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

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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
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Dr. John Francis
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: Aggressive treatment

If you are only 20, then this may be rapidly progressing gum disease which usually needs to be treated surgically.
See your dentist for an evaluation.

In brief: Aggressive treatment

If you are only 20, then this may be rapidly progressing gum disease which usually needs to be treated surgically.
See your dentist for an evaluation.
Dr. John Francis
Dr. John Francis
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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: Aggressive perio

Please make sure you get treatment from a periodontist you need the gums and bone treated all the while on antibiotics aggressive bone loss must be well supervised otherwise you will be in danger of losing teeth.

In brief: Aggressive perio

Please make sure you get treatment from a periodontist you need the gums and bone treated all the while on antibiotics aggressive bone loss must be well supervised otherwise you will be in danger of losing teeth.
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Dr. Martin Hirsch
Dentistry

In brief: Surgery

See a dental specialist called a periodontist.
They will probably start you out with a deep cleaning called a scaling and root planing and then perhaps plan on some gum surgery and even the extraction of some teeth.

In brief: Surgery

See a dental specialist called a periodontist.
They will probably start you out with a deep cleaning called a scaling and root planing and then perhaps plan on some gum surgery and even the extraction of some teeth.
Dr. Martin Hirsch
Dr. Martin Hirsch
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