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How do you treat gum disease?
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What gum problems do oral surgeons treat?
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Can you have dental implants if you have gum disease?
can i have dental implants if i have gum deseae. and one of my teeth is loose The answer is that first you have to have periodontal treatment to resolve the gum disease. As far as the "your loose tooth" --- that would be replaced by an implant. First, treat the gum disease, then consider implant surgery.
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What should you do if you have gum disease?
See a Periodontist if you already know you have gum disease. If you have not had it diagnosed by your dentist, see them first and, depending on the degree of gum disease, they may be able to treat it without your needing the specialist. Brush and floss your teeth after every meal and before bed, swish often with mouth rinse with high alcohol content, like Listerine. Flossing is actually more important than brushing your teeth for gum disease, so if you don't do both, you will not improve the gingivitis (gum infection/irritation).
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After bacterially caused gum disease the next most common cause of gum disease?
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What is one of the first indicators of gum disease?
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What is more important treat the symptoms of a disease or treat the underlying cause?
When you don't take care of gum disease what happens?
Does nicorette gum cause gum disease?
Nicorette gum contains nicotine, the addictive ingredient in cigarettes. While nicotine does not 'cause' gum disease, it has been shown to contribute to the severity of the disease. Nicotine is toxic to cells called fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are cells that create and rebuild connective tissue in the body. Connective tissue is destroyed in gum disease, and when fibroblast function is impaired by nicotine, the body's ability to fight off the disease is significantly limited. Therefore, gum disease generally tends to be more severe in people who ingest or inhale nicotine.