Gum disease is bacterial growth on the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. The bacterial growth causes gum infection which damages gums and can destroy the jawbone if left untreated. Visit the Kennesaw dentist to get to know more about how we can be of help during the treatment and recovery of gum disease. Let us check the predisposing factors to gum diseases.

1) Smoking

Smoking as a habit is not only bad for human health but also the gums and the teeth. It discolors the teeth and makes it hard for the gum tissues to repair themselves, which means if a wound develops on the gum, it will take time to heal, and it can get an infection that can lead to gingivitis.

2) Diabetes

People with diabetes and under certain medications can have a dry mouth that lessens the flow of saliva in the mouth, which has a protective effect on teeth and gums, so without saliva in the mouth, it can result to tooth decay which can finally affect the gum and later develop to gingivitis. Diabetes also slows healing, which will lead to poor healing of the gum tissues resulting in gingivitis.

3) Nutrition

Poor nutrition is also a factor resulting in gum disease as insufficient or lack of vitamin C can lead to bleeding gums that develop into gingivitis. On the other hand, vitamin C helps the body to repair and maintain bones, cartilage, teeth, and also helps in healing the wounds on our bodies.

4) Menopause

Menopause in women can cause desquamative gingivitis, which is very painful as the gums’ outermost layer pulls away from the underlying tissues and exposes the nerves. With the slightest touch, the outer layer rubs way as the gums also become so loose.

5) Hormonal Changes

Hormonal changes are brought by pregnancy and the monthly menstrual cycle, making the gums more sensitive and promoting gum infection.

6) Oral Hygiene

Poor oral hygiene results in the accumulation of plaque between and on the teeth, which will slowly eat away teeth and finally get gingivitis and also affect the jawbone.

7) Genetic Inheritance

Genetic inheritance results in periodontal disease as the patient rapidly loses bone around the selected teeth, and in some cases, all teeth are affected.

8) Immune System

Illnesses interfere with the human body’s immune system, and if a patient develops a gum infection, it will take time to heal, and periodontal or gingivitis disease develops along the way.

Treatment Of Gum Disease

Surgeries done are guided tissue regeneration, bone grafts, bone surgery, soft tissue grafts, and flap surgery.
Therapies control bacteria growth and reduce infection and it is done through root planning, professional dental cleaning, and scaling.
For surgery or therapy treatment to commence, there are things to be considered. That is how a patient responded to earlier treatment, overall health, and stage of the disease. Everyone should also remember to brush twice a day, flossing, using a soft-bristle toothbrush, replacing a toothbrush after every three months, the toothbrush should always be kept clean and using fluoride toothpaste.
Use this link to access our website for more information about gum disease and to schedule an appointment. Always remember to seek dentists’ advice.

West Cobb Dentistry
5255 Stilesboro Rd NW
#150 Kennesaw
GA 30152 Kennesaw

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