If you've had advanced gum disease, you're probably painfully aware, possibly for the first time, of how vital your gum health is. At Pacific Woods Dental, we understand how frightening it is to be in this situation, especially if you've previously lost one or more teeth to the condition. You're probably concerned about losing additional teeth and aren't sure what your next move should be or what to expect from your therapy. Fortunately, there is still hope that, with timely treatment, you might avoid more harm and recover your smile.
Periodontal or gum disease is caused mostly by infections and inflammation of the gums and bones that surround and support the teeth. Periodontitis is a more serious form of gingivitis in which the gums pull away from the tooth, bone is lost, and teeth loosen or fall out. The two most serious dangers to dental health are periodontal disease and tooth decay.
Healthy gums are tight and pale pink, and they fit snugly around teeth. Periodontitis symptoms include:
The best way to prevent gum disease is by practicing good oral hygiene. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day. You should also visit your dentist in Portland OR for regular checkups and professional cleanings. Because periodontitis does not exhibit symptoms at first, it is critical to have frequent dental exams. Also, maintain excellent nutrition by eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and calcium-rich foods. Chronic medical issues, particularly diabetes, can also cause the infection. So, try maintaining a normal blood sugar level to decrease your risk of infection.
To learn more about the dental services at Pacific Woods Dental, call 503-292-5483, and schedule an appointment now!
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