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Dental Health : How to Cure Gum Disease

If a patient is diagnosed with gum disease
there’s a multitude of ways to treat this gum disease. The most typical one that a dentist
will prescribe are what’s called scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleanings.
The purpose of the deep cleanings are to basically remove all debris and buildup that occurs
above and below the gum line and the teeth. We know that that is ultimately the problem
which which contributes to to to the gum disease, such as gingivitis, bone loss, teeth being
lost and loose. And it’s important when we do these deep cleanings that we go in there
and remove all of the irritating factors that contribute to this gum disease. So, in this
model we have an example of this tooth that actually has gum disease, and we characterize
gum disease by a couple things. One is that we have lots of buildup down right here around
the gum line. Secondly, the tissue is very red, inflamed, and tender, and also bleeds
a little bit more frequently than normal. What we have to do when we do our deep cleanings
is we’re removing all of these, this buildup around the teeth. So, in a typical appointment
the patient will come in, the dentist will numb the patient up to make them comfortable.
And typically, the hygienist will be the one that performs the deep cleanings. In a deep
cleaning what they’re doing is they’re taking several different cleaning instruments, and
placing it across the tooth where the buildup is and removing the buildup. So here right
now we have this buildup, but as we take our instrument through here we are going to gently
pull some of this material off the tooth just like so, and kind of as in the light scraping
motion we’re removing all of this buildup around the teeth. By removing the buildup
that will help cure the gum disease and get the tissue into a more stable and comfortable
condition like so. Once the deep cleanings have been completed we will basically bring
the patient back; roughly about four to five weeks later after the treatment has been completed,
and we will reevaluate the gums. The things that we look at are the tissue color; is is
the tissue nice and pink, or is it still red. Is it nice and tight or is it inflamed and
swollen. And how much bleeding do we have? Has the bleeding decreased since we initially
evaluated it? Provided all those things have improved and responded then that is the first
steps in treating the gum disease. Once we’ve identified that we have that in a stable condition
the next step is to get the patient in a more frequent recall interval, where they’re getting
more frequent cleanings. This can be as as much as every three months to as little as
every six months, and it depends from patient to patient based on how much treatment we
think will be necessary.

56 thoughts on “Dental Health : How to Cure Gum Disease

  1. what a bunch of chickens. just go to the dentist let him clean your nasty teeth before you need a root canal. you all complaint like is the freaking dentist fault that you have nasty crap on your teeth.

  2. I think you can cure it but not this way. typically patients will need this same treatment again later. There is more to caring for your teeth than brushing, flossing and using mouthwash.

    After a couple 100 years, don't you think there are ways to fix this problem, maybe we are just not being told all of the information that is available.

  3. I Though i had Gum disease, But my teeth dont have all that brown stuff on it & they dont bleed, but i have sore gums! Im 14, Do you think its my wisdom teeth?? Please please get back to me!

  4. Thank you for the real quick reply! Erm the thing is, On the side there coming through its a squear shap, whitch is a hint, But my teeth are sensative on some days! And the teeth around it feel sore and tight! Im so scared!

  5. My dentist showed me research that shows that 95% of gum disease is caused by parisites on the teeth. It can be cured by using antibiotics. Once the parisites have been removed the gums will recover.
    I was told by one dentist I would have to have gum surgery to remove the gum disease. My current dentist resolved it with antibiotics.

  6. You are funny. I had gum disease three years ago. I took antiabiotics and it was resolved. So believe what you want to believe.

  7. As a dentist I can confirm antibiotics will NOT 'cure' gum disease. It would be great if they did! They can help relieve acute flare-ups but the chronic disease remains. It is an immune response to plaque essentially; some people get it (smokers, diabetics espec), some don't but if there's no plaque (ie brushing is imaculate) there will be very little inflammation that can develop into gum disease over time. Even if root planing/deep cleaning is done it is useless if brushing skills remain poor.

  8. Gum disease can not be cured by antibiotics, and I wish my dentist at the time had realized that. My husband suffered gum infections for 5 years on and off. His last gum infection lasted 7 months, antibiotics would clear it then within days it would flare up again, all the dentist did was give meds. To make a long story short at the age of 42 he had to have all his teeth removed, and this is a man who did go to the dentist regularly, every 6 months.

  9. Yeah, I'm going through this right now. I did get an antibiotic to treat the infection that I now have, but my dentist told me that unless I went to a periodontist for further treatment, the infections would just keep coming back. Well, I did go, and it looks like I'm going to lose a couple of teeth and have bone loss already. I guess it could be worse–like losing all of my teeth like your husband did. His dentist should have recommended a periodontist!!

  10. It happens. Something in your system. I'm having a problem now, too. It's important to floss and to stay on top of it. I'm at the point of going to a periodontist and will lose a couple teeth. It's really upsetting. So, try to keep on top of it.

  11. You are not lightly scrapping the tooth…this can cause cavities to soft spots and is a barbaric treatment to gum disease!

  12. i thought i had a gum disease…but my dentist hasnt said anything. a couple weeks ago in between my front teeth and behind them the gum was really swollen…and it hurt…i flossed and brushed extra and now its still appears a little swollen though just no pain…i have always had small teeth (i also have braces) do u think there is something wrong?

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  14. @realneal000 r u a dentist if u r can u help with my gums??
    my gums are red and pink and i am loosing gums can u really help me it will really help me?


  15. Folks don't think gum disease is a trivial matter. There is a link between gum disease and heart disease. Some believe that the bacteria that inflame your gums also badly affect your arteries and heart. You always need to deal with gum disease because the problem can spread to your cardio-vascular system.

  16. Don't you think he would give a more convincing presentation if those ugly nails of his weren't bitten down to the cuticle?

    A lot of bacteria hide out under those nails, Doc. Just sayin'.

  17. i just found out i have chronic fatigue due to gum disease. the only symptoms of gum disease i have is bloating and soreness of my gum on the upper part of my mouth and bleeding when brushing. but the chronic fatigue is killing me. anyone got an tips?

  18. Hi I'm really concern about my gums and I was just wondering what's the cost of this procedure if you don't have health insurance please get back to me ASAP thank you

  19. @citizen6935 I just watch a video and noticed the same thing you commented on…it's also obvious that he bite his nails.

  20. I've started to get more serious about dental hygiene as of late and bought myself a Waterpik and like flossing that I've tried before it, my gums bleed each and every time I use it. Is that a sign of Gingivitis?

  21. not a dentist but its pretty obvious that scraping your mouth with that metal tool runs plenty risk of damaging the tooth and gums further

  22. I have read stories not to do this because as the infected plaque enters the blood stream and the infection can go quickly to the heart and it is all over.

  23. i have gum disese my gums was swollen now its getting better i mixed ginger garlic with salt and water listerine mouhwash 7 day week and brush my teeth and floss moring night time it takes time drinking lot water

  24. Ain't no damn light scraping there's a reason I have a fear of the dentist and I keep moving around in the chair and end up with half ass cleaned teeth 😶

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