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What To Take For Gum Disease
Depends...: Gum disease tx required proper diagnosis to identified the cause prior to treatment. Depend on the causes (occlusal, bacterial, and host reaction factor) treatment time may varied. The success of therapy required at least consecutive periapical radiogragh at six month intervals to determine bone change or regeneration as an indication of outcome. Periodontal charting at six month also helps. ...Read more
When all of your gums are swollen how long will it take for them to be completely better. I don't have gum disease and I've got a tooth coming though?
There is not strong enough evidence to support the notion that treating gum disease can reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke. Your take?
You are right!: The evidence is growing that there is a relationship between cvd and periodontal disease. Medical based evidence from several studies has confirmed this fact. Whether or not treating periodontal disease will reduce the risk of ha or stroke is being investigated and is still unknown but the existence of a relationship has been proven. ...Read more
My mom is 47 and has moderate gum disease. She doesn't really take good care of her teeth still. What are the likelihood of her keeping her teeth?
Teeth care: very poor. If her dental health is poor and she is only 47 years old, she maybe wearing dentures in her mid 50s. she can reverse changes working with a dentist, and getting routine deep cleanings to prevent peri-dontal disease. ...Read more
It can...: Gum disease typically occurs when gum tissue is aggravated by excessive plaque and bacteria combined with poor oral hygiene. When gum disease is not managed, this can result in the delayed healing of surgical areas, not to mention an increased risk of infection. My best advise is to see your dentist and hygienist before any oral surgery. ...Read more
How long does it take to recover from a gingivectomy? Until recently, i hadn't gone to the dentist in years, and have done a really poor job of cleaning my teeth. My dentist says i need to gingivectomy to stop the advance of gum disease, and it sounds rea
Treating cause or ..: Removing infected gum tissue removes the effects of the infection but leaves the same bacteria in the mouth that caused the problem. The perio protect method was shown to be better than conventional methods (j clin dent 2012) and it killed 99.98% of the bacteria that caused the disease (j dent res 2007). Manage the bacteria and you manage the cause of the disease. Don't treat the effects. ...Read more
Dentist did laser/deep cleaning on teeth/gums. I have gum disease. Bacteria test is positive. Have stomach ulcers. Can i take align with metronizadole?
Not necessary: Align is a probiotic supplement for your digestive health. Antibiotic may kill the good bacteria and disrupt the balance of its activities. When using lanap or laser therapy, most of the time the antibiotic is an adjunctive procedure and not required. Discuss with your periodontist about not using antibiotics. Strict follow up, occlusal adjustment, and recall is what brings success to your tx. ...Read more
Sometimes: It depends upon how advanced it is, and how committed you are to better oral hygiene and seeing a periodontist for proper definitive periodontal treatment. As it progress it becomes more and more difficult and in the latest stages impossible. That's why it's so important to see your dentist for routine checkups in order to detect and treat things early. ...Read more
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
Silent: Gum disease is one of those silent diseases that don't manifest symptoms until disease is somewhat advanced. Puffy, bleeding, swollen, sore to the touch gums are often early indicators. One of the many reasons you should see a dentist 2x/year is to help prevent gum disease. Please call your dentist now for an appointment to see if your gums are healthy or not, and what to do about it. ...Read more
Multi factorial: Gum disease is multi factorial. What that means is that there are many reasons you may have gum disease. Consider aggressive periodontal disease spreads very quickly where as traditional chronic periodontitis may take longer to manifest bone loss. My advice is visit your dentist and have x-rays and full periodontal charting taken to evaluate your situation. ...Read more
Suggestion: If you have periodontal disease, it would be wise to seek the advice of a periodontist. S/he will use therapy and medicaments that have a proven track record of managing the disease. ...Read more
Signs of gum disease: The signs of gum disease are subtle. Especially in the earliest stages, you might not even notice it, which is one of the reasons that regular checkups are so important. As the disease progresses, you gums may begin to bleed when you brush or they may look puffy and unnaturally red. Symptoms such as pain, abscesses, and loose (or falling out) teeth develop as the disease becomes more severe. ...Read more
Some signs of: Some signs of gum disease are bleeding and\or swollen gums, loose teeth, and bad breath. There are others. The only way to know for sure whether or not you have gum disease, what stage, and what treatment is indicated is to see your dentist for a complete and thorough dental examination. Don't postpone that as things only get worse the longer you wait. ...Read more
NO, only gingivitis: Peroxides was made popular in treating gum disease in the 80's with paul keyes. He was using a microscope to demonstrate lower findings of intraoral bacteria following peroxide rinse intraorally. However, this technique has been corrected by the american academy of periodontology as inaccurate, since the treatment is not bacterial specific and penetration of the pocket depth is questionable. ...Read more