Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a condition characterized by the bacterial infection of the gums. If not treated, the infection spreads to the jawbone, where it can cause bone damage and ultimately, result in tooth loss. Gum disease can also cause inflammation of the gum tissue, toothache, swelling, and other side effects that can be painful and uncomfortable. Treating gum disease is thus important, which is why we, at The Elmwood Dental Group LLC are committed to offering you various dental solutions for treating the condition.
What Causes Gum Disease?
Before discussing treatment options, it is important to understand what exactly causes gum disease. The illness occurs as a result of infection caused by the growth of oral bacteria. These bacteria are found in the dental plaque, a colorless, sticky film that forms on the teeth.
When the plaque is left on the teeth - due to poor oral hygiene - it allows the oral bacteria to interact with food particles, producing toxins. These toxins start to break down the gum tissue, causing them damage. The tissue can also be damaged due to the immune system response to these toxins.
Aside from poor oral hygiene, gum disease can also be triggered by other factors such as
Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease
Gum disease if spotted during its onset can be easily treated, thus saving your gums, jawbone, and teeth from severe damage. Below are some of the early warning signs of gum disease
Treatment Options for Gum Disease
There are several treatment options that can be used to treat gum disease. The choice of treatment is dependent on your specific dental condition and requirements. More often than not, a combination of treatments is used. Below is a look at some of these treatments
Our Gum Disease Services:
A periodontal maintenance procedure (PMP) is defined as a procedure that is recommended following periodontal treatment (such as scaling and root planing) and continues at varying intervals, determined by the clinical evaluation of the dentist.
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The Elmwood Dental Group LLC offers you a wide range of dental solutions that help to treat gum disease and repair the damage caused to your dental features. Call us today at (833) 432-1457 with any questions you might have about gum disease treatment options.