GİNGİVAL REGULATİONS Bleeding gums? A bite of an apple will tell the tale. Your brushing technique is rarely the cause. However, ignoring this is risky it often conceals a gingivitis (inflammation of the gum tissue) which, if left untreated, can lead to periodontitis, an infection of the tissue supporting the teeth and resulting ultimately in tooth loss. What many people do not know is that they are probably among the roughly 80% of the population that is typically affected, for gingivitis is very seldom painful. You should have your dentist look at any gum inflammation that does not subside after a week at the latest.
Treating gingivitis Using mechanical and manual instruments, a trained specialist cleans your teeth and gums thoroughly. She then polishes the tooth surfaces before sealing them with fluoride varnish to prevent new plaque from forming. If the inflammation is more advanced than expected, a laser supplements the traditional treatment. Once the root surface has been cleaned and the plaque removed, the lasers fine ray disinfects the gum pockets to prevent a periodontitis phase from starting.
The bacteria culture also likes turning plaque into tartar, which only a dentist can remove. Take advantage of one of these full-service appointments that also include polishing and fluoridating your teeth. The success you can expect from professional gingivitis treatment: after just a few weeks the gingivitis subsides. Cause for celebration your gums are healthy again.