Gum Disease Treatment
Your teeth depend on your gum tissue to stay healthy. Your gums do so much for your smile. They stabilize your teeth and bring needed aesthetic balance to your grin. That’s why gum disease is a real danger to your smile. It is estimated that almost 50 percent of American adults are walking around with some form of gum disease. In adults over the age of 65, the percentage jumps to more than 70. That is an amazing amount of people suffering from a totally treatable condition. Know what you are dealing with and how to take care of it with help from Dr. Brar with gum disease treatment in South Elgin, IL.
Gum disease is something that's been caused by bacterial infection which is starting in the gum area. The people that have gum disease, most of them, they do know that there is something wrong with the gums because their gums are inflamed, they're puffy, they bleed. They know it's not normal. When they come to us, we can show them in the oral camera how their gums look and what they're supposed to look like. We show them how the bone is being lost around the teeth, which is the supporting structure of the teeth. The gum treatment is very generalized. It's not affecting one tooth but several teeth in the mouth, so it becomes imperative to deal with gum disease as soon as possible. The more we wait on it, the worse it gets. The more destruction takes place in the bone area, which is the supporting structure, and that causes them to lose their teeth.
Defining Gum disease
Gum disease is the number one reason adults in this country lose their teeth. It is an infection in your gum tissue that breaks down your gums and can cause massive damage to the bone structure in your jaws. Gum disease is dangerous, but it is also treatable. Early stages can even be reversed if caught in time. Know the symptoms so that you can take action before your teeth are in danger.
Causes of gum disease
Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque and tartar around and under your gumline. The plaque and tartar produce bacteria that causes the infection that harms your gum tissue. Regular dental cleanings and exams from Brar Dentistry in South Elgin, IL can help you keep this buildup under control.
Symptoms of gum disease
The initial symptoms of gum disease are sometimes missed due to their subtlety. One of the first symptoms you may have is bleeding gums after brushing your teeth. You may also notice red or inflamed gums. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to get into our office quickly to begin treatment for the onset of gum disease. From there, if you fail to get the necessary treatment, your gum disease will continue to worsen. This can take you to the next phase of the disease, periodontitis. You will start to see gum recession and may also form deep pockets in your gums. This is when the gums can start pulling away from your teeth. The final stage is loose and shifting teeth.
Treating gum disease
Dr. Brar and Dr. Bram in South Elgin, IL can help you beat your gum disease. First, a deep cleaning to remove the excess plaque and tartar in your mouth will help get the problem under control. From there, we use a localized antibiotic to arrest the infection and promote healing of your gum material. Procedures like bone grafts or gum grafts may be recommended to repair the damage done by advanced gum disease as well.
Let us help you keep your gums and teeth in top condition with our gum disease treatment at any one of our four locations in St. Charles, Sleepy Hollow, Elgin, and South Elgin, IL. Call our office today at 630-883-0970 to schedule your appointment. You can use our online form to schedule your appointment as well.