Gum Disease & Periodontitis Treatment
Gum Disease & Periodontitis Treatment - Saving Your Gum Tissue is Our Priority
Sore, swollen & bleeding gums : causes and treatment for gum disease.
Are your gums puffy, sore and bleeding? Have you noticed pockets forming between your gums and your teeth?
This situation isn't just uncomfortable, it can be unsettling. While such symptoms certainly shouldn't be ignored, there's no need to panic.
Here's what you need to know about the situation.
What is Periodontitis?
Gum (periodontal) diseases are treated in a variety of ways depending on the stage of disease, how you may have responded to earlier treatments, and your overall health.
This may begin as minor oral discomfort but gum disease can lead to tooth loss, jawbone recession, and even serious whole-body health problems like cardiovascular disease. Don’t let gum disease go untreated.
Warning Signs Of Gum Disease
Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
Puffy or swollen gums
Redness of the gums
Sensitive or painful gums
Loose or separating teeth
Receding or detaching gums
Constant bad breath, odour and taste
Mouth sores (or abscesses) secretions
It's important to seek check up and treatment from a dentist.
If gum disease is responsible for your symptoms, it could get worse if it's left untreated. As gum disease progresses, it damages the soft tissue, fibers that are connected to the teeth and bone that support your teeth.
This damage can loosen your teeth in their sockets and in severe perio-cases, the teeth may need to be removed.
Stages Of Gum Disease
When we catch gum disease at its earliest stage, gingivitis, we can reverse it.
Should you visit us with active stage of periodontitis: we could treat it.
If your condition reaches an advanced stage, it may become incurable.
Periodontitis is an advanced gum disease. It is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults
Untreated periodontitis can seriously impact your oral and general health if left untreated.
Risk Factors For Gum Disease
Poor dental hygiene
Existing systemic health problems
Gum Disease And Whole-Body Health
The destructive effects of gum disease don’t stop with the mouth. Studies have shown that gum disease and across the country has been positively linked to systemic health issues including heart disease, stroke, cancer, respiratory disease, and diabetes and pregnancy complications. This is because the same bacteria that trigger gum disease can travel through your body and reach your major organs.
You could be living each day with a systemic, low-grade infection. With all the dangers gum disease presents, it’s easy to see why you should do your best to prevent it and get help at the first sign of symptoms!
How does gum inflammation affect heart health?
According to the lead author of the Australian study, Professor Joerg Eberhard, accumulated plaque causes an inflammatory process that plays a critical role in the development of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. The Australian researchers tested a group of healthy non-smoking young adults with no cardiovascular risk factors. A sample of the group was instructed to not brush a specific quadrant of their tooth surfaces for three weeks. The results were surprising.
The sample participants with poor oral hygiene experienced gum inflammation that had spread to other parts of the body thus becoming systemic inflammation. Additionally, during these inflammation events, they had elevated levels of C-reactive protein which is a major risk marker for heart attacks.
Types of dental treatment for gum disease at ConfiDent ® Palm Dentist :
Clean, Scale and Polish
Such sessions stop the spread of plaque and tartar and prevent the formation of new plaque. We can help you with advice for a personalised oral health and hygiene plan at home, and suitable oral health care products.
Periodontal Root planing
If you have gum inflammation that has spread to the supporting gum tissue for your teeth, you will be prescribed root planing treatment.
Such therapy removes tartar, bacteria and any other cause of inflammation below your gum line. The treatment utilises a non-surgical, deep cleaning method which is necessary if you have active and advanced periodontitis.
Follow up appointments are also necessary so your dentist check and the health of your gums, and the effectiveness of the root planing treatment.
Home Oral Hygiene
Good oral care and hygiene at home are essential life-style factors that help prevent gum disease or maintain the achieved treatment results.
We will advise you on the most suitable oral care techniques, methods and routines to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Don’t let gum disease destroy your smile or affect your health! Seek professional assessment and treatment.
Dr. Olivier Carcuac
Specialist Peridontics & Implantology
Dr. Olivier Carcuac is a Board Certified Periodontist in UAE and Research Associate at the Department of Periodontology, Sahlgrenska University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Graduated (DDS) in 1998.
He received his certificate as specialist in Periodontics (MSc Clin Perio) in 2008 and the degree of Odont. Dr. (PhD) in 2015 from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Dr. Carcuac is a member of the editorial board of Clinical Oral Implants Research and serves as a referee in several other journals. His research includes peri-implant biological complications, their etiopathogenesis and treatment, in both pre-clinical and clinical settings.
He also has a passion for aesthetic periodontal procedures as well as aesthetic implant dentistry.
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