We are aware that untreated gum disease can result in potentially significant health issues. A number of major health problems, including heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, preterm deliveries, low birth weight, and more, are associated with periodontal disease.
Gum disease is unpleasant and in most situations, it wasn’t necessary for it to occur. Clinically referred to as gingivitis, mild gum irritation is the precursor of gum disease. Plaque begins to eat its way under the gums when a person’s personal hygiene is subpar.
This causes gum irritation. Plaque is a bacterial, bacterial waste product, food residue, and saliva-based film that develops on the teeth during the day.
Plaque is removed by using a toothbrush and floss. After that, it begins to rebuild until being eliminated once more when you clean your teeth. Plaque can form behind the gum line, which is quite irritating to your gums, if your home care is not performed correctly or on a daily basis.
This is the early indication of gum disease, which is easily treatable. Your hygienist may advise some root scaling following your hygiene evaluation if you don’t keep up with your regular professional cleanings and checkups with our dentists.
The plaque won’t go away, though, if you ignore the bleeding gums and the vivid red colour that should be pink and if you don’t increase your brushing and flossing. If plaque isn’t removed, it turns into tartar and irritates more severely with time.
The gums peel away when the tartar moves further under the gum line. This results in “periodontal pockets,” which are ideal environments for bacterial growth. You now have periodontal disease at its worst.
Some people aren’t aware they have periodontal disease in the early stages. This is due to the fact that there are frequently no indications, such as discomfort, to show that they are affected. Gum disease ranges in severity from mild in the beginning stages to severe when discovered later.
Early periodontal disease may be managed with correct treatment and regular follow-up appointments to ensure that the disease-causing bacteria are routinely eradicated.
Although far less predictable and potentially leading to tooth loss, severe periodontal disease is also treatable, and eventually you may require dental replacement.
Gum disease differs from many other illnesses in that it doesn’t strike suddenly while you’re living your life. Gum disease lets you know when it’s becoming worse. What you’ll notice is this:
If you exhibit any of these symptoms, Dr. Slepchik must examine you right away since gum therapy is necessary to stop the progression of periodontal disease. Complete tooth loss, jawbone degradation, and dentures are the final results of gum disease.
Your hygienist could apply localised gum tissue freezing, which is effective for 95% of patients and allows them to resume their normal activities right after their treatment without experiencing any numbness.
When a patient is particularly sensitive or worried, we may employ the mild automated freezing Dental Vibe with the Wand system to totally freeze the affected region.
The patient can resume regular activities as soon as the session is over, regardless of the freezing system that is most practical.
After germs have entered the gum tissue as well as the connective tissue holding your teeth in place, you’ll now need to be particularly diligent in your home cleanliness. You need to keep an eye out for new gum inflammation symptoms.
Our thorough cleanings and other gum treatments work wonders to solve this issue. See us frequently for your expert cleaning and examination. We might ask to visit you every three months for the first several years following your gum treatments.
In this manner, both your hygienist and our dentists can make sure that your periodontal disease is still under control.