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Do You Need a Gum Graft?

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The question "Where can you get a gum graft?" will invariably pop up once somebody’s either been told they have some tooth root exposure or they notice a darkening of the root at the receded gum line. This darkening can be due to a number of reasons but it’s most commonly from a bit of decay. Fortunately, many people can be good candidates for a grafting of tissue over that gum area.

This first thing to know about such procedures as grafts is that they are what are known as "periodontal surgeries." Now, the term surgery often conjures visions of an operating room theater and a team of intense-looking gown-clad medical types, but fortunately that’s not the case in this type of procedure.

As with any kind of surgery or disease, prevention is you best option. However, once you have reached a certain point, perhaps you and your doctor will feel that it is too late for preventive measures. Some products that are useful for periodontal health are oramd, therabreath and the hydro floss oral irrigator.

Gum grafts are most often performed in the treatment room of a periodontist, who is usually a doctor of dental surgery (DDS), with a board certification and specialist training in periodontal issues. Just as with medical doctors, though, any dentist who’s been licensed to practice dentistry can hang a shingle out and do just about any aspect of dental medicine.

It’s always highly recommended, though, that some time be taken to research for a dentist with appropriate periodontal certifications and extensive experience in performing grafts. If you stop to think about things doesn’t it make sense, after all, to put your trust in somebody who actually specializes in such procedures instead of a general dentist who may or may not have such a background?

Gum grafting can make sense in a few different circumstances, especially when the root of the tooth is exposed or there’s some hypersensitivity of the area surrounding the root. If done properly, with donor tissue taken from the palate of the mouth, a full healing can be expected within 4 to 8 weeks. Remember to try to use a periodontist who has experience in the procedure, if possible.

Scott W. recommends the book: What You Should Know about Gum Disease for those seeking more information on this topic. ISBN: 978-0981485508

Disclaimer: If you have or think you might have gum disease or any other health problem, please visit your doctor or periodontist for advice, diagnosis and treatment. This article is for information purposes only and does not intend to provide advice, diagnosis or treatment for any health condition.

Who is At Risk For Periodontal Disease?

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While there are certainly risk factors for gum disease such as smoking, chewing tobacco and pregnancy, it is important to realize that gum disease can strike anyone.

Our lives as human beings are often riddled with stress which can also be a factor. I think it is important to point out what the ‘statistics’ say about this disease. Basically, most dental professionals will quote that up to 75% of people have gum disease in some form right now.

Staggering, isn’t it? If true, and I see little indication that it is not true, that means if you line up 10 people right now, the majority of them will have some form of gum disease.

I also suspect that a number of people think that because they have recently visited the dentist and the dentist did not say anything, that it means their gums are healthy. This also, may not be the case.

I know from personal experience that my dentist was not ready to spring the full details on me until it was time for a SRP (Scaling and Root Planing) procedure – often called a ‘deep cleaning’. I think it is incredibly sad that any dentist would wait that long.

I believe a periodontist I know told me that it has been studied and shown that general dentists are not always focused on the patients periodontal health. It makes sense, right? General dentists are primarily interested in finding and fixing defects with your teeth.

Yet, I would not want to let them all off the hook so easily. They know very well what gum disease looks like and they are capable of detecting it even when it is very minor.

So, what does all this mean? It simply means that you need to really make double and triple sure you are not facing gum disease RIGHT NOW.

The reason why is that gum disease can lead to gum recession, which makes your gums more vulnerable to additional attacks and recession, etc. In other words, it can become a vicious cycle.

What is the number one cause of tooth loss? Gum disease is.

Bad NEWS? Not if you take action to insure your dental health or to regain it if you have already lost some of it. The odds? The odds say you could have some form of gum disease right now. The fix? Learn all that you can now.

David Snape is the author of What You Should Know about Gum Disease

*Disclaimer – I am not a doctor or dentist. If you have or think you might have gum disease or any other health problem, visit your doctor or dentist for advice, diagnosis and treatment. This post is for information purposes only and does not intend to provide advice, diagnosis or treatment. The USFDA has not evaluated statements about any products mentioned.

Why You Should Focus on How to Reverse Gum Disease

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For obvious cosmetic reasons you need to work on getting this disease reversed. But you also have many other reasons to do this and they are highly important. Some believe that gum recession is a normal part of getting older.  I believe that it does not have to be that way. Many people have not developed the proper understanding of this disease and what it really is.

