Treat periodontal disease and enjoy Optimal oral health
A potentially serious condition of the gums if left unchecked can lead to other more severe oral and general health conditions is Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease or Gingivitis or Pyorrhoea.
General population don’t realise that gum disease can be well advanced before even it is picked up, because the obvious signs of periodontitis (gum disease) may sometimes be missing. In fact, regularly seeing the dentist at Esk Dental, is one of the best ways to ensure good gum health which can be of a pressing concern to you.
What causes gum disease?
Gum disease/Gingivitis/ Periodontitis/Pyorrhoea is caused by bacteria, which affects the health of the gums and teeth.
Presenting Signs of gum disease: -Sore, swollen and inflamed gums, bleeding on brushing teeth, and bad breath (halitosis). We’ll check if you have gum disease at your regular hygiene check appointments, for signs of infection that are present in and around the gum, loss of gum and bone height around the teeth, and loose teeth.
Like most health issues Gum disease presents itself asymptomatic first. And it’s these signs we will be looking out for to diagnose the existing disease at an early stage and have a Treatment plan in place.
How is gum disease treated?
It is empirical to start treatment for gum disease sooner rather than later, so that the progression of the disease process can be halted with an appropriate treatment plan.
During a preventive dental appointment, we carry a detailed evaluation of the condition of your teeth the amount of plaque and calculus, take some x-rays to evaluate the progression of the condition. If infection can’t be removed with improved oral health habits, we’ll present other treatment options, some of it might include local application of medicaments. Surgery is sometimes necessary, particularly if there’s a need for rebuilding the bone structure and making the gum tissue healthier.
Treating gum disease: a vital key to good overall health
There is now significant scientific evidence supporting the relation between oral health and overall general health – treating gum disease is important as Oral health is the gateway to General Health.
Failing to address periodontal problems can have serious health consequences in patients with diabetes, heart disease and stroke. We need to analyse the impact of lifestyle and existing health conditions on your oral health too.
Through continuous education and taking time to explain these important connections, we’re helping the Esk Dental patient community improve their health. Making you aware of the correct brushing and flossing techniques and positive lifestyle changes are all part of the way we support you to achieve your goals towards better Oral health.
If you have any concerns about the conditions of your gums, don’t wait until it’s too late. Make your family appointment today and we’ll set you on the path to your very best health.