Gum disease or periodontal disease affect the
supporting tissues of the teeth ie. Mainly the roots of the teeth. It is
the most prevalent oral disease the general population suffers and is a
leading cause of tooth loss in adults in the developing countries.
If you have these then you are suffering from gum disease
- Bleeding and swollen gums
- Spaces appearing between teeth
- Loosening of teeth
- Pathologic shifting of teeth
- Non specific pain in one or more teeth
- Scratchy feeling in gums
To check the status of the gums the dentist prescribes a full mouth X ray known as OPG.
Compare these 2 X rays
Gingivitis or simple gum disease causes the gums to swell and bleed easily. This is the initial stage of gum disease which can be easily treated. If left untreated at this stage, then it progresses to periodontitis or severe gum diseases.
Taking proper care of the mouth is very important. About 80% of adults hace some form of periodontitis and 99% of people have gingivitis.
One should consult a dentist at the sight of blood during brushing and bleeding gums indicate the begging or start of gum disease. This gum disease starts due to the release of harmful toxins in the sticky plaque (this bio film attached to the tooth surface) to the gingival tissue. The release of these toxins causes changes in the gum tissue environment. As the bacterial count and toxins increases the gums start to bleed becomes swollen gum height reduces and finally the tooth becomes loose and tooth loss occurs.
Thus to keep your teeth, take care of your gums.
Gum disease and not tooth decay is the number one cause of tooth loss.
This gum disease is the most neglected health issue by the general population. We at Seena Dental completely access the situation of the gums after careful visualization on the OPG x ray and correlate with clinical signs and symptoms.
teeth are completely cleaned by professional means of scaling and root
planning or oral prophylaxis. For severe gum disease, Flap surgery is
don’t to reduce the size of the gum pockets. Now with advanced treatment
protocol using Laser for the treatment of gums to reduce the bacterial
inflammation. This laser treatment is a fast, easy and pain free
procedure which assures quick healing without scalpels needles stitches
bleeding or swelling.
Gum- body connection :
Mouth is the gateway to the body.
Many clinical studies have shown strong associations between heart disease pregnancy complications, diabetes, respiratory disease etc.