Is your gums bleed consistenly after brushing? Or do you noticed your gums aretender or receding? You may be at risk of periodontal disease.
Neglecting your gums can eventually lead to periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Periodontal disease affects 75% of adults and is responsible for approximately 70% of all adult tooth loss. The symptoms are oftentimes unnoticed while bacteria stays in the mouth until gum inflammation occurs.
It is highly recognized as greatly progressive disorder triggered by preventable factors like plaque build-up, smoking, certain medications and stress. Unpreventable factors are systemic disease and hormonal imbalance.
Gum disease begins with formation of sticky substance on the tooth from food, saliva and bacteria. It gets inside the spaces between the tooth and gum line. If incorrect brushing technique and no flossing the bacteria will release toxins that breaks the natural fibers of the tooth holding on the bone. The plaque will eventually harden into calculus and tartar that is difficult to remove by regular brushing. Overtime, it will progress to severe inflammation of the gum, bone loss, gum recession and tooth loss.
Deep scaling and root planning, performed with anaesthesia for your comfort, aim at creating a naturally smooth root surface by removing all adherent calculus allowing you easy cleaning.
Apthous ulcers, commonly referred as canker sores, are the most common ulcerative lesions of the mouth. They are usually painful with burning, itching and stinging sensation and are associated with redness.
When the gum is inflamed, the supporting tissue and bone is affected, thus forming pockets around the teeth. When the gum problem is attended immediately, these pockets becomes deeper, providing space for bacteria to live.