When the tissue which supports the teeth joining it is infected, sore or swollen then it is considered as a gum disease. Two major types of gum diseases are periodontal and gingivitis disease. They are very commonly treated by Liverpool dentists.
Gingivitis is the reddening and swelling of the gum region and its tissue. When gums are infected by gingivitis, then it bleeds usually during brushing and can convert into periodontal disease if not cured on time. The treatment must be on time. If not then the periodontal disease which involves infecting the tissue around the teeth region can lead to loss of tooth once the bone holding the tooth is loose and falls off. This delayed treatment would mean extended treatments by your Liverpool dentist.
Most of the adults loose their teeth because of one of the several commonly found gum diseases. However this disease has a significantly slow developmental period and its can be controlled to an extent that tooth loss is controlled through most part of the life.
Gum Disease Plaque
Plaque is the reason behind every gum disease. This plaque is basically accumulated on the gum and tooth surface throughout the day and is a film bacterium. Most of plaque bacteria are harmless except for a few causing the gum diseases. Flossing and brushing prevents accumulation of this plaque bacteria and controls any chances of gum diseases.
Mostly this plaque bacterium causes a painless and unnoticeable gum disease until they are active and make them swell and become sensitive. This advance stage means you might detect traces of pus near the teeth due to accumulated abscesses. In this case your Liverpool dentist will cure the gum problem through antibiotic prescriptions. If however this is not treated properly on time then the anchoring bone of the infected tooth may be lost after a few years making the treatment quite challenging.
If you ever detect blood when you rinse your teeth after brushing them, or notice your tooth brush has blood stains then it might be a sign of gum disease. Other symptoms include bad breath or bleeding gums during eating giving you a metallic taste in your mouth due to the bleeding.
If you ever get the feeling of sore bleeding gums, you need to immediately see your Liverpool dentist for a complete gum and tooth checkup. To detect any prevailing periodontal disease in your tooth or gums, the Liverpool dentist will measure the cuff of gum surrounding the teeth region. Moreover he might use X-rays to trace any bone loss .for the proper treatment to be prescribed this kind of examination is extremely important.
Your teeth will be thoroughly and carefully cleaned by your Liverpool dentist and then he will guide you how to remove any plaque by teaching you brushing techniques. He will then further probe into the roots of your teeth to clean any left over traces of plaque so that all possible bacteria is removed successfully
The only cure to periodontal disease is proper and persistent oral care. This disease cannot be eliminated by any medicine or treatment but further bone loss and bacteria infection can be controlled through regular brushing, removal of plaque and routine visits to your Liverpool dentist. At times proper tooth care can even result in curing this disease from spreading and causing any damage.
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