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Periodontitis (Tooth And Gum Infection)
Periodontitis is a general term for an inflammatory gum disease that has caused some degree of irreversible hard and soft tissue damage. While most treatments will put the disease into remission with rigorous patient home care and there are even some new therapies that can repair some of the damage, it is a major cause of tooth lose! Best to avoid the altogether with regular ...Read more
Do I have periodontitis? My gums are red and puffy, only bleed sometimes when I floss and my gums are loose around my teeth. My bottom front especialy
Gingivitis for sure: Periodontitis is a chronic inflammation or infection of the tissue around the teeth and sockets and sometimes the jaw bone itself. Your description is consistent with gingivitis. This can arise from poor dental health or even from a vitamin deficiency or side effect of certain medications. See your dentist as soon as possible. It could lead to periodontitis so prompt treatment is important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've got Periodontitis with some bone loss and receding gums. Will a Sonicare toothbrush worsen it? Can it make teeth with some looseness looser?
No and No: ... to your questions. But a sonicare toothbrush is not therapy for periodontitis. If you are truly 29 and have periodontitis, you need to be evaluated and treated by a periodontist IMMEDIATELY. Bone loss and recession at your age is a recipe for disaster. By the time you are 50, you could potentially be toothless. Seek treatment and take care... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I lose a lower tooth to localized periodontitis with no replacement, will the corresponding upper jaw tooth extrude until it eventually falls out?
Speak with DDS: Always need a treatment plan. If you abide to the treatment plan, that is up to you or consent to a treatment plan to your monetary liking. Without a replacement, teeth will shift over time, so it is better to be upfront and understand all ramifications prior to the inception of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't wait: No one should wait until their periodontal disease gets so bad that they are in danger of losing their teeth. Treatment is relatively easy and inexpensive with early diagnosis and treatment. Not only does your oral hygiene plays a role, but many medical conditions such as diabetes and factors such as smoking hasten the process. See your dentist for a complete and thorough periodontal exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a comprehensive book so I can learn more about periodontitis and the effects of malocclusion on gum recession?
I am experiencing premature periodontitis. Could my gum recession happen at a youthful age because I have been vegan for most of my life?
Not Vegan Related: I am unaware of any correlation between a vegan diet and periodontal disease. Lack of routine examinations and professional hygiene visits, lack of good home care, and smoking could have contributed to your problems. Hopefully you will be treated and your condition will be managed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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