Gum Disease

Your dental professional may have mentioned that you have gum disease, also called Periodontal disease What does this means Is it serious? Gum disease means an infection of the gums, bone and other areas that support the teeth.

Gum disease may affect any age group but is more likely to occur in adults.Most people have times in their lives when they do not brush as effectively as usual.

The plaque that may accumulate during these times may lead to infection and inflammation signs of gum disease.The mildest form of gum disease is called gingivitis.

For many people, gingivitis is the most severe consequence of plaque build-up they will experience.

However, some people may develop a more destructive form of gum disease known as periodontitis (also called Pyorrhea). With this form of the disease, irreversible damage may occur to your gums and other areas of support for your teeth.

It is important that your dentist assesses whether gingivitis and/or periodontitis are present in your mouth, and to treat either disease if they are present.

Before Root Canal

Just professionalt reatmenti s not a cure for gum disease; it needs your dedication. Follow these simple tips as part of a self care programme:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day.
  • Floss regularly to remove plaque from between teeth.
  • Rinse your mouth thoroughly after each meal.
  • Replace your brush every 3 to 4 months.
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