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gum disease all about symptoms risk and treatment

Gum Disease: All about Symptoms, Risk and Treatment

Mangan Dental Group - Dr. Steve Mangan

2011 North Van Buren Street, Little Rock, AR 72207

introduction

Gum disease is the swelling, pain or infection of the tissues supporting the teeth.

Gingivitis & periodontal disease are two types of gum disease.

Introduction
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Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums while Periodontitis means inflammation around the tooth.

Both are a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue & bone that supports the tooth.

what is periodontal disease

Periodontal diseases are infections of the structures around the teeth

These include the gums, the cementum that covers the root and the alveolar bone.

In the earliest stage of periodontal disease the infection affects only the gums.

Diseases are the causal cause of tooth loss in adults & children.

What Is Periodontal Disease?
what is gingivitis disease

Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums.

In gingivitis, the gums become red, swollen and can bleed easily.

It is a mild form of gum disease that can usually be reversed with daily brushing & flossing.

What Is gingivitis Disease?
what causes gum disease

Gum disease is mostly caused by improper oral hygiene which allows bacteria in plaque and calculus to remain on the teeth and infect the gums.

  • But there are other factors that increase the risk of developing gingivitis.
  • Risk factors :
  • Hormonal changes in females
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Genetics
What causes gum disease?
symptoms of gum disease include

Red or swollen gums

Tender or bleeding gums

Painful chewing

Loose teeth

Sensitive teeth

Symptoms of gum disease include
treatments for gum disease

The finest way to treat gum disease is to practice good oral hygiene, although additional dental and medical treatments are occasionally essential.

These treatment are two types surgical & Non surgical.

Depending on the stage of disease the treatment is applied.

Treatments for Gum Disease
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Non-surgical Treatments for Gum Disease Includes

    • Professional dental cleaning
    • Scaling and root planning
  • Surgical Treatments for Gum Disease Includes
    • Flap surgery/pocket reduction surgery
    • Bone grafts
    • Soft tissue grafts
    • Guided tissue regeneration
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Thank YouMangan Dental Group - Dr. Steve Mangan 2011 North Van Buren Street, Little Rock, AR 72207 (501) 666-1188 http://www.mangandental.com

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