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Types of Gums Disease and their Treatment

Gum disease

Gums are an essential part of the oral anatomy. Gum disease is also known as periodontitis.

It is sensitive and easy to neglect which leads to numerous oral diseases. There are many factors at play that affect your gums, and those largely depend on

 

Diagnosing Gum Disease

In most cases, gum disease is only noticed after it has progressed to a stage where there are visible signs.

Dental surgeons or orthodontic specialists available at Kirkland Premier Dentistry, are well equipped to diagnose whether or not a patient is suffering from acute gum disease.

 

Types of Gum Disease

Periodontitis is broad and has several stages from mild to aggressive.

It is easy to notice inflammation and weakened bones that support your gums and teeth.

Periodontal is where periodontitis was derived from which means "around the tooth".

The other form of gum disease is known as Gingivitis. Gingivitis is swollen or inflamed gums.

It is a nascent stage and the majority of the people suffer from this condition at least once in their lifetime.

Since gingivitis is a milder form of periodontitis there may be little or no discomfort and may not appear to be as significant and we tend to disregard it.

You should consult a doctor if you are in discomfort, bleeding during oral cleaning, or face problems of bad breath.

Other noticeable changes are teeth cracking, loosened teeth, increasing gaps between your teeth, and gum discoloration.

 

Treating Gum Diseases

It is best to seek an initial consultation to find out the best possible treatment method.

Following are the methods which dental specialists use to treat gum diseases based on their severity.

It is broadly two methods, surgical and non-surgical.

 

We advise our patients to keep the best oral hygiene, which is essential for healthy gums.

Avoid eating sugary and acidic foods as well as refraining from alcohol and smoking tobacco will give you the best oral health ever.

Author
Dr. Sheena Gaur Dr. Sheena Gaur Dr. Sheena Gaur, DDS, is a general family dentist at Kirkland Premier Dentistry in Kirkland, Washington. She specializes in preventive and restorative dentistry, crowns, bridges, extractions, and cosmetic dentistry, including veneers and Invisalign® treatments.

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