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How do I treat periodontal problems without pulling my teeth?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Difficult

The mainstay to good dental health is brushing, flossing and perhaps using a prescribed oral rinse.
Adequate nutrition is mandatory and you may need a good multiple vitamin and a gram or so of vitamin c daily. Stress control, no smoking and no drinking to excess are mandatory. Outside of this, you are going to have to work closely with your dentist/oral surgeon and do the best you can.

In brief: Difficult

The mainstay to good dental health is brushing, flossing and perhaps using a prescribed oral rinse.
Adequate nutrition is mandatory and you may need a good multiple vitamin and a gram or so of vitamin c daily. Stress control, no smoking and no drinking to excess are mandatory. Outside of this, you are going to have to work closely with your dentist/oral surgeon and do the best you can.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dentistry

In brief: Clean it up

After all is clean and healed from that, decisions anout further treatment is necessary.

In brief: Clean it up

After all is clean and healed from that, decisions anout further treatment is necessary.
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dr. Robert Brodsky
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Dr. Dell Goodrick
Dentistry

In brief: See periodontist

A dentist or periodontist can establish whether perio involved teeth can be saved.
It would depend on how much bone remains around the teeth. The sooner periodontal treatment is begun, the more chance you will have to save your teeth. If there is enough bone remaining, osseous surgery and bone grafting may be an option.

In brief: See periodontist

A dentist or periodontist can establish whether perio involved teeth can be saved.
It would depend on how much bone remains around the teeth. The sooner periodontal treatment is begun, the more chance you will have to save your teeth. If there is enough bone remaining, osseous surgery and bone grafting may be an option.
Dr. Dell Goodrick
Dr. Dell Goodrick
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