Like the rest of your body gums can be afflicted by disease. Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum line. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress into a more serious condition called periodontitis. Toxins from this build-up of bacterial plaque not only affect your gum tissue, but also the bone and ligaments that support your teeth. As the infection causes disease to the bone and supporting tissues, your teeth may eventually become loose and need to be treated surgically or removed.
The first step to treat this pathology is that you need to aggressively stop the build-up of plaque. Depending on how severe this is. Your dentist or dental hygienist provides this treatment by scraping and removing the plaque and tartar off of your teeth and root surfaces by scaling, and then smoothing away any roughness on the roots to prevent bacteria from gathering again.
If pockets are still deep after the first treatment by your dentist, a periodontist can remove infectious bacteria and smooth areas of damaged bone, by folding back the gum tissue, allowing the gum tissue to reattach to healthy bone.
Gum recession should be prevented before it reaches the tooth root. Revitalizing your gum tissue naturally means it has a better chance of healing than if it were to reach the root. Your dental surgeon may recommend a gum grafting surgery, if there is sufficient gum tissue remaining. Depending on the situation there are numerous techniques which can be used to prevent gum recession. You will need a highly recommended dental clinic that offers great skill and expertise to produce a result that is functional and attractive at the same time.
Keep in mind that daily brushing and flossing is important to protect your teeth from gum disease.
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