The area of dentistry that deals with gum disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and dental implant insertion is known as periodontics, also known as gum treatments.
How does gum disease occur?
The accumulation of germs in plaque, a sticky, colourless film that frequently forms on your teeth, is what gives rise to gum disease. This build up can be removed by regular brushing, flossing and hygienist treatment, which will stop gum disease from worsening. If plaque is permitted to accumulate, it will irritate the gums, causing them to swell and bleed. It’s called gingivitis. Excellent at-home care and hygienist care can effectively cure and reverse gingivitis.
Periodontitis risk increases if gingivitis is not treated and plaque accumulation continues. When bacteria levels rise to this level, the fibres around the tooth are harmed, leading to pockets and ultimately bone loss.
How do I maintain my new smile?
It is crucial that you keep up a good standard of oral hygiene both during and after treatment.
This is possible by:
- Consistent brushing: three times daily is advised
- Routinely using fluoride-free alcohol-free mouthwash
- Routinely using interdental brushes
- Consume lots of fruit and keep to a low-sugar diet; stay away from sticky candies, cookies, gum, fizzy beverages, etc.
- Having regular dental check-ups
Your improved teeth and improved beauty will result from your new smile. Please take good care of your new smile because neglect can result in discoloration, rotting, gum issues, and a host of other issues.