In most cases, gum disease is an infection which can develop within the bones and tissues that surround the teeth. Gingivitis and Periodontitis are two of the classifications for gum disease. Gingivitis is a form of gum disease which mainly impacts the gums. Periodontitis on the other hand is considered as a serious type of gum disease because of damage to the bone and tissues that support the teeth.
Factors behind Gum Disease
Gum disease frequently takes place due to germs or bacteria. Plaque contains certain bacteria which can cause irritation to your gums and result in swelling and bleeding while brushing teeth. As time passes, plaque may become hard and create tartar which may result in even more irritation to your gums. Your teeth may loosen as your gums provide less support as they detach themselves from the teeth due to the disease.
The signs of Gum Disease
Healthy gums are firm and have a light pink appearance. Gums fit tightly to the teeth and bleeding when brushing does not occur.
The indications of gingivitis consist of:
Treatment for Gum Disease
One of the most significant objectives associated with treatment of gum disease is to have gums firmly support the teeth in your mouth. It is also important to prevent infection, reduce inflammation, and prevent the advancement of the gum disease. Our dental office will provide the best treatment options based on the patients’ requirements, condition of the disease and your overall health. Some options for treatment may include nonsurgical treatment to manage the development of bacteria as well as surgical treatments which are aimed to restore and strengthen the tissues that support the teeth.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.