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Infection Signs to Watch Out for Following Gum Disease Treatment
Posted on 3/20/2019 by Andrew Weber
If you have made the decision to have your gum disease treated, you are on the right path to a healthier life. However, you should be aware that there is some risk of infection with gum treatment. Here are some signs and symptoms you should watch out for in the days after your gum disease treatment sessions. Gum Tissue That is Warm or Hot to the TouchAn elevated temperature can be a sign of infection. If you notice that the tissue in your mouth is warmer than usual, it could be a sign that the body is fighting an infection. Likewise, if you develop a fever, it could have its roots in the gum disease treatment procedure. In either event, you should let us know right away. Oozing or Discharge of Pus or Other Fluids Some discharge of fluids from your gum tissue is a normal response to the treatment process. Slight bleeding or even oozing of plasma (in small amounts) is usually not a cause for concern and should decrease relatively quickly. However, if you have yellow or green discharge from your gum tissue, that is a sign of an infection and you should make sure to contact us as soon as possible. Likewise, if your gum tissue continues to bleed or have any sort of discharge that does not diminish after a day or so, you could be dealing with an infection. Throbbing or Pulsating Sensation While it is normal to have some soreness, if you feel that your gums are throbbing or pulsing, it may be a sign of an infection. If this condition persists, you should seek attention right away. Having your gums treated for gum disease is a necessary step down the road towards good health. By keeping an eye out for infection, you can help ensure a speedy and full recovery....

How to Reverse the Damage Gum Disease is Capable Of
Posted on 3/10/2019 by Andrew Weber
If you have noticed your gums bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth, you are almost certainly seeing the symptoms of gum disease. Other symptoms include loose teeth, exposed roots, a metallic or foul taste in the mouth, persistent bad breath and more. Fortunately, gum disease is highly treatable, especially in its early stages. By following the below steps, you can help reverse the ravages of gum disease and restore your smile to its natural state. Brush, Floss, and Use Mouth Wash. RegularlyProbably the single biggest factor in the development of gum disease is inadequate oral hygiene routines. Whether it's due to a lack of time, inadequate desire, or simply faulty technique, most people who suffer from gum disease do so because they simply are not properly caring for their teeth. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day, if not after every meal. What's more, you should be sure to floss once every 24-hour period. Proper flossing is absolutely vital if you are to prevent gum disease (or reverse its effects if you already have it). Remember that the toothbrush simply cannot penetrate some of the crevices between the teeth and under the gumline. Mouthwash will help reduce the overall level of bacteria in the mouth, slowing the formation of plaque on the teeth. This can help slow the development of gum disease and should be an important part of your regular oral routine. Seek Treatment for Advanced Gum DiseaseIf your gum disease has progressed to the stage that simple brushing and flossing do not reverse its effects, you need to get some help. Come see us, and we can inspect your gum tissue. We can then come up with a comprehensive and effective treatment plan. Before you know it, we will have your gum disease reversed....

Gum Grafting Can Help Restore Your Smile
Posted on 2/20/2019 by Andrew Weber
When it comes to appearance, much emphasis is placed on your smile. Most people what to have a healthy, bright smile that they are proud of. When they don't think they have that, they may take steps to hide their teeth and gums. Instead of hiding that smile behind a piece of paper, take the time to learn how gum grafts can help. Damage to the GumsOne of the biggest issues when it comes to the gums is receding gums. Receding gums are a result of the aging process and gum disease. Receding gums expose more of the tooth and eventually the roots of the teeth. It also creates gaps and pockets between the teeth and gums. These spaces can allow bacteria to flourish and cause tooth decay and gum disease. It can result in broken, cracked, chipped or lost teeth. This can affect the appearance of the smile. What Gum Grafts OfferGum grafts involve using tissue to cover the places where the gums recede. The tissue can come from different sources and there are different types of gum graft procedures. All grafts can help cover up the gaps and pockets of the gums. Treating the receding gums can help not only restore the health of the gums, but also the health of the teeth. The grafts allow the teeth to reattach to the gums. This strengthens the teeth and can prevent them from falling out. A great smile includes white, healthy teeth. It includes teeth that are not crooked, cracked, chipped or missing. It includes pink, healthy gums. Gum grafts are a way to get these things back when dealing with receding gums. Gum disease can cause spots on the gums that gum grafts can help reduce as the gums get healthier. Gum grafts can help restore a smile, but they are only one part of the equation. Practicing good oral health habits is also important. This is what keeps the gums and teeth healthy after the gum grafts. Without this, the gum grafts will not help for long. For more information about any oral health issue, contact the professionals at our offices....

All Posts:

Infection Signs to Watch Out for Following Gum Disease Treatment
How to Reverse the Damage Gum Disease is Capable Of
Gum Grafting Can Help Restore Your Smile
Foods to Avoid Following Periodontal Grafts
Should You Consider Reconstructive Dentistry After Gum Disease Treatment?
Salt Water Rinses Help with Treating Gum Disease
Your Quality of Life Might Suffer with Gum Disease
Types of Grafts and Their Uses
How a Bridge Can Help Those with Gum Disease
Gum Lifts Can Help Improve the Look of Your Face
Ginger Can Help Your Mouth Feel Better During Gum Disease Treatments
Do Your Gums Need More Vitamin C?
Do Receding Gums Actually Cause Problems?
Do Gum Grafts Help with Receding Gums?
How a Ridge Augmentation Can Restore the Gum Line
Do You Need to Take Time Off After Scaling and Root Planing?
How Do You Manage Bleeding Gums?
Can Oil Pulling Give Your Gum Health a Boost?
Ways of Removing Bacteria from Below Your Gum Line
Understanding the Process of Scaling and Root Planing
How Tooth Loss Follows Receding Gums
How to Rebuild Gums After You Lose a Tooth
Foods to Consume Regularly for the Healthiest Gums
Can Losing Weight Give You Better Oral Health?
Early Treatment is Essential for Reversing the Damage of Gum Disease
Calling for Help Is Important When You Experience Gum Pain
What Can Cause Your Gums to Get Darker?
Stopping Your Gums from Receding More
Who Needs to Consider Crown Lengthening?
Where the Pain Comes from When You Have an Abscess
How Smoking Impacts Dental Implants
Is Using the Wrong Toothbrush Decreasing Your Gum Health?
Ways of Keeping the Jaw Bone Strong During Gum Disease Treatment
Top Things to Do to Help with Bleeding Gums
What Are the Benefits of Getting Your Crowns Lengthened?
What Alcohol Does to the Mouth
Times Where a Ridge Augmentation May Become Necessary
Juice Has an Effect on Gum Disease, Too
What to Rinse Your Mouth with When Your Gums Start to Bleed
What a Missing Tooth Does to Your Leftover Gum Tissue
How Your Weight and Your Gums are Connected
Diagnosing Gum Disease
How Young is Too Young for Dental Implants?

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