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Periodontitis and Bone Loss

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Posted by: burgundy  (9 years ago)

A couple of months ago, I've been diagnosed of periodontitis and the dentist scheduled me for treatment. But due to lack of dental insurance, I kept postponing it until I got severe infection. I also discovered that some of my teeth are already loose so I went to the dentist. After full dental X-rays, he informed me that I already have extremely advanced periodontitis with 90% bone loss. He scheduled me for scaling and root planning and he said I need to undergo flap surgery after.

Aside from these treatments, what else can I do to prevent further bone loss due to periodontitis? Please help me. I want to save my teeth.

Thank you very much in advance!
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Posted by: JohnDDScom  (9 years ago)
Do a search for LANAP.
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Posted by: serenity  (9 years ago)

Try interdental brushes. They are great for cleaning in between the teeth. Take foods that are rich in calcium like milk, yogurt and cheese.