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What can I do to prevent bone loss due to periodontitis?

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In brief: Periodontitis

Periodontitis is an infection of the gums and bone around the teeth.
If you have periodontitis, it needs to be treated by a dentist. If your mouth is healthy, thorough brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will prevent periodontal disease.

In brief: Periodontitis

Periodontitis is an infection of the gums and bone around the teeth.
If you have periodontitis, it needs to be treated by a dentist. If your mouth is healthy, thorough brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will prevent periodontal disease.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Dr. H E Henry
While periodontal disease presents in the mouth, it is a chronic disease process causing systemmic inflamation. It is very important to diagnose, treat, and control. Your dentist and hygienist can keep you appraised of the current health of your mouth better than any other medical professional.
Dr. Jason Cataldo
Dentistry - Periodontics
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In brief: Treatment

Have your disease treated and keep it from returning with good home care and the correct frequency of professional cleanings!

In brief: Treatment

Have your disease treated and keep it from returning with good home care and the correct frequency of professional cleanings!
Dr. Jason Cataldo
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry

In brief: Get A Base Line

Periodontal disease (periodontitis) is periodontal bacteria which causes gum infection & subsequent bone loss.
Gum pocket measurements on every dental visit to assess. Scaling & root planing, laser therapy to inactivate disease. Bone loss occurs when periodontal disease is active. Periodontal maintenance cleanings every 3 months plus floss, hydrofloss, brush 3x per day & holistic additive treatment.

In brief: Get A Base Line

Periodontal disease (periodontitis) is periodontal bacteria which causes gum infection & subsequent bone loss.
Gum pocket measurements on every dental visit to assess. Scaling & root planing, laser therapy to inactivate disease. Bone loss occurs when periodontal disease is active. Periodontal maintenance cleanings every 3 months plus floss, hydrofloss, brush 3x per day & holistic additive treatment.
Dr. James Wright
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Regular dental care

A team approach with regularly scheduled dental care with the appropriate therapy along with an adequate home maintenance program can help prevent future bone loss.

In brief: Regular dental care

A team approach with regularly scheduled dental care with the appropriate therapy along with an adequate home maintenance program can help prevent future bone loss.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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