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Gum Disease Treatment


Do your gums feel tender or sore? Do they look red and swollen? If so, you may have gum disease. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss as well as various other health problems. In fact, more and more life-threatening illnesses are being linked to the presence of gingivitis and periodontal disease, which is why it is critical to come in to have your teeth cleaned and checked.

How Gum Disease Happens

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Periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, is a serious condition proven to be the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. It is caused by an accumulation of plaque at and below the gum line. Plaque is a naturally occurring bacteria that it typically removed with daily brushing and flossing. Without adequate removal, plaque can harden into calculus/tartar, leading to an infection that leads not only to weakening gum fibers but also to bone loss in the jaw.

Common Symptoms of Gum Disease

  • Puffy, swollen gums that can be tender to the touch
  • Bleeding and/or receding gums
  • Pain or sensitivity in your teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Persistent bad breath

Stages of Gum Disease

Gum disease develops in two stages - gingivitis and periodontitis. We detect gingivitis by evaluating early symptoms, which are completely reversible through the use of thorough dental cleanings, scaling, root planing, and home care. However, if gingivitis is allowed to go on for too long, it will eventually turn into bone loss and periodontitis. Periodontitis is not reversible and ultimately may require surgery and a referral to a gum specialist.

Brushing and flossing regularly, eating a healthy diet, and regular visits to your dentist are simple yet highly effective ways to prevent gum disease. If you do suffer from gum disease in Farmington or nearby areas, please do not hesitate to contact the team at Farmington Village Dental as soon as possible for thorough, high-quality treatment.

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