Saturday, April 16, 2016

Is There A Remedy For Gum Disease?

The number of people with gum disease is quite high.  You can ask any dental professional, they will confirm for you that gum disease is quite rampant.  So, if you have it, you are not alone.  Some statistics say that 75% of people have it.

Of course, you should always be under the care of a dental professional if you have or think you have gum disease. They can monitor your progress or lack thereof while you begin working on this problem.

There are expensive treatments out there that many dentists are ready to perform. One point that is important to bear in mind is that whatever the expensive treatment is, there is a good chance it will need to be done again in the future.   This is because your dental professional can only see or treat you a few times per year.

However, the struggle against gum disease is a daily one.  There is no getting around the need to disrupt plaque on a daily basis.   If you are doing less than that, you may be opening yourself to danger.  This is because after the plaque layer stays intact for 24 to 48 hours you have a problem.

The bacteria that live under the plaque have been fully shielded from oxygen by the plaque layer.  At this time they can begin to multiply rapidly and secrete the acids and toxins they have in large enough quantities to start damaging your tissue - this is what gum disease essentially is.

The key point is that fighting this problem involves the daily disruption of plaque.  This is not something your dentist can do for you, since they cannot be with you on a daily basis.   The burden of daily plaque disruption falls to each of us as individuals.

Key Measurements

There is a relatively objective measurement that can help to let you know when the bacteria are at large enough quantities to do damage to your dental tissue.   These measurements are called 'periodontal pocket depths'.   You dentist or hygienist can take these readings for you fairly quickly.  

They should be taking those readings on every visit.  This will form a history and baseline that you can use to determine if what you are doing at home is being effective or not.  If the numbers are shrinking, that's a good sign. 

What you really want to see is that all of your periodontal pockets are down to 3mm or less.   Generally speaking, most dental professionals will say your gums are healthy when you reach the 3mm or less mark.  Of course, this encompasses the tissue around all of your teeth.  In other words, the measurements need to be taken around every single tooth.  

What worked for me, personally, was the HydroFloss oral irrigator.   I tried many things that had little impact on those pocket depths.  However, the HydroFloss really did it.   I've talked to other people who have obtained similar results from the HydroFloss. 

You can get an objective feel for those results via the measurement of those periodontal pocket depths.  Basically, your dentist can tell you what those measurements are, so you are always working with your dentist which is good.

Basically, the remedy that worked for me was the HydroFloss.  

David for

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