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Gum Disease

Removing the Obscurity from Scaling and Root Planing

Gum disease is an overlooked disease, most of the time because it does not show many signs or symptoms until it is too late. Because of this, the disease flourishes and could potentially lead to oral systemic issues with the rest of the body. When you’re suffering with gum disease, you should seek attention from your dental professional. There are a few ways to successfully demolish all of the bad bacteria and unwanted plaque, which stops the growth of the disease. One way dentists eliminate the debris and plaque is scaling and root planing.

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Gum Recession: Causes And Treatment

Gum recession is a major warning sign that you may be suffering from gum disease which is why if you notice that your gums are receding you shouldn’t ignore it. Also, in order to better assist yourself with gum recession prevention it’s important to better understand what causes gum recession. Also, it is very important to understand what your treatment options are if you have developed signs of gum recession.

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What Is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a medical condition which results in inflamed gums surrounding the teeth. Gingivitis affects the tissue around the teeth, along with the gums, soft tissues and bone (the periodontium). Gingivitis occurs when bacteria gets trapped in these areas and starts attacking the periodontium. It is important to know the signs and symptoms of gingivitis. This condition is not very painful to start with so it may be hard to spot, but if left unattended could lead to a severe infection and drastic consequences.

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Fix Your Gum Disease: Choose the Right Treatment

Oral health is extremely important to maintain and without proper care, gum disease can take a turn for the worse. When gum disease forms, bacteria begin to overpopulate in the mouth.
The bacteria along with plaque that is not removed, causes inflammation and irritation of the gums. During this time, your gums become tender to the touch. Generally, this is the time where patients do not want to seek dental attention because of the pain.

The next stage of your gum disease after periodontitis sets in is receding gums, which has the effect of your gums disappearing. This causes more of your teeth to be visible and allows nerves to become exposed. If these are symptoms you are experiencing, along with bad breath, you should see your dentist for oral care. When your nerves come exposed, more pain generally sets in, which is why it is imperative to see your doctor.

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Symptoms Of Gum Disease

Most diseases in our body don’t come unannounced. In fact, most times many major diseases come with sirens ringing. They usually have various symptoms of all kinds - a blemish before a big pimple, cough or sniffles before the flu, and a fever usually lets you know if there’s something big on the way. Oral health is no different.

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Everyone Should Know About This Link Between Gum Disease and Dementia

Depending on the stage of periodontal disease you have, your treatments may include laser removal of diseased gum tissue, osseous surgery and/or scaling and root planing services.

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Why Gum Treatment Is Important for People With Kidney Disease

When you have gum disease, you have a chronic bacterial infection in your mouth that can spread to other parts of the body. It can lead to bad breath, bleeding in the gums, and gum recession, among other issues.

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For Sugar Awareness Week, Decrease Your Chances of Getting Gum Disease

This January, Sugar Awareness Week falls the week of the 22nd, and we are taking the opportunity to educate our patients about how sugar can affect your teeth and gums, particularly in relation to gum disease.

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Live and Feel Younger With Laser Gum Disease Treatment

When gum tissue becomes infected with the bacteria that cause gum disease, overall health can suffer.

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