There are a variety of treatments available today depending on the stage of the gum disease the patient is suffering from. One of the most commonly experienced symptoms of gum disease is an inflammation of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. The disease itself can be classified into 3 different stages – Gingivitis (1st stage ), Periodontitis ( 2nd stage and advanced stage ). There are times when a simple gum inflammation which is left untreated can escalate into a condition where teeth have to be extracted, hence, timely treatment is the key to your gum health.
What Are The Symptoms Of Gum Disease?
In the onset, gum diseases can be very conspicuous and hard to catch, however, paid heed to the smaller symptoms of irregular pain or inflammation and immediately consult your dentist. Some of the most common symptoms of gum disease are swollen, red or bleeding gums, gum line that might have begun to recede from the tooth, bad taste or bad breath that doesn’t go away, open up spaces between the teeth, gum tenderness and discomfort or weak teeth. If any of these or all of these arise, please be sure to reach out to us so your teeth can be restored to their health.
What Are The Common Causes Of Gum Disease?
Gum disease is one of the most common issues that arise in patients. There are several causes for this disease, but one which is most widely experienced is due to the formation of Plaque, a layer of bacteria that continually forms on teeth and creates toxins that can harm the gums and create such disorders. In the early stage of the disease, gums become red, swollen and can also bleed sometimes. By being aware of the disease, if you can identify it early, even smaller steps like proper brushing and flossing can correct this issue. However, if left unheeded, it can escalate to an advanced stage where the gums, bone, teeth can all be harmed by this disease.
What Is The Treatment Course For a Gum Disease?
The Gum disease has different stages and depending on whether the patient is at an early stage or advanced, the treatment course can vary. The multitude of treatments for this can vary from non-surgical to surgical depending on the extent of the damage.
Maintaining oral hygiene is the first essential step one can take to control the gum disease. If the gum disease is in the first stage or initial stage, proper brushing, cleaning and flossing the teeth can give good results in controlling the spread. Ideally, consult your dentist the moment you find the emergence of any disease symptoms and get a check-up done.
Deep cleaning and bacterial medication is often referred to as in-depth cleaning. This cleaning or planning process can eliminate the calculus of toxins accumulated in the patient’s mouth. We mostly prescribe an antibacterial medicine that aids the process of removing bacteria from your gums.
Periodontal surgery is the treatment course recommended for the second to the advanced stage. These are a surgical method to treat a periodontal stage, wherein the infection has to be removed surgically to get rid of the disease.
Our first endeavor at Dr. Laud’s Clinic is always to save and restore through non-surgical therapies, however, in case scenarios where the disease has damaged more in-depth, it becomes a necessary course of treatment.