Gum Disease is considered as a silent disease because always it doesnt have pain and about 20% of population are affected .
Signs and Symptoms of Gum Diseasae are
- Red or Swollen Gums
- Bleeding Gums while brushing
- Loose Teeth
- Persistent Bad Breath
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Receeding gums
Factors responsible for gum diseases are Genetics, Sress,Systemic Diseases, Tobacco and also seen in Pregnancy.
Following types types of drugs may also increase the risk of Gum diseases
- Oral Contraceptives
- Anti Epilepsy Drugs
- Calcium channel Blockers
GUM TREATMENTS depends on the severity of disease . In Early stages Gum Disease requires non surgical Treatments like Scaling and Root plaining and Laser Treaments.
In Later sages, Surgical Treatments like Flap Surgeries, Bone Grafts,Gum Grafts and Ridge Augmentaion gives Good results.
The Best Way to Avoid or Manage Gum Disease is by practising Good Oral Hygeine and Visiting Dentist regularly