Gum Disease (Gingivitis)
Gum Disease or Gingivitis is a common disease. It is an early stage of gum infection. However, if no proper treatment has been treated, Gum Disease can develop to other stages of Periodontal Disease.
Reasons of Gum Disease
Gum disease is an infection caused by bacteria or plaque building on the spaces between tooth and gum such as cervix (neck) and tooth gap. The bacteria may poison or create an acid developing an infection on the gum.
Results of Gum Disease
bleeding while brushing the teeth or using dental floss
redness and swollen gum
the teeth look whiter/longer because the gum is shrinking
Gum Disease Treatment Process
Self-treatment brush the teeth with toothbrush twice a day and use dental floss regularly
Treatment by a dentist the dentist will clean the teeth by performing dental scaling and polishing
consultation with the dentist
the dentist will do dental scaling with hand instruments or a low frequency ultrasonic dental scaler
finish off by polishing the teeth
Gum Disease Treatment Duration
Gum disease will destroy the tissue and gum, causing loosen gum. These tissue and gum are not rebuildable or replaceable, therefore it is necessary to always take good care of the oral health as instructed by the dentist.
Lifespan of Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease treatment includes having a self-treatment like brushing the teeth and visiting the dentist every 3-6 months for dental scaling and polishing.
Gum Disease Treatment Aftercare
brush the teeth correctly at least twice a day
use dental floss and mouthwash
take good care of the overall health to have better immune fighting with the inflection ex. avoid smoking
have an appointment with the dentist every 3-6 months for dental scaling, polishing and dental checkup.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q : Is it possible to permanently cure Gum Disease?
A : Gum Disease will cause tissue and gum loss, as well as loosen gum. The disease can reoccur anytime if the teeth is not cleaned properly or having poor oral hygiene.