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Periodontal diseases.

Posted on 8/22/2022 by Ronald Watkins
There are many ways a periodontist can treat periodontal conditions despite the dental school; a periodontist receives three additional years where one specializes in both non-surgical and surgical periodontal procedures to correct gum disease. They also specialize in replacing missing teeth using dental implants. Periodontal visit. When a patient comes for a periodontal procedure, the dentist, first of all, takes a periodontal screening. This helps in evaluating the status of the patient about their periodontal health. The dentist observes the gum pockets, whether bleeding or plaque deposits. The appearance of the gums is checked, and symptoms like color change. Past medical records are essential; the periodontist carries out the following after the data is collected. The periodontal procedures. Scaling and root planning is a non-invasive method to reduce gum infection by deep cleaning into the periodontal pocket. The dentist, in this process, lifts the gums and reaches inside the gum line removing bacterial toxins and tartar; after this process, the dentist applies antibiotics leaving the gum disinfected and smooth. Scaling and root planing helps in reversing the symptoms of simple gum diseases. Gum graft if the gums recede the root of the tooth is exposed, and tooth and gum problems might be a lot. A graft surgery covers the exposed tooth root with the help of soft tissue, the tissue is removed from the palate resulting in an even gum line, and one achieves healthier teeth. Laser treatment is a laser-pointed hand tool that dentists use to remove the affected tissues. This precision offers painless treatment, and thus healing process is speedy. Dental crown lengthening a gummy smile is when the gums overlap the teeth, and the teeth appear small. This is where spare parts of the gum tissue are removed....
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What Causes Gum Disease

Posted on 8/8/2022 by Ronald Watkins
The inflammation and infection of the bone, gums, and tissues surrounding your teeth is called gum disease or periodontal disease. It is essential to know the treatments, causes, and steps you should take to prevent gum disease so you can protect both your oral and overall health. Gum disease can lead to serious problems, and it should be addressed by a periodontist as early as possible and shouldn't go untreated. Causes of Gum Disease Uncontrolled bacteria caused by toxins and dental plaque and poor oral hygiene is the cause of periodontal disease. If its not treated by a periodontist, the plaque could spread below the gums and irritate them while also destroy your tissues, gums, and bone that all aid in supporting your teeth. Once this occurs, the gums recede from the teeth and a pocket is formed in between. Bacteria can enter these pockets and they become infected and get deeper. This destruction eventually causes your teeth to get loose and may have to even be extracted due to the decay and damage. Symptoms of Periodontal Disease You can be proactive by learning about gum disease and looking out for symptoms that can occur from it. The most common symptoms of gum disease of red, bleeding, swollen or tender gums, receding gums, tooth sensitivity, loose teeth, painful chewing, and bad breath. If you think you have any of these symptoms, it is vital to make a dentist appointment and get thoroughly examined. The dentist will inspect your gums and look for any infection and signs of periodontal disease. It is likely that they will also take x-rays and if you need to be referred to a specialist, a dentist will make sure you are referred to a periodontist that is trained and experienced in periodontal disease....
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Here are ways to maintain healthy gums

Posted on 7/18/2022 by Ronald Watkins
Seeing the dentist at least twice a year is a good idea. Early indicators of health concerns including cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal gum disease might be detected by the dentist. Your gums must be healthy for you to keep your beautiful smile. Brushing properly, maintaining a nutritious diet, and visiting the dentist regularly will help to keep your gums healthy at all times. Visit us and you will enjoy having healthy gums after receiving of knowledge from our dental team on how to take care of gums. Avoid acidic foods Acid causes erosion to the tooth enamel, enamel is the layer that covers the leg and protects the dentin. Foods that contain citric acids such as lemon, oranges, and citrus fruits are likely to cause erosion of the teeth. These foods are nutritious but they need to be consumed alongside other meals to reduce the negative effect they have. Drinks like soft and sports drinks cause erosion of the teeth since they too contain acid that is not good for the teeth. Avoid such foods so that you will maintain healthy gums. Mouth wash to reduce gingivitis Gingivitis is a less severe gum disease that forms when bacteria accumulate in the mouth. Plaque deposits in between the teeth and are what bring bacteria causing tooth decay. Antimicrobial mouthwash is important and helps in reversing gingivitis before it becomes severe to periodontal gum disease. Periodontal disease affects the gum and they begin to decay leading o loss of a tooth or many teeth. Our dentist will take you through ways that can keep your gums healthy and if you have any form of gum disease the dentist will prescribe the treatment plan that is fit for you....
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