Types of Gum Diseases and Treatment Options

Generally, gum diseases are classified in to two types Periodontitis and Gingivitis. The first stage of the gum disease is gingivitis and it is reversible with the proper treatment. This can also lead to the more serious issue called as Periodontitis. Let us know in details about these gum diseases and the treatments available at mobile bay dental for treating these gum diseases.

Types of Gum Diseases

  1. Gingivitis

This gum disease results in irritated and swollen gums which bleed easily. Maintaining good oral health and getting the professional cleaning of the teeth can prevent this disease and will not result in loss of the teeth of the gum tissue.

  1. Periodontitis

The untreated gingivitis results in the periodontitis. In this, the gums will move away from the teeth which form the pockets that are infected which as a result break the bones and tissues further. It is necessary to get a proper treatment for this and without which the gums, jaw bones and connecting tissues of the teeth will deteriorate and will compromise the overall health of the mouth.

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Treatment Options for Gum Disease

Gum diseases can be treated in many ways based on the type of the gum disease the person have and the main goal is to control or manage the infection which leads to the damage of the gums. Some of the treatment options available with dentist mobile alfor treating the gums diseases include the following.

  • Professional dental cleanings regularly.
  • Medications are to be taken directly which is inserted in to the tissue pockets that are infected or that are taken orally.
  • In more severe cases, a surgery is required and one such surgery is named as flap surgery. This includes pulling the tissue of the gum up for removing plaque or tartar and stitching back the tissue in the right place to fit in the teeth. There are also many other options available for treating this gum diseases like tissue grafts, bone grafting etc.