Periodontal Treatment & Maintenance

Soreness, bleeding, and pain can be a cause gum disease that should be eradicated immediately to avoid any future gum tissue damage. If you are experiencing any of the mentioned symptoms, you must see a Specialist to help you find a proper way to heal and recover.

What is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?

Periodontal, gum, disease refers to the infection of the gums and the underlying tissue structures that support your teeth. If gums lose their structure and become infected, they can directly impact your teeth. This oral disease directly attacks sulcus, a shallow, V-shaped layer between the teeth and gums. The disease weakens the sulcus causing the tissues surrounding the teeth to break down and lose their flexibility. As the disease progresses, the sulcus deepens resulting in a deep gum pocket. The deeper the pocket become the worse the disease gets. This is why during the examination; the specialists check the depth of the sulcus, which should be between 3-4 millimeters. A deeper measurement could indicate a possibl gum disease.

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen, tender gums or change in the color of the gums
  • Gums that seem to be pulled away from the teeth
  • A bad taste that doesn’t go away with brushing
  • Loose teeth
  • Changes in dental structure

The Main Cause of Gum Disease

Bacteria are the main culprit behind gum disease. Oral maintenance is extremely crucial in order to keep gum disease at bay, but unfortunately, most people don’t have enough time to take care of their overall well-being due to a hectic lifestyle or simply because were never taught. Over time, your teeth accumulate enough bacteria to form plaque which thickens over time causing calculus. Failure to remove that calculus results in gum disease. Factors that Increase the Risk for Gum disease
  • Smoking
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Diabetes
  • Medications such as steroids, heart medication, anti-epilepsy medication, and antidepressants.
  • Hormonal changes
  • Very crooked teeth that make the teeth cleaning & flossing procedure impossible
  • Genetics
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