Gum Disease Treatment

Gum Disease or Periodontal Disease is an inflammation of the tissues. These tissues support our teeth and help them stay in shape. When a patient suffers from Periodontal Disease the bottom of the gum tissues get affected and this causes the supporting tissues to deteriorate. As the tissues get deteriorated the bottom of gum line starts developing cavities. So here we need to understand that the greater the cavity higher the intensity of gum disease.

Periodontal Disease has been divided into two categories and these two categories have been classified basis the intensity of the disease. These two categories are: Gingivitis which is the milder form and Periodontitis which is the severe form.

Periodontitis occurs when Gingivitis is left untreated and neglected. Periodontal Disease can be caused by any of the following factors:

  1. Tobacco Chewing and Smoking
  2. Diabetes
  3. Consumption of Steroids
  4. Crooked Tooth

You need to check the following warning signs as they are the red flag:

  1. Bleeding Gums
  2. Red, Swollen and Tender Gums
  3. Gums pulling away from teeth
  4. Continuous Bad Breath
  5. Loose Teeth

Types of Gum Diseases:

Although we mentioned before that Periodontitis and Gingivitis are two major forms of Gum Disease however there other forms as well. So let’s come to take a sneak peek into those:

  1. Gingivitis: This is the initial stage of gum disease and is the mild inflammation on the gums. The inflammation is caused by the bacterial infection due to plaque buildup. The factors mentioned above (Smoking, Chewing Tobacco. Consumption of Medicine or Steroids etc) are the reason why our teeth suffers from Gingivitis. You will have to really cautious about the signs because an early detection of the disease can surely avert a bigger problem.
  2. Mild Periodontitis: if Gingivitis is not treated at an early stage then the inflammation will spread more and through the alveolar bone. Here you will start experiencing minor bone loss accompanied by cavities. In this disease the supporting structure of teeth starts deteriorating.
  3. Moderate Periodontitis: In this phase of gum disease you will experience that the gums have started to recede. You will also experience bone (from moderate to severe) and your tooth will start moving. The moment you feel any such thing happening it is a signal that you need to disturb your dentist.
  4. Severe Periodontitis: This is the last stage of gum disease and infects the most dangerous one. In this stage you will start losing all your teeth one by one. Loss of teeth is accompanied by deep pockets, tooth mobility and prominent mouth boils. You will also see pus being developed, continued bone loss and loose tooth.

Gum Disease Treatment

There might be a possibility that your dentist will suggest a non-surgical treatment. However there are times when a gum surgery is required. There will be a complete diagnosis of your disease and the intensity will decide the treatment procedure. Following are the three types of treatment that will be done:

  1. Non-Surgical Treatment
  2. Scaling or Cleaning
  3. Bone or Gingival augmentation

The best way to avoid gum disease is by following proper oral hygiene. So follow the oral hygiene and maintain the health of your teeth.

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