Gum Disease Goodyear AZ
It's that part of the day when you are having your food and suddenly your gums start to bleed. Gums which are the soft tissues of your oral cavity that protect the root of your teeth turn red and swell when there is a gum disease. If not taken care, gum diseases can cause serious oral problems. Only a periodontist is qualified enough to treat gum problems proficiently. A periodontist can treat the root cause of the problem and protect patients from further infection. West Valley Periodontics treats gum diseases with great care. Our practice is located in Avondale, AZ. Our patients who are living in Avondale, AZ, Good Year, AZ and other nearby cities visit us for their gum disease treatment.
What causes gum disease?
Gum disease is inflammation or infection of soft tissues which protect the root of your teeth. This is caused by plaque which gets accumulated at the base of the teeth. The first stage of gum inflammation is called gingivitis and the second stage of infection is called periodontitis. The gums tend to bleed and be irritated when a patient has gingivitis. If not treated in time the inflammation may turn into infection giving rise to periodontitis. Gums recede and form pockets when a person has periodontitis. The root of the teeth becomes week as the bone and gums get destroyed. This can finally result in teeth loss which is the most undesirable condition in dentistry.
Improper maintenance of oral hygiene is the primary cause of gum disease. Smoking, improper brushing and flossing habits, medication and hormonal changes are commonly linked with gum diseases. To stay protected from gum problems patients should maintain oral hygiene and visit the dentist for a professional dental cleaning at least twice a year.
Gum Disease Treatment
The Treatment for gum disease depends on the severity of the infection. Professional dental cleaning may help remove plaque from the base of the teeth after which patients are advised to take proper care of their oral hygiene. These steps can help cure patients of gingivitis. In more serious conditions scaling and root planing, flap surgery or other complex procedures may be required for reduction of pockets which are formed around the gum line. The gums are reshaped so that they provide enough support to teeth.