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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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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


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Needing expert help. I have periodontal signs present! its at early stage but cordosyl stains?

Needing expert help. I have periodontal signs present! its at early stage but cordosyl stains?

Yes,: Antimicrobial rinses that contain Chlorhexidine have as a side effect staining of teeth. Your periodontist can advise you what he\she feels is the best regimen for you to maintain health gums and whether the benefits out way that disadvantage. The expert advice should come from someone who knows you, your medical and dental history and not by seeking help on the internet. ...Read more

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At what stage do teeth shift due to periodontal disease? Mild? Moderate? Advanced?

At what stage do teeth shift due to periodontal disease? Mild? Moderate? Advanced?

Shifting of teeth: Teeth can shift due to parafunctional habits or a less than ideal occlusion (bite). If one has periodontal disease, it increases the chances. The more serious the problem (loss of bone) the more likely the drifting of teeth. See your dentist for routine check-ups in order to catch all dental problems early. ...Read more

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What is gingivitis therapy at the dentist's office?Is it more effective than just treating at home with perfect oral hygene? Truly needed?

What is gingivitis therapy at the dentist's office?Is it more effective than just treating at home with perfect oral hygene? Truly needed?

More effective: If your Dentist has recommended additional in-office treatment it is because "perfect" oral hygiene is not working for you. Perhaps you have tarter below the gums that you can't remove. Perhaps there are plaque accumulations that you are missing. Trust your Dentist, he/she has your best interests at heart. ...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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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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How can periodontal disease be treated with home therapies?

How can periodontal disease be treated with home therapies?

After seeing the DDS: Your good home care is important in maintaining what the dentist or hygienist does first to disrupt the bacteria below the gumline. You cannot access this on your own. You must be able to be effective in removing the plaque bacteria and be diligent in keeping your prescribed hygiene visits (3-4 months usually) to prevent further destruction and decline. ...Read more

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What's the best toothbrush for gum disease?

What's the best toothbrush for gum disease?

No best one: There is no best toothbrush. You need to use a soft toothbrush and brush for at least 2 minutes twice a day. Most adults don't brush long enough and this can make more of a difference than the brand name of the toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes can be very beneficial. ...Read more

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Could severe gum disease be cured in one visit for deep cleaning?

Could severe gum disease be cured in one visit for deep cleaning?

Severe Gum Disease: Severe gum disease did not happen overnight and cannot be treated overnight. Bone support when severely damaged can lead to loss of teeth, shifting, mobility etc. One full mouth deep cleaning removes build up and debris, The next step evaluates surgery needs: gum and bone recontouring, grafting, extraction, restorative and replacement needs. Then the most important part MAINTENANCE. ...Read more

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What remedies for interstitial lung disease can I try at home?

What remedies for interstitial lung disease can I try at home?

Limited: A drug called n-acetyl cysteine in doses of 200 mg three times daily may be of benefit, but has not been validated in large studies. Supplemental oxygen may be helpful for patients already low in oxygen saturation. Getting an oximeter from walgreens or rei may help determine your oxygen level. ...Read more

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Is it safe for patients with periodontal disease get their teeth whitened?

Is it safe for patients with periodontal disease get their teeth whitened?

It should be: Getting your teeth whitened should not affect the status of your periodontal disease. However, the gum tissue may become irritated from the whitening chemical, which may appear as a worsening of your disease. Always consult your periodontist before undergoing any type of bleaching procedure. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for ridding gum infection, and whitening teeth besides brushing?

Is there a home remedy for ridding gum infection, and whitening teeth besides brushing?

Yes and no: Yes to the teeth whitening and no to the gum infection. If you have gum infection, you need to see your dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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I have a disease thatwithout receiving professional dental treatment, results in the tooth loss? Any home remedies?

I have a disease thatwithout receiving professional dental treatment, results in the tooth loss? Any home remedies?

More information: To accurately answer your question, we would need to know what disease you're talking about. If it's periodontal disease, the only "home remedy" available is routine and meticulous brushing and flossing along with an antibacterial mouthwash like listerine or crest prohealth. This only helps after all the bacterial tartar is removed by your dentist, however. ...Read more

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What would be the most effective remedy for cure gum disease?

What would be the most effective remedy for cure gum disease?

No cure, sorry: It is a chronic disease, which we can make better and manage, but it usually doesn't go away forever. The only known "cure" is to pull out the involved teeth, but please don't do that if at all possible. ...Read more

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How do I find a periodontist that offers lanap-periolase treatment for gum disease in the philippines/asia?

How do I find a periodontist that offers lanap-periolase treatment for gum disease in the philippines/asia?

See below: Contact millennium dental technologies in cerritos, california. They should be able to help you good luck! ...Read more

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How to treat gingivitis at home for newborns?

How to treat gingivitis at home for newborns?

Gingivitis?: How old is baby? While some babies are born with teeth, tooth eruption usually occurs b/w 4-9mo, and gum inflammation (gingivitis) would be unusual, more typically, gums would be a little swollen. Stomatitis, oral mucosa inflammation could be due to viral infix, medicine reaction, thrush can cause mouth inflammation plus a white plaque. Better call your dr with specifics. ...Read more

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Can a general dentist treat gum disease?

Can a general dentist treat gum disease?

General Dentistry: General dentistry is the first line of defense against dental disease. We are usually the first on the scene. Patients first come to a general dental practice to have an overall view at their mouth to determine their dental needs. From there a general dentist will refer out any treatment needing a more specialized care. Gum disease is first treated in the general office and referred out as needed. ...Read more

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Are there any at home remedies for Lyme disease?

Are there any at home remedies for Lyme disease?

No: See a doctor if you think yopu may have lyme dsease and do not try to treat it yourself, at home. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a good holistic dental hygiene routine, especially for those with gum disease or tooth decay?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a good holistic dental hygiene routine, especially for those with gum disease or tooth decay?

Dental hygiene: Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing them daily, foods or beverages that contain sugar and having regular check-ups with a dentist can help keep your teeth healthy for life. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Gingivitis (Definition)

A form of gum disease ...Read more