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Periodontal Disease And Treatment

Gum disease or periodontal disease is characterized by an inflammation of the gums and other visible but painless symptoms and is a common dental condition among adults. It is a bacterial infection that’s likely to occur in adults at some point in their lives. In fact, recent U.S. National Institutes of Health studies indicate that half of Americans over the age of 30 have bleeding gums, which is a common sign of periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease requires urgent attention by a dentist. Left untreated, it can cause tooth and bone loss, and affect your smile and make chewing and eating difficult. At his clinic, Dr. Franklin Green, an experienced cosmetic and implant dentist, has treated early and advanced and complicated cases of periodontal disease in patients residing in Los Alamitos and surrounding areas of California.

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Causes of Periodontal Disease

Bacteria in plaque and tartar deposits beneath gum tissue often cause gum disease. Lifestyle disease such as diabetes, pregnancy, and smoking can constrict blood flow to gums and cause their swelling and gum disease.

Periodontal disease and its prevention

Maintaining consistent oral hygiene by regular brushing of teeth in the correct manner is an effective safeguard. You should also floss using an antiseptic mouthwash to prevent bacteria. Frequent dental checkups and cleaning, avoiding too many sweets, and drinking plenty of water is also recommended.

Signs of gum disease

There’s often no pain in gum disease, which makes it important to recognize its symptoms such as swollen, tender, red, or bleeding gums; receding gums, bad breath or bad taste in your mouth; loose teeth; and pus surrounding the gums and teeth.

Treatment of periodontal disease

For gum disease in its early stages (gingivitis), simple cleaning may be enough, but in case of advanced periodontal disease—periodontitis or advanced periodontitis—you may require periodontal infection therapy, gum grafts, and use of antibiotics.

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Don’t allow gum disease to reach advanced stages

Untreated gum disease can lead to gum recession, weakening of your gum line, loss of teeth and effect on your smile and appearance. Moreover, you become prone to bacteria gnawing away at your teeth and roots, leading to bone loss in your jawbone. To correct this severe dental condition, you may need a bone graft to stimulate bone growth.

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