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The symptoms of periodontal disease may include red, inflammed and irritated gums, receded gums, gingival pocket depths in excess 2 or 3 mm, bone loss, loose teeth and even tooth loss.
There are many things that can cause the exact symptoms of periodontal disease and be responsible for oral sores. If you were diagnosed with these conditions and were not informed of many causes, it is in your best interest to read this site.
Periodontal disease or gum disease is frequently diagnosed as caused by a bacterial infection that results from poor oral hygiene and irritation from calculus deposits. It has never been proven that periodontal disease is caused by a bacterial infection or that it is the result of poor oral hygiene. It is not possible to determine what is causing the symptoms of periodontal disease by visusual inspection of the gums, probing for gingival pocket depths and doing x-rays. The same is true for oral lesions that appear to be abscesses. Additional tests should be done and further investigation is necessary to determine the cause of the problem and have it properly treated.
Dentists and periodontists are not doctors. They do not attend medical school. They are not qualified, licensed or legally allowed to perform any form of general medicine. Should they openly attempt to do so their licenses in their own fields can be revoked. A dentist with a DMD degree should not be confused with a real doctor (MD). A DMD is an equivalent designation for DDS. People are misled to believe that they are doctors and many oral practitioners seem to go to great lengths to protect this misconception. Oral practitioners are not qualified or licensed to perform the additional tests. They major in issues of the oral cavity and not in medicine. They do not have doctorate degrees. The fact that they call themselves doctors is very misleading and not allowed in many countries. A section of this site presents the educational information for both dentists and periodontists. This information is compared to a four year biomedical degree and a doctor. The patient is left with the responsibility of making sure that they are in front of the correct type of practitioner for both an accurate diagnosis and correct treatment. Throughout this site, the correct type of practitioner you need is indicated.
Inflammation, bone loss, receeded gums and oral sores do not happen by magic. Something is causing the condition. It would be in your best interest to find out exactly what that is, and get the problem resolved. The actual cause of your condition should be pursued and proven without contradiction or weak arguments that have no detailed scientific basis. You should not accept any explanation that does not identify the exact cause, in you, and fully explains your personal condition.
Periodontal inflammation, oral sores or what appear to be oral abscesses can be caused by a host of systemic problems. These systemic problems include several diseases, organ dysfunctions or severe vitamin deficiencies. There are many systemic problems that can show up in your mouth first. You should have been told to see a MD for a basic blood test. It can take a long time before the symptoms of a systemic cause are obvious. By the time the systemic problem manifests itself in other ways, you will likely have a serious medical condition.
An allergic reaction on the gum tissue can cause all the exact symptoms of periodontal disease. In most cases the individual is completely unaware that this is the cause. The individual is likely unwittingly reintroducing the substance that they are allergic to on a regular basis. The repeated immune response can lead to systemic effects. This site is dedicated to offering the tools and information necessary for anyone to figure out if an allergic reaction is causing their condition.
An allergic reaction can cause gums to become red, inflammed and irritated and bone loss which results in receded gums and loose teeth. It can cause pus to appear at the gum line when when pressure is applied to the gums. It can cause oral sores which appear to be abscesses. There is a section on this site that explains how an allergic reaction can cause all of these effects.
You may have other obvious signs or symptoms of an allergy in your oral cavity. You may have rash or hives on the back of your throat. Oral practitioners frequently do not tell patients about this additional visible symptom. This symptom is out of the scope of an oral practitioner for both diagnosis and treatment. There is some information on this site about additional symptoms that you can check for and who you must see to get them correctly diagnosed and addressed.
Allergic reactions can be very subtle and differ greatly in their symptoms. Anyone can be allergic to a substance. You can be allergic to a substance and not realize it. Allergic reactions to specific chemical substances are very common and are completely individualized. You can be allergic to any chemical substance that occurs naturally or is synthesised. Even when the immediate signs of an allergic reaction are not obvious to you, the amount of tissue damage you are doing can be extensive. You can be doing damage outside your oral cavity in other places in your body as well and not realize it yet. Allergic reactions do not have to be obvious like a reaction to poison ivy and do not have to have obvious signs such as hives on your gums, cheeks or other oral tissues. Some women experience irritated gums or get oral sores only during their menstrual cycle. There is a brief explanation for this phenomena in the section on apthous stomatitis. Allergic reactions are very complex. Some individuals experience a multitude of systemic effects and very little visible manifestation. There are multiple players involved in type of reaction type both at the local and the systemic level. A section of this site explains the four major categories of the immune response, the common symptoms they can produce and the mechanics of the response in each category.
Pursuing the allergy cause can be handled in a methodical and stepwise fashion. Your MD can examine you for the signs of an allergic reaction and will likely do a blood test to make sure that you do not have a systemic problem. The next step is to identify the substance that is causing the problem. Terminate your exposure to it and you should heal very quickly, without any treatment.You can then be tested for the substance or product. There are detailed instructions on this site that explain how to figure out what you are allergic to.
