Periodontitis is a problem about which not many are aware of the causes. It can pose great danger for your oral health. It makes way for many serious gum and teeth problem. It might begin with an inflammation in the gums or toothache. You might not notice its severity, until something big happens. Many people who are in the worse case of this disease even lose their teeth. Our dentists are treating this problem by using their technology. Their studies show that the major cause of this problem is bacteria. The deposition of plaque or mucus in the mouth can worsen the situation.
The gums turn red in the initial phase and then inflame and start bleeding. Gingivitis is the prior stage to this problem. This is caused due to the tissues located in and around the mouth. The bones and tissues weaken up. The sub par hygiene is the most important factor that should be taken care of. Maintain the dental health properly by visiting the dentists regularly. Your stress can also have an effect on your teeth. It can lead to bruxism which can damage your teeth. Your knowledge and refraining from sugary products can help you safeguard your teeth.
Daily oral hygiene measures to prevent periodontal disease include:
* Brushing properly on a regular basis (at least twice daily), with the patient attempting to direct the toothbrush bristles underneath the gum-line, to help disrupt the bacterial-mycotic growth and formation of subgingival plaque.
* Flossing daily and using interdental brushes (if there is a sufficiently large space between teeth), as well as cleaning behind the last tooth, the third molar, in each quarter.
* Using an antiseptic mouthwash. Chlorhexidine gluconate based mouthwash in combination with careful oral hygiene may cure gingivitis, although they cannot reverse any attachment loss due to periodontitis.
* Using a 'soft' tooth brush to prevent damage to tooth enamel and sensitive gums.
* Using periodontal trays to maintain dentist-prescribed medications at the source of the disease. The use of trays allows the medication to stay in place long enough to penetrate the biofilms where the microorganism are found.
* Regular dental check-ups and professional teeth cleaning as required. Dental check-ups serve to monitor the person's oral hygiene methods and levels of attachment around teeth, identify any early signs of periodontitis, and monitor response to treatment.
The cornerstone of successful periodontal treatment starts with establishing excellent oral hygiene. This includes twice daily brushing with daily flossing. Also the use of an interdental brush (called a Proxi-brush) is helpful if space between the teeth allows.Your dentist is there to help you with preventive measures as well as treatment, take a little time on your next visit to have a chat about gum disease prevention.