Gum Diseases

The main cause of gum diseases is bad oral hygiene.

Gum Diseases

If you have not been doing correct cleaning with brushing and flossing, then plaque and tartar accumulate between teeth and gums. This can lead to sensitive gums which easily bleed and weaken teeth. It can even cause tooth loss. The first phase of gum disease is gingivitis which only needs deep cleaning to remove the plaque buildup. However, if gum disease has been avoided for long it can lead to periodontitis which means permanent damage to gums, teeth structure and bones. This will eventually lead to tooth loss.

Apart from incorrect oral hygiene, gum diseases are also caused by tobacco, cigarettes, diabetes or dental procedures gone wrong. At times, pregnancy may also cause them. Since they are usually painless in the beginning, they are not easily tracked. However, you can look for the following symptoms:-

  • Sensitive gums prone to bleeding.
  • Red or swollen gums.
  • Persistent bad breath.
  • Weird taste in mouth.
  • Pulling back of gums.
  • Loose teeth.

Gum diseases can usually be treated by only proper cleaning, but in extreme cases periodontal surgery may be needed.

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Dental Care 4 U

Address: Dr. Raj Khurana,
DDS 16270 Prince DR South Holland, IL 60473

Phone: (708)-889-5817



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