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What Tissues All Face Damage When You Have Gum Disease?
Posted on 5/20/2019 by Andrew Weber
Gum disease is caused by bacteria that grows for several reasons. It can be due to not brushing your teeth regularly or not brushing them properly when you do brush them. Good oral hygiene is important. Flossing and brushing are your first line of defense against it. You can also develop gum disease if you have gums that grow over your teeth, forming a flap that you may not notice, but can be detected by a dental professional during a routine oral exam. These flaps allow bacteria to grow that you can't remove by brushing or flossing. What many people don't realize is that gum disease can affect far more than just your mouth. What Else Can Gum Disease Affect?Gum disease is an inflammatory condition that is a result of harmful bacteria. It can cause bad breath, it can make your teeth loosen and possibly fall out, it can cause your gums to bleed and can lead to red or swollen gums. The last two are early warning signs and if you have either of these signs you should be sure to see us for your regular exam or make an appointment if you have already had your annual checkup. But it doesn't just affect your mouth. Since it is caused by bacteria, this bacterium can enter the bloodstream and affect other parts of your body. Gum disease is basically an infection and it will trigger an inflammatory response as other infections do. One thing it can do is cause your blood vessels to become irritated. If this happens, it can eventually cause your arteries to narrow which makes it a cardiac risk factor. If the infection travels into the neck and chest it can also travel to the lungs. This can put you at a higher risk for lung infections such as pneumonia. If left untreated, gum disease can result in premature births or exacerbate cardiovascular disease. Please contact us if you show symptoms, or if you would like more information....

How to Sleep Following Gum Disease Treatment
Posted on 5/10/2019 by Andrew Weber
If you are preparing to have surgery for your periodontal disease, whether it is tissue grafting or reconstructive surgery, there are some things you need to be aware of once you are home and healing. Sleeping following oral surgery can be very uncomfortable and we are here to help you find the most comfortable and beneficial way to rest and heal. Elevate YourselfDiscomfort and pain are some of the things that you can expect for the first few days after oral surgery, and we want to help you find some relief from that when you are sleeping. The best way for you to get rest is to elevate your head. This can be accomplished by sleeping in a reclining chair or simply stacking a few pillows at the head of your bed and elevating your head. By keeping your head slightly higher than the rest of your body, this will slow down the blood circulation which will not only help reduce the swelling and bleeding in your mouth, it will give your gums time to heal adequately. Additionally, there can be some throbbing pain associated with recovery from dental surgery. Keeping yourself in an elevated position enlists the help of gravity to counter that pain. Because the blood has to pump harder to get to the elevated places of your body, it slows down, thus relieving the throbbing sensation. Remember that once you are at home, you need to take it easy when you are awake as well. Avoid wearing yourself out or doing too much so that you can avoid complications from a mouth that is not healing adequately. Your body requires rest to heal, so kick back in that recliner, get comfortable and let your body heal. If you have any questions or concerns following your treatment for gum disease, please call us right away....

How Does Scraping the Teeth and Roots Stop Gum Disease Progress?
Posted on 4/20/2019 by Andrew Weber
When you have gum disease, we may recommend that you have your teeth and their roots scraped. This is a treatment that's been proven to stop the progress of gum disease. Many people wonder how this works though. What Scraping Is?Scraping is a process that literally involves scraping away any plaque and tartar that's developed anywhere around your gum line. These are areas where bacteria collect and multiply, resulting in gum disease. Once the scraping is complete, we will smooth out your teeth's roots so your gums can attach themselves to your teeth once again. How Scraping Your Teeth and Roots Halts gum DiseaseThis is a very effective way to get your gums' health back on track. Since you stand a higher chance of losing your teeth when you have large pockets between your teeth and gums, scraping these out is beneficial. It's a way of removing any infection or decay that is found there. Essentially, this is what gum disease is, which is why you need this procedure to stop the advancement of this disease. The Necessity of ScrapingScraping is thought of as a type of deep cleaning. Unfortunately, this hour-long procedure isn't something that anyone looks forward to it, but it's a much better option than allowing gum disease to persist and result in the loss of your teeth. We can offer you a local anesthetic to help make this whole procedure more bearable and less painful for you. You will still feel your gums bleed some when our tools touch your sensitive gums - it's inevitable. If you have any questions about this deep cleaning process, make sure you give us a call and set up an appointment, so we can answer them for you today. Doing so will put your mind at ease and get your oral health back on track....

All Posts:

What Tissues All Face Damage When You Have Gum Disease?
How to Sleep Following Gum Disease Treatment
How Does Scraping the Teeth and Roots Stop Gum Disease Progress?
Acid Erodes Your Gum Tissues As Well As Your Teeth
Infection Signs to Watch Out for Following Gum Disease Treatment
How to Reverse the Damage Gum Disease is Capable Of
Gum Grafting Can Help Restore Your Smile
Foods to Avoid Following Periodontal Grafts
Should You Consider Reconstructive Dentistry After Gum Disease Treatment?
Salt Water Rinses Help with Treating Gum Disease
Your Quality of Life Might Suffer with Gum Disease
Types of Grafts and Their Uses
How a Bridge Can Help Those with Gum Disease
Gum Lifts Can Help Improve the Look of Your Face
Ginger Can Help Your Mouth Feel Better During Gum Disease Treatments
Do Your Gums Need More Vitamin C?
Do Receding Gums Actually Cause Problems?
Do Gum Grafts Help with Receding Gums?
How a Ridge Augmentation Can Restore the Gum Line
Do You Need to Take Time Off After Scaling and Root Planing?
How Do You Manage Bleeding Gums?
Can Oil Pulling Give Your Gum Health a Boost?
Ways of Removing Bacteria from Below Your Gum Line
Understanding the Process of Scaling and Root Planing
How Tooth Loss Follows Receding Gums
How to Rebuild Gums After You Lose a Tooth
Foods to Consume Regularly for the Healthiest Gums
Can Losing Weight Give You Better Oral Health?
Early Treatment is Essential for Reversing the Damage of Gum Disease
Calling for Help Is Important When You Experience Gum Pain
What Can Cause Your Gums to Get Darker?
Stopping Your Gums from Receding More
Who Needs to Consider Crown Lengthening?
Where the Pain Comes from When You Have an Abscess
How Smoking Impacts Dental Implants
Is Using the Wrong Toothbrush Decreasing Your Gum Health?
Ways of Keeping the Jaw Bone Strong During Gum Disease Treatment
Top Things to Do to Help with Bleeding Gums
What Are the Benefits of Getting Your Crowns Lengthened?
What Alcohol Does to the Mouth
Times Where a Ridge Augmentation May Become Necessary
Juice Has an Effect on Gum Disease, Too
What to Rinse Your Mouth with When Your Gums Start to Bleed
What a Missing Tooth Does to Your Leftover Gum Tissue
How Your Weight and Your Gums are Connected
Diagnosing Gum Disease
How Young is Too Young for Dental Implants?

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