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Difference between periodontal pocket and loss of attachment?

Difference between periodontal pocket and loss of attachment?

Related: When the attachment of the periodontal ligament is lost, it allows a pocket to develop. The attachment is the healthy protective barrier and the pocket is the destruction in the bone as a result of the disease process. Here is a good general resource for more information on Periodontal (gum) disease: http://www.perio.org/consumer/types-gum-disease.html ...Read more

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Please explain why there is no periodontal pocket in children?

Please explain why there is no periodontal pocket in children?

Not true: Children are susceptible to periodontal disease though not many we have treated children with advanced periodontal disease , bone loss and all. ...Read more

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I've got periodontal pocket. How can I cure it with home medicaments? My dentist is not helping me out with his medicaments even its just small pocket.

I've got periodontal pocket. How can I cure it with home medicaments? My dentist is not helping me out with his medicaments even its just small pocket.

Reach the issue!: Almost all periodontal treatment evolves around keeping the entire tooth clean on a daily basis. If your issue is "between the teeth" but your floss gets hung-up on your gums before it can reach the depth of the pocket, try using a "proxabrush" or a "go betweens" style cleaner. Angle it into the pocket, and remove the plaque. Voila! no plaque, no inflammation and the body heals as it should. ...Read more

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If you have a 5mm deep periodontal pocket, how much bone has been lost?

If you have a 5mm deep periodontal pocket, how much bone has been lost?

5mm or less : is a mild periodontitis and not necessary bone lost. these pockets become progressively deeper and more infected, leading to further tissue and bone loss. 5mm can be successfully treated with conservative therapies. See your dentist for scaling and root planing and keep good oral hygiene. That's all you need. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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I've got a periodontal pocket in one of my molars. Any tips to get rid of it?

I've got a periodontal pocket in one of my molars. Any tips to get rid of it?

Yes: See a periodontist who can go over the treatment necessary to resolve the pocket. Regardless you need to practice better oral hygiene regimen. Treatment might include scaling and root planing or periodontal surgery with or without bone grafting. ...Read more

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How can dental hygienists remember periodontal pocket measurements without writing them down?

How can dental hygienists remember periodontal pocket measurements without writing them down?

I am sure recorded: I am sure that the measurements are being recorded, either manually, on computer or there are some programs where the instrument doing the measuring senses the reading and records. Need to have a record to compare on subsequent visits and protocol. ...Read more

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Risks of gum injuries in the periodontal pockets. Apart from trauma, if the periodontal pocket is peeling off what could cause this?

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Risks of gum injuries in the periodontal pockets. Apart from trauma, if the periodontal pocket is peeling off what could cause this?

Periodontitis: Periodontal pockets may lead to bone loss if left untreated. Bone resorption, followed by gingival tissue recession, and thus exposed the root of the tooth involved. This condition is called periodontitis. ...Read more

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Next week, I have my periodontal cleaning and am very apprehensive about having any deep pockets. Any advice for this?

Next week, I have my periodontal  cleaning  and am very apprehensive about having any deep pockets. Any advice for this?

Good hygiene: Preventing deep pockets usually entails good and consistent oral hygiene care at home. Follow the advise given by your dentist and hygienist. It is important to keep your appointments with the dentist and hygienist. Once periodontal pockets have developed, deep scaling and surgery may be necessary. Maintaining and developing good hygiene habit is your best defense against developing deep pockets ...Read more

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How can periodontal pockets decrease if the damage is permanent ?

How can periodontal pockets decrease if the damage is permanent ?

Bone loss..: .. Is permanent. The level of the bone will not grow back, so that damage is permanent. The gum tissue, through treatment (surgical and non-surgical) can recontour, decreasing pocket depth. ...Read more

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