Sharecare News posted a story about Dentistry:
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Dentists, as it turns out, may have one more reason than the rest of us to be wary of alligators. The toothy reptiles may one day put those who install implants, bridges and dentures out of their jobs.
Alligators continually make new teeth to replace t...Full Article
Can mouth jewelry or piercings lead to periodontal disease?
Oral jewelry and piercing can lead to tooth loss by damaging gum tissue and bone around teeth, but it does not cause periodontal disease. Gingivitis and periodontitis are the two major periodontal diseases. Gingivitis is recognized as inflammation of the gum tissue. All humans experience gingivitis... Full Post
Is periodontal disease associated with older-aged women?
Yes and No. Older aged women can have periodontitis, but being an older age woman does not necessarily put you at greater risk for having periodontitis. Periodontitis is a genetically inherited condition that men and women have for their life time. Approximately 80% of patients with periodontitis start... Full Post
How is periodontitis diagnosed?
The diagnostic criteria used to recognize periodontitis are attachment loss and bone loss of the tooth. “Epithelial attachment” is where the gum tissue connects to the tooth. Attachment loss occurs when the epithelial attachment connection begins moving down the tooth. When the bone level starts... Full Post
What lifestyle changes should I make if I have periodontitis?
Periodontitis is a genetically inherited disease that causes bone loss around patient’s teeth in about 10-25% of the human population. If a patient has periodontitis and if their gums are inflamed they will get bone loss around their teeth. If the inflammation is eliminated with treatment the bone loss will stop; that is the basic... Full Post
What is periodontitis?
Periodontitis is a disease that causes bone loss around teeth. It is a genetically inherited trait that affects about 10-25% of the human population. Being a genetic trait means that it is inherited at birth, it is present for life and it is passed on to the next generation; it is just part of person’s genetic makeup.... Full Post
How common is periodontitis?
There are two types of gum disease gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is inflammation of the gum tissue and affects all humans at some time in their life. Periodontitis is a different disease that causes bone loss around a patients teeth. Periodontitis only affects 15-25% of the human population.... Full Post
How long does periodontitis last?
Periodontitis is a genetically inherited disease that is acquired at birth and is present for life. In 80% of people with periodontitis it starts showing up as tooth associated bone loss in their late twenties to mid-thirties and then progresses painlessly. The bone loss can be stopped with treatment, but the disease cannot... Full Post
Can periodontitis be prevented?
Periodontitis is a genetically inherited disease that is acquired at birth and is present for life. In 80% of people with periodontitis it begins to show up as tooth associated bone loss in the late twenties to mid-thirties and, if untreated, progresses painlessly until patients lose their teeth. The bone loss can be... Full Post