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Periodontal Gum Disease, Tooth Loss and a Possible Cancer Risk.
A number of prospective studies done suggest that gum disease and tooth loss may increase the risk of various cancers. The study done adjusted for know risk factors such as smoking and dietary factors. The finding of the study shows that periodontal disease was associated with a small, but statistically significant, increase in overall cancer risk which persisted among non smokers
Hello I think I may be getting gingivitis or gum disease. I am not sure which but my gums are really red and when I brush they bleed. I am told those are signs of bad gums. I have not been to a dentist in a long time I really do not like going. I think they are all out to just take your money. Which is something I do not have much of.
Is there any dental insurance that will cover for treatment of gums for free? If so I would get it that way I know the dentist is not over charging me. Otherwise is there anything I can do without having to go to the dentist for care?
My gums have been red and sore the past month. I last saw a dentist about eight months ago and all my teeth were fine but I was told that I should get a deep cleaning. However, without insurance they were quoting me over $400 to have the work done.
Which I did not do. After all my teeth were in good shape and I really did not see anything wrong with my gums. Now eight months latter my gums are red and sore when I brush and some times when I eat. Is this because I did not have the deep cleaning that was suggested to me? If so and I really need to have it done is there insurance for this so that it will cost much less the $400 that I still do not have.
I need to have some dental care. I have not seen the dentist in a very long time. I do not have any real teeth issues but I notice that my gums have been bleeding when I brush my teeth. Which is something that just started in about three weeks ago.
I first thought that my gums were bleeding because I had gotten a new toothbrush around the same time. So I did not think to much about it at the time. Now I am a little worried. I do not have a lot of extra money and I was told gum issues can be more expensive then teeth issues. Is that true? I not sure if I should give it more time and see if it stops or see a dentist and worry about a crazy dental bill.
Please help. For the two months I have be going to the dentist for gum disease and gingivitis treatment. My teeth over all are in in shape but my gums were not. I am doing everything I can now since I have been seeing this very kind dentist.
The dentist is working with me on the cost and helpping me with my gums. The problem I have is that I also have really bad breath. I do my best to keep my distance from people because I am afraid they will notice how bad my breath is. I know it has to do with the gum disease but what can I do about it. My dentist told me to stay away from any chewing gum. Does anyone know of some really good mints that last longer then a few minutes while it is in your mouth.
How do you treat swollen gums faster? I need to have braces but the Orthodontic dentist will not start treatment. He said that I have some gum problems that need to be clear up. My gums are very noticeable swollen, gun and often bleed when I brush and sometimes eat. The Orthodontic dentist said that I would need to see a Periodontist dentist to get gum treatment first. How can I help to clear up this gum issue so they they stop bleeding and become less swollen.?
I do not understand why I have so much teeth problems. I take excellent care of my teeth. I do every thing right and above. I brush after every meal and snack so that mean I brush at least four times a day. I also floss at least that many times a day as well. I use mouthwash with germ killing, so I just do not get it.
I got back from my dentist for my teeth cleaning and have two more cavities. Just with in the last year I lost three teeth. The dentist tells me I have receding gums. What am I doing wrong. I am trying everything I know to keep my teeth and they are bad and falling out.
My gums have been red and slightly swollen for over two months now. I be using Listerine with gum care and that seemed to be helping me. My gums still hurt but not all the time mostly when I brush or eat. Since I do not have a dentist and no dental insurance using mouthwash is really the only affordable thing for me to do.
About a week ago I have notice that my breath is not so fresh like it use to be either. One of my friend said my breath stunk. I do not know why that would be since I am always using mouthwash. Do you think it has anything to do with my gums? If so should I see a dentist? If I have to see a dentist where can I find a really cheap one to look at my teeth?
My gums really hurt and I do not have dental Insurance
So about two weeks ago I got a soft toothbrush and toothpaste with whiting. Now my gums are really sore and they are bleeding. I did not worry so much at first since I started wearing my retainer again that I had a while back. I figured since it had been a while since I wore my retainer last that may be way my gums hurt now.
However, it is two weeks latter and my gums still hurt. I do not have dental insurance so going to the dentist is out right now. I am not sure what to do to stop my gum pain.
I am worried about my gums
Well my gums have been bleeding when I brush and floss my teeth. I brush two times a day and floss at lease once some times twice times a day. Now when I do either my gums bleed. They are redder then they use to be and I do not know why. I have been using new mouth wash that helps your gums, but I do not see any difference in my gums and they still bleed.
