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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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Can I die from periodontal disease?

Can I die from periodontal disease?

Increased risk: We know that severe periodontal disease increases risk for certain conditions - like a heart attack or a stroke, however, these are multifactorial conditions. It will not cause a heart attack just increases risk along with other risk factors. The bacteria that cause periodontal disease can get into the blood stream and thus affect other parts of the body. ...Read more

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How can I cure periodontal disease?

You can't : There is no cure for periodontal disease there is elimination of periodontal disease the periodontist can eliminate the disease thru treatment and you can eliminate its return by good oral hygiene and regular professional cleanings but you can't sterilize the mouth, plaque will still form and your bacteria will still give off its acid waste products to attack your gums. Good oral hygiene please! ...Read more

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What makes periodontal disease chronic?

What makes periodontal disease chronic?

Chronic gum disease: Periodontal diseases are caused by bacteria that normally live in the mouth. Because there is no way to eradicate these bacteria, there is no cure for periodontal disease. ...Read more

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What's life cycle of periodontal disease?

What's life cycle of periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease: Periodontal disease is an infection. It will not go away on it's own. It needs to be treated by a dentist. Once treated, it can re-occur if proper oral hygiene is not maintained. There also needs to be regular follow-up treatment by your dentist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease: Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and bone surrounding the teeth. It is caused by chronic poor oral hygiene...improper and incomplete brushing and flossing, plus not having regular visits to the dentist. Periodontal disease will continue to get worse if not treated, leading to loss of teeth, and possible increases in systemic inflammation. ...Read more

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