PERIODONTITIS

Gum treatment

Periodontitis can affect you

Symptoms of periodontitis include inflamed gums, bleeding (especially when brushing or flossing) and pain when eating, loose teeth, bad breath, and tooth sensitivity. If left untreated, it can cause irreversible damage and even lead to loss of teeth.
Periodontitis is strongly linked to some major systemic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and even some forms of arthritis. If you already suffer from any of these conditions, it is important to make sure that you keep your gums and teeth healthy and clean. Fortunately, periodontitis is treatable. Early diagnosis makes a huge difference because the more advanced the disease, the harder it will be to prevent or treat it.

What is gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a disease of the gums that causes inflammation of the gums due to bacterial growth. The first sign of gingivitis is to have blood on your toothbrush or dental floss. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontal disease.

Gingivitis can easily be prevented and treated if caught early. If ignored, gum disease can lead to more serious health problems, cause sore, swollen, bleeding gums and bad breath, or cause tooth loss.

How is gum disease treated?

There are professional treatments for gum disease, such as scaling and root planing, bone graft surgery. All treatments are aimed at controlling the existing infection and preventing it from progressing.

What are the causes of gum disease?

Gingivitis is caused by bacterial growth, which occurs when a buildup of dental plaque has not been removed by careful daily brushing and flossing. Plaque forms tartar which destroys the tissues that surround and support your teeth.

You can prevent this by maintaining good oral hygiene habits, such as daily brushing and flossing.

How long does it take to treat gingivitis?

How long it takes to treat gingivitis depends on a number of factors, including the progression and severity of the infection and your commitment to good oral care at home.

How to prevent gum disease?

Home treatment with proper brushing and flossing is important to remove plaque from the teeth and gums. They can significantly help prevent and reduce the symptoms of gum disease:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day for 3 minutes and floss every day. 
  • Always use toothpaste that contains fluoride. Daily mouthwashes containing fluoride are also recommended.
  • Choose a toothbrush with soft bristles to avoid injuring the gum tissue
  • Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months
  • Eat healthy, avoiding high sugar snacks and processed foods as much as possible
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Visit your dentist to remove tartar regularly through professional cleaning

Surgical treatment

In severe periodontal disease, surgical therapies are required such as pocket depth reduction, bone grafting, and dental implants.

After your periodontitis treatment, your dentists will assist you in maintaining your gums. You will receive advice on ways to maintain your oral health through follow-up visits, a suitable oral hygiene regimen of brushing and cleaning between teeth, and possibly the use of antiseptics and anti inflammatory drugs.

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Targa, Marrakech 40000, Maroc

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