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How can periodontal disease be treated with home therapies?

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Dr. Dell Goodrick
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Dell Goodrick
Dr. Dell Goodrick
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Depends

Stage i periodontitis can be.
Excellent oral hygiene and antiseptic rinses and nutritional support can reverse stage i gum disease. However if tartar buildup is present you need a professional cleaning. Tartar is full of billions of virulent bacteria.

In brief: Depends

Stage i periodontitis can be.
Excellent oral hygiene and antiseptic rinses and nutritional support can reverse stage i gum disease. However if tartar buildup is present you need a professional cleaning. Tartar is full of billions of virulent bacteria.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Depends

Home therapy or home treatment for periodontal disease can vary from techniques and agents not considered mainstream techniques or agents used in the dental profession to those that are recommended by the dental professional as part of the home maintenance program. The success of any home therapy or home program will be dependent upon the severity of the periodontal problem being treated.

In brief: Depends

Home therapy or home treatment for periodontal disease can vary from techniques and agents not considered mainstream techniques or agents used in the dental profession to those that are recommended by the dental professional as part of the home maintenance program. The success of any home therapy or home program will be dependent upon the severity of the periodontal problem being treated.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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