Gum disease all about symptoms, risk and treatment

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Gum disease initiates when plaque adheres at & below the visible edge of your gums. They are classified according to the severity of the disease. Gingivitis and Periodontitis are two major stages.
Mangan Dental Group - Dr. Steve Mangan
2011 North Van Buren Street, Little Rock, AR 72207
(501)666-1188

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Gum disease all about symptoms, risk and treatment

  1. 1. Mangan Dental Group - Dr. Steve Mangan 2011 North Van Buren Street, Little Rock, AR 72207
  2. 2.  Gum disease is the swelling, pain or infection of the tissues supporting the teeth.  Gingivitis & periodontal disease are two types of gum disease.
  3. 3.  Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums while Periodontitis means inflammation around the tooth.  Both are a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue & bone that supports the tooth.
  4. 4.  Periodontal diseases are infections of the structures around the teeth  These include the gums, the cementum that covers the root and the alveolar bone.  In the earliest stage of periodontal disease the infection affects only the gums.  Diseases are the causal cause of tooth loss in adults & children.
  5. 5.  Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums.  In gingivitis, the gums become red, swollen and can bleed easily.  It is a mild form of gum disease that can usually be reversed with daily brushing & flossing.
  6. 6.  Gum disease is mostly caused by improper oral hygiene which allows bacteria in plaque and calculus to remain on the teeth and infect the gums.  But there are other factors that increase the risk of developing gingivitis.  Risk factors :  Hormonal changes in females  Diabetes  Cancer  Genetics
  7. 7.  Red or swollen gums  Tender or bleeding gums  Painful chewing  Loose teeth  Sensitive teeth
  8. 8.  The finest way to treat gum disease is to practice good oral hygiene, although additional dental and medical treatments are occasionally essential.  These treatment are two types surgical & Non surgical.  Depending on the stage of disease the treatment is applied.
  9. 9.  Non-surgical Treatments for Gum Disease Includes  Professional dental cleaning  Scaling and root planning  Surgical Treatments for Gum Disease Includes  Flap surgery/pocket reduction surgery  Bone grafts  Soft tissue grafts  Guided tissue regeneration
  10. 10. Thank You Mangan Dental Group - Dr. Steve Mangan 2011 North Van Buren Street, Little Rock, AR 72207 (501) 666-1188 http://www.mangandental.com

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