Posted on 7/30/2016 by Scholes Periodontics & Implants
|If a person thinks he or she has gum disease, this means it is time to see a periodontist. When bacteria from plaque accumulate inside of the mouth, it can cause inflammation of the soft tissue and gums. Inflammation occurs due to the body's response to a bacterial infection.
When the body is trying to get rid of the bacteria, the cells in the immune system release substances that cause inflammation, which destroys the gums, soft tissue, and bone. Mouth infections result in swollen and bleeding gums. The early stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis and when dentition starts to loosen this leads to a more advanced stage called periodontitis.
Why Did This Mouth Infection Occur?
Many adults are busy trying to work and take care of their families. Balancing your personal and professional life can be a challenge. People may become so preoccupied with the notions in life that their oral hygiene starts to slip, plaque starts to build up on dentition, and it spreads below the gum line. They start flossing less and do not visit the dentist on a regular basis. The buildup of plaque below the gum line will result in inflammation.
The gum tissue becomes swollen and detaches from the teeth and forms pockets. Plaque can further accumulate inside of these spaces and make it harder to remove. If this bacterial infection remains untreated, it can spread to the periodontal ligaments and mouth bone, which can destroy these structures. Moreover, plaque can build up on dentition and become hardened. Afterwards, it turns into tartar.
How Can we Help You?
We specialize in gums, bones, and connective tissue that support dentition. We will assist you in diagnosing and treating various disorders and diseases of the mouth. A person can have a gorgeous smile, but under all of this beauty, he or she may be losing a periodontal attachment or bone that supports dentition. Remember that gum disease can be silent and painless. Millions of people have these types of infections every year and frequently they do not know it. Early warning signs of periodontal disease include bleeding gums while brushing or flossing, swollen gum margins, slight redness, and bad breath. In the advanced stages, the symptoms include loose or moving dentition, tooth loss, and abscesses.
If you seek assistance from our office, we will be able to give you an accurate diagnosis by doing a comprehensive evaluation of your mouth. We are educated and trained to treat all forms of gum disease, including early and advanced stages. We will work hard to help you manage the inflammation and treat the infection.
Things to Remember
Remember that gum disease is often silent and painless. Many people do not know they have it. If you notice any signs or symptoms of a mouth infection, call us as soon as possible, Do not let it progress or spread because periodontal disease is easier to treat in the early stages than the advanced phases. Advanced forms of gum disease such as periodontitis are often connected with other systemic illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory ailments, and stroke. If you suspect that you may have a systemic disease, call us immediately.
We can properly address your concerns once we have examined you. Gum disease may require an expert's care in order to treat your dental problem. Hence, do not let your beautiful smile fool you. Take action if you have an infection or inflammation inside of your mouth. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
Please call our office today for your periodontal appointment!
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