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Gum Disease Treatment

Are There Home Remedies for Gum Disease Treatment?

The only way you can cure gum disease is with professional gum disease treatment. However, you can reduce some of its symptoms and reduce the chances of it advancing. If you aren’t already doing it, be sure to brush and floss at least twice a day. This can reduce the amount of plaque that builds up on the teeth. Plaque buildup can be the cause of gum disease. 

The treatment may be done by a dentist or a periodontist.  The goal of the treatment is to thoroughly clean the pockets around teeth and prevent damage to surrounding gum tissue and bone. You have the best chance for successful treatment when you also have a daily routine of good oral care.  Scaling and root planing remove tartar and bacteria from tooth surfaces below the gum and root surfaces. This helps prevent further build-up of tartar and bacteria

 

Without regular treatments, you won’t know if you have gum disease until it’s in the advanced stages. Warning signs that you may need gum disease treatment are if you have gums that bleed when brushing, flossing, or eating. You may see that the gums are receding. You may also find that you have sores in your mouth.

Symptoms of periodontitis can include:

  • Swollen or puffy gums.

  • Loose teeth

  • loss of teeth

  • Bright red, dark red, or dark purple gums.

  • Gums tender when touched.

  • Gums bleed easily.

  • A toothbrush that looks pink after brushing your teeth.

  • Spitting out blood when brushing or flossing your teeth.

  • Bad breath 

  • Pus between your teeth and gums.

  • Painful chewing.

  • New spaces between your teeth that look like black triangles.

  • Gums that pull away from your teeth, making your teeth look longer than usual, are called receding gums.

  • A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite.

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