EFFECTIVE GUM DISEASE TREATMENT
Healthy gums are firm, pink and do not bleed.
In the early stages of gum disease (gingivitis) the gums begin to get red and puffy and may bleed during brushing or flossing.
Regular dental check-ups and examinations are important because it is possible to have gum infections without the usual signs and symptoms.
They may advance painlessly, exhibiting few evident signs even in the late phase of the disease.
This explains the increased risk of losing one’s teeth.
If this is diagnosed early, it can be treated with thorough professional cleaning (scaling and polishing).
If the disease has progressed beyond gingivitis to periodontitis, the process may involve a procedure called deep cleaning (root planning).
Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the tissues supporting and surrounding the teeth.
Scaling is a process of removing plaque from the surface of teeth. Plaque is debris that attaches to teeth. Without removal, plaque can cause gum disease and other health concerns.
Root planning is similar to scaling only that the cleaning goes deeper into the gums, cleaning the teeth’s roots to ensure gums attach properly, thereby preventing disease.
Gum surgery is necessary when gums have developed infections that have reached deep into the gums. Infected gums lead to loss of teeth and other health problems.
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