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What medication would you use to tighten pockets in gums?


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2015-11-28 19:41:34
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Managing gum disease is all about daily plaque control - essentially sound oral hygiene. That means, in most cases, stopping the plaque in your mouth is really in your own hands. Brush every day. Floss every day. Period. Your dentist or oral hygienist may recommend fluoride toothpaste or tartar reduction rinses. Colgate Total is approved by the FDA for helping to prevent advanced gum disease by reducing plaque and tartar.

* Dental professionals recommend oral irrigation as a great way to really clean teeth and gums. Oral irrigators get what toothbrushes and floss don't, so plaque and tartar and the resulting advanced gum disease never come back. Oral irrigators flood the mouth with a jet of water under pressure to flush offending food particles and bacteria from the mouth. From under the gum line where the infection is. It is just like a wound on your arm - you must keep it clean for it to heal. And now there's fresh evidence that advanced gum disease responds well to oral irrigators. Fairly new on the market are irrigators that attach to your shower head or your sink faucet such as Waterpik or Oral Breeze. Do not use any mouthwash that has alcohol as an ingredient.

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* Antiseptic "chip" Antibiotic gel Antibiotic micro-spheres The medication is called Chlorhexidine.

* You can find something called "Sterisol" containing Chlorhexedrine in the bottom shelves of Shopper' Drugmart or Walgreens (no, I don`t work for them). Mind you, it really only works in combination with flossing. The same red fluid is called "Hexoral" in some European countries. In the US, this is a prescription item.

* Use of any medication alone will likely be insufficient to effectively treat periodontal (gum) disease. * Effective treatment of periodontal disease is a 3-step process: 1. Correct evaluation and diagnosis by a dental professional, along with initial therapy which may include deep scaling of the root surfaces of the teeth to remove accretions, placement of local antimicrobial therapeutics, prescribing oral medications such as antibiotics or anti-collagenase meds (Periostat), and possibly surgery. 2. Effective and frequent oral hygiene procedures (brushing, flossing, rinsing, etc.) 3. Regular and frequent monitoring and maintenance procedures by your dental professional.

* There is no cure for gum disease. However, if diagnosed early, it can be effectively treated and controlled. Talk to your dental professional about the best options for you.

* Peroxide, baking soda, tetracycline. But need to consult your dentist before.


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