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Gum disease: what does it mean?
A bacterial infection of the gums and supporting bone can lead to periodontal disease. The initial stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis. You may have periodontitis if your gums are swollen, red, and bleed easily when you brush or floss them. The good news is that gingivitis may be treated by a dentist. In contrast, if gingivitis isn’t treated, it can develop into periodontitis, which can cause bone loss, gum recession, and tooth loss that is permanent. If harmful microbes in the mouth can reach the bloodstream through swollen gums, they can cause inflammation throughout the body.
Periodontal disease can cause several unpleasant side effects, including but not limited to:
- Swelling and bleeding of the gums.
- Chronic foul breath.
- Painful biting.
- Tooth loss at an early age.
- Sensitive gums and teeth.
- Receding gums and tooth loss.
What causes gum diseases?
Gum disease is caused by plaque, a kind of bacteria that continually builds up on the teeth and can only be removed by scraping it off with dental floss, brushing, and professional dental cleanings. If plaque is not removed routinely, it will continue to build up and release chemicals that can damage the gums. Plaque causes the gum tissue to recede from teeth, creating a pocket.
Periodontal disease progresses in two distinct stages.
- Red, swollen, and bleeding gums characterize the initial phase of gum disease, known as gingivitis. The disease can be eradicated at this point with regular dental hygiene.
- Damage to the gums and bone that keep teeth in place (periodontitis) happens when gingivitis proceeds uncontrolled. Loose teeth, tooth loss, or extraction may arise from periodontal inflammation of the gums.
The holistic approach to the gum disease
Dentists who practice holistic medicine treat the whole patient, not just the teeth. It is important to address the root causes of oral health problems including gingivitis and periodontal disease rather than just treating the symptoms. If the underlying causes can be recognized and remedied, then symptoms can be alleviated naturally and without resorting to intrusive treatments.
Holistic dentists believe that the state of health in one part of the body can have effects on the state of health in the whole, and vice versa. If you neglect your teeth and gums, you risk having systemic health problems. The inflammation from periodontal disease has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer in a number of studies1. Dentists that practice holistic dentistry (sometimes called natural dentists) consider the patient’s food and lifestyle when diagnosing dental problems. Instead of focusing on a quick fix for periodontal disease, holistic dentists stress the need for preventative measures and a balanced diet for long-term oral health.
- Conventional dental fillings, commercial oral care items, and even food might include hazardous compounds that holistic dentists want to help their patients avoid.
- The potential cumulative detrimental effect of these chemical additives is not known to the general public.
- Regular dental cleanings, a healthy diet, holistic dental practices, and the use of all-natural products can all help you avoid periodontal disease.
The holistic Dentists that the Dental healing Arts provide are one of the best options since they tend to provide a lot of attention and care to their clients and help them have a comfortable dentistry experience.