Gum disease can be described as an infection or swelling of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. This is caused by the sticky film of bacteria called plaque that is constantly forming on the teeth.
Main forms of gum disease
The following are the two main forms of gum disease:
Gingivitis: It is inflammation of the gums, due to this condition the gums around the teeth become red and swollen. Sometimes these swollen gums bleed when they are brushed.
Periodontal disease: Long-standing gingivitis may turn to periodontal disease, the bone anchoring the teeth in the jaw is lost as these diseases get worse and result in teeth loss.
Usually, gum disease is painless, so people may not know if they have it and it is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. The following are some of the symptoms
- Gums that easily bleed when brushing or flossing
- Pus surrounding the teeth and gums
- Swollen, red or tender gums
- Sharp or dull pains when chewing foods
- Gums start to move away from tooth
- Teeth becoming sensitive to cold or hot temperatures
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste in mouth
- Loose teeth
All gum diseases are caused by the bacteria called plaque, which forms a film of bacteria on the surface of the teeth every day. Most of the bacteria in plaque are harmless, but some bacteria may cause the disease. To prevent this, you need to remove all the plaque from your teeth every day.
For treating the disease the dentist will remove all plaque from the teeth and cleans the surfaces of the teeth thoroughly and effectively. After that ‘root planning’ will be done to the root of the teeth to make sure that the last pockets of bacteria are removed.
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