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Persistent Periodontics

If you’ve noticed red or bleeding gums when brushing or flossing, this is not normal. Often, this is the first sign of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, a bacterial infection that can lead to tooth loss and other serious health problems. 

While nearly half of adults over age 30 suffer from some form of gum disease, through professional support, the condition can be managed and even fully reversed. Painful, swollen gums aren’t something you have to live with. At Dentistry in Middletown, Dr. Jake Uram is here to help you take control of your gum health.

Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease is a progressive condition that starts as gingivitis and progresses into periodontitis. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease and is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. It’s important to note that gingivitis is the only reversible form of gum disease.

If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, which is a more advanced stage of gum disease where the gums and bones that support the teeth become damaged. Periodontitis can only be managed and may result in gum recession, bone deterioration, and tooth loss. 

While gum disease treatment is based on presented symptoms, Dr. Uram focuses on combatting this condition through oral hygiene and bone grafting (when necessary).

Who Needs Periodontic Care?

Although not everyone needs periodontic care, it is crucial for those with gingivitis and periodontitis. By treating gum disease, you can prevent tooth loss and other serious health problems related to gum health, such as heart disease and diabetes. 

Periodontal disease treatment supports a healthier jaw, preserving your facial shape and preventing the need for dental bone grafting in the future. Dental deep cleanings also have the immediate benefits of improving the appearance of your teeth and gums and leaving patients with fresher breath after removing harmful bacteria.

Causes of Gum Diseases

The main cause of gum disease is plaque buildup on the teeth and gums. Plaque contains bacteria that produce toxins that irritate the gums and cause inflammation. 

Other factors that can contribute to the progression of periodontal disease include smoking, poor oral hygiene, genetic predisposition, and certain medical conditions, such as diabetes.

happy couple with clean teeth after visiting Dr. Uram in Dentistry in Middletown

Kick Gum Disease-Causing Bacteria Through Effective Periodontics

Gum disease can have serious consequences for your oral and overall health. Still, with the right treatment, you can get relief and prevent further damage. Dr. Uram offers comprehensive services, including gum disease treatment, to help you achieve great oral health and improve your quality of life. 

If you’re experiencing symptoms of gum disease or are due for a routine checkup, schedule an appointment with us today. We look forward to helping you achieve your best smile!

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