Periodontal disease is surprisingly common among American adults, even those who believe that they follow proper oral hygiene routines. Whether you have a minor case of periodontal disease (simple gum inflammation) or are experiencing a more severe case of gum disease, you should seek the help of a dentist immediately.
Why Is Periodontal Disease Dangerous?
While minor gum disease can be reversed by adopting a proper and thorough dental hygiene routine, more serious cases will need to be treated by dentists. Periodontal disease can damage the soft tissue and bone that supports the teeth, cause tooth decay, and lead to tooth loss.
How Can a Dentist Treat My Periodontal Disease?
Your dentist will choose a specific treatment for your periodontal disease based on the severity of the infection, as it is important to control the infection as soon as possible. There are many different ways that dentists treat periodontal disease, including deep cleaning, flap surgery, soft tissue grafts, bone grafting, and guided tissue regeneration. When periodontal disease is left untreated, it can cause irreversible decay, and treatment for advanced forms of the disease is more painful and costly, so early treatment is absolutely essential.
What is Maintenance Therapy?
After your dentist treats your periodontal disease, you will need to take proper care of your oral health in order to prevent your periodontal disease from recurring. Your dentist will also examine your mouth regularly, removing any plaque or calculus that can lead to gum disease.
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In order to avoid cavities and gum disease while wearing braces, you will need to spend a bit more time and effort on your daily dental hygiene routine. Brushing and flossing your teeth while you have braces might seem difficult at first, but you simply need to learn the techniques to properly clean around the brackets and the wires. Watch this short video to learn how to properly floss your teeth with braces by using an orthodontic floss threader to thread the floss under the wire.
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