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Why Do I Need to Get Gum Disease Treatment?

March 25, 2021
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Posted By: Evolve Dental Care, LLC
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At Evolve Dental Care, we believe gum disease treatment is crucial for the long-term functioning of your teeth and your oral health.

What Do Normal Gums Look Like?

Healthy gums are pink in color and have a smooth texture. Gums are soft tissue surrounding the teeth. Gums are firmly attached to the bone and form a seal around the teeth, and support teeth.

What Are the Different Kinds of Gum Diseases?

There are three main types of gum disease as described below.

  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontitis
  • Gingival Abscess

How Do I Know I Have Gum Disease?

Have you ever observed blood when you spit during brushing? If yes, then it is the first warning sign of gum disease. It is usually followed by gum swelling. You can notice reddish swollen gums that can be painful. Bad breath is the next thing to happen. These are the main symptoms of full-blown gum disease.

Is It Necessary to Get Gums Treated Early?

Yes, it is essential to get your gums treated as soon as possible to start the gum disease treatment in Allentown, PA.

What Will Happen if I Delay Treatment of Gums Disease in Allentown, PA?

If you don’t get your gums treated on time, then it will lead to:

  • Tooth loss, as gums disease progresses it damages periodontal ligament which attaches the tooth to the bone ultimately leading to tooth loss.
  • Advanced gum disease may result in bone loss surrounding the tooth.
  • Advanced gum disease may cause osteomyelitis because bacteria involving in gum disease can penetrate in surrounding bone causing its infection
  • Untreated gums disease may cause heart problems Such as prosthetic valve infections. Bacteria causing gums disease may travel through the blood and cause infection in the prosthetic valve.

What Are Common Causes of Gum Diseases?

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is frequently caused by:

  • Poor oral hygiene is the most common cause
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Hormonal changes such as pregnancy and menopause
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Maligned teeth or crooked teeth
  • Systemic diseases such as uncontrolled diabetes

Is There Any Prevention for Gum Disease?

Yes, gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can easily be prevented by maintaining good oral hygiene and frequent visits to the dentist in Allentown, PA. For maintaining good oral hygiene, brushing twice daily and using dental floss is essential.

Will My Gums Recover to a Normal State after Treatment?

Yes, after periodontal treatment in Allentown, gums recover to normal condition very soon. Gums can heal rapidly due to a very good blood supply.

What Are Different Treatment Options Available for Gum Disease?

Following are the different treatment options employed for gum diseases at Evolve Dental Care:

Professional cleaning–Dentists clean your teeth and remove the tartar under the gums. This procedure is named scaling and root planing.
Gums graft surgery–A graft from another part of the body is taken and placed over the root surface where gums are referred.
Gum flap surgery–The flap is raised, and the underlying root surface is cleaned. Then the flap is sutured back to its place.

Other less common treatment options also include:

  • Bone graft surgery
  • Guided tissue regeneration

Can I Get My Gum Disease Treated with Medicines?

No, there is no such thing as a magic drug that can treat gums disease. To get gum disease treated, you will need the help of a professional like your dentist in Allentown, PA. But certain medications can be prescribed by the dentist after your periodontal treatment, such as:

  • Dentifrices containing tranexamic acid, fluoride, Listerine
  • Antiseptic mouthwashes
  • Antibiotic gels
  • Oral antibiotics
  • Analgesic for acute pain

Contact Evolve Dental Care to Book a Periodontal Evaluation

We welcome you to get in touch to arrange your next dental appointment. If it's been a while since your last visit, our skilled dental team can help you get back on track to good oral health.

 

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