歯周メインテナンス

Cosmetic Dentist discussing Periodontal Maintenance

You might be wondering, “What’s Gum Disease?”

Periodontal diseases are infections of your gums.

This infection can gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. Ultimately, this can lead to tooth loss!

But periodontal maintenance can help keep the gum infection at bay!

Let’s explore how our dentists and hygiene team can keep your gum disease under control!


なぜ口腔衛生は非常に重要です?

Proper oral hygiene is key to keeping gum disease away!

しばしば, inconsistency in hygiene habit is what lets gum disease to appear.

But once gum disease appears, your gum disease won’t go away on its own.

Regular professional examinations and cleanings are then needed to combat your gum disease.

 “3 out of 4 adults are affected by gum disease at some time in their life.
-American Academy of Periodontology

 


 Important factors affecting the health of your gums:

Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Periodontal disease is gum disease, and it can negatively impact your overall health.

Daily oral hygiene habits are important, but it is not enough to control your disease.

Periodontal disease can be accelerated by a number of different factors.

Because there are numerous entities causing the diseasedifferent treatment approaches are required!

Let’s discover what causes gum disease first!

What is plaque?

歯周病と減衰は両方の細菌プラークによって引き起こされます.

Plaque is a colorless film that sticks to your teeth at the gum lineThis film constantly forms on your teeth.

By thorough daily brushing and flossing you can help remove these germs and help prevent periodontal disease.

If not removed by daily brushing and flossing, プラークは、ラフに硬化します, 微積分として知られている多孔性物質 (または歯石). 

Cosmetic and General Dentist Discussing gum disease with adult patient in Gudetama dental room

This calculus is the yellow and brown sediment that forms on your teeth. They are usually visible where the teeth meets your gum.

Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals.This is why gum disease can impact your overall health.

 


What will happen to my teeth?

Patient feeling toothacheDaily oral hygiene habits are important, but it is not enough to control your gum disease.

Bacteria found in plaque produces toxins or poisons that irritate the gums.This may cause your gums to turn red, 膨潤と容易に出血!

この刺激が延長される場合, ガムは歯から分離します, 原因ポケット (スペース) 申込用紙へ. These pockets are also known as periodontal pockets.

Periodontal pockets are where bacteria accumulates.歯周病の進行状況として、, 代わりに歯が悪化保持支える歯肉組織および骨.

治療せずに放置した場合, this can lead to tooth loss!

“以上の大人 35 歯肉疾患へのより多くの歯を失います, (歯周病) than from cavities.
-American Academy of Periodontology


歯周病を予防します

Adult Patient for Dental Checkup with Little Twin Stars

The best way to prevent gum disease is effective daily brushing and flossing techniques.

Untreated gum disease can lead to many dental issues for patients:

  • Loose teeth from bone loss
  • Persistent bad breathe or bad taste
  • Sensitive teeth from exposed roots
  • Tender gums that bleed easily
  • Red, puffy, and swollen gums
  • Receding gum line
  • Painful chewing

不運にも, 最も勤勉な家庭歯科治療で, patients still may develop some form of periodontal disease.

Problems like periodontal pockets and swollen gums make it difficult to clean plaque on your own.

この病気が起動したら、, プロの介入は、その進捗状況を防止する必要があります! 


What is Periodontal Maintenance?

Adult Teeth Cleaning with Dental HygienistFor patients with gum disease, a regular 歯のクリーニング will not clean out the plaque from gum disease.

A special deep treatment is then needed to keep your gum disease in control!

The deeper your pockets, the worse your gum disease may be.As your body reacts to the infection, your gums become red, puffy, and swollen from the gum disease.

Periodontal maintenance is a professional dental hygiene treatment that cleans deeper than a regular dental cleaning.

  1. Clean your periodontal pockets below the swollen gum lines.
  2. Flush the pockets with antiseptic for disinfection.
  3. Get down to your gums and between your teeth.
  4. Remove the tartar buildup (calculus) of plaque.
  5. Lowers the amount of plaque bacteria.
  6. Help shrink the periodontal pockets.

そしてour gums can then become healthier when the inflammation can get better and when the pockets can shrink!


Book Your Periodontal Maintenance Visit!

General Dentist Dr. Elizabeth Hsi conducting dental exam with adult patientYour gum disease may get worse without professional treatment!

If you follow through with your periodontal maintenance, you are more likely to keep your teeth.

Gum disease is a manageable disease with professional dental care from our hygiene team.

Let’s start protecting your teeth to keep your gum disease in control!

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