How is gingivitis and other diseases caused?
Periodontal disease is an infectious process in which the tissues that support and surround the tooth are damaged. Bacteria found in the oral cavity, produce toxins that damage the gums to the point of inflammation. In such a situation, the gums are red, shiny, swollen, bleed easily and have a smooth texture, compared to the appearance of the orange peel, which is what characterizes healthy gums.
Gum disease is common in about 90% of the population. Three out of four adults (ages 35 and over) suffer from gum disease to one degree or another. The main cause of tooth loss in adults is gum disease. In its early stages, gum disease is easily treatable. All you need to do is brush your teeth and floss. If adequate treatment is not given in the early stages of gum disease, very severe damage can occur, in which case the treatment is handled by the dentist Treatment of gum disease begins with treatment for the removal of tooth decay. Antibiotics are injected into the oral cavity (sometimes through mouthwash)this is done in order to eradicate and remove the bacteria that creates the toxins. If necessary, the doctor will also treat the tooth bite and purulent pockets in the gums, if there are more severe cases, the doctor will perform gum surgery. If you notice the various signs of gum disease, get treatment as soon as possible. Contact Gara Clinic to make an appointment!