When gum disease is left untreated, it can develop into a condition called periodontitis.
Periodontitis is a chronic, bacterial infection that attacks your gums and the bone in your jaw that supports your teeth.
A person suffering periodontitis, will have bacteria on the teeth’s surface and also on the hidden part of their teeth, below the gum-line. This bacteria reacts with food particles and releases toxins that irritate the gums, and cause inflammation and bleeding around the teeth. The inner layer of the gum is pulled away from the affected teeth and forms pockets between them, causing the gums to become infected.
The body’s immune system will fight the spread of bacteria as plaque spreads on the teeth’s surfaces below the gum line. Toxins produced by the bacteria in the plaque and the body’s “good” enzymes involved in fighting infections, start to break down the bone and connective tissue that hold your teeth in place. If this condition is left untreated the pockets between the teeth become further infected, and more gum tissue and bone are eroded. As the disease progresses, the teeth are no longer anchored in place and can become loose and may fall out.
Early signs of Gum Disease. Prevent Tooth Loss
Some people can suffer from chronic Gum Disease or Periodontitis for years before experiencing any symptoms like wobbly teeth or tooth loss. Periodontitis can affect just one tooth or an area in your mouth, or all of the teeth at once. The process of bone loss is largely painless, which is why it is so important to look out for and recognise the early indicators of gum disease.
Sore or bleeding gums, are normally the first signs that you may have gum disease. If you feel you may have the onset of gum disease, book a visit to your dentist and let them know your concerns. Your dentist can take an X-ray to check the bone levels around your teeth and advise you on the right course of action.
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If you are suffering with gum disease, your dentist may prescribe you with some mild antibiotics to reduce your level of infection, and prescribe mouthwash or gel containing Chlorhexadine, to help fight the infection and reduce swelling of the gums. They will also clean and scale your teeth to prevent further outbreak or spread of Periodontitis. This treatment can be painful, expensive and time consuming. To help yourself and cure your gum disease at home, try a GumSaver.
The Gumsaver is specially designed to help you in the fight against Periodontal gum disease at home. Use it alongside your regular toothbrush, and save yourself the pain and expense of having to visit your dentist