Gum Disease Treatment
If you suffer from gum disease, our experts in Issaquah provide treatments that can restore the health to your gums.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is among the primary reasons for tooth decay in adults. Since this problem is asymptomatic for many patients, the disease can progress to advanced stages completely unnoticed. It is therefore important to visit your dentist regularly, as your dental practitioner will check your teeth for any indications of periodontal disease by measuring the depth of “pockets”, or the gaps which form between your gums and teeth.
The major reason behind gum disease is excessive buildup of plaque, a sticky kind of bacterial formation on the surface of your teeth. It can usually be removed through regular brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups. However, if not eliminated properly, it will continue to collect on the teeth, creating toxins which have the potential to destroy the gums and the underlying bone structure. Periodontal disease forms exactly below the gum line and forms small pockets which create tiny voids between the teeth and gums. It mainly consists of two stages: Gingivitis and Periodontitis.
Gum Disease Could Harm Your Overall Health
With oral systemic health, gum disease can increase your chances of serious health risks, including:
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How Can You Prevent Gum Disease?
In order to maintain your health and ensure a long-lasting smile, visiting your dentist for regular checkups and periodontal examinations is highly recommended and encouraged. You can also reduce the chances of being afflicted by gum disease by practicing good oral hygiene at home. Make sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day, clean between your teeth, and eat a well-balanced diet, especially minimizing your sugar intake.
Be on the lookout for symptoms for gum disease, which include:
The treatment of periodontal disease can differ depending on the intensity of each individual case. Typical treatments are as follows: