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Gum Disease, Infection Treatment West End

A dental visit is warranted not only when there is something wrong with your teeth, the  health of your gums is also equally important. Gums provide support to the teeth. So if your gums are not in perfect health, tooth decay or even tooth loss can occur. Gum disease does not usually manifest as tooth pain, so they are highly likely to go unnoticed especially during the initial stages.

Regular visits to the dentist can help identify gum diseases right when they start, and will allow preventive measures to be taken against further spread.

The following are some symptoms that signal some underlying gum disease:

  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Swollen or inflamed gums
  • Gums that have receded from teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Teeth being overly sensitive to hot or cold food

If you have experienced any of the above, it’s time for a dental visit. Nip these problems in the bud so they don’t aggravate and cause your teeth to decay.

Treating Gum Disease

The dentists at le tooth will conduct an initial examination of your mouth – gums, jaw, tongue, teeth, and insides of your cheeks. We look for signs of bleeding or inflammation of the gums. We also check if the teeth have moved or if they are loose.

Gum inflammation can lead to build up of bacteria which can further lead to aggravated gum disease. Building of plaque can also speed up the process.

Gingivitis

Gingivitis causes the gums to become swollen and red. They also bleed easily. This condition is the mildest form of periodontitis. Often caused by inadequate oral hygiene, gingivitis can soon progress to full-fledged periodontitis if not caught and treated early.

Periodontitis

If gingivitis is left untreated, it can lead to periodontitis. Plaque spreads and grows below the gum line. The bacteria in the plaque produce toxins that irritate the gums and the body will launch an immune response, which essentially lead to the destruction of the affected gum tissues and teeth. Eventually, the teeth will come loose and may have to be extracted.

Treating gum disease early can stop it in its tracks. As soon as you notice your gums bleeding, book an appointment with your dentist.

After a complete dental examination, we come up with the most suitable dental treatment plan. We share the plan with you and answer all your questions.

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