Some of the best prevention of gum disease begins at home, with daily hygiene and dietary habits. It’s important to brush your teeth twice a day, as your dentist or hygienist advises. Flossing regularly helps to ensure that the gums holding in our teeth remain healthy. Go to your dentist regular general dentistry to maintain healthy teeth as well as preventing gum disease. Reddened, sore gums and bleeding while brushing and flossing can be an indicator that bacteria are present in your gums.
Halitosis (bad breath) is also a result of gum disease. Food can become trapped in between teeth or form pockets in the gums around the teeth. This causes discomfort, sensitivity, gingivitis and eventually bone loss as calculus forms under the gums around the teeth. The good news is that it’s easily reversed in the early stages, and can be halted or greatly slowed down with professional dental intervention.
Symptoms and Causes of Periodontal Disease
Gingivitis is unfortunately very common. After the beginning stage of red, swollen and inflamed gums has progressed, gums begin to recede, and pockets around the teeth begin to form. Over time, the bone recedes more and more as bacteria and calculus (also known as tartar) continue to build up. The tooth may begin to loosen. This is bone loss, and even a tooth that has never encountered any decay can be lost when there is no more bone holding it in place.
Gums tissue alone isn’t strong enough to hold a tooth steady. There are many treatment options for more advanced Periodontal Disease. At Manhattan Dental Design we can provide you with treatments in most cases or make necessary referrals where complications in treatment exist.
Let us help you prevent bone and tooth loss. Contact Manhattan Dental Design for periodontal therapy treatment.