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Periodontitis (Tooth And Gum Infection)
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
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
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
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
Variable: Sensitivity following perdontal treatments or scaling should resolve in 1week. Surgical treatment will take longer to resolve. Periodontal disease is a lifelong condition so sensitivity assoc with the disease itself will be present always but some episodes will be worse than others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
For periodontitis is there any gel or other type of product which can be applied on the gum to stop food entering pockets?
No: To tighten up the gums you need to get a thorough cleaning and have your pockets evaluated. Healthy pocket depth is 2-3 mm from top of gum to bone level If you have 6mm or greater you need to have the gums reduced back to 2-3 which will prevent further bone loss and healthy tissues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Professional care: Advanced periodontitis must be treated by a highly trained general dentist or periodontist. The treatment will involve an intense and deep cleaning, use of systemic antibiotics, special rinses, possible gum surgery, rigorous homecare, 3-4 professional cleaning a year and possibly the placement of localized antibiotics. Regardless, there is no real cure, but vigilance will keep it in remission! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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