Gum Disease Treatment is a dental procedure that is performed by a Board Certified Periodontist for patients with bleeding gums while they brush, eat and floss in their daily routine. It is advisable to visit a Periodontist near you for an Oral and Dental Check up if in case your experience severe or regular bleeding in your mouth with receding gums over a period of time. In case if you are living in Carrollton, TX or the nearby county or City and if you are experiencing either of the above-mentioned symptoms, kindly make an appointment with Dr. Vadivel, the Indian Dentist who is a Board Certified Periodontist in Carrollton, TX and avail a FREE Consultation and FREE 3D CAT Scan on your first visit to his dental office.
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Gum disease, is a condition where damage occurs to the gums because of bacteria. Plaque forms on teeth because of this bacteria, mucus, and other particles. When it is not cleaned off with regular brushing it can harden into tartar. Tartar is very hard to get ride of and traps bacteria underneath it. These bacteria continue to grow and infect the gums. This causes swelling of the gums, known as gingivitis, and eventually periodontitis. When periodontitis develops, the gums begin to pull away from the teeth. The pockets this creates between the teeth and gums also become infected. When the bacteria then reach deep under the gums they can destroy the bone and connective tissues. Left untreated long enough, the tooth will fall out. Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in America.
Indications of gum disease include:
Gum disease is an infection and managing that infection is the first step. Treatment will be contingent on how badly the gums are damaged. Maintaining good oral hygiene habits at home will always be an important aspect of care. Root planing and scaling can be performed when the disease has not progressed very far. Root planing smooths any coarse spots where germs and bacteria can collect and scaling is used to scrape off the tartar from below and above the gum line. Laser therapy and pinhole gum surgery can be used to repair the damage the disease has caused to the gums. These are done when the gums have started to recede and have lost mass.