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Periodontal Maintenance and Care


Woman leaning back in dental chair looking up at dentistIf you have been noticing your gums bleeding after brushing, then it will likely be from gum disease. When gum disease is mild in nature it is known as gingivitis. When you have gingivitis, your gums become infected, and the infection can spread and turn into periodontitis.

When you have dental issues such as gingivitis or periodontitis, the chances of experiencing other issues also increase. Other issues include cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. By getting in touch with us here at Uptown Family Dental, we will explain how you benefit from early detection.

Gum Disease Indicators


When you know what to look for, you will be able to get the right type of treatment. This means you need to recognize the indicators of gum disease. Below are some of the common indicators often experienced.

Swollen Gums


The very first indicator of gum disease is having gums that are swollen. If you notice this, then you should be making an appointment with your dentist. Normally, the swelling will be present at your gum line.

Bad Breath


Another indicator can involve your breath smelling bad. This is due to your mouth being the perfect place for bacteria to grow. The bacteria will be looking for food, so if plaque is built up on your teeth, then you are giving the bacteria a reason to stay and cause bad breath.

Having breath that smells is also known to be caused by gum disease. With it being a serious dental condition, gum disease can easily make you not want to smile. If you only have gingivitis, the amount of change your breath goes through will be very little.

Teeth Sensitivity


Experiencing teeth sensitivity can be a result of sipping drinks that are cold. If your teeth are sensitive, then you can expect gum disease to be the culprit. If your gums have receded, then the dentin of your teeth will become sensitive.

Teeth Shifting


When you smile and the teeth look a little more crooked than usual, then you can expect it to be caused by periodontitis. Gum disease can easily attack bone and then cause the teeth to become loose or even shift. If a shift occurs, your teeth will have a hard time biting together properly.

Getting Treated


When you get treated, the main objective is to eliminate infection caused by gum disease. A good start will be by having a deep cleaning performed. A deep cleaning will help keep the teeth cleaned beneath your gum line.

Your dentist will implement tools to specifically treat gum disease. The dentist will also be able to conduct a scaling. This scaling will involve the tartar being removed completely.

Another treatment method is known as root planing, which involves the smoothing of the tooth surface. Root planing will be a good way to have Uptown Family Dental keep your gums attached to the teeth. If you have been experiencing any of the indicators of gum disease above, you should give us a call today at (971) 417-2135.

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