Gum disease is a condition involving the soft tissues of the mouth. Plenty of people have this condition and have no idea that they do. The condition needs treatment, though. This is a progressive condition that will worsen significantly if left untreated. Dentists in Tijuana are often on the lookout for signs of it. Individuals without it often suffer from pain and discomfort, but as the condition progresses, it can become far more troublesome.
What Causes It?
Bacteria cause gum disease. Though bacteria in the mouth is normal and even considered a good thing at a controlled level, if it is not maintained at that level, it can cause numerous health concerns. Bacteria reproduce very quickly. It does very well in situations where there is a moist, warm climate and a solid food source (like excess food particles stuck between teeth.) The bacteria latch onto the teeth and eat away at the gums and other soft tissues in the mouth. This damages the tissues and, eventually leads to receding gums.
The gums begin to pull away from the teeth. This exposes more of the tooth, root and even the jawbone to the bacteria. The bacterium continues to invade deeper until it leads to damage and pain of the root and the entire tooth. This enter time, it builds a stick, yellow substance on the teeth called plaque.
What Are the Risks?
Aside from yellowing teeth, there are many other risks when individuals suffer from gum disease. Namely, the teeth can become loose and even fall out. The condition can lead to serious infections of the jawbone, too. In addition, doctors have connected serious periodontal disease, which is what this condition ultimately leads to, to various other health risks including an increased risk of a stroke or heart attack. It can also cause speech problems, difficulties with nutrition if you cannot eat properly and embarrassment.
What You Can Do
It is possible to get help. In fact, this condition is often reversible especially if it is caught early. All you need to do is to visit a dentist and get proper cleanings. The cleanings remove the bacteria build up and, ultimately help to restore health to the gums and soft tissues in the mouth. You also need to improve your oral hygiene habits at home.
Gum disease is not something to put off. It can worsen quickly. If you have bleeding, tender gums or yellowing teeth, you need this type of treatment from a dental care provider. Discuss your oral health and have x-rays taken to determine if the condition has pushed into and damaged the bone structure of your mouth. With treatments such as planing and scaling, your Tijuana dentist can often restore health to your mouth.
Call us today, and one of our friendly patient coordinators will answer all your questions, give you an accurate quote, schedule your appointment, and help you make all the arrangements for your visit. Tijuana Dental Studio is your best option for all your dental needs.