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Gum Treatment

Periodontitis

Periodontitis is the swelling of the gum lining.

The condition is due to poor oral hygiene.

Symptoms include red to purple, soft, swollen, shiny and tender gums; that bleed easily; and, bad breath.

The condition is more common in adults than in children.

Causes:

  • Dental Plaque accumulating around and underneath the gum margin results in inflammation of the gums. Eventually the teeth become loose and have to be removed, or else they fall on their own record.
  • Vitamin C and niacin deficiency.

What you can do?

  • Brush and floss your teeth properly after every meal. The gums may bleeds initially, but when plaque has been removed, the gums heal and stop bleeding.
  • Consult a dentist if proper brushing and flossing do not remove dental plaque,
  • There is gum infection, or periodontitis has developed.

What your Dentist can do for you?

  • Clean deep into pockets of dental plaque.
  • Perform scaling to remove plaque and tartar.
  • Treat gum abscess by draining the pus.
  • Perform root planning, which thoroughly removes tartar and diseased root surface.
  • Perform gingivectomy to reduce the size of the gum pockets.
  • Perform splinting to anchor loosened teeth to firm teeth.
  • Extract teeth that cannot be saved.
  • Treat other complications.

Visit your dentist at least twice a year for check-ups, cleaning and treatment, and more times if you have gingivitis. Children should visit their dentists every 3 to 4 months.



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