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Gingivitis Treatment During Pregnancy

Did you know that pregnancy can cause gingivitis and periodontitis? The hormones produced during pregnancy can affect the gums, but a gingivitis treatment at the first sign of the disease will prevent nasty infections from occurring. Gingivitis Treatment Options At the first sign of trouble, it’s best to see your dentist. Gingivitis symptoms include swelling, redness, and sometimes bleeding in the gums. There usually isn’t any pain or discomfort, so it is easy to dismiss other symptoms. When you see your Houston dentist, they will conduct and exam to determine how far the disease has progressed. X-rays will show any damage below the surface of your gums. Between the visual exam and x-rays, as well as your description of symptoms, your dentist will be able to diagnose gingivitis as the disease. Though it is a disease, immediate gingivitis treatment will reverse all damage and help prevent future infections. Gingivitis is…

. Posted in Periodontal Disease Treatment CategoryTagged , , , , , , . Apr 22, 2017

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When to See a Dentist for Periodontal Disease Treatment

Periodontal disease is a common and fairly easily treated issue that faces about half of all Americans. The catch, though, is that it’s only easy to treat in its early stages. Catching periodontal disease early requires a visit to your Houston dentist. They have the knowledge and expertise necessary to find the signs of gum disease and what treatment method will work best. In the earliest stages of gum disease, treatment can be as simple as a medicated mouthwash and a better oral hygiene regimen. But as it progresses, the treatments get more and more involved. Periodontal Disease Cause The most common cause of gum disease is bacterial clustering around and under the gumline. Bacteria must be cleared away regularly to prevent the plaque it leaves behind from hardening. Hardened plaque, called calculus or tartar, protects bacteria and allows it to continue growing. Tartar is also more difficult to remove…

. Posted in Periodontal Disease Treatment CategoryTagged . Jan 10, 2017

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Onset and Treatment of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, or periodontitis, is a very common affliction of the gums caused by poor hygiene. Not taking care of your teeth allows bacteria to collect and wreak havoc on your teeth and gums, wearing away the protective coatings and damaging tissue beneath. People with periodontitis may experience tender or painful gums, swelling, changing of color, and in some cases, bleeding. Early Stages Periodontal disease generally starts out with gingivitis. The Gingivitis often manifests in the form of bleeding gums. Usually, this occurs after brushing one’s teeth or eating food with jagged edges or rough surfaces. The gums usually aren’t painful or tender to the touch, but in more advanced stages, they can be. The onset of gingivitis is caused by poor oral hygiene. Regular brushing removes plaque from the teeth and restores protective minerals. This occurs along the surface of the teeth, even up to and just under the gum…

. Posted in periodontitisTagged . Jun 15, 2016