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Gum Treatment

Gum treatment is related to the field of dentistry called "Periodontology." It plays an effective role in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of potential gum diseases. If you want to have an idea about the condition of your gums before visiting a dentist, you can compare them to healthy gums, which are light pink in color, have a matte appearance, and feel firm. There is minimal to no bleeding.

Gingivitis, which is the mild inflammation of the gums, and periodontitis, which is the inflammation of the gums and the supporting tissues of the teeth, are the most common gum diseases.

Gum diseases manifest with symptoms such as gum recession, gaps between teeth, loose teeth, bad breath, and difficulty in chewing. If you experience bleeding from the gums, it is important to consult a dentist.

Gum treatment often begins with dental cleaning to reduce inflammation and prevent its progression. Other treatment methods include “curettage” and “flap surgery.” Surgical treatment may be necessary to correct gum tissue, remove tartar and harmful tissue. In some cases, antibiotics may be prescribed for control.

The duration can vary depending on the progression of the disease. The first step is to determine the disease and decide on the appropriate treatment. Your dentist will provide information about the estimated duration of the treatment.

Yes, most anesthetics used are considered safe. Some patients may experience headaches or dizziness after the procedure.

In most cases, tooth extraction is not required for gum treatment. However, in advanced cases, tooth extraction may be necessary to facilitate access to the gum tissue.

Complete healing requires time. The reduction of gum swelling and sensitivity usually occurs within the first few days, providing relief to the patient. Regular follow-up appointments are important.

Gum diseases are characterized by the accumulation of a bacterial plaque on the teeth. Therefore, the most important aspect to consider is maintaining oral hygiene. Proper brushing techniques, along with the use of dental floss and mouthwash, can help maintain good oral hygiene. Balanced nutrition and avoiding smoking and alcohol are also important for gum health.

Neglecting oral hygiene and skipping regular check-ups can lead to the reoccurrence of gum-related problems. Your dentist will provide necessary instructions on what should be done.