Some people may have had moments when their gums bled, typically while they were brushing their teeth. While this is a common occurrence, it is usually a sign of something worse, particularly gum disease. In these early stages, gum disease or periodontal disease can easily be reversed. On the other hand, if it is left unchecked then it could worsen into more advanced and severe forms. This is why it is important for people to have their teeth and gums checked by a skilled dentist in Camden so that they can identify any early signs of gum disease.
According to The Conversation, “Most people will experience some degree of periodontal disease in their lives.” In its lesser form, periodontal disease appears as gingivitis which is caused by plaque build-up along the gum line. Plaque is made up of bacteria, and so if it is not removed it will cause the tissue to have an inflammatory reaction.
The key to fighting gum disease is to prevent it altogether. This is done by regularly brushing your teeth brushing your twice a day, cleaning in between your teeth with floss and making use of a mouth rinse. To top it all off, the dentist must be seen regularly so that he can check for plaque that couldn’t otherwise be removed at home.
Dentists are able to eliminate plaque by using special tools, then they follow this up by polishing the teeth to remove any stains. This procedure is called a ‘scale and polish’ and it can be done multiple times, depending on the severity of the plaque build-up. In other cases, dentists may perform a deep clean under the gums to eliminate bacteria from the roots of the teeth. This is called root planning.
Gum disease is no small matter, and must be taken care of even in its early stages. People who are experiencing bleeding gums should immediately have them checked by a professional Camden dentist like one from Travers Dental Clinic so that he can take the necessary steps towards getting rid of the plaque and keeping your mouth free of periodontal disease.
(Health Check: why do my gums bleed and should I be worried? The Conversation, July 21, 2014)