Periodontal Treatment

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Gum disease:

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums, usually caused by a bacterial infection. If left untreated, it can become a more serious infection known as Periodontitis. Gingivitis and periodontitis are major causes of tooth loss in adults.

What causes gingivitis and periodontitis?

Plaque is a thin film of bacteria. It constantly forms on the surface of your teeth. As plaque advances, it hardens and becomes tartar. You can develop an infection when plaque extends below the gum line. Left untreated, gingivitis can cause the gums to separate from the teeth. This can cause damage to the soft tissue and bone supporting the teeth. The tooth may become loose and unstable. If the infection progresses, you may ultimately lose your tooth or need a dentist to remove it.

Risk factors for gingivitis and periodontitis

  • smoking or chewing tobacco
  • diabetes
  • crooked teeth
  • dental appliances that fit poorly
  • broken fillings
  • pregnancy
  • genetic factors
  • compromised immunity such as with HIV/AIDS

Talk to your dentist about risk factors for gum disease as well as your

Symptoms: This can help diagnose your gingivitis/periodontitis. Your dentist will explain your condition and do a deep cleaning. They will also advise you on regular oral hygiene.

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