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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!


口腔卫生有为什么如此重要??

Proper oral hygiene is key to keeping gum disease away!

经常, 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?

牙周疾病和衰减是由细菌斑块引起.

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, 牙菌斑变硬后成为一种粗糙的, 多孔的物质称为微积分 (或牙垢). 

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, 膨胀和容易流血!

如果这个刺激的时间过长, 单独从牙齿牙龈, 造成的口袋 (空格) 向窗体. These pockets are also known as periodontal pockets.

Periodontal pockets are where bacteria accumulates.作为牙周疾病进展, 支持的牙龈组织和骨固定牙齿的恶化.

如果不及时治疗, this can lead to tooth loss!

“以上的成年人 35 失去更多的牙齿,牙龈疾病, (牙周疾病) than from cavities.
-American Academy of Periodontology


预防牙龈疾病

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

不幸的是, 即使有最勤奋的家庭牙科护理, 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.

一旦这种疾病开始, 专业的干预是必要的以防止其进展! 


What is Periodontal Maintenance?

与牙科保健员一起清洁成人牙齿For patients with gum disease, a regular 牙齿清洁 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.

Your gums can then become healthier when the inflammation can get better and when the pockets can shrink!


Book Your Periodontal Maintenance Visit!

普通牙医博士. Elizabeth Hsi 与成年患者进行牙科检查Your 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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