We all know that with good care, our teeth can last till our life span. But the problem may not only be in your teeth. Your gums may also be affected by Periodontal Disease that is caused due to bacterial attacks in your gums. This causes inflammation, bone loss, and finally tooth loss. Generally, it is difficult for common people recognize periodontal problems. Habits like smoking, chewing tobacco, and drinking may also cause this disease.
Some of the symptoms of periodontal disease are bad breath, caused due to sulfur compounds formed by harmful bacteria, bleeding gums, redness and swelling in the gums, and sensitivity. All these are caused due to several factors giving rise to dental plaque, these factors are, food lodgement, improper shape and size of teeth, breathing through the mouth, nutrition and food habits etc.
Periodontal disease starts with gingivitis, which is a bacterial infection causing inflammation in the gum tissues. If ignored, this may lead to Periodontitis, which causes bone loss in the teeth surroundings. Since the bone tissue is lost, the gums and teeth start separating, giving rise to pockets where bacteria start developing. This will ultimately cause tooth loss, pain and inflammation.
Everyone who does not practice daily oral hygiene eventually develop periodontal problems. The best way to take care about this is by brushing and flossing regularly. Visiting dentists for regular dental examinations or cleaning is also good to avoid these problems. Your dentist will help you remove plaque and tartar using special tools. The best way to control gum problems is to evaluate your oral hygiene techniques.
At Smile Station, we offer utmost care to your gums and teeth, starting from cleaning, polishing in case of preliminary stages to periodontal bone grafting and tissue regeneration in case of advanced stage. As we know prevention is better than cure, so start the habit of brushing and flossing daily, twice a day to save your gums.
If you still feel that you are affected, we are right there to help you out.