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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....
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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....
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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....
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All Posts:

What Tissues All Face Damage When You Have Gum Disease?
5/20/2019
How to Sleep Following Gum Disease Treatment
5/10/2019
How Does Scraping the Teeth and Roots Stop Gum Disease Progress?
4/20/2019
Acid Erodes Your Gum Tissues As Well As Your Teeth
4/10/2019
Infection Signs to Watch Out for Following Gum Disease Treatment
3/20/2019
How to Reverse the Damage Gum Disease is Capable Of
3/10/2019
Gum Grafting Can Help Restore Your Smile
2/20/2019
Foods to Avoid Following Periodontal Grafts
2/10/2019
Should You Consider Reconstructive Dentistry After Gum Disease Treatment?
1/20/2019
Salt Water Rinses Help with Treating Gum Disease
1/10/2019
Your Quality of Life Might Suffer with Gum Disease
12/25/2018
Types of Grafts and Their Uses
12/15/2018
How a Bridge Can Help Those with Gum Disease
11/25/2018
Gum Lifts Can Help Improve the Look of Your Face
11/15/2018
Ginger Can Help Your Mouth Feel Better During Gum Disease Treatments
10/25/2018
Do Your Gums Need More Vitamin C?
10/15/2018
Do Receding Gums Actually Cause Problems?
9/25/2018
Do Gum Grafts Help with Receding Gums?
9/15/2018
How a Ridge Augmentation Can Restore the Gum Line
8/23/2018
Do You Need to Take Time Off After Scaling and Root Planing?
8/13/2018
How Do You Manage Bleeding Gums?
7/20/2018
Can Oil Pulling Give Your Gum Health a Boost?
7/10/2018
Ways of Removing Bacteria from Below Your Gum Line
6/25/2018
Understanding the Process of Scaling and Root Planing
6/15/2018
How Tooth Loss Follows Receding Gums
5/25/2018
How to Rebuild Gums After You Lose a Tooth
5/15/2018
Foods to Consume Regularly for the Healthiest Gums
4/23/2018
Can Losing Weight Give You Better Oral Health?
4/13/2018
Early Treatment is Essential for Reversing the Damage of Gum Disease
3/23/2018
Calling for Help Is Important When You Experience Gum Pain
3/13/2018
What Can Cause Your Gums to Get Darker?
1/20/2018
Stopping Your Gums from Receding More
1/10/2018
Who Needs to Consider Crown Lengthening?
12/23/2017
Where the Pain Comes from When You Have an Abscess
12/13/2017
How Smoking Impacts Dental Implants
11/27/2017
Is Using the Wrong Toothbrush Decreasing Your Gum Health?
11/17/2017
Ways of Keeping the Jaw Bone Strong During Gum Disease Treatment
10/27/2017
Top Things to Do to Help with Bleeding Gums
10/17/2017
What Are the Benefits of Getting Your Crowns Lengthened?
9/30/2017
What Alcohol Does to the Mouth
9/20/2017
Times Where a Ridge Augmentation May Become Necessary
8/27/2017
Juice Has an Effect on Gum Disease, Too
8/17/2017
What to Rinse Your Mouth with When Your Gums Start to Bleed
7/30/2017
What a Missing Tooth Does to Your Leftover Gum Tissue
7/23/2017
How Your Weight and Your Gums are Connected
6/30/2017
Diagnosing Gum Disease
6/20/2017
How Young is Too Young for Dental Implants?
5/30/2017


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