Oral health is believed to be an indicator of the overall health. It’s been recognized all around the world.
Dental associations and dentists worldwide are diagnosing the universal health benefits beginning with healthy gums.
According to reports, the most common dental problem we are facing is Pyorrhea.
This gum disease is known by many names like Periodontal Disease, Gingivitis but the most common form is Periodontists.
In this inflammatory condition, the tissues supporting and surrounding the teeth, i.e., periodontium – are affected.
A situation if left untreated the patient starts losing teeth.
The periodontium is caused due to a deficiency in dental hygiene which allows bacteria to stick around the teeth weakening them. Gradually losing the alveolar bone, a patient will start losing teeth.
Gum illness occurs when tartar and plaque are permitted to develop at the gum line. Tartar and Plaque filled with bacteria, which leads to a gum infection.
If this infection is permitted to grow, it leads to swelling of bone, gum, and eventually tooth loss.
The situation where the infection spreads through bones and gums is very serious and is known as Periodontitis.
The state of your dental hygiene can also leave an impact on your periodontal health.
Decayed teeth that trap food, Broken fillings, ill-fitting bridges or crowns – can all affect your gum health negatively. Mercury from fillings can be the major reason behind inflammation and periodontal breakdown.
Certain prescription drugs, medical conditions, poor nutrition (notably a lack of B and C vitamins), and hormonal changes (particularly in pregnancy) can also result in gingivitis.
The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted by the National Centre for Health Statistics, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that almost 53% of adults aged 20 and older are suffering from gum disease!
That’s above 150 million people alone in the United States! Considering the early stage gingivitis, the count goes up by nearly 80% of adults.
Gum disease can look very placid, and you may not even get a hint of the problem. It is hardly painful, but it’s always an added advantage to be familiar with the symptoms:
A gum infection if left untreated can lead to bone and tooth loss. For the fact, gum infection is the primary cause of tooth loss in adults.
With lack of strength and stability in your teeth, you will probably have a hard time trying to chew and digest the food properly to absorb the nutrients that you need.
The infection caused the highest risk to your health. As the disease advances the toxins released into the bloodstream increases, leading to severe health risks.
Certainly. We at “EKDANTAM Dental Clinic” offer various comprehensive and extremely efficient non-surgical gum therapies for different stages of gum disease – including the advanced cases of Pyorrhea (Periodontitis).
If the disease is detected in its initial phase, it can be prevented. Unfortunately, for all the practical reasons if the gum disease is not restricted in its early stage the tissue and bone affected or destroyed cannot be restored.
There’s always a possibility of getting infected by the gum disease even though you might have taken great care of your teeth and gums by brushing and flossing twice a day and lot more.
Even the most careful home application can fail to prevent the tartar build-up and bacterial plaque.
Routine dental checkups are essential to prevent the plaque and tartar build-up that causes gum disease.
Throughout the visit, the dentist and hygienist will completely examine the health of your gums and suggest any additional course of action that is necessary.
A systematic procedure is essential. Proper diet and nutrition are vital to preventing the spread of bacteria and helping your body heal naturally from any “disease.”
Your supplementation and nutritional status needs will also be discussed relative to your periodontal health.