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Danger of Trying to Treat Gum Disease at Home

Posted on 1/20/2020 by Todd Jorgenson
Danger of Trying to Treat Gum Disease at HomeGum disease or gingivitis is a common infection with damages the bone and soft tissue which support the tooth. Without any form of treatment, the bone surrounding the teeth is lost slowly and progressively.

Apart from resulting in tooth loss, gum diseases increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and several other health complications.

Causes of Gum Disease

All types of gum diseases are caused by plaque. Plaque refers to the film of bacteria that forms on the surface of our teeth every day. The majority of the plaque is quite harmless. Nonetheless, there are specific plaques which are the leading causes of gum disease. To treat and prevent gum disease, we need to ensure that you eliminate all plaque from our teeth every day. This is achieved by cleaning and brushing in between our teeth using interdental brushes.

Why You Should Not Treat Gum Diseases at Home

While you might try to treat an underlying gum problem at home, it's not highly advisable. It's important to first schedule a dental checkup for your gums and teeth so that we may be able to measure the gum around each tooth and also see whether there are any symptoms of periodontal disease. Moreover, we might recommend whether X-Ray may be required to see the amount of bone which has been lost.

Because of the level of examination required, it's essential to schedule a session with us, when you suspect or show signs of any dental disorder. Treating dental disorders on your own is not advisable because you could be using medication that's not appropriate for that condition. This, in turn, can lead to the rampant spread of the underlying disease.

That said, the only way that you can cure gum diseases is by seeking professional treatment. Nonetheless, there are specific techniques that you can employ to lessen the symptoms and also prevent the disease from advancing at home.



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