Teeth are supported and surrounded by tissues. The mouth is a well-developed breeding ground for bacteria and thereby, infection. There are plenty of various diseases out there, some of which resemble and relate to periodontal disease. It is important to understand the various mouth diseases. The disease itself causes bacteria forming on the teeth, given ample time, to develop into a more serious infection. Periodontal disease refers to disease around the teeth, while dental disease obviously means disease of the teeth. Therefore, gum disease is a bacterial infection that affects the structures surrounding the teeth. The infection can cause serious inflammation of the gums, otherwise known as gingivitis. If left untreated, gum disease will affect the gums, roots, ligaments, and alveolar bones. Most dental diseases and infections emanate from cavities and oral plaque. Gum disease is not an exception when it comes to the failure of maintaining oral hygiene. Periodontal disease is not common in people who pay regular visits to our team at Roth Family Dentistry, especially for plaque removal and overall dental checkups.
Cosmetic professionals diagnose periodontal disease with a probe visual examination. Additionally, by looking at different x-ray images of your teeth and gums, the dentists can identify an infection inside the patient’s gum tissues.
Taking care of your teeth and maintaining oral hygiene is inevitable, especially after a periodontal diagnosis. Not everyone knows the do’s and don'ts when it comes to oral hygiene, however, some important guidelines will help you say goodbye to cavities, gum disease, and periodontal disease.
Most people need to understand that oral hygiene negligence can lead to different oral problems that later can advance to periodontal disease. Below are the two best ways of maintaining oral hygiene and preventing periodontal disease. By considering those two situations, you will also reduce the chances of making your oral problem more serious.
For starters, people need to stop thinking that it is normal for your gums to bleed every time you brush your teeth. Whether you have pain in the gums or not, gum bleeding is a major red flag. Bleeding gums are brushing or flossing is a sign of a bacterial infection and if left untreated, the infection can spread, leading to more serious dental issues. Therefore, whether your oral issues seem big, like missing teeth, or small, like bleeding gums, making regular visits to our professionals is the first step towards having healthy gums and teeth.
Another effective way of maintaining oral hygiene is brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Professional dental brushing is important because there are areas of your mouth that you can not reach. Our professionals will ensure that the plaque inside your mouth is removed.
If you already have periodontal disease, you must seek the necessary treatment as soon as possible. Depending on the damage caused, our cosmetic dentist will advise you on the best treatment option. For example, if your periodontal disease has led to the loss of teeth, we may advise you to replace them with artificial teeth. Additionally, if the infection is too serious, our professionals will administer period wave treatment. For more information and to learn about the benefits from periodontal care, call Roth Family Dentistry at 406-728-2745 today.