If you do..
-What has your treatment plan been?
-How many teeth have you lost? How fast?
-When losing teeth, do you get them pulled? Get root canals?
-How old are you? How old when you got the disease?
- Any other advice?
Im 26! I just found out I have periodontitis! Its so depressing!
Asked by Anonymous at 11:19 PM on Jan. 17, 2010 in Health
Answer by PrttyMstng at 7:50 AM on Jan. 18, 2010
Answer by lfl at 11:49 PM on Jan. 17, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:24 AM on Jan. 18, 2010
Answer by sweetphoenix529 at 2:51 AM on Jan. 18, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 6:58 AM on Jan. 18, 2010
In answer to your other questions - Root Canal Treatment is not done for periodontal disease. RCT is for an infected tooth. Periodontal disease does not age discriminate. I have treated teenagers. The prescription mouth rinse that the OP referred to is Chlorhexadine. It is an anti - microbial rinse.
Tooth loss is individual. I have seen patients progress slowly, others progress rapidly, but the majority of patients do not have to experience tooth loss.
If the disease is too advanced, the dentist may refer you to a Periodontist. A Periodontist may treatment plan for surgery.
80% of the population has some form of periodontal disease at some point in their lives. To prevent periodontal disease you should have your teeth cleaned 2 to 4 times a year by a hygienist. We remove the hard deposits that form on your teeth. Brushing and flossing only removes the soft deposits (plaque)
Answer by PrttyMstng at 8:49 AM on Jan. 18, 2010
Answer by PrttyMstng at 11:26 AM on Jan. 18, 2010