Gum Diseases and Their Treatment

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Registered: 11-29-2013
Gum Diseases and Their Treatment
Fri, 11-29-2013 - 10:50am

There are many types of gum disease in the world. Many people suffer from these diseases, even though they could get treatment to cure them. People who are thirty-five and older are particularly suffering. They can’t eat comfortably; who wants to eat or drink something cold when their teeth hurt? The sufferers of gum disease who do drink something cold usually get a cold, burning pain. Here, we’ll talk about the most common gum diseases and their treatment.


The most common gum disease is gingivitis. Gingivitis is seen in the majority of gum diseases sufferers. Bleeding from the gums when brushing your teeth is the primary sign of gingivitis. It also makes your gums reddened and inflamed. The majority of gingivitis sufferers have it because they neglect cleaning their teeth. If they properly clean their teeth every day by brushing twice a day and flossing, then they could reduce the redness, swelling, and bleeding within just few days.


When a gingivitis sufferer doesn’t properly treat their gingivitis, it becomes more serious and turns into periodontitis. Periodontitis is the progressive loss of bone around the roots of teeth, caused by microorganisms that grow on tooth surfaces. If left untreated, it can lead to the loosening and even loss of teeth. The prevention of gingivitis and periodontitis are same: keeping your teeth clean and removing the bacteria and other microorganisms. There are seven kinds of periodontitis.

Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis (ANUG)

Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis is a particular type of periodontitis. It causes severe gum pain, unlike chronic periodontitis. It also causes bleeding gums and ulceration of the gums between teeth. It can easily become acute and recurrent without treatment. If it proceeds to the attachments between teeth and bone, it becomes necrotizing ulcerative periodontitis and can result in losing teeth. It’s usually treated by removing necrotic tissue and giving antibiotics and oral rinses. If oral hygiene improves, it’s less likely to recur.

Signs of Gum Diseases

Bleeding from the gums while brushing teeth and slight tooth pain are often thought of as common problems, so people don’t take better care of their teeth. However, bleeding while brushing your teeth is the first sign of gum disease. Gum redness, cheek swelling, and unpleasant breath are also signs of gum disease. You may notice your teeth are sensitive when you eat cold or hot food and drink cold or hot liquids. You may see some reddish-blue spot on the gums, as well. If you feel some slight changes in your teeth while you eat and chew, like they may not fit or are not in proper position, that’s a big sign of gum disease.

The Primary Treatment of Gum Disease

If you brush your teeth properly twice every day, keep them clean, and floss regularly, it lessens the possibility of gum disease. If you don’t brush your teeth, bacteria builds up and plaque turns to tartar that, day by day, causes of gum disease (as well as tooth decay). Therefore, if you properly clean your teeth every day and see an experienced dentist every six months, then you might be free of tension of gum diseases.

There are many kinds of gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis. However, these can be prevented by brushing, flossing, and seeing a dentist every six months. With care, your gums will remain healthy for many years to come.

Hello I as Kenosha Dentist thanks all of you for reading this article. While running my Kenosha Dental Clinic I also enjoy writing articles that help people understand the importance of dentistry and maintaining a healthy mouth. I also practice dentistry in Wisconsin.

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Registered: 12-03-2013
Tue, 12-10-2013 - 12:13pm

Excellent article. Thank you for sharing this.

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Registered: 02-28-2014
Fri, 02-28-2014 - 5:37am

Good Post ! More teeth are lost because of gum problems than because of tooth decay, so it is important to take care of your gums. Most adults have some degree of gum disease. Usually it progresses slowly and can be stopped from getting worse. You must visit your Dentist for regular checkups. Some people are genetically predisposed to developing gum problems.