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Periodontal disease question



Is it possible to treat periodontal disease on my split gums with warm salt water? Please. I can`t afford a dentist.

It`s starting to get big and white. Not too white. And puffy. Not that big.


No, it will not solve the problem. Salty water may help to reduce the swelling but it will not eliminate local bacterial products that are causing the disease.

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Binnaz   Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University