Gum Disease and Treatment
Gingivitis (inflammation of the gum tissue) represents the most common gum disease, as it represents the response of bacterial plaque adherent to tooth surfaces when a necessary oral hygiene is not provided.
Signs and Symptoms
- Bright red or purple gums
- Bleeding teeth or bleeding gums after brushing/flossing
- Swollen gums
- Bad breath
- Teeth appearing longer due to gingival recession
- Gum sensitivity and in some cases pain
- Changes in tooth alignment when you close your mouth
After this point, the differences to occur over teeth will definitely come in two stages. In some cases, even when oral health remains low, gingivitis may remain at the same stage.
On the other hand, it may develop into Periodontitis and affect the bone structure. Last but not the least, after a complete treatment prescribed from our dentists, patients may continue their home treatment and regain the strength of their gums.
Gum Disease and Treatment Risk Factors
- Poor oral hygiene levels
- Low dental care utilization
- Incompatible dental apparatus that causes plaque buildup over teeth
- Puberty, pregnancy, menopause etc. as changing physical conditions
The focus of treatment for gingivitis is the removal of the etiologicagent (plaque) over and around the teeth surface.
At home, oral hygiene therapy to eliminate gingivitis must be aimed and thought.
Replacement or treatment of misplaced fillers and dentures.
Arrange regular visits to the dentist
Early stage gum disease can be cured with regular dental exams before it progresses. If your condition is more advanced, treatment will be required at the dentist’s office.