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Periodontal Disease: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

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In the beginning stage of gum disease often referred to as gingivitis, it causes gums to be red, swollen and inflamed. In the final phases of the disease, also known as Periodontitis bacteria can affect the gums’ tissues. Gums can bleed easily if teeth aren’t regularly cleaned and flossed.

Prevention of Periodontal Disease

Gum disease treatment is handled based on how severe your situation. In mild cases, the disease can be treated with proper oral hygiene practices and regular appointments to your dentist. Cleansing your teeth twice a daily with fluoride toothpaste, and flossing at least every other day will help eliminate the majority of food and plaque according to the American Dental Association. What happens if you continue to suffer from periodontal disease despite regular dental cleanings?

Periodontal disease may cause other health issues. Researchers are researching the possibility of a link to gum illness and genetic causes such as smoking cigarettes and alcohol. Gum disease is a more risk of suffering from stroke and heart disease that result from blockage of blood vessels. Patients with diabetes that is not controlled are more likely to develop gum disease. This can lead to lung infections, or worsen existing lung problems leading to pneumonia that is severe. Certain medications have been proven to trigger this condition. The pregnancy can cause gum diseases and premature births in certain women.

The treatment of Periodontal Disease

More serious cases may require surgery. The most advanced treatment usually begins with a deep-cleaning procedure known as Scaling or Root Planing. Laser Periodontal Therapy will remove the tartar and bacteria that have formed beneath the gumline, with less time frames for treatment. The gums are secured and connect to your teeth. After the procedure, the infected gum tissue will heal and will fit better over your teeth. Laser technology is highly precise and is able to protect the healthy areas of your teeth, while also removing dental cavities. Laser gum therapy can reduce the swelling and bleeding of gums and also lessen discomfort and the necessity for more invasive treatments.

Gum Disease Treatment

If you require treatment for your gums consult your periodontist who will look for indications that indicate gum disease. The periodontist might recommend preventive treatments for gums to ward off the condition. Based on your specific condition, our dentists will recommend different treatments that can help bring back to health your whole mouth. By practicing good oral hygiene as well as regular visits for expert examinations and cleanings You can reduce the likelihood of periodontal condition becoming serious issues!

 

 

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