TREATMENT OF GUMS
Gingivitis, periodontitis, gum grafts… Diagnoses that no one wants to get!
But if your gums are hurting, one visit to your dentist can put you back on the road to health. The right kind of check-up can detect any problems, which will help your dentist choose a treatment that can support the health of your gums and teeth.
Gum disease can sometimes be hard to detect because you may not experience symptoms. Having regular dental check-ups can help screen for infection and consequently, avoid more negative outcomes.
Common forms of gum disease
- Gingivitis: An inflammation of the gums triggered by bacteria, gingivitis is caused by dental plaque.
- Periodontal abscess: Caused by bacterial infection, periodontal abscess is characterized by pain, localized redness and pus discharge from the periodontal pocket.
- Periodontitis: This is a serious gum infection that inflames the tissues that surround and support teeth. Periodontitis can be chronic, aggressive or related to other diseases (cancer, diabetes, HIV, etc.).
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EXAMINING YOUR GUMS
Although not all forms of gum disease present symptoms, signs such as inflammation, bleeding, receding gum lines and bad breath could signal a problem in your mouth.
Even if you practice good dental hygiene, it’s always a good idea to get your teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist.
Regular check-ups with your dentist help you:
- Prevent infections and disease
- Enjoy healthy gums
- Keep your teeth longer