Is there cure for gum disease after the pockets have resided to 2, 3 and 4?
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 50
Different dentist. The had a perodonist. All they did was clean my teeth and charge tooo much money. The one prior performed gum surgery and suggested I continue with him every three months. Unfortunately, his dental assistant were not great. Now I am afraid of the Dentist. What can I do?
I do not wish to lose my teeth especially in the field I am in. And I am too young to wear dentures. What are the alternatives.
Hello have questions regarding gum disease. Is there any way to save the teeth
Thank you for asking. Periodontal disease is a chronic problem that is usually maintained rather than totally cured. Depending on age, systemic causes, genetic inheritance , diet and home care, it can simply be arrested and cared for but not necessarily eradicated.
Therefore, avoiding the 3-month followups is worsening the situations? Correct. I went in January and was due in March but the bills were discouraging.
In most instances, regular (every 3-4 month ) cleanings and good home care work to stop the deepening of pockets and loosening of teeth.
Can you tell me how extensive the bone loss and tissue loss is?
How much are you paying?
Yes, avoiding the follow ups can compromise your situation
I do not have bleeding gums. In January I was informed that the molders were 3 the front teeth were 2
I paid with insurance another $350.00 for cleaning and visit with perodontist.
That is lucky for you. It is typical, in fact, for anyone over 50. To save money, sometimes a general practice fee is less.
Can teeth whitening hurt my situation?
Teeth whitening does not typically hurt the gums.
If done properly I should say.
If done at home with properly fittted appliance it is very safe.
Worse case scenario I lose my teeth. Besides dentures, what are the
With pockets of "2 and 3" you have a long way to go before dentures.
I did it at the mall. My lips and gums were a little raw for three days. I am scheduled back today. I am also interested in finding out my options to dentures.
With proper home care and regular cleanings you should be fine.
Thank you for the information. I am very satisfied with the information.
But I am still interested in finding out the alternatives to dentures? :)
When bleaching at home, you still must have an appliance made by your dentist that fits the teeth snugly. If the bleach gets on your gums it will burn them so please have your dentist make an appliance and be careful not to fill it too much .
Ok thank you.
Please do not consider dentures this early. It is a last ditch conclusion and you don't seem, by what you say, to be that far gone.
Dentures are difficult to wear and have their own set of ongoing problems. It is much easier to do the work of maintaining what you have.
I hope you are satisfied with my answers. Please get back to me if you need more assistance.
ok thank you
Hi, Please let me know how you do in a few days!
I feel more sensitivity in all the teeth. I have TMJ due to stress resulting from an on the job unresolved workers compensation case. The TMJ has sped up the process. I think.
Hello Maria,Sounds like you have a lot of stress these days. I am sorry for that. I hear more and more about stresses from my patients with all that is going on right now. I try and tell them to find a hobby or walk or run or do some other exercise to relieve the tensions. I hope you can find something.Grinding is a problem with unrelieved stress and can cause sensitivity and wear. For the TMJ open and close widely and massage the joints on the outside. Put warm compresses on those areas and lastly, get a night guard from your dentist or an over the counter one from the drug store. Use sensodyne toothpaste for the tooth sensitivity and rinse with warm salt water rinses once a day. What have you decided as far as the dentures? I hope you are not going in that direction. Don't have bleaching done in the mall again. With your issues I think a clinical bleaching at a dentists office or even better a mild at home kit would be fine.
I thank you for your recommendations. I will follow through.
I do not want ever to wear dentures. I am really concerned about losing my teeth. I know veneers are expensive, but can they be an option? ever?
Veneers are strictly cosmetic.I presume they can be done but I would wait until your stresses are a little less and the TMJ and grinding are under control. They can be stressed and break off or crack if you grind a lot.Also they will not help the gums per se. When you have everything under control and your mouth is in a healthy state, look into them again and ask your dentist if they would improve your smile and are worth it.With veneers, hygiene must be maintained well and if they are suggesting now that you get cleanings every quarter that advice would still remain.
Thank you for the kind rating and the bonus Maria. I strive to give the best service I can. Let me know in a few weeks how you are and if I can help you with any other dental decisions.