Treatment for Gum Disease

Many people do not have any idea how important oral health is when it comes to avoiding major health issues. Stroke, cardiovascular disease, preterm babies, pregnancy complications and type 2 diabetes have all be shown to have links to poor oral health. Good oral hygiene and general dentistry treatments will keep your smile in good shape and help to keep you healthy. However, failure to achieve oral health can lead to a plethora of problems.

Keeping your gums in good condition is critical when it comes to dental fitness. Particularly as people get older, tooth decay becomes less of an issue than gum disease. Believe it or not, it is possible to have a beautiful smile and have unhealthy gums. This condition is easily reversed with proper professional dental care. In its earliest stages gum disease may seem like a small matter. However, it is a disease that needs to be detected and treated before it gets to a critical stage. Reversal of the matter depends on professional cleaning along with a prescribed regimen of home care. If the condition has advanced to more serious levels, Dr. Singla will need to determine what type of additional treatment you will need to curb the disease and get your mouth healthy again.

The first step in regaining healthy gums is a deep cleaning. Special instruments are used to remove all the plaque and tartar. Once the teeth have been scaled properly, they are then planed, or smoothed off so that the gum tissue can reattach. Advanced gum disease will require more extensive measures to promote healing. Dr. Singla and the hygienist will explain in depth the procedures and treatment needed.

Symptoms and Causes of Gum Disease

Gum disease begins simple enough. A sticky substance called plaque builds up on the teeth. When it is not cleaned away properly it can harden into tartar or calculus. This material accumulates on the teeth pushing the gums away from the teeth causing pockets to form. Bacteria and food debris build up in the pockets, the body’s immune system sends in defense chemicals to fight off infection, toxins build up and then you have a serious problem that can lead to major health issues. The gums get puffy and red, sometimes bleed and they can become sore.

Generally, gum disease occurs when oral hygiene is not up to par. However, some people are prone to tartar build up and may require more frequent professional cleanings to keep it in check. This is one reason that regular dental visits are so important. Do not neglect the health of your gums. If you suspect you have gum disease, contact our office today to make an appointment at Singla Dental and get back on the road to oral health.

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