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Symptoms of gum disease that indicate early stages of periodontal disease?

Symptoms of gum disease that indicate early stages of periodontal disease?

Dental exam: Bleeding when you floss, swelling or redness. You may notice a fetid odor or loosening teeth; but the only sure diagnosis is from a periodontal exam and x-rays with your dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Can gum disease be the early stages of periodontal disease?

Can gum disease be the early stages of periodontal disease?

It's the same: It begins as gingivitis. If that is left untreated it can turn into early gum disease or periodontal disease and then advance from there. ...Read more

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Is lanap used to treat gum disease periodontal disease?

Is lanap used to treat gum disease periodontal disease?

Mild/moderate : Yes lanap is used to treat mild to moderate gingivitis and some early periodontitis .. And it's usually very effective. ...Read more

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Does gum disease always develop into periodontal disease if people don't look after their teeth?

Does gum disease always develop into periodontal disease if people don't look after their teeth?

Always...: Gum disease is a common name for periodontal disease. It is chronic disease, like diabetes , arthritis, high blood pressure etc.. Once you get it- it is forever...Early signs may be gums bleeding, bad breath, later you may get teeth moving and, if neglected- you may loose teeth. Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria, there is some genetic predisposition also. So, my advise is: do not wait ..! ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can trust my new dentist who says i need gum treat due to signs of pre-gingivitis or pre-periodontal disease?

Pre Perio disease: If your gums bleed during brushing, or during professional cleaning, that hurst, bad breath, have perio pockets like 3mm or more all over your mouth or you do not have your teeth clean on a regular bases you probably need deep perio cleaning. ...Read more

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Men with periodontal disease had 64 percent higher risk of pancreatic cancer? Should I be worried. I have moderate gum disease. Finally got dental ins

Men with periodontal disease had 64 percent higher risk of pancreatic cancer? Should I be worried. I have moderate gum disease. Finally got dental ins

Peridontal disease: The good news is that periodontal disease can be treated. Get to a dentist and get your mouth healthy. Also work n your diet, weight, smoking and the other unhealthy areas in your life. ...Read more

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What are some ways to prevent cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease besides brushing?

What are some ways to prevent cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease besides brushing?

Nutrition: Along with brushing, flossing, and rinsing, it is important to have great nutrition. Please cut down on sugary snacks, and eat lots of fruits, and vegetables! ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for gingivitis and periodontal disease?

What are some home remedies for gingivitis and periodontal disease?

See dentist first!: Gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, might be able to be reversed or eliminated from proper brushing and flossing. Periodontitis, the more advanced stage, requires professional treatment from a dentist. You really can't diagnose which stage you have on your own and therefore need to be evaluated by a dentist. Even in the early stages, without professional care, things will only worsen. ...Read more

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Are gingivitis and periodontal disease the same thing? The terms often seem to be used interchangeably, but i thought periodontal disease developed from gingivitis. .

No they are not: Periodontal disease usually includes gingivitis as one of the symptom (gingival inflammation), but gingivitis may not progress to gingivitis (proven in research). Gingivitis is a condition of which the gum is inflamed. Periodontitis is a condition with the periodontal attachment (the bone, the cementum, the periodontal ligament) is loss due to bacteria/product, host reaction, and poor occlusion. ...Read more

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Why does smoking lead to tooth decay, gingivitis and periodontal disease?

Why does smoking lead to tooth decay, gingivitis and periodontal disease?

Indirectly: Smoking indirectly leads to tooth decay because of the increased heat of the cigarette or cigar etc. Causing the bacteria that cause the decay to be more active, this also applies to gingivitis and periodontal disease. The other component chemicals from the smoke cause irritation and tissue damage. ...Read more

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What are signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease?

Signs vs symptoms: Signs are what the doctor sees: inflammation, purulance (pus), plaque, bleeding on probing, spaces developing, root exposure, mobility. Symptoms are what you experience, and they can also be signs: bleeding from flossing/brushing, odor, spaces developing, changes to the bite, root exposure, red tissue, soreness and pain. ...Read more

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How to know if I have gingivitis/periodontal disease?

Mild or Advanced: Gingivitis, mild form of gum disease, the gums become red, swollen and bleed easily on brushing. Periodontitis, advanced gum disease, this is final stage of gum disease, the fibers and bone supporting your teeth are destroyed and surgical procedures are often required. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Can i reverse gingivitis caused from periodontal disease?

Can i reverse gingivitis caused from periodontal disease?

Floss regularly: True gingivitis, limited to just inflammation in the gums, can be reversed with good oral care and regular dental visits. You want to get it checked though to make sure it hasn't progressed to the more serious form of periodontitis. ...Read more

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Could gingivitis progress to periodontal disease in a month?

Sure: Depending on your Hygiene, diet, general health, and many other factors. See a Periodontist, a gum specialist, for best advice. ...Read more

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What's the difference between periodontal disease and gingivitis?

One is worse: Gingivitis is the beginning stages, and by definition, your gums are inflamed, and you might see them bleed when you brush and floss. If this is left untreated, then the infection moves deeper into the jaw, and it progresses to the more severe, periodontal disease. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have gingivitis/periodontal disease?

I need help! How do I know if I have gingivitis/periodontal disease?

Gum disease: While there are warning signs and you can Google it for more information, only a dentist who actually examines you, takes radiographs (x-rays) and charts periodontal pocket depth can determine if you have gum disease, to what extent and what is necessary to treat it. See your General Dentist or a Periodontist for routine exams and cleaning. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how periodontal disease and gingivitis differ?

Can you please tell me how periodontal disease and gingivitis differ?

One is worse: Gingivitis is the beginning stages, and by definition, your gums are inflamed, and you might see them bleed when you brush and floss. If this is left untreated, then the infection moves deeper into the jaw, and it progresses to the more severe, periodontal disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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


Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Gingivitis (Definition)

A form of gum disease ...Read more