Gums form an important part of the oral cavity. They protect the roots by sealing the teeth from food debris and harmful bacteria. The bacterial inflammation of these soft tissues can lead to diseases. If not taken care in time, the disease can destroy gums and cause the teeth to fall out. Periodic dental visits can help you prevent dental infection and improve the quality of life. Dr. Asmath Noor has several years of experience in the field of general dentistry. Our comprehensive treatment has protected oral health of many families living in Norwalk, Lakewood and surrounding communities. Treating gum infection is part of our dental services in office. Our treatment to gum problems has created healthy smiles in our patients.
Plaque is a biofilm of bacteria that forms over teeth surface. The bacteria in plaque feed on sugary foods to produce acids that are harmful to teeth. The plaque near the gums can harden to become tarter. If not removed from time to time, the bacteria can inflame and infect the soft tissues. This inflammation and infection is called gum disease. There are basically two stages of gum disease.
This is the first stage of gum disease. In this stage the bacteria has successfully inflamed the soft tissues but has not paved its way through the pockets. Early intervention can stop the progress of gum disease.
Periodontitis is the second stage of gum infection. In this stage the bacteria has successfully infected the soft tissues and has started to separate gums from the teeth forming pockets. The disease can advance and infect the root and supporting bone of the teeth.
Bad odor, swelling of gums, bleeding when brushing and flossing are some common symptoms of gum disease. Dental professionals use periodontal probe and other dental instruments to check the depth of gum infection. Scaling and root planing is one of the most popular ways of treating gum infection. Dentists use special instruments to clear food debris and infected tissues from gum pockets. Antimicrobial agents are used to clear bacteria from the gum pockets. The dentist works on reattaching gums to the teeth surface after the pockets are cleared.
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