How To Best Treat Periodontal Disease And Prevent Gums Receding

November 20, 2017 - By Bruce Michaelson
How To Best Treat Periodontal Disease And Prevent Gums Receding

Gums are imperative to your dental health. They are certainly needed for your smile to look as attractive as it does, but it is also so much more. Yes, they hold your teeth together but also serve as a protective barrier for your roots.


Gums too, just like the rest of your body can be afflicted by disease. Periodontal disease or gum disease is one of the most common dental issues you see amongst people. It is a bacterial infection which results from dental plaque due to bad oral hygiene which can cause your gum tissue to recede or shrink back from your teeth. Gum disease will make your teeth sensitive to certain beverages, both hot and cold putting you at risk for tooth decay.


How do you treat gum recession?

First and foremost, you need to aggressively stop the buildup of plaque. Depending on how severe this is, your dentist in Dubai will require root planning or scaling to remove plaque from your gums. This is an important step to improving your gum tissue and stimulating reattachment.


Recession should be prevented before it reaches the tooth root. Revitalizing your gum tissue naturally means it has a better chance of healing than if it were to reach the root. You dental surgeon may recommend a gum grafting surgery, if there is sufficient gum tissue remaining. Depending on the situation there are numerous techniques which can be used to prevent gum recession. You will need a highly recommended dental clinic that offers great skill and expertise to produce a result that is functional and attractive at the same time.


Yes, daily brushing and flossing is important to protect your teeth from gum disease. If you notice signs of tooth sensitivity, bleeding and swelling you need to diagnose your dental problems without delay and prevent likely gum recession.


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