Gum Disease

Gum Disease

Gum disease is caused when plaque is not removed by daily brushing and flossing, luckily in the early stages it is reversible. An appointment with one of our trusted clinicians can help you resolve the issue, where they will make a treatment plan for your situation and give the best advice they have to offer. It is important to maintain your 6 monthly clean to avoid further damage to your teeth and so we can monitor them.

Gum Disease – Effective Dental Treatment & Cure

Most people get affected with gum disease at some point in their lives. It is possible to prevent gum disease and for that regular and careful cleaning of teeth and gums are required. Besides, getting dental aid and treatment at an early stage can help save teeth that might be at risk of catching gum disease or other conditions. If you have loose teeth or bleeding or swollen gums, then right away schedule your dental appointment with us.

How Do You Catch a Gum Disease?

Typically, anybody can catch a gum disease due to an accrued plaque on teeth and the gum line. Plaque is a kind of sticky coating that contain bacteria. With an inflammation response, the immune system attempts to eliminate plaque, which is observed by the swelling and redness of the gum surrounding the tooth.

Everyone has an array of bacteria in their mouth. Plaque is continuously being developed by some of these bacteria when they feast on the sugars in the drinks and foods they ingest. The plaque gives the ideal environment for the bacteria that can induce gum disease to live and thrive. Gum disease has two stages viz. (1) Gingivitis and (2) Periodontitis.

1. Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a gum disease that can develop at an early stage. It impacts the surface layers of the gum, especially where the gum touches the tooth. No harm is caused to the deeper parts of the gums, teeth and bone at this point.

Look out for the following indicators that may signal gingivitis:

  • Swelling and redness of the gum.
  • Bleeding gums, particularly when eating or brushing.

If you’re affected by gingivitis, you don’t have to worry as gingivitis can be reversed/ healed completely. If you notice that your gums are swollen or red, never give up brushing. Instead, use a soft toothbrush to brush your teeth, as it will remove plaque and bacteria that are causing the problems. Your gums should start looking and feeling better soon. But if your gums don’t heal or keep bleeding, then you must consult an experienced dentist near you.

2. Periodontitis

The main task of the gum is to provide a shield for the bone that secures your teeth in its place. The name periodontium is given to the group of structures that surround and support the teeth, keeping them in place. The gum creates a seal that covers the neck of the tooth safeguarding the periodontium. The inflammation of the periodontium is referred to as periodontitis, which is caused by the bacteria in plaque and the body’s immune response to it. If gingivitis is left untreated, then it can cause periodontitis, which is an advanced stage of gum disease.

How Periodontitis Occur & Progresses?

The cementum (covering of the tooth root), the bone and the fibres that join the tooth root to the bone (periodontal ligament) are the structures impacted by periodontitis. Spaces can form between the gum and the tooth root when the seal of the gum is battered by gum disease. These spaces are referred to as periodontal pockets. And when bacteria get trapped in these pockets, greater harm is inflicted to the periodontium. As time passes by, bone gets damaged and lost, and bigger spaces start forming between the tooth and the gum. If periodontitis is left untreated, then the structures holding the tooth securely into the gum can become so battered that teeth may get loose and may require removal.

Risk factors associated with periodontitis: Poorly managed diabetes and smoking.

Indicators of Periodontitis include:

  • Abad taste in the mouth
  • Soreness when biting
  • Swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Shrinking gums (when the gum line shrinks away from the tooth making teeth appear longer)
  • Shaky tooth
  • Bad breath

How to Prevent Gum Disease?

Regular brushing of teeth aids to avert gum disease by eliminating the plaque that causes it. Here is what you can do to protect yourself from gum disease:

  • Use fluoride toothpaste and a toothbrush having a small head and soft bristles.
  • At least brush your teeth and on the gum line twice a day, in the morning and before going to bed.
  • Clean in between teeth using inter-dental brushes, floss or any other tool recommended by your dentist.
  • Plaque can develop on dentures quite easily that can increase the risk of gum disease around your natural teeth. Ask your dentist how to take care of your dentures and your mouth.

Other Preventative Measures for Keeping Out Gum Disease:

  • Avoid sugary drinks and foods, particularly between meals.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • If you’re having diabetes, then it’s important to maintain your blood sugar levels within the desired level, which will aid in lowering the risk of catching gum disease.
  • Quit smoking.

The Best Gum Disease Treatment in Kings Langley, Sydney

If you’re looking for qualified and experienced dentists for gum disease treatment in Kings Langley, then look no further – At Kings Family Dental Centre, we have a team of expert and caring dentists who will provide the right treatment for your dental situation. If you have any queries, feel free to call us on 02 9674 3491 and we will be happy to help you!

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