Did you know that gum disease is caused by bacteria that are attack the tissue in your mouth? If not, you do now, and that’s what will lead to possible loss of teeth, or more medical problems. Gingival disease has been linked to causing heart disease, and even respiratory disease.

But too it is shown to cause low birth weights in infants who’s mothers have smoked during pregnancy.

So now you know why you should focus on how to reverse gum disease, it’s about so much more than just teeth. It could be your life that you are cutting short by not getting that gum disease taken care of. As the bacteria continue to grow the gums will begin pulling away from the teeth. One item that could be helpful are therabreath mouthwashes. 

That will be after you’ve notice that when you brush or floss you will cause the gums to bleed. It’s best to head into the dentist at that point. In addition, you could try a dental water jet.

Your gums will no longer have the healthy pink look they should. They will most likely be swollen and maybe tender. But your teeth could be at risk for falling out too. So protect not only your gums, and teeth, but also your life.

Disclaimer: If you have or think you might have gum disease or any other health problem, please visit your doctor or periodontist for advice, diagnosis and treatment. This article is for information purposes only and does not intend to provide advice, diagnosis or treatment for any health condition.

 

Why Should You Care About Gum Disease?

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You may wonder why it is important to end periodontal disease. But besides your teeth starting to look bad, and your gums bleeding there is much more to it than that. It can be linked to many different medical problems too.

When you first notice that brushing or flossing is causing your gums to bleed you should realize something is wrong. This is the first hint you will have that you are in the beginning stages of gingivitis. But don’t be foolish enough to think that just because you have no bleeding that you are home free. So many people have gum disease right now and think that they are disease free – don’t fall into that trap. Bleeding gums is only one symptom.

It’s recommended that you brush at least two times a day, and that you brush continuously for three minutes. But after you eat something that is full of sugar, or drink a soda, you should also irrigate your mouth at that time.

But be warned, brushing and flossing alone may not be enough. You should educate yourself on what else you can do at home to help stop or prevent this disease!

Researchers believe that this problem can lead to such serious problems as heart disease, strokes, respiratory problems, osteoporosis, and diabetes. Plus you will couldose teeth and your overall appearance may not be as appealing.

You’ve seen people who’ve had advanced stages of gum disease, and how their teeth look. If you don’t stop your gum disease when you can that’s what you have to look forward too. Besides that the bacteria that is eating away at your gums and teeth can enter your blood and travel to other parts of the body.

Don’t let this disease side line you with a stroke just because you’re too worried about going to the dentist. Get that problem taken care of when you first notice that your gums are no longer the healthy pink they should be. When you see puffiness in your gums, or notice that they are pulling away from your teeth, take immediate action.

Author: Scott W. All Rights Reserved

Disclaimer: If you have or think you might have gum disease or any other health problem, please visit your doctor or periodontist for advice, diagnosis and treatment. This article is for information purposes only and does not intend to provide advice, diagnosis or treatment for any health condition.

What If You Need a Gum Graft…

If you have discovered that you have receding gums, then there are a number of methods you will be able to turn to. One of those methods is known as a gum graft. Today, it seems as if the gum graft has gained a lot of popularity. What is a gum graft? Well, it is a dental procedure that can be done in order to replace those receding gums.

One other side effect of gum disease is that you could get halitosis

What causes recession of gums? Well, there are a number of things that can cause this problem. When you brush your teeth more than needed, this can cause recession of gums. Some other factors that could cause gum recession include periodontal disease.

What exactly do gum grafts do? A gum graft will be using either hard or soft tissue, depending on the location in order to restore that gum line. We must add that recovering from gum grafts can be a bit on the painful side. You will need to allow some time for the gum to heal.

Tip: A portable oral irrigator is a device that may help you maintain good oral hygiene while travelling.

You may have also heard of gum grafts as gingival as this is the dental terminology that is used. Gingival mucosa will be flexible, yet soft tissue. Keratinized gingival will be made out of harder material as it has been designed to protect the roots. Whenever the gums start to recede, the soft tissue is generally the one that disappears first.

Tip: Using a Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator may help to reduce plaque build up between office visits.

If you catch this early, you will be able to get this process done with the soft tissues. The soft tissue graft is going to restore the gum line. If the dentist finds that the gums have deeply receded, then you may need to have a connective tissue graft done. Connective tissue grafts will be using firmer gingival, which will be protecting those fragile areas of your teeth.

