Gum disease starts with the growth of bacteria inside your mouth and end with tooth loss, if not treated properly.
It is extremely important to treat gum disease at an early stage. This can prevent tooth loss, infection and gum damage. You need to:
Your dentist may prescribe certain antibiotics to fight the infection for gum disease. They can be put on the gums or used as a mouthwash for clean and healthy mouth. He may also suggest using antibacterial toothpaste that lessens gingivitis and plaque, when used on a daily basis.
At first, your periodontist will provide effective tips in maintaining good oral health and hygiene. In mild cases, improving your dental hygiene can actually reverse the condition and in turn, improve the health of your gums. If the disease has advanced to periodontitis, the treatments include – scaling and root planing, laser treatment, and other surgical treatments. We will discuss with you about all possible options to treat your gum disease.
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