Increasing dental hygiene recall frequency, proper home hygiene with a few dental adjuncts, smoking cessation, and a proper diet are indicated in a person who is at risk.
A proper dental exam and radiographs would be necessary to more specifically answer your question.
To treat periodontal disease, I recommend the following
1. Deep cleaning to remove the calculus/tartar (hard stone like material) stuck on one’s teeth, both above and under the gumline. This is a step that must be done by a dental professional because brushing alone will not remove it.
2. Use of a Oral B Braun motorized toothbrush with instructions and coaching on how to use it optimally. I minimally suggest brushing with a Braun motorized brush and flossing after breakfast in the morning AND at night before bed to remove the soft bacterial plaque. Note that most people brush their teeth before breakfast and go through the entire day with their teeth dirty.
3. Maintenance cleanings by a dentist or hygienist with the frequency determined by the severity of one’s disease.
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Periodontal disease has several causes including genetic predilection.
It could be any or more of the following common causes that may lead to periodontal disease. I am enumerating more common causes and potential remedies for them below.
- Poor oral hygiene lack of home care like brushing twice and flossing atleast once daily ( try to brush twice and floss twice daily) ,
- improper brushing, improper tooth brush selection and improper brushing technique used, ( try to use soft bristle tooth brush, small headed tooth brush, modified bass technique of brushing or other dentist recommended technique of brushing), use sonicaire or similar tooth brush
- which kind of floss you use ( try to use unwaxed floss if you have all natural teeth and less restorations in mouth, and try to use waxed floss if you have more restorations and multiple veneers , crowns in mouth)
- malocclusion or crowded teeth that makes things difficult to perform optimal oral hygiene, ( straighten the teeth with orthodontics or invisalign or braces)
- areas of mouth that lodges food debris and dofficult to clean or access ( try to get 3 to 6monthly professional dental hygene visits to make sure everything is checked and cleaned more frequently if you have higher risk of developing periodontal disease.
- certain medical conditions make it more susceptible or rapid development of periodontal disease like diabetes or other organic disease. Also there are several studies that shows direct correlation between periodontal disease and heart conditions, and other general health related situations.
There are a lot of other potential reasons that can lead to periodontal disease and that needs to be evaluated for reasons affecting you and your family.
In your case please have yourself evaluated from a dentist or periodontist as to why you have periodontal disease and follow the recommended treatment to help preserve the gums and teeth at an earlier stage.
Hope this helps.
Devang Shah DMD
susceptibility to gum disease. Other factors include systemic diseases,
particularly diabetes, or other conditions that can trigger inflammation in
the body. Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and bone around
the teeth and, just like any other infection, the strength of your bodies
immune system can affect your ability to fight the disease.
Having any of these associated risk factors does not necessarily mean you
can't develop and maintain a healthy mouth. Periodontal disease is very
treatable in the earlier stages through effective professional and home
care and maintaining periodontal health may simply mean visiting your
dentist on a more frequent basis for preventive care which might include
cleaning deeper below the gum line in the space between your teeth and gums.
Thankfully there is advances in the field and there s help to improve.
Hope this helps
Hope this helps,
Jossi Stokes, DDS
maintaining perfect hygiene, and having your dentist evaluate options,
whether they involve more scaling or prescription rinses.
that can cause this. When you look at your xrays you should see root above
the bone level to be sure that this is the condition you have. This is
commonly misdiagnosed. I hope this helps but without seeing xrays I won't
be able to confidently answer.
Dr. Ravi Ramjit D.D.S
So, the list of acknowledged and proven periodontal risk factors is relatively short and well-understood: smoking, stress, compromised immune system, and poor oral hygiene.
Clinical and laboratory research over the past decade, including family-group studies, the human-twin paradigm, and in-vitro evaluation of human cellular responses to bacteria, have confirmed that there is a strong genetic component of susceptibility to periodontitis and periodontal destruction. This permits adding a fifth risk factor to the list: genetic susceptibility due to the IL-1 genotype. So, exist a genetic predisposition to Periodontal disease.
I hope this answer your qestion.
home care and great dental treatment are also important. Follow all of your
dentist's and hygienists recommendations. Make sure your dental office
is doing a periodontal assessment at least once a year when they measure
all of the areas around your teeth.
Keep up with the regular hygiene appointments at the dentist office (every 4-6 months ) in addition to good daily oral hygiene to reduce your risk.
In answer to your question, periodontal disease in part is hereditary. However, it can be overcome by proper oral hygiene.
Now, I don't know how advanced your periodontal disease is, or what your age is, or the condition of your mouth, but I can tell you that you need to brush correctly a minimum of twice a day, you need to floss, not once a day, but after every meal, and you need to use an affective mouth wash. You also need to come in at least 3 times a year for a regular dental cleaning if you have been diagnosed with gum disease, and initially you will need a deep cleaning, which
is a very thorough cleaning generally done under local anesthesia.
Lastly, there are dental factors that can make you more likely to get gum disease. For example if you have teeth crowding, that makes it more difficult for you to floss & keep the gums healthy. Another factor would be if you have your wisdom teeth, and they are in. That is a perfect place for bacteria to hide & breed, and almost an impossible place for you to keep clean. Gum disease can thrive in a place like that.
I hope I have been helpful. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Periodontal disease can run in families because the aggressive bacteria can be passed between members of the families especially parents and kids as they grow up. This is a simple answer to your question.