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Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease is an inflammation of gums. If the disease is left untreated, it can damage the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. Gum disease can cause tooth loss in worst cases.

Types of gum diseases -

Gingivitis – Bacteria results in inflammation of the gums – gingivitis. In such a condition, gums become red, swollen and starts bleeding.

Periodontitis – Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis. The inner layer of the gum and bone gets pulled away from the teeth and form spaces. Debris is collected in the spaces between teeth and gums, causing infection.� As the disease progresses the spaces gets deeper and gum tissue and bone are destroyed.

Symptoms of gum disease
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Bad breath
  • Tender gums that may also bleed
  • Pain while chewing
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Spaces are developed between teeth
  • Pus between gums and teeth
  • Bad taste in mouth
Causes of Gum Disease

Bacteria present in our mouth constantly form a sticky-colourless plague on teeth, which is removed during brushing and flossing. Poor dental care can make the plague harden, forming tarter, which cannot be removed on brushing and flossing. Over a period of time it causes gum disease.

Poor dental care
- Poor oral hygiene habits such as not brushing and flossing teeth properly twice a day, develops gingivitis. Irregular professional checkups also cause gum diseases.

- Smoking makes harder for gum tissue to repair itself.

- Certain medications can lessen the flow of saliva in mouth, thus more prone to gum disease.

Medical conditions - Some illness like HIV, cancer, diabetes interfere with the immune system and affect the condition of gums.

Treatments for gum diseases

Treatment for the gum disease mainly focuses on controlling the infection. Depending on the severity of gum disease, treatment is suggested by the dentist. Gingivitis is a mild form of a gum disease and can be removed after a thorough professional cleaning, in which traces of plague and tarter are removed.

Several methods are available for treating periodontitis. The main aim of the treatment is to thoroughly clean the pockets of bacteria and prevent further damage. If the condition is not severe, it can be treated by antibiotics, scaling and root planning. For advanced periodontitis, surgeries like flap surgery, soft tissue graft and guided tissue regeneration are performed.
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