Gum Disease: These are the two major diseases that affect the gums.
Gingivitis (gum inflammation)
usually happens before periodontitis (gum disease).
However, not all gingivitis leads to periodontitis.
Most people get gingivitis at some point in their lives and it’s mild symptoms make it easy to ignore, although without treatment, it can turn into bigger problems for your mouth.
The good news is that you can prevent or even reverse it by simply brushing your teeth, flossing and having regular dental cleanings and check ups.
In the early stage of gingivitis, bacteria in plaque buildup causing the gums to become inflammed and to easily bleed during tooth brushing.
Although the gums maybe irritated, the teeth are still firmly planted in their sockets. No irreversible bone or other tissue damage has occurred at this stage.
Periodontitis is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place.
CAUSES OF GUM DISEASE.
Plaque is the primary cause of gum disease.
However other factors can contribute to periodontal disease.
Such as those occuring during pregnancy, puberty, menopause and monthly menstruation make gums more sensitive which makes it more easier for gingivitis to develop.
May affect the condition of your gums. This includes diseases such as cancer and HIV that interfere with the immune system.
Because diabetes affects the body’s ability to use blood sugars, patients with this disease are at higher risk of developing infections including periodontal disease and cavities.
Can also affect oral health because some lessen the flow of saliva, which has a protective effect on the teeth and gums.
Such as smoking make it harder for gum tissue to repair.
POOR ORAL HYGIENE
Habits make it easier for gingivitis to develop.
Of dental disease can also be a contributing factor for the development of gingivitis.
SYMPTOMS OF GUM DISEASE
Bad breath that is persistent
Red or swollen gums
Tender or bleeding gums
Receding gums or longer appearing teeth
Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
Consider using an electric toothbrush which may be more effective
Floss at least once a day to remove plaque.
Visit your dentist at least twice a year for a professional cleaning.
Don’t smoke or chew tobacco
TREATMENT OF GUM DISEASE
During a professional cleaning at dental solutions clinic, our dentist will remove plaque buildup and tatar from your teeth.
Anti biotics.Our dentist will prescribe antibiotics to help with persistent gums infection that haven’t responded to cleanings.
NB:Surgery! If inflammation persists in sites that are inaccessible to brushing and flossing.
MEDICATION OF GUM DISEASE
A number of medications can be used to treat gum disease.
Anti septic mouth wash containing chlorhexidine.
Timed release anti septic chips
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