Gum disease (Periodontal disease) is the main reason for tooth loss in adults. It starts with slight swelling and redness, and sometimes sensitivity of the gums, Gingivitis, the early phase of periodontal disease, can go unnoticed if a patient avoids regular dental examinations. Researchers have also linked periodontal disease to other health risks such as stroke, cardiovascular disease and more.
Aspects that contribute to gum disease include poor oral hygiene, irregular professional dental cleanings, smoking or chewing tobacco, certain medicine, imperfect fillings, crooked teeth and systemic diseases.
Gum Disease – Treatment Overview
Initial treatment of gum disease is very important. The objectives of treatment are to stop gum disease from permanently damaging tissues, control infection, and avoid tooth loss. Treatment of early gum disease includes oral hygiene and elimination of bacterial plaque.
Treatment of periodontal disease.
The main goal of periodontal treatment is to control the gum infection, stop the disease progression and return to good oral health. There are many treatments available for gum disease depending on the stage of disease, how you may have responded to earlier treatments, and your overall health. Depending on the extent of the gum disease, the kind of treatment and quantity of visits will vary from patient to patient.
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There are simple habits to keep teeth strong and healthy from childhood to old age.
There are so many good reasons to keep your family’s teeth and gums healthy.
You can chew for good nutrition and avoid painful and expensive cavities, oral diseases, and infections of the mouth like gingivitis, bad breath or yellowing teeth. Researches have also shown that plaque buildup on teeth can lead to artery and heart disease.
Fortunately, there are simple habits to keep teeth strong and healthy from childhood to old age.
Are you in pain and need to see a dentist immediately?
If you have strong toothache or tooth pain, It’s a dental emergency! Any damage to teeth or gums can be very serious and should never be ignored.
Emergency patients suffering tooth pain are always welcome and served with priority.