Why You Should Never Try to Treat Gum Disease Alone at Home
Posted on 9/21/2020 by Dr. Dennison
If your gums bleed when your brush or you notice that your teeth are loose, you may think you can treat the problem yourself. However, when your teeth and gums are affected by gum disease, you need to contact our office. Only a periodontal specialist can help you overcome beginning and advanced periodontal disease.
What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is a disease that affects the gum tissues and bones of the jaw if it is not treated by a periodontist. A periodontist is a professional who treats gum disease problems. Periodontal disease is an infection that affects the structures surrounding teeth, including the gums, alveolar bone, and periodontal ligament. The early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis and can be reversed. Later stages affect all the tissue involved. When you come into our office, we can provide a course of treatment that can address the disease, as well as give you directions for treating the disease at home.
Why We Need to Treat the Problem
Our office can help you get over gum disease. By seeing us about your gum problems, we can find out what causes are triggering the infection. Besides poor oral hygiene, gum disease can be caused by hormonal changes, certain medicines, or illnesses. If you smoke, you can also more easily contract the condition. By knowing the cause, we can outline a course of treatment especially for you. Do you need our help in overcoming a gum infection? If so, contact our office about your dental needs today. Whether you need fillings or need to have your sore or swollen gums treated, we can provide the needed relief. Give us a call and set up an appointment. We can always make room for you in our dental schedule. The sooner you call us, the sooner you can realize better oral health.