Gum Disease (Periodontitis) Treatment
Diagnose, Treat & Fix Gum Disease | Periodontitis | Healthy Gums
Gum Infection And Disease | Periodontitis Treatment | Dental Checkups In Lewiston
By Aspire Family Dentistry
Taking Care Of Gum Disease For Patients In Lewiston, Maine
Get ahead of gum disease before it gets ahead of your dental health
Gum disease, or periodontitis, is a serious dental health situation that, left untreated, can wreak havoc with the health of your mouth and teeth. It’s a common dental issue that can be addressed, the earlier the better.
Created as an issue when gums become infected, periodontitis first destroys soft tissue, then may progress to bone loss in critical areas. Gum disease can be the start of loose and/or lost teeth.
Symptoms of Gum Disease:
- Bleeding Gums
- Tender Gums
- Blood On Toothbrush
- Swollen and/or Puffy Gums
- Halitosis (Bad Breath)
- Tooth Loss or Loosening
- Pain While Eating
The good news: Once diagnosed, we can stop further damage. Between brushing, flossing, and good oral hygiene, plus regular dental checkups here at Aspire Family Dentistry, the chances of contracting periodontitis can be minimized.
“ Left untreated, gum disease can be debilitating. Don’t let it happen!”
How Do You Get Gum Disease?
Not though enough dental hygiene sets the stage for bacteria, which produces plaque, and that leads to gum disease. Teeth accumulate plaque due to a variety of reasons, from eating particular types of food, to naturally occurring dental issues like teeth not in the right spot, or long/short gum lines.
Plaque is tough, to say the least. It requires professional dental cleaning. Left undiagnosed to fester, plaque builds up and may cause gingivitis, a relatively mild form of periodontitis.
Inflamed gums may also be caused by less than stringent dental hygiene that creates pockets between the teeth and gums, a prime spot for bacteria. This bacteria can spread, causing bone and tissue loss, as well as the loss of a tooth or teeth.
Gum Disease: Serious Business
There are many different habits and behaviors that may contribute to gum disease, from preventative dental health checkups to genetics. We take them all into consideration when working to restore the oral health of your gums.
Risk Factors For Gum Disease (Periodontitis):
Poor Dental Hygiene
- Use of Tobacco Products
- Pregnancy & Menopause
- Drug Use (especially smoking and vaping)
- Obesity/Poor Nutrition
- Health Conditions
Again, we can’t say it enough. To prevent gum disease, good daily dental hygiene habits are critical, both early in life and throughout our trip ‘round this mortal coil. Brush your teeth, floss and visit AspireFamily Dentistry: we’ll hold the line against gum disease together!
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