Gum Disease

Receding Gums Treatment, Prevention, and Causes

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019 in Gum Disease, Periodontist | 0 comments

When gums recede, they can expose the pink tissue that covers the roots of your teeth. This tissue is very sensitive. When it is exposed, it experiences a higher risk of infection, decay, and ultimately, tooth loss. If your gums are starting to recede, you may have noticed sensitivity, pain, or signs of infection, such as gums that swell. Tooth loss may not be imminent, though – you can prevent and treat the recession of gums.    Why Do Gums Recede? There are several factors which might contribute to receding gums. The most common causes are the wear of the gums and inflammation...

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Do You Need to See a Periodontist?

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018 in Gingivitis, Gum Disease, Periodontist | 0 comments

Do You Need to See a Periodontist?

5 Warning Signs That You Need to See a Periodontist Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a major cause of tooth loss among adults. Sometimes, the condition is caught early enough that a family dentist can provide treatment and advice. But if not, the symptoms can progress beyond a general dentist’s capability. In this case, a specialist called a periodontist can provide more specific treatment before the symptoms become increasingly serious. Here are the signs of periodontal disease that could indicate that you should make an appointment with a periodontist – immediately....

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The Best Mouthwash for Gingivitis and Gum Disease

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Gingivitis, Gum Disease | 0 comments

Poor dental health can lead to a variety of painful problems. One issue that could arise is gingivitis. Let’s look at the specifics of gingivitis and which mouthwashes can help treat it. What is Gingivitis? Gingivitis is a type of gum disease involving inflammation of the gums. It occurs when food and plaque get trapped in a space called the sulcus and cause an infection. This infection could cause: Red, swollen gums Bleeding gums Separation of the gums from the teeth, which could result in injury to soft tissue and bone Misalignment of the teeth called malocclusion Pus between teeth and...

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