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Plaque and tartar that can't be reached with brushing and flossing at home must be removed by a professional. The skilled dentists at our clinic use the latest tools and technology to give you a thorough scale and clean. This way, they can help prevent your gum disease from progressing and give you a healthier smile.
When impacted wisdom teeth only erupt partially through the gums, it can trap plaque and bacteria, leading to gum disease. In these cases, it may require removal. Our experienced dental team will ensure your safety during your procedure to prevent your wisdom teeth from causing more complications.
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When bacterial plaque is not removed from teeth, it can cause the gums to become inflamed. This is the first stage of gum disease, which is called gingivitis. It usually manifests as swollen, red, tender, and bleeding gums. The good news is that it is still reversible with good oral hygiene and professional dental care.
However, if gingivitis is left unmanaged, it can advance to the second stage of gum disease, periodontitis. This serious condition can permanently destroy the soft tissue and bone supporting your teeth, eventually leading to tooth loss. Still, immediate management can help stop its progression, preserve your teeth, and prevent more dental issues.
Yes, gum disease is a very serious problem. If not given timely intervention, it can irreversibly cause soft tissue and bone destruction. This can eventually lead to losing your teeth.
Gum disease has also been linked to other serious medical conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. However, further research is needed to describe the correlation.
The best way to manage gum disease at home is to practise good oral hygiene and maintain healthy habits. This means:
- Brushing your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day
- Flossing daily
- Using an antibacterial mouthwash
- Scheduling regular dental cleanings and checkups
- Having a balanced diet and limiting consumption of starchy and sugary foods
- Avoiding or quitting smoking
It will only worsen if you don’t receive treatment for gum disease. The gums will pull away from the teeth, causing them to recede and pockets to form. These pockets can be filled with bacteria and pus, which causes the infection to spread and affect the tooth-supporting structures.
The bones and gum tissues that support the teeth will be permanently damaged. When this happens, your teeth can become loose and eventually fall off. When you have missing teeth, it can affect your appearance and cause serious health issues if they are not replaced. Plus, you may need to have costly dental work done to have them restored.
Gum disease is a progressive condition that will not go away independently without proper intervention. Many people with this condition hope for it to get better by itself, but this is not the case. It will only get worse over time.
It is crucial to seek professional advice and treatment to have it controlled and managed. The earlier gum disease is addressed, the better the prognosis is for reversing it and preventing further harm.
Consult with the caring dentists at our clinic now if you think you have this condition. They can give you an accurate diagnosis and formulate a personalized treatment plan.