Gum Disease Treatment
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Gum Disease Treatment is highly preventable
Periodontitis or gum disease is something that can be easily prevented is nipped in the bud at the early stages. It comes from a build-up of plaque that develops over time. It is basically down to not brushing correctly or not maintaining decent oral hygiene. By brushing regularly and making sure that you are flossing, you should be able to prevent the situation getting any worse.
We offer periodontal treatment for patients who have passed the point of being able to help the situation themselves. Here at BDS, we have specialists on hand to help treat the issue.
Periodontal disease refers to disease of the supporting tissues, i.e. the gums and bone, surrounding each tooth. A Periodontist is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease.
The most common periodontal conditions are gingivitis and periodontitis, both of which are caused by dental plaque and tartar. Dental plaque is the sticky, colourless film that constantly forms on your teeth and contains bacteria which normally inhabit the mouth. Tartar is hardened plaque which is more difficult to remove with simple brushing alone.
Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. It is common but is readily treatable with good oral hygiene.
Periodontitis affects approximately 10-15% of the population and is inflammation which extends to form a pocket between the tooth and the infected gums. Periodontitis can manifest itself by swollen and reddened or bleeding gums even on light contact, oversensitive teeth or bad breath.
Without treatment the periodontal disease gets progressively worse and the bone attaching the teeth in the jaw is lost. As a result the teeth become loose and drift slightly from their original position. If left untreated this condition can result in your teeth eventually falling out. The gums may also recede down the roots of the tooth leading to increased sensitivity.
Several major factors are known to contribute to the increased risk of periodontal disease. These include family history, certain types of bacterial dental plaque, diabetes, stress and smoking. Stopping smoking is an important component in reducing the risk of developing periodontal disease and improving an the response to treatment.
There is mounting scientific evidence linking periodontitis to diabetes, heart disease and a host of other systemic diseases. It is therefore important not only for your oral health but also your general health, to have treatment for any gum disease present.
Gingivitis is the most common form of gum disease. By following the advice given by your dentist, you can manage this quite effectively as long as you maintain brushing and cleaning. It will continue to develop and get worse if you are not maintaining good oral hygiene. The disease will eventually develop into periodontitis. This is the more serious stage of the disease and teeth often become damaged and require extracting.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is key
Identifying the issue early is key for treating gum disease. Initial symptoms include bleeding of the gums and an unpleasant taste in the mouth. You should be seeking immediate attention for this disease if any of these symptoms come up. Again, making sure you are cleaning correctly, you can cut this issue out.
The tissue will start to break down the longer it is left untreated and pockets begin to appear around the gum which allows for more room for bacteria to thrive and develop. The teeth will eventually come loose and the longer left untreated, the more likely you will need the teeth removing.
Eliminate bad habits and keep on top of cleaning
Periodontitis is an issue that can be prevented but can happen to anyone so you should be doing as much as you can to help prevent any further infection by keeping a clean mouth. You are more likely to suffer from gum disease if you smoke regularly and use certain drugs that may affect your gums but it is about staying in touch with your dentist and making sure you inform them about any health or dietary changes that could be as a result of this.
We have a team of experienced specialists that can provide you with a detailed examination and consultation. Get in touch with one of our team today to see how we can help you. We have worked with a number of patients on a number of unique cases and know how to achieve the optimum result for each individual.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) is an infection that not only affects your gums but affects the surrounding bone and supporting tissues around your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss and usually has minimal symptoms as it is often diagnosed as painless, although inflammation is a common symptom that we find. If left untreated, it can have terrible effects and lead to tooth loss in the most extreme cases but it can be very easily treated if nipped in the bud early. It is caused by a build up of plaque that can be prevented if you are cleaning and maintaining properly.
If there are often little symptoms,
how will I know if I have periodontal disease?
There are a number of symptoms that you can often not see but are telltale signs usually of early signs of periodontal disease, including:– Bad Breath/taste that won’t go away even with brushing.– Swollen, reddish looking gums.– Bleeding gums when brushing.– Loose Teeth.– Sensitive Teeth.
How do you treat periodontal disease?
We thoroughly clean the root surfaces of your teeth below the gum and ensure that the area is completely free of plaque and anything that is harming the gum. The level of treatment varies and ultimately depends on the severity of your particular case. Maintenance is the most important thing you can do and ensuring that you are keeping your mouth as clean as it can be all of the time is vital to ensuring no further damage is caused down the line.
What can happen if left untreated?
With the symptoms often not being visible and a lot of our patients going many years without being aware of gum disease, it can be very destructive if left too long. It can lead to gum abscesses and can cause permanent damage to the surrounding structural integrity of the bone surrounding. It is vital that if you feel any sort of discomfort, you come and see us immediately and get it sorted as early as possible.
Why is this treatment so important?
Ensuring that your gums are as healthy as they can be is vital to maintaining good oral health. It is so important to stop this particular disease early and save your teeth from further damage. We aim to have your mouth as healthy as it can be as soon as possible and when referring back to your dentist, we provide them will a full breakdown of the treatment and the current state of your oral health.