Periodontal disease

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What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gum and tissues that surround and support the teeth. Symptoms of periodontal disease include red and swollen gums, persistent bad breath, gum recession and loose teeth.

Common symptoms reported by people with periodontal disease

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with periodontal disease

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Amoxil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
periodontal disease (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Peridex Mouthwash)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
periodontal disease (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vyvanse)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with periodontal disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with periodontal disease

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Amoxil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
periodontal disease (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Peridex Mouthwash)
Perceived effectiveness
for periodontal disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
periodontal disease (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry skin dry skin on hands
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vyvanse)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (3 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite diarrhea 3 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with periodontal disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has periodontal disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 7
40s 4
50s 9
60s 3
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 4
Female 22

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 19
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from periodontal disease patients who have completed their condition history
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