on each tooth), and in more severe cases, sometimes pus, loose teeth, bad breath, sometimes heavy tartar build up, gums pulling down to expose the roots, painful gums. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a dentist: Sore, puffy gums that bleed when brushing or flossing would be a sign of periodontal disease. You should see a dentist for diagnosis and treatment before you progress to the point of losing bone support and tooth loss. Periodontal disease is often not painful until the more advanced stages, so please do not delay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: It can develop rapidly or slowly depending on the type. Since you are 41, if you have periodontal disease, it may be the aggressive form in the moderate to advanced stages, or the chronic form in the early stages. There is a lot of variability here. A comprehensive periodontal evaluation with proper radiographs should answer your question! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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