Monday, July 22, 2013

Gingivitis And Bleeding Gums - What Are They About?

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Gingivitis is gum disease.  That is the simplest way to put it.   Gingivitis, gum disease and periodontal disease are loosely used to describe different stages of gum disease.  Professionals may have even more classifications such as stage 1 periodontal disease, etc.

The key take away point is that they are all the same disease process in different stages. 

Gingivitis is the most basic and least progressed form of the disease.   In fact, professionals will say that the damage from gingivitis is reversible.  

This is not the case with later stages of the disease.   One can often arrest the progress of the disease at later stages, but the damage remains.  For example,  receded gum line or loose teeth.  With loose teeth, you need to get those looked at by a periodontist right away.

~Loose teeth are not a laughing matter.  You should seek professional help immediately if ANY of your adult teeth are loose.

Bleeding gums are a classic sign of the disease process mentioned above.   Don't ignore gums that bleed.  There are a few other possibilities that your dentist can rule out for you.  But, the most likely cause is gum disease.

You Are Not Alone 

 If your gum bleed, you are not alone.  If you have gum disease of any sort, you are definitely not alone.  Dental pros tell us that about 75% of people have some gum disease.

Without action, this disease can progress.  The progression would, of course,  lead to tissue destruction, bone loss, loose teeth and the final stage would be a tooth falling out.

That's the progression,  but it doesn't have to be that way.  It doesn't always happen that way.  Taking action with your dental professional and at home are very important.

One tool that might help is the Hydro Floss.  

You can read about it here. 

You simply use it correctly,  and let your dentist or hygienist measure the results.  That's how you can confirm if it is working for you or not.

You might have questions,  this is a fascinating topic for me.  I don't mind discussing it with you.    Call at 888-586-6849. ask for David.


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Author: What You Should Know About Gum Disease

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