The treatment of gum disease is quite easy to manage if you understand what the symptoms are.
Gum disease is commonly referred to as Gingivitis which is a bacterial infection that occurs in and around the gums, often resulting in bleeding gums.
Gum disease or Gingivitis often starts with inflammation of the gums. This swelling then leads to gums that bleed when pressure is applied, such as when you are brushing or flossing your teeth.
Many people do not see their dentist or dental hygienist at the first instance of bleeding gums, as often they do not experience any pain. Leaving this unchecked and untreated poses the risk of you developing a much more serious disease, Periodontitis which often leads to you losing your teeth… and nobody wants that!
This form of gum disease is one of the main causes of tooth loss in adults and really should not be ignored!
Book in for your 6 monthly dental check up now. Call Forster Dental Centre on (02) 6555 5554.
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The Treatment of Gum Disease – The Risk Factors
Listed below are a number of factors that put you at a higher risk of developing mouth infections and gum disease; these include:
- crooked teeth
- broken fillings
- poorly fitting dentures
- medications such as steroids, oral contraceptives and calcium channel blockers
- weakened immunity (HIV/AIDS)
- Your genetics and family history.
Don’t risk developing gum disease come see our dental hygienist, Forster Dental Centre for the treatment of gum disease today.
Our friendly team will develop a preventative care plan just for you. Phone (02) 6555 5554 to schedule your appointment with Dental Hygienist Louise Oxenbould.
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How Do I know if I have Gum Disease?
Typical Symptoms of gum disease to watch out for include:
- Red, tender and swollen gums
- loose teeth
- bleeding gums
- receding gums
- pain when chewing
- sensitive teeth
- pus forming between teeth
- bad breath that won’t go away.
These are all tell-tale signs that you need to book in and see your local dental hygienist or Dentist, Forster Dental Centre.
Preventing and Treating Gum Disease
Proper oral hygiene in the form of proper brushing and flossing of the teeth and gums along with regular dental check-ups will go a long way to prevent the development of Gingivitis.
Eating a proper diet and avoiding the identified risks as listed above combined with improved oral hygiene habits are the best forms of treating gum disease.
But should you be suffering from Gum disease there are a number of measures your hygienist may adopt including prescribing medications, antibiotics, antibacterial mouth washes or possibly even surgery in more severe cases.
If you take the health of your mouth seriously and do not want to develop Gum Disease and risk your teeth falling out, come and see our friendly team at Forster Dental Centre.