Periodontal (gum) disease cause inflammation of the gums (gingivae) and damage to the bone that anchors teeth in the jaws. It’s the most common cause of tooth loss. You may not know that you have gum disease as often it’s not painful and some people with gum disease have no symptoms. This is one of the reasons why it’s important that you have regular check-ups with your dentist. They are trained to detect the early signs and advise you about what you can do in your day-to-day life to help keep your gums healthy. If you catch gum disease in the early stages, it can be treated by your dentist and its effects may be reversed.
Symptoms of Gum Disease:
Gum disease is considered a “silent disease” because many patients with gum disease don’t experience pain or obvious symptoms until advanced stages of the condition. Common gum disease symptoms include:
There are a number of causes of gum disease, each of which can be corrected and controlled. The main causes include Improper Dental Hygiene, Organic Changes in the Mouth (metabolism and hormone levels during pregnancy, puberty and menopause), Medical Conditions (such as diabetes or kidney disease), Saliva Flow Inhibitors and Poor Functional Habits. The best periodontal therapy is preventive. Your oral health routine should include daily brushing and flossing as well as regular visits to the dentist for professional dental cleanings and examinations. Unfortunately, even with the most diligent home dental care, people still can develop some form of periodontal disease. Once this disease starts, professional periodontal therapy is necessary to prevent its progress.
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Here we have a patient that is unsatisfied with her smile. Although she is in her fifties and isn’t suffering from any pain but she wants to achieve a more youthful smile. She has a gummy smile that means she showed the gums while smiling hence the asymmetry on gum line is visible. In order to achieve aesthetically acceptable smile the right and left side of gums and teeth must be at the same level , also we are able to correct the cross bite on the left side with the help of ceramic crowns . The correct bite is when the upper teeth come over the lower teeth And not the other way around as is in this case on the left side. We also choose a whiter color for a more natural look.
In this case we replaced the old crowns and bridges and added posterior crowns. Patient is very happy with her new smile.
Everything was good. Good welcome and good explanation from the Doctor. Thank you and see you soon.
Dr. Bernard is good. Thanks.