Putney Dental Care Provides The Best Treatment For Gum Infection
Have you found it painful to chew your food lately? Or maybe you have felt that one or more of your teeth seem loose? Are those sores you’ve spotted in your mouth after looking in the mirror? If so, you could be experiencing gum infection.
Gum disease can start out painless, with symptoms that can even go undetected. With inflamed gums, for instance, many people who have the condition may be totally unaware of it. As another example, healthy gums are not supposed to bleed. And yet, people who see blood on the sink when they brush and floss their teeth do not see the need to call the dentist.
Understanding Gum Inflammation: Gingivitis
Gum disease is a bacterial infection that can eventually lead to the loss of the supporting tissues that hold your teeth in place. In its mild form, gum disease is known as gingivitis. Common symptoms of gum disease in this stage include bleeding and swollen gums, effects of which are still reversible.
In the early stages of gum disease, bacteria from plaque build up. The presence of bacteria can lead to red, swollen and bleeding gums, especially for when you brush your teeth. Teeth are secure and still in place and no bone or tissue damage has occurred. Gingivitis can progress into periodontitis, but not all the time.
How Does Gum Disease Develop?
There are so many factors that can trigger the development of gum disease. The most obvious and common one is plaque. Buildup of plaque is caused by poor dental habits, which so many people are guilty of, whether they admit to it or not.
Forgetting to brush your teeth at night causes bacteria to spread even more, as the coating of plaque just sits there for a good seven to eight hours, adding to the hundreds of other bacteria present in your mouth. Brushing for too short of a time (under two minutes) without covering all surfaces of the teeth is just as bad. And no, mints and mouthwash are not a good substitute.
The good news is, gum disease cure is easily obtained in the gingival phase. Ready to get treatment for gum disease? Consult with a dental professional at Putney Dental Care to get insights on the ideal course of action. After a thorough examination, our dentists will determine if you need teeth scaling for a deeper clean.