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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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Getting to the Root of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a pretty serious condition in and of itself, but did you know that it can sometimes be a symptom of a greater problem? Most of the time, gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is caused by lack of good oral hygiene. Bacteria congregates around and under the gum line, causing the tissue to swell and decay. However, it’s possible that gum disease are related to a larger problem like diabetes or heart disease. Heart Disease and Stroke The American Academy of Periodontology cites that some studies have show a link between periodontal disease and heart disease. Scientists have not proven the correlation yet. However, the evidence does suggest there is a link. Your gums house blood vessels that flow to your teeth providing the teeth with nutrients. When the gums are faced with periodontal disease, the bacteria infects these blood vessels and subsequently travels through the bloodstream to the…

. Posted in Periodontal Disease CategoryTagged . Feb 24, 2017

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When it’s Time for Gingivitis Treatment in Houston

Gingivitis is a very common affliction that causes the gums to swell and sometimes bleed. Most times, the disease doesn’t majorly affect the patient.  If the patient does not seek gingivitis treatment in Houston in a timely manner, it can progress to much harsher forms of gum disease. The symptoms of gingivitis are usually pretty mild. As a result, many people either don’t notice them or don’t address them. But identifying the signs and treating gingivitis early on will prevent much worse problems from arising. Symptoms of Gingivitis Gingivitis is primarily categorized by inflammation. Inflammation is a biological response to the presence of bacteria. Bacteria fighting cells congregate near a site where bacteria is growing in an effort to stop it from spreading. When these cells gather, it causes tissue to swell. Many of the symptoms of gingivitis stem from this inflammation response. Other symptoms of gingivitis include: Red, puffy,…

. Posted in Gingivitis Treatment in Houston, Houston Dentist CategoryTagged . Aug 30, 2016