Gum disease treatment in Bangalore

Gum disease treatment in Bangalore

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is inflammation and infection of the tissues supporting and surrounding the teeth.

Gum disease also called Periodontal disease begins with bacterial growth in your mouth, red and inflamed gums, bleeding gums, pain, and if not treated leads to tooth loss (as the gums that support and surrounds the tooth gets damaged).

Warning signs of gum disease

Dental clinic for Gum disease treatment

Causes of Gum diseases

Gingivitis can occur at any age.

Poor oral hygiene: Improper teeth brushing, presence of Plaque and Calculus

Smoking: smoking damages gums tissue

Few medications resulting in dry mouth conditions(reduced salivary flow)

Hormonal changes: In pregnancy, menopause

Malocclusion: Brushing and oral hygiene maintenance becomes difficult in people having  irregularly placed teeth

Illnesses such as in Diabetes, Cancer, HIV; blood disorders like leukemia, vitamin deficiency; Cardiovascular diseases

Is Gum disease linked to other Health problems?

Studies have shown that Gingival health directly impacts your general health condition. Therefore, it is important to have a regular dental consultation every 6 months. The potential link between gum disease and other health problems is traced to the bacterial ( bacteria in the mouth) invasion into the bloodstream, risking the immunity of medically compromised individuals. Gum disease is associated with health problems like stroke, heart problems, Diabetes and other Immuno compromised issues. The gum disease not only poses as a risk factor but also worsens the medical condition.

Gum diseases or Periodontal diseases are classified based on the severity of the infection into GINGIVITIS and PERIODONTITIS

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the Initial stage of gum disease.

Gingivitis ( Inflammation of the Gums) is a common infection that results due to the bacterial growth in gums. The Bacteria in the accumulated plaque and Calculus buildup causing the gums to become inflamed and bleed easily while brushing. The classic signs of Gingivitis are Red, swollen gums, tenderness in gums, bleeding gums on brushing.

Causes of Gingivitis are Poor oral hygiene, Malocclusion, few medical conditions etc.

Gingivitis, if not treated leads to periodontitis.

Periodontitis

Gingivitis advanced to Periodontitis.

The Gingival infection pulls away the gums and bone away from tooth creating small spaces called POCKETS between the gums and tooth. These pockets harbor food debris, bacterial growth, and thus becomes infected. The severe infection damages the supporting structures of the teeth. The progressive loss of the supporting structures, gums and bone weakens the attachments to the tooth resulting in loose teeth, mobility of tooth. Periodontitis, if not treated results in tooth loss.

Procedures to treat gum disease

  • Non-surgical treatment: Scaling, root planing, local drug delivery
  • Surgical procedure: Pocket reduction procedure, Regenerative procedure, soft tissue grafts
  • LASER: Laser-assisted Gum disease treatment procedure is effective and minimally invasive procedure, which ensures better patient comfort, no bleeding & quick healing
PERIODONTIST IN BANGALORE

How can gum diseases be prevented?

treatment of gum disease

Gum diseases can be prevented by maintaining good Oral Hygiene. Maintenance of Good Oral Hygiene includes Professional teeth cleaning by the Dentist twice a year. Proper plaque control can be achieved by proper tooth brushing twice daily, use of a Fluoridated toothpaste, flossing to remove plaque in between the teeth and under the gum line and use of Anti-bacterial mouthwashes regularly.

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