What are gum diseases?
Gum disease is a burning sensation in your gum pockets or gum line. It ends up affecting your teeth. Ignoring teeth and gum care may lead to bacterial growth in the mouth, causing this disease to spread in your gum pockets.
Gum diseases causes
The main cause of inflammation in your gum pockets is poor oral hygiene. If you haven't been brushing or flossing carefully, then you're letting bacteria build up. Some of the other causes are:
- Poor Oral Hygeine
- Systemic Diseases
- Use of Certain Medication
- Family History/Genitic Diseases
- Smoking/Tobacco chewing
You can't prevent things beyond your control, such as genetic disorders,
but you must do your best to prevent it by constantly engaging in teeth and gum care.
Gum diseases symptoms
If you identify any of the following symptoms, you should opt for immediate periodontal infection treatment:
- Your gums bleeding when you brush your teeth
- Red, swollen or tender gums
- Extreme sensitivity
- Pain while chewing food
- Constant foul breath or ill-fitting partial dentures
- There is pus between your teeth and gums
- If your gums seem to pull away from the teeth
- If your teeth loosen
To cure gum disease, you may pick a treatment that suits best, depending on the stage you're at; early stages call for non-surgical treatments, whereas the surgical route is opted for serious cases.
- Deep Cleaning
- Scaling and Root Planning
- Flap surgery
- Bone graft
- Soft tissue graft
- Guided tissue regeneration
- Brush your teeth twice a day using a Flouride toothpaste
- Floss regularly to remove plaque
- Visit the dentist for routine checkups and cleaning
- Quit smoking