Disclaimer: If you have or think you might have gum disease or any other health problem, please visit your doctor or periodontist for advice, diagnosis and treatment. This article is for information purposes only and does not intend to provide advice, diagnosis or treatment for any health condition.

Even If You Can Help Just One Person – It is Worth It!

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Today, I received a very gratifying phone call. It was from a man who has read my book on gum disease. He said that it was very good and that it has helped him a lot. His gum tissue is becoming healthier, he said it is really working.

I can not begin to tell you how important it is for an author to get this kind of feedback. This is particularly true for a non-fiction work. The topic is no game and it is not the construction of a fantasy world. Therefore, when people get real world benefit, it is very satisfying.

This man told me about how he had solved his problems with heart disease and glaucoma in the past. He is very alternative health oriented and quite aware of what is out there. We talked a good deal about health care and how it is delivered and how very valid and powerful therapies seem to be buried from the mainstream.

Things are changing however. With the Internet it is possible to spread knowledge that would have remained in very isolated pockets in the past. However, to create a paradigm shift is not something that is easily accomplished.

It takes the efforts of many, many people most of the time. Unfortunately, that old saying: "You don’t know what you don’t know", is very true.

This is one of the major drawbacks to being human: You cannot see or know it all. That means we all can easily become the victims of our own lack of knowledge. I believe that the book, Zhuan Falun, touches on this truth in it’s opening statement.

Some of the tools that I have found useful in my struggle against gum disease are the Hydro Floss oral irrigator and a ozone generator. When you purchase a HydroFloss be sure to shop around for the best deal.

Author: DS.

Disclaimer: This article is for information and entertainment purposes only. It does not intend to render advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have or think you might have gum disease or any other health problem, visit your periodontist or physician for advice, diagnosis and treatment. The USFDA has not evaluated statements about products in this article.

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People in the United States have a problem with their teeth. We are constantly on the lookout for ways to make sure our teeth say healthy. The link between Xylitol and gum disease is thus of immense interest. You see, by “link” we do not mean Xylitol causes dental disease. Rather, we mean that it might be able to help prevent it.

One of the main reasons people in the United States are so prone to dental disease and tooth decay is partly due to our rampant intake of sugar. We eat too much of it. An excess of sugar can have a weakening effect on the immune system. In turn, that makes the environment in your mouth very acidic. Sugar can cause the bacteria we all have in our mouths to grow out of control.

Bacteria that eat sugar, produce toxins that are acidic. It will strip the enamel on your teeth of the minerals it needs. This creates very weak teeth, which makes them even more susceptible to disease. One other tool that might be useful is an ozone generator. It could be used to create an oxygenated mouthwash that carries great power.

That is where Xylitol can be handy. It is said to actually not do all of the awful things sugar can do to your teeth. It is not fermentable. Instead, it restores the balance in your mouth, of acid versus alkaline. Bacteria that are harmful do not like an alkaline environment.

It is possible to use Xylitol before going to bed. You see, Xylitol can stay on your teeth all through the night. Doing so on a consistent basis could possibly help to stop your teeth from decaying. It may even help cavities from becoming more sensitive. Don’t forget the power of oral irrigators. Every little bit of extra help is valuable!

Author: Scott wells

Disclaimer: If you have or think you might have gum disease or any other health problem, please visit your doctor or periodontist for advice, diagnosis and treatment. This article is for information purposes only and does not intend to provide advice, diagnosis or treatment for any health condition.

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People in the United States have a problem with their teeth. We are constantly on the lookout for ways to make sure our teeth say healthy. The link between Xylitol and gum disease is thus of immense interest. You see, by “link” we do not mean Xylitol causes dental disease. Rather, we mean that it could be able to help to prevent it.

One of the main reasons people in the United States are so prone to dental disease and tooth decay is partly due to our rampant intake of sugar. We eat too much of it. An excess of sugar can have a weakening effect on the immune system. In turn, that makes the environment in your mouth very acidic. Sugar can cause the bacteria we all have in our mouths to grow out of control.

Bacteria that eat sugar, produce toxic waste products that are acidic. It could strip the enamel on your teeth of the minerals it needs. This makes for very weak teeth, which makes them even more susceptible to disease. One other tool that might be useful is an ozne generator. It can be used to create an oxygenated mouthwash that could carry great power.

That is where Xylitol comes in handy. It is said to actually not do all of the awful things sugar can do to your teeth. It is not fermentable. Instead, it restores the balance in your mouth, of acid versus alkaline. Bacteria that are harmful do not like an alkaline environment.

