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Gum disease

Also known as Periodontal Disease and Parodontosis

Dental diseases may affect the teeth, the gums, or other tissues and parts of the mouth. Dental diseases can cause much more serious problems than a toothache; they can affect our ability to chew, smile, or speak properly. Their severity may range from a simple aphthous ulcer or a common tooth cavity, to oral cancer.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with gum disease, 89% report having toothache, 53% report having gum pain, and 46% report having facial pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of gum disease are toothache, gum pain, facial pain, peripheral edema, mouth ulcer, mouth pain, bleeding gums, pain in gums, lip swelling, and jaw swelling, although you may still have gum disease without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with gum disease often receive incision and drainage, other non-or therapeutic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx and dental procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with gum disease include penicillin, clindamycin, hydrocodone, chlorhexidine topical, benzocaine topical, codeine, levonordefrin / mepivacaine, emtricitabine, bupivacaine / epinephrine, ketamine, tenofovir, pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccine (prevnar 13) and iopromide (ultravist) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for gum disease include age 15-29 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.4x
1-4 years
1.2x
5-14 years
0.7x
15-29 years
1.8x
30-44 years
1.4x
45-59 years
0.9x
60-74 years
0.4x
75+ years
0.2x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.3x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
0.9x
Other
1.0x
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