If you are experiencing problems with your gums, you should visit us at Mann Dental Care. Our expert dentist in Winterwood can provide you with treatment for gum disease, and get your gums back on the road to good health.
Generally, gum disease is caused by poor oral hygiene. However, there are other conditions which can contribute to gum disease. If you have certain diseases such as diabetes, you are more likely to develop gum disease. Also, taking certain medications can contribute to gum disease. However, when dental plaque is allowed to remain on teeth, it will cause your gums to become irritated and inflamed. This causes gingivitis, a common precursor to gum disease. When plaque is not removed from teeth it will turn into tartar. Tartar encourages the development of deep pockets to form between your teeth and gums. When plaque, tartar, bacteria, and food debris gather in these deep pockets, you will get gum infection and gum disease. Symptoms that you are developing gum disease can be that the gums are red and swollen. Another sign that you may be developing gum disease is that your gums are receding. Sometimes your teeth even begin to loosen a bit. Your gums also can feel tender or painful and will bleed easily when you brush your teeth. Our dentist in Winterwood can provide you with treatment for gum disease. She will first determine the extent of your gum problem which will have a direct bearing on the way it is treated. If you have gingivitis, it will most likely be recommended that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to get your gums to return to good health. If deep pockets have developed between your teeth and gums, you will need to have a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment. If this is not successful, however, you may need to have gum surgery.
For an appointment to see our dentist in Winterwood regarding gum disease treatment, contact us today.