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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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Tooth Disorders (Definition)

The most common tooth disorder is tooth decay. After the common cold it is the most common disease in the world. Tooth decay left untreated can lead to tooth loose, inability to eat properly, poor talking, systemic infection or even death! The best way to avoid serious consequences is regular home care and ...Read more


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Is gum disease treatable?

Is gum disease treatable?

Yes but...: It is treatable!!! But it is MUCH easier (and less expensive)to prevent gum disease. Make sure to see your dentist and follow a careful routine of meticulous home care ...Read more

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What parent is charcot marie tooth disease inheritable from?

What parent is charcot marie tooth disease inheritable  from?

Either Parent!: Cmt is caused by defects in the genes for proteins that affect axons. Cmt can be inherited in several ways:autosomal dominant (faulty gene contributed by either parent);autosomal recessive (faulty gene contributed by each parent);or x-linked (gene on the x chromosome contributed by either parent.) in other words, unlike color-blindness, which is a sex-linked trait, CMT seems to come from either. ...Read more

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Dental caries, tooth decay: causes?

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Dental caries, tooth decay:  causes?

Bacteria: Tooth decay is caused when the bacteria in plaque are exposed to sugars and metabolize the sugars into acid. Plaque is sticky and concentrates the acid onto the enamal of your teeth which dissolves it creating a cavity. Plaque without sugar or starch wil not cause decay. Sugar without plaque will not cause decay. Acid alone, like lemons, will dissolve enamal and can cause decay, . ...Read more

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From which parent is charcot marie tooth disease inherited from?

From which parent is charcot marie tooth disease inherited from?

Either: There are many forms of CMT disease, including cmt1, cmt2, cmt3, cmt4, and cmtx. Some are autosomal dominant (1 copy of the gene necessary to manifest), some recessive (2 copies necesary), and one x-linked (only on x chrmosome). Consider this link: http://www.Medicinenet.Com/charcot-marie-tooth-disease/article.Htm. ...Read more

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What is charcot marie tooth disease?

Hereditaryneuropathy: The foot of a person with charcot–marie–tooth disease. The lack of muscle, a high arch, and claw toes are signs of this genetic disease. ...Read more

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What is charcot marie tooth disease?

What is  charcot marie tooth disease?

Genetic Disorder: Charcot-marie-tooth (cmt) disease is an inherited disorder of the peripheral nerves. Cmt and other inherited disorders are due to defects of genes for various proteins in the nerve fibers. Usually the first signs of CMT are that the child or teenager has problems with his feet. He may have ankle sprains, tripping, or appear clumsy. Special genetic tests are available to identify some types o cmt. ...Read more

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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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What's charcot marie tooth disease?

What's charcot marie tooth disease?

Genetic Disorder: Charcot-marie-tooth (cmt) disease is an inherited disorder of the peripheral nerves. Cmt and other inherited disorders are due to defects of genes for various proteins in the nerve fibers. Usually the first signs of CMT are that the child or teenager has problems with his feet. He may have ankle sprains, tripping, or appear clumsy. Special genetic tests are available to identify some types o cmt. ...Read more

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Could you have periodontal disease without periodontal pocketing?

Yes: Gingivitis is an inflammation of the tissues due to tooth buildup or bacterial problems. Over time it will affect the bone that holds the teeth if not treated. ...Read more

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What is sharcot marie tooth disease.?

What is sharcot marie tooth disease.?

Neurologicaldisorder: Charcot marie tooth disease is a congenital neurological disorder. It affects 1 in 2500 people. The disease affects motor and sensory nerves. Often symptoms occur in adolescence or early adulthood. Progression is usually gradual. Pain ranges from mild to severe. ...Read more

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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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Is charcot marie tooth disease associated with diabetes?

Is charcot marie tooth disease associated with diabetes?

NO NOT DIRECTLY: Charcot marie tooth disease basically can be inherited neurological disease. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder. ...Read more

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What is Charcot Marie tooth disease ?

Here is a link: with all the info: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/charcot_marie_tooth/detail_charcot_marie_tooth.htm

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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 common is charcot-marie tooth disease?

How common is charcot-marie tooth disease?

Rare: This syndrome happens 1 in 2500 people. ...Read more

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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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Is gum disease is linked directly to heart disease?

Is gum disease is linked directly to heart disease?

Of course: A growing number of research finds that bacteria, plaque and inflammation (gum disease) in your mouth are linked to heart disease and stroke. See your dentist, it may actually save your life. ...Read more

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Is gum disease ever painless?

Generally it is: Periodontal disease is generally painless, yet it is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. ...Read more

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