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Periodontal Gum Disease & It’s Treatment

Periodontal Gum Disease & It’s Treatment

  The term periodontal gum disease literally means around the tooth. Other terms are gum disease and periodontis, both of which mean inflammation of the gum tissue. Gum disease is common and typically responds well to early treatment. It affects the surrounding and supporting soft tissues of the teeth. When the disease advances to the severe stage, it can cause inflammation and infection in the jawbone itself. Gingivitis Gingivitis is the technical term for the earliest stages of periodontal disease. Initially, keeping up with regular dental check-ups and occasional tooth planing is often enough to reverse its course. The situation is more serious when the space between the teeth and gums is greater than four millimeters. By this point, bone and soft tissue is actively being destroyed by gum disease. Other Types of Periodontal Disease The following are the most common types of dental problems that require periodontal or gum disease treatments: Aggressive Periodontis: A person who develops aggressive periodontis is generally healthy otherwise. Symptoms include chronic destruction of bone and gum attachment. Chronic Periodontis: When inflammation spreads to supporting tissues of the teeth, the result is gum recession and deep pockets. Because the root portion of the tooth is exposed, the patient’s teeth appear longer than normal. Necrotizing Periodontis: People with this condition typically have other serious health issues like HIV. Periodontis Caused by Systemic Disease: This condition is most common in people with heart disease or diabetes. It can begin at any age. Guides on How to Cure Periodontal Dr. Changela uses both non-surgical and surgical procedures to treat periodontal disease. These include: Dental Implants: These replace...

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

The health of your gums and teeth can have a big affect on the overall health of your body. There are many health risks that are linked to poor oral hygiene. Adults that suffer from periodontal disease (swollen, bleeding gums) are at risk of developing cardiovascular problems such as heart disease, blockages of blood vessels and strokes. Poor oral hygiene has also been linked to the development of infection in other parts of the body. Research has linked gum disease to rheumatoid arthritis (causes inflammation of the joints). Also people that suffer from diabetes often have gum disease. A healthy mouth that’s free of gum disease and cavities leads to a healthy body. Your quality of life is bound to be better, there’s no need to worry about aching teeth or infections in your mouth to distract you. Remember to teach your children good oral hygiene habits, its never to early to start. Good habits to practice are brushing twice a day, floss at least once a day before bed and remember to see your dentist regularly for check- ups and cleanings. The choice for a better life is in your...