The beauty of a smile depends not only on the health of the teeth, but also on the condition of the gums. Therefore, it is important to avoid inflammation or damage. Inflammation of the gums is more correctly called periodontal inflammation.
If the inflammation is severe, then it's not just about the gums. Because in addition to the gums themselves, inflammation also affects the tissues of the tooth and bone. This is where the whole danger of supposedly harmless gum disease lies.
The main cause of gum disease is plaque, which constantly builds up in the mouth. With adequate daily hygiene and regular professional cleaning at the dentist, the soft bacterial plaque will not accumulate and harden, turning into tartar. Therefore, oral hygiene is very important!
Gingivitis - Inflammation of the gums, which occurs due to the accumulation of plaque above and below the gum line. If you have gingivitis, your gums may bleed when you brush your teeth with a toothbrush and floss. But the damage is reversible, since the bone and connective tissue that hold the teeth are not yet affected.
Periodontitis - a disease in which damage to the bone and ligaments that hold the teeth in place become irreversible. Pockets may begin to form under the gingival margin, in which food debris and plaque accumulate. Appropriate dental treatment and active home care helps prevent further development of the process.
Periodontal disease - a disease characterized by lesions of the periodontium - a complex of tissues surrounding the tooth root. Has a non-inflammatory nature. It is relatively rare, in 1 - 8% of cases. Periodontal disease is often confused with periodontitis, a pathology of an inflammatory nature. Periodontitis is much more common than periodontal disease.
Today there is no magic cure for periodontal disease and periodontitis, but this does not mean that it is necessary to stay inactive. It is possible to stop and prevent the deterioration of the gums with joint efforts. By contacting our clinics, you increase the chances of speeding up the process and guarantee the best result.
1. Mechanical irritation from exposure to solid and fragile food. This is a surplus of dry-eaten crackers, chips, cereals.
2. Improper and untimely oral care, which leads to the deposition of plaque and tartar, which causes inflammation of the gums and the onset of caries.
3. Also, the cause, contributing to gum inflammation, can be: smoking, hormonal changes, medications that may have corresponding side effects
4. Individual features of the structure of the oral cavity, which can contribute to inflammation, such as:
The first step is to understand the reason. When you contact a doctor, you will find the necessary treatment. Remember that self-diagnosis and treatment can directly harm. As a result, you can lose precious time when the tooth could still be saved.
And be very attentive to the condition of the gums in children. Indeed, in childhood, the health of future teeth is laid. It is much easier to prevent a problem from occurring than to deal with it later, exposing the child to additional stress.
The specialists of our clinics an integrated approach is used in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases: periodontal care, surgery, orthopedic treatment, and, if necessary, the involvement of an orthodontist. Only by joint efforts is it possible to achieve effective treatment of such complex diseases as periodontitis, periodontal disease and gingivitis.
If you have gum disease, then be sure to sign up for a consultation with us. Moreover, if you have not performed a routine examination for more than 6 months.
To book a consultation, leave your phone number by clicking on the phone icon in the lower right corner. We will contact you and find a convenient time for your visit.
We are waiting for you in the clinics "German Dentistry" in Kiev at the address:
- st. Observatory, 7 (near the Circus)
- st. Dragomirova, 16b (Novopecherskie Lipki)
Your smile is our concern!
It should be noted that any treatment for gum disease, as well as their prevention, begins with the removal of tartar and plaque removal, containing a huge number of microbes, by the way, the presence of which causes bad breath in gingivitis and periodontitis.