Periodontal disease is caused when bacteria or plaque buildup between the teeth and the gums. This disease is also called gum disease. When the bacteria starts growing the tooth also start becoming inflamed. Unfortunately, if left untreated, this inflammation can cause the gum and the surrounding areas to get damaged. Some of the early signs of the disease include swollen and bleeding gums. If nothing is done at this stage the infection can destroy the structures that surround the gums after the infection has spread. Eventually, your teeth can become so loose that you have to extract them
What causes periodontal disease?
This disease is caused by bacteria inform of a plaque. A plaque is a thin, sticky substance that forms between your teeth as soon as you have brushed. In order to get rid of the substances your immune system produces a substance that inflames and damage alveolar bones, periodontal ligaments and the gums. This damage can also loosen the teeth. Apart from the bacteria and the plaque, factors such as the genes, excess smoking, maligned or crowded teeth, grinding, or clenching of the teeth, fluctuating hormones and stress can also contribute to this.
How to prevent periodontal disease
If you practice good oral hygiene and visit your Tijuana dentist regularly, you can prevent the disease. In fact, it is recommended that you visit the dentist at least once every 6 months. However, if you are already suffering from a gum disease you should visit the dentist more. Daily brushing and flossing can also help control the disease. This is because you will be able to remove most of the plaque from the teeth. Also, go for a professional cleaning from a qualified dentist. This will keep the plaque under control especially in areas that cannot be reached by brushing and flossing.
Apparently, if you skip the dentist’s visits and you do not practice oral hygiene plaque will automatically build up on the teeth. Eventually, this will spread to other areas of the gum. Remember, since your teeth is not clean bacteria will continue multiply and the inflammation will get worse. More so, as the gums continue to swell they the slowly start detaching from the teeth. This will form a space between the teeth and the gums.
Occasionally, you should also use a mouthwash. Using a mouthwash can remove the remaining food particles and the plaque that brushing and flossing cannot able to remove. Moreover, it is very important that you know what can increase your risks for periodontal disease. For instance, if you smoke the best thing to do is to quit smoking.
If the disease is identified and treated immediately the outlook is good. But once bone loss has taken place the healing of the part will depend on the severity of the loss. For the therapy to be successful it is important that you quit smoking. While regular checkups by a dentist is good for removing tartar and detect early symptoms of the disease oral health and properly caring for your teeth and gums should begin at home. Do not forget to eat a healthy diet and drink plenty o water.
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