Gums Treatment

Let Endeavour Smiles Group Take Care of Your Gums!

Your gums are the foundation of your dental health. The tooth roots are anchored deep into the gums and jaw bone. When this foundation becomes weak or damaged, the tooth roots become exposed and loosen, eventually leading to tooth loss. Taking care of your gums is the first step towards long-term oral health.

Brushing and flossing daily is crucial for proper dental hygiene, but sometimes they aren’t enough to keep your gums healthy. Gum infection, also known as gingivitis, can affect anyone at any time. The symptoms of gingivitis include:

Red and tender gums
Swollen and painful gums
Abscess or pus-filled sacs underneath the gums
Sensitivity to foods and beverages with high or low temperatures
Receding gum line or exposed tooth roots
Pain when eating hard or chewy foods
Spontaneous gum bleeding or bleeding when flossing
Metallic taste in the mouth

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How to Prevent and Treat Gingivitis

Good dental hygiene is the first step against gingivitis. However, some patients are more susceptible to developing an infection than others. This is where dental prophylaxis comes in. Prophylaxis or preventative treatment aims to reduce the risk of gingivitis or eliminate it while it’s still mild. The primary method of prophylaxis is through regular dental cleaning, which we recommend every six months. Dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar, which cause gum infections. By getting dental cleaning, you are saving your gums from infection and promoting long-lasting dental health.

What happens if your gingivitis is already in the advanced stage? It may present more severe symptoms such as tooth loss. In cases like these, prophylaxis is not enough. You will need a more holistic treatment plan which includes restoring the lost teeth, removing infected material in the gums, and long-term management to prevent gingivitis from recurring. You will be asked to return to the clinic more often so that we can monitor how your gums are healing.

Professional care and treatment can effectively treat gingivitis and restore the health and strength of your gums. The key is to get it done as soon as possible to keep the infection from worsening.

Fight Gingivitis Now Before It Can Get Worse

Gingivitis is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. It is also closely connected to severe diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. Fortunately, dentists can easily detect the early signs of gum disease. That is why it’s important to visit the dentist for semi-annual check-ups. Get your gum disease treated at its earliest stage to prevent any complications.
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