Gum Disease Treatment
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Gum disease: A Bigger Problem
This is sometimes also termed as pyorrhea. Research says that gum disease can lead to problems such as heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke and complications with diabetes. Because the symptoms are initially mild, many people don’t realize they have gum disease, which can worsen the condition. You may have an increased risk for gum disease if you smoke, have diabetes, take certain medications, endure excessive stress, or don’t eat properly.
Symptoms of Gum diseases:
- Bleeding gums while brushing or flossing
- Receding gums
- Loose or separating teeth
- Presence of pus between the gum and tooth
- Chronic halitosis (bad breath)
If caught in the early stages, your dentist can reverse gum disease. To begin with, the dentist will scale the teeth to remove plaque and calculus, and plane the roots to smooth them. Advanced cases may require your dentist to surgically trim the gums, disinfect the tissue, remove the hardened plaque build-up, and re-contour the damaged bone.
The best prevention is taking proper care of your teeth and gums. Good brushing habits, regular flossing, and routine dental visits will go a long way to avoid periodontal disease.