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Treating Gum Disease At Home
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I find a periodontist that offers lanap-periolase treatment for gum disease in the philippines/asia?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a good holistic dental hygiene routine, especially for those with gum disease or tooth decay?
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