It is possible to use Xylitol before going to sleep. You see, Xylitol can stay on your teeth all through the night. Doing so on a consistent basis may possibly help to stop your teeth from decaying. It may even help cavities from becoming more sensitive. Don’t forget the power of oral irrigators. Every little bit of extra help is valuable!

Author: Scott wells

Disclaimer: If you have or think you might have gum disease or any other health problem, please visit your doctor or periodontist for advice, diagnosis and treatment. This article is for information purposes only and does not intend to provide advice, diagnosis or treatment for any health condition.

Diabetes and Gum Disease, They are Related…

Is there a connection between periodontal disease and diabetes? The simplest answer is yes. However, nothing is ever so simple and it could pay to take a closer look at this potentially threatening link. By themselves, gum disease and diabetes are already problems. Having one can make the other worse, and there is no need to allow that to happen.

A special oxygenated mouthwash called ‘ therabreath‘ may be helpful. This mouthwash is also pH balanced

Diabetic control is one reason for this connection. Often times, gum disease can complicate diabetes and vice-versa.

There is an essential oil blend called ‘ora md‘ that may be helpful. Essential oils of spearmint, peppermint and almond are believed to have anti bacterial qualities.

However, if you have diabetes but have strong control over your blood glucose levels, you are in significantly better shape. Studies show that you will be no more at risk for periodontal disease than someone who does not have diabetes.

Another diabetic complication is thicker blood vessels. This is yet another complication which can make you more at risk for getting periodontal disease. Basically, thicker blood vessels makes it more difficult for nutrients to flow in and harmful waste products to flow out. The direct result of this is the inability of the gum tissue surrounding your teeth to fight off infection.

Bacteria causes gum disease in the first place. Bacteria love six carbon sugars – especially glucose. Of course, if you have diabetes, you see the problem here. The bacteria which can cause gum disease will be attracted to the glucose in your body.

Many people have made their own oxygenated mouthwashes at home utilizing the power of Home ozonators

Smoking increases the risk of getting gum disease when you have diabetes as well. A smoker who has diabetes is many times more likely to get gum disease than a smoker without diabetes.

What could be done to break this link? Take your medication, in the case of thickening vessels. Maintain strong, solid control of your blood sugar. Do not smoke. Visit your dentist regularly. Of course, brush twice a day and floss.

Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes only and does not intend to diagnose, advise on or treat gum disease or any other health condition. If you have these problems or think you might, visit a dentist or periodontist immediately for advice, diagnosis and treatment.  The USFDA has not evaluated statements about products in this article.

As scary as it is to think about, let alone really consider, studies show that there is a possible link between Alzheimer’s and gum disease. As most of us are well aware, Alzheimer’s Disease is a devastating problem which causes a person to forget – everything. They often forget how to do things. They might forget things they have done. They can forget their loved ones. The degeneration only continues from there. The disease is tough on the person suffering from it and on everyone who cares for that person.

We also know that gum disease is a serious enough problem that a number of other diseases are linked to it.It seems as if the list continues to grow more and more. You can probably see why it is imperative to maintain excellent oral health. Oramd is a simple essential oil blend that might help. Your life may very well depend on taking impeccable care of your dental health.

It is now suspected that there may be a link between Alzheimer’s Disease and, specifically, the gum disease known as gingivitis. Particularly, this is a real threat if gingivitis is left to grow and is thus allowed to become something more serious, such as periodontitis.

There are a number of methods to help fight this oral health problem. You could utilize the powerful therabreath line of mouthwashes.

Considering the fact that anywhere from fifty to seventy five percent of the population in the United States alone could have gingivitis, you can see the enormous risk here. The odds are almost too painful to think about.

Another method of combatting this disease that few have thought about is utilizing the power of an ozone generator to make oxygenated mouthwash that can be used to kill the germs that cause dental disease.

The problem is that it is so easy for gum disease to go unnoticed – or even ignored. It is thus vital that you pay close attention to your teeth and your gums. If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, that is a sign of gingivitis. If you suspect you have it, you need to work on it early. Taking care of your teeth is easy. So is saving your life through good oral hygiene.

Disclaimer: If you have or think you might have gum disease or some other type of health problem, visit your periodontist or doctor for advice, diagnosis and treatment.  The USFDA has not evaluated statements about any products in this article.

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