What is inflammation of the gums (gingivitis)?

Swelling and redness which lead to difficulties during mouth movements are named gingival diseases. When the gums become inflamed, they begin to bleed when they contact with dental floss or brush. Pain when chewing is also among the symptoms of inflammation. Inflammation, which makes it difficult to eat, can also lead to pain. Reddened and sensitive gums significantly reduce the quality of daily life.

Gingivitis often heals on its own within a few days. You can observe that the complaint of inflammation disappears if oral hygiene is fully maintained. The size of the inflammation is quite big in some cases. People should consult a specialist dentist in events of inflammation lasting more than 5 days.

Gum diseases, if not treated, progress and lead to more difficult issues to solve. And this situation leads to tooth loss in the future.

What is Gum Diseases (Periodontitis)?

Periodontitis, also known as gum recession, is one of the most dangerous dental diseases. It destroys the soft tissue around the teeth. If left untreated, the bone supporting the teeth is completely destroyed. This condition is known as gum disease. Gum recession causes loosening of the teeth and tooth loss in the long term.

Gum recession is quite common in society. It is possible to be largely preventable with the precautions taken before the disease. In general, there are cases where oral cleaning does not occur at the desired rate. Brushing at least twice a day, flossing, and regular dental checkups greatly affect gum disease.

Gum diseases, when left untreated, progress and cause more difficult problems to solve. This situation leads to tooth loss in the future.

What Causes Gum Diseases?

The main cause of gum disease is bacterial plaques. However, it is possible to list the main causes of gum diseases as follows:

  • regular smoking,
  • Pregnancy or menopause with hormonal changes,
  • Systemic disorders such as diabetes,
  • Some types of drugs used,
  • Extreme stress,
  • Irregular and bad eating habits negatively affect your dental and oral health over time.

What are the Symptoms of Gum Diseases?

The most common symptoms of gum disease are:

  • Bleeding in the gums, especially during tooth brushing,
  • Having red, swollen, or sensitive teeth,
  • Having bad breath,
  • Significant recession in the gums,
  • Gums separating easily from the teeth ,
  • Experiencing inflammatory discharge between the teeth and gums,
  • Teeth that wobble or move away from each other gradually,
  • Changes in the compatibility of existing prostheses.

How Are Gum Diseases Treated?          

In the treatment of gum diseases, you should definitely get help from a specialist doctor. The general aim of treatment is to thoroughly clean around the teeth and prevent damage to the bone that supports the tooth. In order to have a successful treatment process, a good oral care routine should be applied after the operation. Stopping tobacco use and giving importance to daily oral care are among these routines.

In cases where gingival recession does not develop, you can take precautions with non-surgical operations. For this, tartar formed on the tooth should be treated by removing bacteria by scraping. During this process, mostly laser or ultrasonic devices are preferred. After the root surface becomes smooth, the formation of bacteria can be prevented at the desired rate. Using antibiotics after the procedure is very important for you to manage the process better.

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How to Prevent Gingival Recession (Periodontitis)?

One of the most important ways to prevent gum recession is the oral health habits you gain at a young age. In order to ensure full and complete oral health, people need to acquire certain habits at a young age. To have good oral hygiene, habits such as brushing and flossing must be continued.

To maintain good oral hygiene, you need to continue these habits:

  • You should regularly brush your teeth at least twice a day.
  • You should make continuous use of dental floss.
  • You have to hve a good diet. You should not include carbohydrates and sugar-laden foods in your diet.
  • You should completely stop smoking and alcohol consumption.

What is Tooth Sensitivity and How Does It Occur?

Gum sensitivity is one of the most common oral and dental health problems. The problems of teeth appear in every moment of your life continuously. Inflammation problems are generally seen between the ages of 20 and 50. The starting point of these sensitivities is the dent points on the inside of the teeth. Dent becomes sensitive in cold or hot consumption of food.

In all kinds of problems you experience, you should definitely see your dentist. You should never delay your doctor’s check- ups. Your dentist also plays an important role in the diagnosis and treatment process. Irregular and unbalanced nutrition is the most common cause of tooth sensitivity.

Some tooth sensitivities may also be of genetic origin. You should consult your specialist physician for the clearest information on this subject. You can contact us at any time for clear information about gum diseases.

How Is Tooth Sensitivity Treated?

In cases of enamel abrasions or inflammation, some treatment methods should be applied. With the right treatment methods, the current problem is easily eliminated. People return to their daily lives more quickly.

In addition to treatment methods, the following applications will also be useful for you:

  • Choose toothpastes that are good for your sensitivity.
  • Choose mouthwashes that contain fluoride.
  • In addition to keeping your teeth clean, protect them from possible bacteria.
  • Use a soft toothbrush.

Thanks to the precautions you take with such methods, you can prevent gingival sensitivities.

What Can Be Done To Prevent Tooth and Gum Diseases?

The first thing you need to do for oral and dental health is to go to a specialist doctor every 6 months. Bacteria and plaque accumulating on your teeth cause gum diseases in the long term, with the effect of saliva. In order to prevent this situation, people should take appropriate measures.

Brushing does not always give good results in tartar formation. In order to get better results, people should have dental calculus cleaning regularly. However, the main source of the problems experienced may also develop depending on age. In order to prevent this, it is important that people perform their doctor’s checks without interruption.

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What are the Complications that May Occur with Gum Recession?

Gum recession is one of the scary dental problems. People with this disorder should be under the control of a physician at regular intervals. Some complications from gum recession may occur. Knowing these complications in advance enables people to take more robust measures.

Following can be given as examples for complications caused by gingival recession:

  • Sudden loss of teeth and jawbone,
  • Bacteria formation on the gums,
  • Reaching of the formed bacteria the immune system via the gum tissue,
  • Causing respiratory diseases,
  • Causing rheumatoidarthritis discomfort,
  • Occurrence of coronary artery disease,
  • Conditions such as diabetes and negative effects on blood sugar.
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