10021 gum disease
Gingivitis is the first stage of 10021 gum disease
. It's easily treatable and can even be prevented with the right strategy of oral hygiene, including a visit once every six months to the office of Mitchell Bloom, where we are committed to gum care excellence as a specialty.
What's behind the cause of gingivitis? It's dental plaque, the sticky, invisible film that forms on teeth and at the gum line, fueled by sugar and starch consumption. Plaque is well known for leading to tooth decay, but it's also why 10021 gum disease develops. Your best bet is to be sure that you brush first thing in the morning, and then again before bed. For your bedtime brushing, include some time for thorough flossing between your teeth. Some plaque may manage to escape the reach of your toothbrush and dental floss, and if so then it will turn to hardened tartar, which is every bit as hazardous to your gums, but cannot be removed with simple at-home oral hygiene. What it takes to eliminate tartar is a professional teeth cleaning, which everyone should have two times per year. This is crucial, because if tartar buildup is not addressed, then 10021 gum disease
will progress beyond gingivitis to the advanced stage of periodontitis. Gingivitis is responsible for reddening and irritation, but with periodontitis, you could be looking at inflammation, infection, receding gums, persistent bad breath, bleeding while brushing, loss of vital gum and bone tissue, and maybe loose teeth. That's a lot to risk. Furthermore, the treatment for periodontitis is a deeper type of cleaning called scaling and root planing, which means getting down to the roots to remove the tartar buildup and residual plaque.
Take the lead in keeping your gums strong, healthy, vibrant, and free of disease. Contact our office right now to book an appointment.
By Mitchell J. Bloom, DMD, PC
July 11, 2018