Oral health is important to avoid gum diseases. Gum diseases start with the build up of plaque. If the plaque isn't removed it can lead to gum diseases. There are different kinds of gum diseases, which really show the stage of your gum disease. If gum diseases are left untreated it can result in the loss of teeth.
Symptoms of gum disease
It is important to recognize the signs of gum disease. If you have at least one of the following symptoms you may have gum disease.
- Swollen gums
- Red gums
- Tender gums
- Bleeding gums
- Receding gums
- Bad breath
- Sores in the mouth
- Pus between teeth and gum
- Loose teeth
Please contact us if you are identifying yourself with one of these symptoms. Book an appointment online or call us.
Types of gum diseases
Caused by poor oral hygiene you can develop gingivitis. Every day plaque builds up from debris and food remains left in your mouth. Bacteria turns into dental plaque. Plaque turns into tartar if not cleaned by a toothbrush or dental floss. This will affect your gums. Unfortunatly you will not feel any discomfort at this stage. That's why gingivitis isn't noticed in most cases. To catch gingivitis in time it is important to meet our preventive assistant or dental hygienist twice a year. Gingivitis is reversible with professional teeth cleaning.
Over time gingivitis can develop into periodontitis. If gingivitis is left untreated plaque will continu to build up and will find it's way below your gums. Bacteria wil multiply and create space between your teeth and gums. In these spaces, called periodontal pockets, bacteria will grow rapidly since you can't clean them with your toothbrus or dental floss. You will simply be unable to reach them. The bacteria eventually will attack the tooth root and periodontal structure. The attachment of your tooth will become unstable resulting in possible tooth loss.
Treatment of periodontitis contains professional teeth cleaning and oral health instructions performed by our specialists. If you have advanced periodontitis surgery might be necessary.
Do you think you have gum disease?
Please contact us if you expect you have gum disease. You can easily book an appointment online for a consultation.