Gum disease (gingivitis) or bone loss around a tooth (periodontitis) is an infection of teeth support structures and is one of the main causes of teeth loss. Because gum disease is usually passive, quiet, and painless, while it is happening, it cannot be identified. There can easily be no warning signs. Gum disease is caused by plaque; this is the sticky substance that surrounds the neck of the teeth and can be mineralized and change to Tatar, which migrates down the neck of teeth.
This can eventually cause the looseness of teeth.
WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS OF GUM DISEASE?
Easily bleeding gums
Red, swollen, sore gums
Recession, gums that have receded from the teeth
The bite of your teeth altering
Persistent bad breath or bad taste
Permanent teeth that are loose or are separating
Proper dental care at home is essential to help to keep periodontal disease from becoming more serious or from recurring.
WHAT ARE MY TREATMENT OPTIONS OF GUM DISEASE?
We provide our patients with lifetime care; we offer a wide variety of state-of-the-art treatment options for gum disease to help our patients improve and maintain their oral health.
'Prevention is far better than cure' this age-old saying in Medicine is correct. Awareness of good Oral hygiene and sound healthy gums. Teeth Brushing, Flossing and Mouthwash are gold-standard daily practices. Spiral inter-dental toothbrushes, floss-sticks, super floss are some of the other processes that can be used.