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Why Do Gum Diseases Occur?

Most people suffer from gum disease, and gum disease is one of the main reasons for tooth loss in adults. All gum disease is caused by plaque and the harmful bacteria in it. Plaque is a bacterial layer that builds up on the tooth surface every day.

Brushing your teeth is the most effective way to remove plaque. Click here for our article on how to brush your teeth.

Gum disease is defined as swelling, soreness or infection of the tissues that support and surround the teeth. There are two main forms of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontitis.

Gingivitis, meaning infection of the gum, is shown with reddish and swollen gums around the teeth. Swollen gums often bleed and cause pain while brushing.

If gingivitis is not treated, it can turn into periodontitis, which causes loss of tissues around the teeth. As periodontitis progresses, the bone around the tooth is lost and causes mobile teeth. If this is left untreated, teeth may eventually be lost.

To make sure you have gum disease, first visit your dentist for a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. Dentists who are experts in this field are called periodontologists. To diagnose periodontal disease, gingival level, gingival pocket, bleeding index will be measured and bone loss will be scored by X-ray.

If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, first of all, all plaque and tartar on your teeth will be cleaned, and in cases of bone loss, the gum pocket between the bone and the gum will be treated by curettage.

If these treatments are insufficient, the tooth roots will be scaled by surgical procedures and dental calculus and dead tissues will be cleaned. The treatment of gum disease may take a few sessions depending on the situation. Your oral hygiene habits will be corrected by the dentist or periodontologist, and you will be teached how to clean effectively.

How Do Gum Diseases Heal?

Gum disease treatment varies according to which gum disease you have. Gum diseases treatment can take a few sessions,a week or even a month. The important thing is to go to your dentist for a checkup every 3 or 6 months in order to prevent the recurrence of gum disease.

How Long Does Gum Diseases Take To Heal?

After the treatment of gum disease begins, the effects begin to be observed immediately. In early stages, bleeding decreases, teeth sensitivity and itching sensation decreases.

How long the treatment will take effect may vary depending on the severity of the gum disease.

Gum Diseases Treatment Price

Gum diseases are very serious and common problems in society.

For the price of gingival treatment, a detailed examination will be given by the dentist or specialist (periodontologist).

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