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Everything You Must Know About Periodontal Disease

Manipal Hospitals

Manipal Hospitals

  Old airport road, Bengaluru     Feb 9, 2017

   2 min     


Nowadays, many individuals are found to be victims of several periodontal diseases. These maladies cover simple gum inflammation along with serious conditions which result in major harm to the bone and soft tissue that support the teeth. It can also lead you to lose your teeth. The conditions of gum diseases entirely depend on how you take care of your teeth and gums on a daily basis.

The reasons of gum disease:

It is very important for you to know the causes of gum disease. The bacterias in your mouth, along with mucus and other molecules, can form a colorless and sticky plaque over your teeth enamel. Usually, regular brushing and flossing help to get rid of the problems of plaque. But it can form “tartar” if not removed properly and you cannot clean that by just brushing. If you are a victim of such condition, consult a professional dental hygienist who can remove tartar.

Risk factors of periodontal disease:

Smoking:  Well, you could include gum diseases with the other reasons for quitting the addiction. Smoking is one of the most critical risk factors linked with the development of periodontal disease.

Several hormonal changes in women/ girls: Some hormonal changes can be the reason behind the extra sensitive gums. These changes also can lead to gingivitis.

Diabetes:  The victims of diabetes are more likely to suffer from periodontal diseases.

Other maladies and their medications:   Certain life-threatening diseases such as AIDS and cancer along with their medications widely affect the health of gums.

Certain therapies: There are many medicines and drugs that can cut down the flow of saliva which prevents the mouth from generating bacteria. Your mouth can contract several gum diseases without having enough saliva.  Some medicines can lead the gum tissues to develop abnormally and this can make your task difficult when it comes keeping the gums and teeth clean.

Genetic tendencies:  Some individuals are more likely to generate several gum issues than others.

How to recognize if you have gum diseases:

Some common symptoms of periodontal disease are described below:

  • Bad breath which would not go away.
  • Swollen or red gums.
  • Bleeding or tender gums
  • Lose of teeth
  • Painful chewing
  • Sensitive gums and teeth

Any of the symptoms could be the sign of a serious periodontal issue, which needs to be checked by a professional dentist. You must seek the advice of a doctor as soon as possible after noticing the signs.  Make sure whether the dentist is asking about:

Your medical records in order to recognize the underlying risks or conditions which may contribute to the development of gum disease.

The dentist should examine the health of your gums.

The specialist should measure the depth of the pockets of your mouth with a tiny ruler which is called probe.  The test, which is a must, is usually painless.

In short, the gum diseases are treatable if you contact a professional dentist on time.



Tags:  Periodontal Disease, Dental treatments, Diabetics, AIDS,

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