Q: I recently had a full series of x-rays that showed high bone loss. I do not have recession or bleeding gums and the doctor said there was no tartar buildup under my gums either. Is there medication that can fight these bacteria that are attacking my bone? If my mouth is clean and gums are in good shape, what else can I do to ward off further bone loss?
A: You need a qualified Laser periodontist (specialist) to do an examination and recommend the necessary treatment to stop your bone loss. This might include an FDA cleared laser protocol to target the potent bacteria. Antibiotics alone will not cure this problem. The exam should include an occlusal analysis, a thorough review of your medical and dental history, and a detailed discussion of the results of the full series of digital x rays. Is there a family history of gum disease or early tooth loss and dentures?
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