Gum Disease

The leading cause of tooth loss in adults has often been observed as lack of gum care and resultant gum diseases.There are a lot of common gum diseases like gingivitis, periodontitis, gum recession and even gum abscess, which make it very difficult for an individual to take good care of their tooth. Gum diseases are often preventable or at least manageable, till a certain extent, but that depends on how early the problem gets detected. Dr. Shailesh Rojekar and his team at Prudental Clinic, will help you to detect it at the earliest and to maintain your teeth lifetime.

Knowing the symptoms

  • Any changes in the way your tooth sync with each other, especially during a bite.
  • Gums that show signs of being swollen, a bit tender, pulled apart in some places or even reddish and puffed up in their appearance.
  • Occurrence of pus in between the tooth and the gums.
  • Longer appearing tooth because of receding gums.

With proper brushing and flossing, a lot of gum diseases and other tooth problems can be reversed in their early stages itself.

Treatment for gum diseases

  1. Gingivitis- This is often considered as an early stage of gum disease where an individual can still hope to reverse the situation with good oral care and hygiene.
  2. Periodontitis- The supporting bone and fibers, which hold the tooth in position, are more likely to have incurred severe damage in this stage.
  3. Advanced Periodontitis- In this final stage, the bones and fibers supporting one’s tooth are found massively damaged and in need of immediate dental attention

Maintaining Dental hygiene post treatment

There are always a few handy tips suggested by dentists at Prudental Clinic that help every individual in preventing gum disease.

  1. Dental hygiene can be maintained by simply flossing and brushing regularly and also with alternative use of the antiseptic mouthwash.
  2. Replacing toothbrushes, at least once in every 3 months and using fluoridated toothpaste, is advised to every individual.
  3. A proper and balanced diet, ideally focusing on less consumption of food or liquid with high sugar content, is essential for healthy gums and stronger tooth.
  4. Drinking ample water on a daily basis helps in keeping your tooth healthy.

At progressive stages of the gum disease, Dr. Shailesh Rojekar, best dentist in South Mumbai, and his team, suggest intensive treatments in a timely manner with frequent visits and regular checkups.