Understanding Common Gums Diseases
Our mouth is full of bacteria responsible for causing damage to the teeth and supporting tissues. The teeth are surrounded by supporting fibers and gums. A healthy mouth does mean not only white teeth but also includes healthy gums and supporting tissues.
Several studies show a strong connection between gum disease and systemic illnesses. Plaque is a sticky biofilm that is continuously deposited on the tooth surface. If not removed regularly with brushing, it hardens up to form tartar. This hard deposit is difficult to remove with routine brushing. Tartar deposited on the teeth irritates the gums and changes their color and texture.
The information below will discuss common gum diseases and signs to watch out for. We will also discuss the treatment options available for Common Gums Diseases at Advanced Dental Clinic.
Types of Common Gums Diseases
The most common type of gum disease is gingivitis. It is characterized by redness and inflammation of the gums. The most common sign to watch out for is bleeding of the gums during brushing. The gums may also bleed while eating hard fruits like apples or raw vegetables. The inflammation is limited to gums and can be effectively managed with professional teeth cleaning. Professional cleaning or dental scaling uses a special dental instrument called a dental scaler to remove the tartar deposits. Once the tartar is removed, the gums begin to heal, and the signs of redness and inflammation subside. A diet rich in vitamin C also plays a vital role during the recovery and maintenance of healthy gums.
To recognize the advancement of gingivitis, it’s far more essential to apprehend the shape of the gums. Gums connect to the tooth at a lower point than visible, forming a small area known as the sulcus. When food debris and plaque collect in this area, it causes gum inflammation leading to gingivitis.
When left untreated, gingivitis may progress into periodontitis or advanced gum disease. As plaque advances, it can amplify beneath the gum line, leading to more significant irritation and infection. If gingivitis remains unchecked, it can cause the gums to split and grow pockets, wherein extra plaque and bacteria can acquire. Ultimately, this can injure the supporting tissue and bone, leading to tooth mobility.
In addition to the signs and symptoms of gingivitis, periodontitis can cause chronic bad breath, gum recession, and modifications within the way tooth in shape together while biting.
Indications that you have common gum diseases
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen gums- gums become swollen and soggy
- Bad breath- foul smell or halitosis
- The teeth become mobile when the gum problem has advanced
Treatment options available at Advanced Dental Clinic
The treatment plan is decided after a careful, comprehensive examination of your gums and teeth. Our chief dentist, Dr. Neha Aggarwal, ensures that all the treatments are carried out after following strict sterilization protocols.
It includes dental scaling, deep cleaning, and root planing therapies. It is the first line of treatment used for treating gum diseases.
Our chief dentist, Dr. Neha Aggarwal, customizes the surgical treatment plan after carefully examining your case. Surgical treatment options are reserved for advanced gum diseases that fail to respond with nonsurgical interventions.