Consequences of poor hygiene: gum disease
Brushing your teeth in the morning and in the evening - so we were taughtparents. Unfortunately, not all this rule was followed, therefore, to mature age most of the teeth can not be restored. Damage to the teeth often begins with a gum disease. The appearance of swelling is the first sign of tissue infection. The main types of gum disease are gingivitis and periodontitis.
Gingivitis is the redness of the gums due to infection in the oral cavity. Quite often the disease is accompanied by bleeding when brushing your teeth.
Periodontitis is the next stage of gingivitis. If you persistently do not contact dentists, the bone holes that hold the tooth will begin to break down, and most of the teeth can not be saved. These are very dangerous gum diseases, the treatment of which must be carried out at early stages of development.
How to determine if the gums are affected? Unfortunately, most people suffer from this ailment, another question: in what form? Often the disease progresses so slowly that the teeth persist throughout life. However, this is possible, if at least somehow follow the purity of the oral cavity.
For the most part, dental and gum diseasebecause of the raid on them. It also contains those most harmful bacteria, and with each passing day only more. Therefore, it is necessary to regularly remove dental plaque with a brush and a special thread.
Unfortunately, the lesion of the gums is not accompanied bypainful sensations, therefore it is difficult to prevent an ailment in the first days. To prevent the disease from progressing, it is recommended that you visit the dentist's office periodically. Otherwise, fistulas may form, then abscess and pus. If symptoms are ignored, subsequent treatment may be difficult.
The first symptom of gum disease is the appearance of blood. It can stay on the toothbrush or begin to flow during the meal. In addition, patients with gingiva - the cause of bad breath.
If there are suspicions of gum disease, thenyou should immediately contact your dentist. The doctor will examine the oral cavity for signs of periodontitis. In addition, you will have to take an X-ray, so that the specialist can determine in which part of the bone hole destruction began. It is very important to consult a qualified specialist so that the right treatment is prescribed.
If suspicions are justified, and in the oral cavitythe periodontitis is found out, the doctor initially cleans up teeth and will learn how correctly independently to remove plaque. Thus, the need for re-treatment will be virtually eliminated.
After the teeth are freed from plaqueand stone, in some cases there is a need to clean the roots. Then you can not do without freezing. When anesthesia ceases to function, for a few days there will be a feeling of discomfort.
Unfortunately, periodontitis is impossible completelyto heal. It is for this reason that the dentist should give advice on the proper care of the oral cavity. Provided that all the advice of a specialist will be taken into account, the manifestation of gum disease can be completely ruled out.