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I have aggressive periodontitis, please help!

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Posted by: thisismaja  (3 years ago)
Hi everyone!

My periodontist said I have an aggressive periodontitis. I have 50% bone loss. I have a good oral hygiene. I brush, floss and rinse regularly. She said I need to undergo periodontal surgery more often to treat this. I am quite worried. How severe is aggressive periodontitis. What can I do to stop its progression?

Please, could anyone help me? I look forward for your replies!
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Posted by: caracer  (3 years ago)
Hello there!

Aggressive periodontitis can result on the loss of many teeth in a short period of time or worse to a severe bone loss when it is untreated. The dentist may perform a tissue graft to correct receding gums from the disease.
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Posted by: teethchipper  (3 years ago)
Aggressive periodontitis may lead to bone and tooth loss.Good oral hygiene is the first step in preventing gum disease. Eat a healthy diet and limit your sugar intake. Treatment of aggressive periodontitis includes scaling and root planning, antibiotic therapy or surgery.
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Maja,
There are various periodontal diagnoses but ultimetly the etiology of all periodontitis is plaque, more importantly the bacteria that reside there. No ammount of cleanings or surgery will help you long term if you do not understand and exercise adequate home care. You should know there are Non-Surgical Gum Treatments available that do not require surgery. If you would like to know more about them feel free to email me or browse my website... www.hohokusdentist.com
Regards,
Dr. V
Posted 3 years ago
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Posted by: thisismaja  (3 years ago)
Thanks for your replies. They are very helpful!
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