The dentist said I had Periodontal disease
The dentist said that I need a periodontal cleaning for four quads. Does having a periodontal cleaning hurt? Or is it the same as a general cleaning? I am worried because he said it would take two appointments to do all four quads. Why would it take two appointments and not one? Any one know?
State Programs in Action: Ohio
School-based sealant programs in Ohio began in 1984, with a single demonstration program in one city. By 2000, 34 of Ohio’s 88 counties had programs. These programs target children who are at high risk for tooth decay and least likely to receive dental care.
As the program has expanded, the statewide percentage of 8-year-olds who have dental sealants has increased steadily, from 11% in 1987–1988, to 30% in 1998–1999, and most recently to 43% in 2007. Although this percentage still falls short of the Healthy People 2010 objective of 50% of the state’s 8-year-olds having sealants, children from all demographic groups in schools with sealant programs have achieved or exceeded the objective.
The Ohio program has shown that school-based programs could potentially reduce or eliminate racial and economic disparities by reaching children at high risk for tooth decay.
For more information and references supporting these facts, please visit www.cdc.gov/nccdphp.
This gum problem on my teeth it hurts and upset me.
It is me again FunLoving only I am not feeling fun loving right now. I looked into my mouth and my gums are red, inflamed, and a little swollen. They also hurt, mostly when I brush my teeth. I tried using warm salt water but it does not seem to help much.
Please advise what I can try to do. I do not have enough money to go to the dentist. I just know they will be too expensive.
Why are my gums bleeding
Within the last two weeks or so my gums are e, mostly when I brush but sometimes depending on what I am eating They will also bleed a little. Now my teeth seem to be sore. Not sure could just be that my gums are hurting so it feels like my teeth hurt too. Do know know what is happening. I do not have dental insurance to go to see the dentist.
Lately when I brush my teeth start to bleed. I notice this when I spit out my toothpaste. I never spit out blood before. Now however, I do and it seems to be alot. This has been going on for a little over a month. My teeth only bleed when I brush and at no other time so I know that brushing is the cause of the bleeding.
Help I have gum disease
I just got back from the dentist and was told I have the on set of gingivitis. My teeth are very healthy so I am okay there. I am just upset about having gum disease. My dentist did state that it was caught very early so I am glad about that. She told me what gingivitis is and how you get it. She said that as long as I stay on top of it now, I should not have any problems with it latter.
I do not know do I have anything to worry about. Or will I be okay as long as I go to my dentist for the cleaning 4 times a year now and continue to brush and floss. Is there anything else I can do?
Tooth infection, my other teeth are now hurting
I went to the dentist the other day and I was told I have a decaying cracked tooth. She stated that it needs to be pulled but she also can not pull it until the Infection is cleared. I was sent home with antibiotic to take for the infection.
The issue I am now having is that today I felt pain on my on the opposit left side of my mouth where my bad tooth is. I am worried that the infection jumped over to the other side and now is hurting my other teeth. Can the infection do that? Should I worry about my other teeth now that they hurt as well? I am so upset about this and do not know what to do.
Do I have Gum Disease
Lately I have started to notice that my gums around some of my back teeth are swollen, puffy and red. I brush my teeth but this has gotten me worried that it may be some kind of gum disease. I am not sure but now I am starting to think that one of my back teeth may also be a little lose. I am not sure I am not just freaking out about it or if I really have a lose tooth.
Can you get gum disease that fast and lose a tooth? I know this is a new issue or I would have noticed it sooner.
I have heard that smokers have a higher risk of developing different dental health problems. I know smoking can stains your teeth and causes bad breath. What I am wondering is how does smoking cause cavities and gum disease? What may be other dental health side effect from smoking ?
Please I only want to know about the dental side of this issue. I have a friend that I care for who is a smoker. She knows the health risks but does not care. She does care about her teeth but does not think smoking is bad for them since she able to keep the white with whiting strips.
Will my dentist and I be able to choose the specialist?
Some plans limit referrals to specialists. Your dentist may be required to refer you to a limited selection of specialists who have contracted with the plan’s third party. You also may be required to get permission from the plan administrator before being referred to a specialist. If you choose a plan with these limitations, make sure qualified specialists are available in your area. Look for a plan with a broad selection of different types of specialists.