Gum Disease Treatment
- Antibiotics for periodontal disease:
- Antiseptic mouthwash for periodontal disease
- Good oral hygiene
- Regular professional dental cleaning
- Dental extraction for periodontal disease
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Gum Disease Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of periodontal disease.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- Do I need medication?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for periodontal disease?
- How often will I need to see my dentist for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Gum Disease Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat periodontal disease:
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