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Gum Disease

Are you experiencing gum
soreness and redness?

Treat Gum disease and enjoy oral health

Gum disease also referred to as periodontal disease, is a critical condition that if not treated results in a serious oral health condition. Most people do not know that gum disease can be treated before its detection. The reason is that indications of gum disease are not always clear. Frequently visiting the dentist is one of the best approaches to determine if gum disease could be a problem for you. Bacteria are the reason for gum disease which eventually impacts gums and teeth. Sore gums, bleeding when brushing teeth and bad breath are indications that you are impacted by gum disease. During your regular check-ups, you can find out if you have gum disease or not. Your dentist will check the sign of infection that exists in the gums and confirm whether you have gum disease or not. Failing to treat gum disease can have serious health issues including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. If you have any worries regarding gum disease, don’t wait until it’s too late.

Healthy gums are the basis of a healthy smile

If you have red, swollen, or bleeding gums, it could be an indication of gum diseases. Gum disease is the major reason for tooth loss of adults and gum disease treatment has been associated with general health conditions like diabetes, strokes, cardiovascular disease, poor pregnancy results, and even dementia. But do not be scared, you have arrived at the correct place. At Total Care Dental, prevention of dental disease is our priority. We have a powerful active oral health maintenance protocol, which will aid you to remain at the best of your oral health care. 

We will work together to provide you with an effective home care routine, and with regular maintenance appointments, assist in keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

Are you at a risk of developing gum disease?

While gum diseases generally start by ignoring better oral hygiene some other causes can impact the health of your gums. Research suggests that an older person has a high ratio of gum disease. Smoking is one of the most important factors in gum disease; it can diminish the chances of successful treatment. Hormonal changes in girls and women can lead to gums becoming more sensitive, which results in developing a gum disease easily. 

Stress can make it harder for the body to fight against infection; it can also slow down the gum disease treatment. A person suffering from diabetes is more sensitive to gum disease. As diabetes slows circulation there is more time for bacteria to settle or enter.

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How does Gum disease start and progress?

It starts due to bacteria, mucus, and particles making a sticky colorless image on your teeth, called plaque. If plaque is not removed by daily brushing and flossing, it can harden to form tartar. This tartar is continuously coated with plaque. The issue with tartar is that it can’t be removed by normal brushing.

Instead, the existence of tartar makes it difficult to brush and floss effectively. The plaque harbors acid that makes bacteria which builds havoc on your gums and teeth. It is easier for the acids released by bacteria in your mouth to break down the tooth enamel. The normal form of gum disease is called gingivitis, and the symptoms are swollen and inflamed gums, sometimes bleeding when brushing your teeth. If not treated, gingivitis can lead to a serious condition called periodontitis, where pockets between the tooth and the gums exist and bone is lost around the tooth. Gum disease often starts in regions of the mouth that are difficult to clean, like your back teeth, along the gum lines, and where there’s been other dental work.

Treatment for gum disease

We at Total Care Dental consider gum disease seriously and if we discover that you have gum disease at the time of your dental check-up, we will talk about it with you. Performing a regular dental clean-up may not be enough and may conceal the underlying disease. With your approval, we will conduct a digital full mouth x-ray to evaluate the bone loss. We will also evaluate the gap between your gums and teeth, which is known as the gum pocket. We will formulate a customized plan that may involve removal of tartar and bacteria harboring below the gum line, gum surgery in advanced gum disease, and a regular dental clean-up once your gum is stable.

Gum Disease at Total Care Dental

For more details about periodontitis and gingivitis, contact Total Care Dental and book an appointment with our helpful team. Call us on (02) 42966440 and we are ready to assist you.

Restore the look and function of your smile by calling today to schedule a consultation with our renowned dentist!