Gum Disease

Gum Disease

Gum Disease

Handle your Gingivitis in Brea, CA

Handle your Gingivitis in Brea, CA

Gum Disease, Brea, California

You thought you could take a relaxed approach to brushing and flossing. You felt that whatever was going on inside your mouth would take care of itself. But your gingivitis tells you otherwise. If you have constant pain in your gums or gums that frequently bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, you may have a gum disease called gingivitis or periodontitis. Gingivitis is indicated by inflammation of the gums, while periodontitis involves the gums pulling away from the teeth. I'm sure you would agree that neither of them are desirable!

If you're suffering from either of these forms of gum disease, however, don't worry. We'll help you stop the problem dead in its tracks. And remember that you're not alone! Gum disease is actually more common than you might think; 75% of Americans will experience some form of it in their lives. Not only that, but over 90% of adults over 30 are currently in the midst of one of the gum disease stages. So, if you have this problem, you're actually in the vast majority. The trick, of course, is to keep all this under control before it does too much damage!

You shouldn't have to suffer the ravages of gum disease. Are you in need of our gum disease treatment? Give us a call at (562) 645-4834 and set up an appointment today.



Contributing Factors

Gum disease has a number of causes. Here are some of them.



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Smoking and tobacco use

Studies show that smokers are seven times more likely to suffer from gum disease than people who don't smoke. Of course, smoking leads to other health issues as well, so it's best not to start at all!

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Poor oral hygiene

One of the most common - and correctable - causes of gingivitis and periodontal disease is failure to brush and floss regularly. Make sure you're brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, at the very least. See your dentist for a routine cleaning every six months at a minimum.

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Poor nutrition

It is more difficult for the body to fight infection and disease when it is malnourished. Sticking to a proper diet is vital.

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Medications

Various prescription and over-the-counter medications affect oral health. Check with your doctor if you believe a medication is contributing to a dental problem.

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Hormonal changes

Physiological changes may increase sensitivity and inflammation of the gums.



Leaders in quality dental care

We help you conquer gum disease before it conquers you

You may have let gum disease win the last few rounds... but it's not going to win the fight, is it? Gold Coast Dental Brea is always in your corner, here to offer you the top quality, individualized care you need. Our team of qualified professionals are ready to serve you, no matter how big or complicated your dental needs may seem.

We understand that facing down gum disease may be a nerve-wracking situation for you. That's why our state-of-the-art facilities are designed with your ultimate comfort in mind. When you come to our offices, you'll be treated like family. We'll provide you with a relaxing experience like no other, one that challenges everything you thought you knew about going to the dentist. In fact, you may be so comfortable that you may not want to leave!



Early detection is key

Stop gum disease before it works its way through your system!

What is gum disease, and why is it such a big deal, you ask? Gum disease constitutes an infection of the gums caused by an excessive buildup of plaque. The plaque contains bacteria that produces toxins that can inflame the gums. If the buildup is allowed to continue growing, it can even erode your jawbone! That's right, your jawbone isn't designed to handle the bacteria in your mouth, so it actually shrinks away as the bacteria spreads to it. As you might expect, the reduction of your jawbone can harm your facial appearance as well. Not only that, but it can also cause your teeth to shift, loosen, or possibly even fall out! And it goes from bad to worse. Gum disease doesn't only affect the mouth. The bacteria can spread from your mouth into the bloodstream. It can colonize other parts of the body and increase

the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, pregnancy complications, and other serious medical problems. In fact, plaque deposits found in the mouth are the same kinds of plaque found in arterial walls of people who have heart disease! Fortunately, there are plenty of signals that can help you catch this dental emergency before it starts to spread -- As mentioned above, gums that frequently bleed during brushing or flossing are not healthy and should be examined by a professional. Red, swollen, or tender gums may also be a sign of gingivitis or periodontal disease. If your teeth appear longer than usual, this is likely due to a receding gum line. Receding gum lines can be caused by brushing too aggressively over a long period of time. Still, they can also serve as a sign of hardened plaque buildup.

If left unchecked, this condition may lead to requiring a root canal. Gum pain is a clear giveaway that something is amiss. If you're suffering from extremely sensitive teeth -- especially to hot or cold foods and beverages -- or you experience pain while chewing, you may be dealing with gum disease. Finally, if your teeth are loose or separating, this could be a sign of periodontal disease, and you are likely in need of immediate dental work. Consult with us right away. If you're experiencing any of the above symptoms, don't fret! Gold Coast Dental Brea has you covered. Our team of expert dentists and periodontists are here to restore and defend your beautiful smile. We know that dealing with gingivitis and periodontitis can seem like a scary thing, but we take all the fear and uncertainty out of the process. Know that we've put countless patients at ease, and we'll do the same for you.



  • How do you fix gingivitis?

    First and foremost, consult with a dentist without delay. You'll want to commit to a daily routine: brushing, flossing, and rinsing your mouth with antibacterial mouthwash as thoroughly as possible, multiple times a day.

  • Does saltwater help gingivitis?

    Yes. Saltwater does, in fact, act as a natural disinfectant. Rinsing the mouth with a saltwater solution can help reduce inflammation of the gums.

  • What are some gum disease symptoms?

    There are a few factors to look out for. If your gums bleed easily while brushing or flossing, if your teeth feel loose, or you experience pain when you eat, you may be dealing with gum disease. Additional signs of gum disease include extreme tooth sensitivity and painful swollen gums. If you are experiencing any of the problems listed, give us a call right away.

  • Can gums grow back?

    Unfortunately, receding gums don't grow back. However, proper and consistent dental care can help keep the problem from getting worse.

  • How long will it take to reverse gingivitis?

    Most studies show that gingivitis can be reversed within a matter of a few weeks, as long as good oral hygiene is maintained.

  • Can you do gingivitis treatment at home?

    Nothing can replace seeing a dentist. However, there are several things you can do at home to handle the problem. Brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day can prevent more buildup of plaque. Consider using an electric toothbrush as well as antibacterial mouthwash to further combat the disease.

 


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