The human body is a complicated machine, that we have to take care of all the time to remain healthy. As our overall health remains a priority, our oral health needs to be maintained as well for our body to function well, constantly. This means we need to be brushing and flossing our teeth regularly, and treated well. If we maintain oral hygiene, precautions will be in place so that disease prevention is constant. That is why it is imperative to brush our teeth twice a day and floss daily.
If we don’t keep our mouth clean every day, bacteria start to form. The bacteria in our mouth, along with other substances, such as mucus and plaque begin to accumulate. Plaque forms around our teeth, and if not removed can turn into tartar, which is more damaging to our teeth. The tarter that forms will make our gums swell and tender to the touch. When this occurs and your gums become inflamed, gingivitis has most likely set in. The inflamed gums usually tend to bleed easily when they become irritated. If you don’t get it treated at this point, it will lead to periodontitis, which is the accelerated disease of gingivitis. The gums will become so sensitive and loose, your teeth at this point are vulnerable to become damaged. It could then harm your jawbone and tissues surrounding the gum.
It is important to visit your dentist as soon as you experience symptoms of sensitive gums and loose teeth. When you feel as if you could be suffering from any form of gum disease, whether it be gingivitis or periodontitis, your dentist will know how to treat it and help you attack this problem. If your specific dentist can no longer handle how far the disease has progressed, they will send you to a recommended periodontist – someone who is a specialist for that specific disease.
Visit your dentist to learn more about your symptoms and how to prevent gum diseases. They are preventable and curable, so make sure you seek professional attention to resolve the problem.