Periodontal disease is caused by the accumulation of plaque and other debris on the teeth. The bacteria present in the plaque break down tooth enamel and affect the delicate tissues of the teeth and gums. When teeth are not adequately cared for, inflammation of the gums known as gingivitis can occur, later progressing to gum disease.
Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease caused by a bacterial buildup in plaque. This buildup can cause inflammation of the gums. As a result, the gums may bleed during brushing of teeth. Additionally, there will be gum tenderness, discoloration, bad breath, and gum recession. During this stage, the gums can be easily treated by following a daily flossing routine, rinsing with mouthwashes, and brushing.
If gingivitis is not treated in its early stages, it can progress to periodontal disease. When this happens, the inside layer of the gum and bone pull away from the teeth, leading to pockets. The tiny spaces between teeth and gums begin to amass excess waste and become infected. The body's immune system reacts by combating the bacteria while plaque spreads and breeds beneath the gum line.
The toxins released by the bacteria present in plaque and the good enzymes that fight infections begin to deteriorate the gum and bone that holds the teeth in place. This results in bone destruction and tooth loss.
At Ken Caryl Dentistry, we can help treat gum diseases such as gingivitis even at its early stages. There are some preventive measures that can help in the reversal of gingivitis.
Call Ken Caryl Dentistry at phone number (303) 9735280 or schedule an online appointment. Email us at: [email protected] to know more about gingivitis.
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