These occur when the gums get an infection and can even erode the support of your teeth. Gum disease affects about 80% of people have some form of gum disease so prevention and immediate care are vital if found. Gum disease starts when plaque hardens into tartar below the gum line which can affect the soft tissue, which can cause infections. If left untreated, this can cause gum tissue damage and even bone and tooth loss. Therefore, oral hygiene is so important!
The best way to prevent gum disease is by daily brushing and flossing and regular professional cleanings and checkups. Even with good daily routines, people can still end up with some form of gum disease. If you notice irritated gums, bleeding, pain or swelling, please contact DHC immediately.
Unfortunately, gum disease is not curable, but it can be managed with or deep cleaning methods:
- Scaling: Removing tartar below the gum line
- Root Planing: Smooths our surface that collect plaque
- Antibiotic: Treats infections
- Surgery: Advanced cases
Some things that can also affect your teeth and gums are:
- Poor Diet
- Teeth Grinding
- Certain Medications
HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH TREATMENT)
Chronic bad breath is a symptom of a periodontal disease. If this is the case, your daily routine may not be enough to fight it. Do not be afraid to ask DHC for help - we can help you get your fresh smile back in no time!