Gum Diseases

Gum Diseases & Treatment

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.

Gum diseases can be classified into:

In this there is inflammation of the gums caused by plaque along the gum line. In this condition, the bone surrounding & supporting the teeth is not affected.

Periodontal Disease (Periodontitis)
If gingivitis is ignored & not treated on time, it results in Periodontitis. At this stage infection of the gum spreads to the surrounding bone and the tooth supporting tissue. This results in shifting, gaping and loosening of teeth which eventually falls or need to removed by a dentist.

    Some common symptoms of gum diseases are listed below:
  • Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
  • Red, tender or swollen gums
  • Reducing gum line
  • Bad breath
  • Pus between teeth and gums
  • Loose teeth

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 Scaling & Polishing teeth , Deep Teeth Cleaning, Gingival Curettage or Gum Surgery but it’s difficult to suggest without checking your oral health status. 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.

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