Gum disease is serious and needs to be treated as soon as possible as it can cause loose teeth or teeth that fall out, bad breath, oral infection and other health issues some of which are very severe.
Gum disease is caused by bacteria that is caused from plaque or tartar which has collected on the tooth and travels below the gum line. A professional cleaning can get below the gum like to remove the debris such as plaque, tartar, and other debris.
Other health issues that can arise from gum disease;
- Tooth decay
- Oral infections
- Infections of the mouth
- Heart issues
- Respiratory illness
Gum disease treatment
There are nonsurgical and surgical treatments for gum disease.
Nonsurgical treatments consist of professional dental cleaning and Scaling and root planing. With scaling and root planing, you will receive a local anesthesia since this cleaning goes below the gum line for a more thorough cleaning of tartar and plaque.
Surgical treatments consist of flap surgery which the dentist make a small cut in the gum and lay it back so they can remove debris. Bone and soft tissue grafts, Guided tissue regeneration is used when the bone supporting your teeth has been destroyed.
No insurance treatment
Not all of us can afford dental insurance so what are you to do about gum disease?
Here are a few remedies you can use at home to slow down the progression of gum disease;
- Use a mouthwash that treats gingivitis, morning and night
- brush and floss twice daily
If you need treatment for gum disease, discuss it with your dentist and find out what treatment is right for you.