Promote oral health and prevent serious problems with Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease is a common dental problem that can often be treated successfully if caught early.
If you have mild gum disease, it’s essential to get treatment, which involves dental cleaning as soon as possible to avoid more serious problems down the road. However, if your gum disease has progressed to periodontitis, it’s best to visit your dentist for the appropriate gum disease treatment that suits your case.
At Maylands Dental Centre, we believe that everyone deserves healthy teeth and gums, regardless of their budget. That’s why we offer a range of affordable dental treatments for mild and advanced gum disease, including professional deep dental cleaning, antibiotic therapy, home care programs, periodontal surgery, and dental restorations. We are also passionate about creating a healthy society and promoting oral care that helps treat gum disease and ensure the health of your body. At our clinic, we provide all patients with diet sheets, as well as extensive information for parents on how to feed their children healthy snacks that are low in sugar and acid. If requested, we can also coach adults on how to maintain their oral health in order to keep their smiles in good shape.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Gum disease is frequently caused by poor dental hygiene. Food particles and plaque can get caught in the crevice between the gum lines.
When brushing and flossing fail to remove the softer build-up, it calcifies into place. It solidifies into tartar with time and causes an infection or inflammation.
The use of tobacco products, including cigarettes, can cause and exacerbate gum disease by damaging the bone and soft tissue attachments to your teeth. The combination of hormonal shifts, high-stress levels, and poor oral hygiene may also contribute to gum disease.
Healthy gums are pale pink and firm, fitting snugly around your teeth. Gum disease is typically characterized by:
- Puffy or swollen gums
- Purplish, bright red, or dusky red gums that bleed easily when you brush or floss
- Plaques or white spots on your gums
- Pus between your gums or between your teeth
- New spaces appear between the teeth
- Receding gums, making your teeth appear longer
There are several ways to combat gum disease:
- Professional Dental Cleaning: Plaque, tartar, and bacteria are all removed during a professional cleaning. To prevent gum inflammation, a scaling process removes tartar from above and below the gum line, while root planing smooths rough areas and removes germs from the roots.
- Periodontal Surgery: Surgery may be required when gum disease has progressed to an advanced stage. A flap surgical procedure works by cutting into the gums to gain access to the infected gum tissue. The infected region is appropriately cleaned and sewn up to allow it to recuperate. In chronic cases where the teeth and jaw are too damaged to repair, bone grafting may be required.
- Dental Restoration: Any dental issues that are contributing to your gum disease, such as misaligned teeth or poorly fitted crowns, may be addressed by your dentist. Plaque that accumulates on these ill-fitting structures and irritates the gums might be difficult to remove during daily oral hygiene. Severe gum disease may necessitate dental implants to replace lost teeth.
- Home Care Program: Prevention is always better than a cure. At Maylands Dental Centre, our practice is built around good oral hygiene. If your gums occasionally bleed when you brush your teeth, you may have mild gum disease. The condition is completely treatable and can be managed by brushing and flossing correctly at home. Your dentist will provide you with advice regarding your brushing and flossing program. It is also recommended to visit your dentist regularly to prevent and treat mild gum disease, usually at least two times a year.
Untreated gum disease will advance to periodontitis, a more severe stage of gum disease. The infection and pockets deepen while eating away at your jaw, causing your teeth to loosen and fall out. Periodontal pockets arise when the gums recede or separate from the teeth and jaw bone as gum disease progresses. This might result in a shift in the bite and pain when chewing or biting.
Periodontitis is a condition that can also lead to tooth loss. In addition, periodontitis bacteria can enter your circulation through your gum tissue, potentially damaging other parts of your body. Periodontitis, for example, has been associated with rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory disease, and coronary artery disease.