Gum disease pictures the infection, swelling & soreness of the gums because of bacterial growth. The primary reason is plaque build-up which has not been removed carefully during brushing and flossing. This forms calculus & bacterial growth followed by destroying the healthy gums surrounding your teeth. If left untreated, it results in underlying bone infection causing teeth to become loose and even fall out.
What are the types of Gum Disease?Gingivitis
This is the mild form of inflammation of the gums caused by the development of plaque along the gum line. In this condition, the bone surrounding & supporting the teeth is not affected.Periodontal Disease
If gingivitis is ignored & not treated on time, it results in Periodontitis. At this stage infection of the gum tissue spreads to the inner attachments of the teeth such as surrounding bone and the tooth supporting tissue. This results in shifting or loosening of teeth which eventually fall or need to remove by a dentist.
How to know if I’m having a gum disease?
If you are suffering from gum problems, you can find some common symptoms listed below:
Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
Red, tender or swollen gums
Reducing gum line
Pus between teeth and gums
What can you do if you have above symptoms?
Even if you have any of the above symptoms, it is not necessary that you are suffering from a gum problem. We would recommend you to consult us, so that we can do the diagnosis and suggest you if any treatment is required.
What are the treatment options?
The treatment option depends on the severity of problem. Sometimes you may be advised some medications or we may advise you treatment options like Deep Teeth Cleaning, Gingival Curettage but it’s difficult to suggest without checking your oral health status.
If you have any doubt, feel free to consult us.