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    The majority of us spend excessive time caring for our teeth while usually ignoring the gums that support them- The teeth are supported by the gums!

    How can I have gum disease if my gums don’t hurt?

    Gum disease is rarely painful. In fact, a patient may not even recognise they have gum disease until a tooth becomes loose or a terrible taste starts to form in their mouth. The tooth might not be able to be saved at that point. Discovering these issues early on requires routine cleanings and examinations.

    What happens if you don't treat gum disease?

    There are a variety of issues you will run into if you don’t get gum disease treated, so consider moving for treatment. Also Periodontitis, a condition that can range from mild to severe, will develop from gingivitis if it is not treated. The majority of the uncomfortable sensations caused by gingivitis can be treated. Your teeth and their supporting structures suffer permanent harm as a result of periodontitis. This is a contributing factor in the seriousness of this gum disease. A primary factor in tooth loss is periodontitis.

    Reasons for Gum Surgery

    Dental professionals can typically treat gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease. Advanced gingivitis, or periodontitis, causes inflammation and irreparable bone and tissue loss. Periodontist are the people who treat periodontitis, which typically necessitates a trip to the dentist and/or possible surgery on the gums. Injured bones and tissues can grow back with periodontal surgery, which can also stop tooth loss, shrink gum spaces between teeth, and restructure the jawbone to avoid bacterial growth.

    Gum disease stages or types


    This is the early stage of gum disease, which is brought on by the build-up of plaque on the gums. Plaque that is still present after brushing and flossing may aggravate some people. You’ll notice that your gums are bleeding as you continue to clean and floss your teeth. Because the bone is not weakened at this point and oil pulling has been shown to be an efficient approach in minimizing plaque production and plaque-induced gingivitis, the likelihood of healing is reasonably good.


    Gingivitis could turn into periodontitis if it is not treated. The impacts of this stage begin to affect your bone. Because of the gaps between the bone and gum line, food can accumulate there and bacteria can begin to grow. You can prevent periodontitis by scheduling routine dental check-up. Periodontitis is a severe form of periodontal disease. The benefits of oil pulling include improved oral health, reduced risk of periodontitis, pain relief, and the correction of movable teeth.

    Advanced Periodontitis

    The destruction of bone during this last stage of gum disease causes your teeth to become even looser. Only surgery will be able to preserve this. Additionally, if the condition is sufficiently severe, your dentist may have to take your tooth because even surgery may not be able to preserve it.

    How to avoid gum disease

    • Brush your teeth. Brushing after meals helps remove food debris and plaque trapped between your teeth and gums. Don’t forget to include your tongue; bacteria love to hide there.
    • At least twice daily, use fluoride toothpaste to brush your teeth. Move slowly and gently over the surface of each tooth, letting the bristles do the work rather than squeezing the brush against your teeth.
    • Floss- Flossing at least once a day helps remove food particles and plaque between teeth and along the gum line where your toothbrush can’t quite reach.
    • Swish with mouthwash. Using a mouthwash can help reduce plaque and may remove remaining food particles that brushing and flossing missed.
    • Know your risk. Age, smoking, diet, and genetics can all increase your risk for periodontal disease. If you are at increased risk, be sure to talk with your gum care dentistry
    • Although you may be questioning why or how to properly use floss, you may have heard that it is beneficial for dental hygiene.
    • Cut a piece of dental floss that is 18 to 24 inches long.
    • Thumbs and index fingers should then be used to hold the floss taut.
    • In between two teeth, place the dental floss.
    • To produce a C shape when the floss approaches your gums, bend it at the tooth’s root.
    • Move from tooth to tooth while repeating the instructions.

    Frequently asked questions

    Inadequate dental hygiene and tobacco usage are contributing factors. You may not be able to control some risk factors, such as genetics, age, and underlying illnesses like diabetes or heart disease.
    Periodontitis may result in tooth loss, significant infections, and a variety of other health consequences. The infection can occasionally spread. Additionally, there are hints that heart conditions or the symptoms of diabetes and maybe cancer may be aggravated or caused by oral infections. It’s crucial to have a periodontist treat your gum disease right away.
    Gums that are painful, red, and swollen are the earliest symptoms of gum disease. Additionally, bleeding gums during tooth brushing is a common indicator of gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease.
    We take pleasure in providing the least amount of discomfort while also providing the maximum potential benefit to our patients. For the purposes of minimising trauma, we operate with the least amount of force possible. Gum surgery itself causes little discomfort. This surgery is normally carried out by a periodontist, a dentist who specialises in gum disease and gum health. As your periodontist completes the operation, you may feel some pressure or movement instead.

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