Do your gums bleed when you brush? This could be an early sign of gum disease. Don’t wait until it gets worse, get gum treatment at My Smile Dental Clinic, Andheri West, Mumbai and enjoy healthy gums and teeth.
Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum line that can affect the bone that supports your teeth. It is also known as Periodontal disease. It begins with bacterial growth in the mouth, in the plaque which is a biofilm that forms on the teeth and the gingiva.
Nearly 60-70% of people are affected by the gum disease at some point in their life. Despite this majority of people are unaware of the problems it can cause.
What Causes Gum Disease?
- Smoking or chewing tobacco
- Crooked or misaligned teeth
- Hormonal changes during pregnancy, puberty, mensuration etc.
- Medications like steroids, oral contraceptives etc.
- Certain illness like cancer, HIV that affects your immune system badly
- Genetic factor
What Are The Symptoms Of The Gum Disease?
- Bleeding while brushing and flossing
- Teeth sensitivity
- Pain while chewing
- Bad breath
- Teeth loosening
- Pus between teeth and gumsr
- Red and swollen gums
The treatment options that are available for gums are both surgical and non-surgical.
In non-surgical options, Deep cleaning and scaling can be done at the initial stage of gum infection. Our dentist will remove the plaque or tartar from the gum line and the rough spots are made smooth to remove the bacteria.
In surgical options, there is one option called flap surgery, where an incision is made on the gums to remove the tartar. This removes the gap between gums and tooth and leaves no room for bacteria causing gum disease to hide and grow. Another surgical treatment option is bone grafting and soft tissue grafting.
To prevent gum disease, you should brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Floss regularly and see your dentist every 6 months. To get a professional cleaning of your gums and teeth visit My Smile Dental Clinic in Andheri West, Mumbai. Feel free to contact us for more information.