Everyone has bacteria in their mouth, but certain people are at a higher risk of developing gum disease. Gum disease affects most of the adult population, and many people are entirely unaware they have it. You cannot tell that you have gum disease unless you have been assessed by a dentist or hygienist. One can get examined and Gum Treatment in Edison at our clinic. Many people are also unaware that an estimated 50% of all heart attacks are caused by the bacteria associated with gum disease, and that left untreated, it can significantly increase your risk for other systemic health problems including heart disease and stroke. At the Dental Cosmetic Center of Edison, our dentists are experts at diagnosing and treating gum disease and their treatment success rate is extremely high.
Over time, pieces of food and bacteria can collect between the teeth and gums and if these are not properly removed by brushing and flossing, they can travel deeper under your gum line. This can cause a space to develop between the tooth and gum. The trapped bacteria inflame the gum tissues and slowly destroy the supporting jawbone. This can generate infection the main aim of Gum Disease Treatment is to control and prevent the infection. The type of treatment will vary it depends upon the extent of gum disease. In any type of treatment, patients must keep up good oral care. The dentist also asks to change some habits, such as quitting smoking, to improve the results of treatment. If your gums bleed at all when you brush or floss, it is one sign of gum disease. It’s easy to prevent gum disease by having regular hygiene appointments and check-ups with your dentist. It may only be in the early gingivitis stage, so the good news is we can treat it with some simple improvements to your oral hygiene routine.