Advanced Periodontitis - My Periodontist said she can't help me

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I have been diagnosed as advanced periodontitis for 3 years. 5mm and 6mm pockets throughout the whole mouth, and several 7mm and 9mm pockets. Have done deep cleaning and keep doing cleaning every 3 months after the deep clean. Feeling the gap between my teeth are getting bigger and bigger, one of my front teeth start twisting.

Just talked with my periodontits yesterday, she looks at my xray and did measurements again. after that, she said that there is nothing she can do to help me. She said that my xrays looks so bad that i have lots of bone lost, and most of my teeth have a black line between the root and the bone, she said it means that my bone is no longer wrapping around my teeth. She suggested to extract all of my teeth and get all on 4 implant.

I am only 31 years old. i have all my teeth now, they just looks long (because of receding gum) and they have gaps and dark triangle and they are loosen. but i still want my teeth, i don't wanna go into a surgery and have all of my teeth removed. It feels like the end of the world to me. I can't even imagine looking at myself with no teeth at all.

I have been keeping up really good home remedies, brush and rinse after every meal, and i don't eat snacks between meals anymore. I floss at night and after i clean and floss, i drink and eat nothing but water.

I really don't know what to do already. the periodontist suggest to keep the 3 months cleaning for a while then replace all my teeth with all on 4....
 
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Can you get a second opinion?
 
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Agreed. Time for a second opinion.
 
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I agree with the rest , a second opinion or even third . I had a friend who got 2 opinions they could do nothing for her she was beyond their help. She then found a specialist who could . It was worth persisting. at least trying .
 
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Assumptions are:
no smoking
no altered immune condition
Can u post your x-rays?
 
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Can you get a second opinion?
Thank you for your reply.
Yes. I have contacted another 2 periodontist. Waiting for my appointment to come up. Hope I can get some 2nd or even 3rd opinion about what they can do. At the same time, keep improving my home remedies.
 
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I agree with the rest , a second opinion or even third . I had a friend who got 2 opinions they could do nothing for her she was beyond their help. She then found a specialist who could . It was worth persisting. at least trying .
Thank you so much for your reply. This give me hope.

I contacted another 2 periodontist. Have scheduled meeting with them. I think that i will use 2-3 months to see other periodontist and general dentist for 2nd and 3rd and even more opinions. I don't want to make decision yet. I want to fully explore all my options, and hope i can find someone that can help me. Even doing all on 4, I still need to research and find the best type that can work with me. Need something that can work for 50 years.... if i want to eat my 80th year old cake....
 
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Assumptions are:
no smoking
no altered immune condition
Can u post your x-rays?
Thank you for reply.
No smoking. Don't know about the altered immune condition, never have any trouble with my immune system. The periodontist did bring it up said it might be the reason, so i am meeting with my primary doctor on friday to find out if i can get it tested, also test my hormone level.

I emailed my dentist today for the x-ray, they said they will save it on a CD and send to me. I will post it once i get it.
 
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