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What is the best way to manage a gum disease called periodontitis in aggressive stage?

What is the best way to manage a gum disease called periodontitis in aggressive stage?

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 more

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Dr. John Francis
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Gingivitis (Definition)

Bacteria in the mouth living in a thin film is called plaque. Plaque that is not removed through brushing can harden and form “tartar”, a hard mineral shell, that brushing can’t remove. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist can remove tartar. When plaque builds on the tartar surface, it irritates and erodes healthy gum tissue. This early stage of gum ...Read more


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Should a dentist call social services if a minor has severe gum disease, more than 12 cavities?

Should a dentist  call social services if a minor has severe  gum disease, more than 12 cavities?

No: Patient education with the parents to establish a proper familial support is the key. Calling a social services will discourage the parents to come to dental professionals for help of their child. Dentist should appreciate the fact the they are trusted upon to help and to serve, not to judge. ...Read more

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My gingivitis was reduced when using the throat lozenge called Dequadin why? I started using it to relieve my cold symptoms & found my gums less puffy

Bacterio Static: If you do a search, one will find that the medication decreases bacterial activity. Daily flossing and brushing are recommended. See your dental professional. ...Read more

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Signs of gum disease?

Signs of gum disease?

Swollen bleeding gum: There are several signs. The two most obvious are swollen, bleeding gums. Other signs are bad breath and loose teeth. Any adult with these problems should see a dentist right away. ...Read more

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What causes gum disease?

Plaque buildup: Bacteria in plaque make toxins that irritate your gums causing them to bleed-gingivitis. If that continues, some folks get bone loss-periodontitis, . ...Read more

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What are signs of gum disease?

Many: Most common is bleeding either spontaneously or when brushing. Another is foul odor. Discoloration of tissues which can range from fiery red to bluish purple. Swelling around the tooth or further down. Crusty buildup around the base of the tooth (tartar / calculus) . Loose teeth which show more of the root. Sometimes even pain. Bone loss on x-ray images. Abscess formation.See Dentist - Good Luck. ...Read more

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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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Can "the pill" cause gum disease?

Not Directly.: Gum disease is caused by plaque...The sticky film of bacteria which clings to your teeth and invades the surrounding tissues. However, taking "the pill" can change your hormonal balance so that your gums are more susceptible to swelling, redness, and bleeding. This, in turn, can increase your risk of developing gum disease. Regular plaque removal and excellent oral hygiene are mandatory for you. ...Read more

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How to treat possible gum disease?

Gum Disease: Treatment for gingival problems will vary based on the extent of the condition. Mild gingivitis could be treated with scaling and root planing, whereas advanced periodontitis may require surgical intervention. Since each mouth is different, no one answer fits every situation. Let your dentist explain the extent of your problem and recommended treatment. ...Read more

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What is a good cure for gum disease?

What is a good cure for gum disease?

Remission!: Treatment for gum disease starts with a visit to your dentist. You will need a comprehensive exam, periodontal charting, x-rays all in order for a proper diagnosis. Once your condition is established, your dentist can discuss your individual treatment needs, go over your responsibility for maintenance at home and frequency of repeat professional visits. Gum disease can go into remission, not cured ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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