Your Columbus Dentist Will Help Avoid Gum Disease
When you think about dental health you immediately think about your teeth, however, your gums are also very important because this tissue holds your teeth in place. Brushing and flossing daily can prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth; however, you need to take care of your gums too, in order to avoid a gum disease. Gingivitis and periodontitis are some of the most common gum diseases and they occur when bacteria grows and infects the gums due to poor oral hygiene.
What are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?
- Red or swollen gums
- Bleeding gums
- Tooth sensitivity, especially with hot and cold foods and drinks
- Receding gum lines
- Loose teeth
How is Gum Disease Treated?
If an infection is detected in your gums, your dentist will refer you to a periodontist, which is a dentist that specializes in gum diseases and treatments, to address your problem. The main focus will be to control and remove the infection as soon as possible to stop the infection from spreading and damaging your teeth or in the worst case lead to bone loss. Medication such as antibiotics will be prescribed along with a deep cleaning and a scaling and root planning treatment to clean and remove all traces of bacteria and tartar and plaque residues.
Good oral hygiene is strongly recommended to avoid infections as well as to maintain good dental health. Daily brushing and flossing as well as professional cleanings and checkups twice a year should help maintain your teeth and gums healthy and clean.
Experiencing the Symptoms of Gingivitis?
You need to seek treatment immediately so the disease can be stopped and your gums and teeth are protected from further damage. Give us a call at (614) 758-6522 to schedule an appointment today!
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