Does your Dentist check for Gum Disease?

What is meant by Gum Disease:

When you visit a dentist and the dentist says that you are suffering from Periodontal disease don’t panic or get surprised by this terminology. To put it across in simple terms, it is nothing but the inflammation or swelling of the gums that results in causing severe damage to the tissues, pulp and the bone that support the teeth. You are not the only one who is facing this problem, there are many adults like you in the Glendale, California who are facing the same problem, and if not treated at an early stage can lead to a serious dental hazard.

Causes for gum disease:

Our mouth is prone to many bacteria's which form within due to the passage of time. As a result, sticky colorless particles known as plaque starts building along with the gum which can be removed by brushing and flossing. But once it begins to harden it leads to the formation of tartar which gets stained in the teeth and does not get removed by ordinary brushing and flossing. If the plaque or the tartar remains in the teeth for a long period of time the bacteria present in the gums gradually leads to inflammation which further leads to gingivitis which can pose a major dental problem in an individual.

How to detect a gum disease?

One can come to know if they have gum disease when they come across the symptoms like

  • Bad breath
  • Swelling in the gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • One may experience pain while chewing
  • Loosening of the tooth and receding gums

Treatment and Care:

An individual can keep their gums healthy by taking proper measures like brushing and flossing twice a day. Make it a point to visit the dentist once every 6 months and quit smoking. Other treatments include deep cleaning that includes scaling and root planning, flap surgery, bone, and tissue grafts.

If you are suffering from any kind of gum disease at any point of time, do not hesitate to fix an appointment with Dr. Edik Haghverdian who is a highly qualified dental surgeon based at Glendale in the state of California and we at Smile Dental Practice assure that you Walk out with pain-free gum related problems.



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