Once you terminate exposure to the substance that is causing the tissue damage, your oral condition will heal very quickly without any treatment. Oral tissues heal very quickly. Systemic effects that were induced as a result of the allergic reaction should also disappear. A section of this site explains what to expect during the healing process.
An allergic reaction is the most likely cause of your oral condition. The same principles apply to a tissue irritant. Many of the products people use on a daily basis contain well documented tissue irritants. Many people are unaware of this. Some people are highly sensitive to particular tissue irritants. Some people experience peeling gums after using toothpaste, especially the tartar control styles. This is not necessarily an allergic reaction, it can be an individual sensitivity to a particular chemical compound. It does not effect everyone this way and, like allergies, it is a highly individualized phenomena. Mouthwash and toothpaste are common causes of allergic reactions. A section of this site presents information on these products, their contents and effects.
Periodontitis means inflammation of the gums. The treatment for periodontitis in the US is ineffective at completely treating the condition. People diagnosed with this condition are told that they will have it forever. The treatment is expensive, painful and does tissue damage. Mechanical cleaning treatments are not going to treat an allergic reaction, a systemic disease, or tissue damage caused by a chemical irritant that an individual is sensitive to. The underlying cause of the condition continues to do tissue damage which continues to cause inflammation and irritation of the tissue. These effected tissues have already displayed the results of a perpetual problem and the ongoing damage has exceeded the bodies capacity to heal, resulting in the obvious signs of a chronic problem. Mechanical treatments do more damage to already damaged tissue. Before agreeing to any mechanical treatments, it is highly recommended that you read the section on this topic so that you know what to ask and what to expect.
It has been proven that inflammation of the oral tissues can be caused by allergic reactions. The mechanisms of an allergic reaction are highly complex and are capable of doing all the damage that is seen in periodontal disease. It is also proven that oral eruptions can be caused by allergic reactions. It is also proven that tissue irritants can cause inflammation of the oral tissues.
Approach your condition in a logical and stepwise fashion and get it treated correctly.
See a MD about your condition and a blood test. Request an examination for signs of an allergic reaction or damage from a chemical irritant. You may have additional signs that are not visible in your oral cavity that can be related to an allergic reaction. Explain any other effects that you may have such as low saliva, dry eyes, periodic nausea, muscle cramping, joint pain, dizziness, spaciness, patches of dry skin, low estrogen or menstrual problems, stomach or abdominal pain or bloating, anything that is not quite normal. Let your MD decide if these are possible effects of one of the four categories of allergic reactions. Your MD may also send you to a specialist for more information. These effects may be subtle, they may come and go. You likely have a heavily coated tongue. You should ask your MD to examine the surface.
The next step is to identify the one or more substances that is causing the problem. Once these substances are identified, terminate exposure. Your oral tissues will heal very quickly without any treatment. There are detailed instructions given on this site to determine the substance that you are reacting to.
After healing takes place schedule another visit with your MD for verification that the substance is the cause of an allergic reaction or the chemical irritation. The MD might send you to specialists for further testing and make sure that other signs and effects of your condition are correctly addressed. When you are allergic or sensitive to a substance, it is quite likely that you are also allergic and sensitive to many chemical substances that are similar. You will know what you need to avoid. A specialist, like an immunologist or allergist, or a dermatologist is a MD with two additional years of study in their field of expertise. Immunologists and dermatologists are licensed and equipped to discern the details of your particular immune response, answer your questions, perform the necessary tests and if needed prescribe the exact medications required for your particular response to the substance causing the problem and any additional systemic effects.
ABC News 20/20 did a feature show on the water that is used in dental offices. Since much of the material that is used to contain and deliver the water is plastic, it provides an excellent environment for extensive bacterial growth. ABC News had tests done on the water from several offices. In addition to excessive pathogenic bacteria they also found the saliva of other patients. The following URL has the results of what they found. It is in your best interest to make sure that your dental office has addressed this issue. They have known about it for some time and most of them have done nothing about it. http://more.abcnews.go.com/onair/2020/2020_000804_dirtywater_feature.html
If you feel that you cannot convey everything that is presented at this web site to your MD, give your MD the address of the site and a description of your diagnosis or oral issues when you make the appointment. Bring your list of other physical complaints with you. Ask the person that makes appointments for the MD if your MD will be willing to look at this site before the appointment. After reading this site, your MD will have a much better idea of what your goals are and what you are trying to find out. Bring a list of your specific questions to the appointment. Please dont bring a printout of this entire site with you to your appointment and expect your MD to read it during the appointment. Your appointment time should be spent on examination and discussions of the findings. Your MD may have some additional comments and suggestions based on your own medical history.
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