Your gums support your teeth and hold them in place. Ever imagined what will happen if the support system fails?
Keeping your gums healthy is as important as keeping your teeth healthy. If teeth are not brushed after every meal, a thin slimy layer forms over the teeth which harbor bacteria. These bacteria can invade your teeth and cause caries, or can invade the gums causing gum diseases like gingivitis or periodontitis (also known as pyorrhea). These gum diseases have no signs and symptoms initially and usually go unnoticed. The only early signs seen are foul odor from the mouth, some bleeding from gums while brushing, eating or on waking up. If ignored, the disease may progress leading to mobile teeth and teeth moving away from their actual position. This further leads to tooth loss.
The most ironical part of gum diseases being, they are almost 100% preventable if diagnosed early. Routine dental checkups help your dentist diagnose the early signs and symptoms that you might miss upon. Though highly underrated, routine dental checkups are very important to maintain a good oral hygiene over long term.
Early gum diseases are treated by cleaning teeth on a regular basis, precisely a cleaning session should be conducted every 6 to 8 months. For advanced gum diseases (pyorrhea), the treatment is more complex and is based on the patient’s clinical condition. Mobile teeth are splinted to reduce the mobility and to provide support to the teeth so that they do not pose difficulty in eating or while speaking.
We, at Dr. Saurabhs Dental clinic & Implant center provide the most advanced dental care using latest technology available in the field. Come and find a solution to all your gum problems by specialists in the field.