http://wisdomspot.org/tag/bjp We had a patient in the other day who had not been to see a dentist in 4 years after having a traumatic experience at another practice. Whenever we hear these stories it is very sad, as the patients are understandably put off from going for regular dental health checks and they also build up a fear.
In these cases it is often a tooth ache that forces them into a situation of having to see a dentist. In this case the lovely lady was suffering from advanced gum disease which resulted in her tooth becoming extremely loose. So every time she bite down she would catch the wobbly tooth.
Gum disease is preventable. That’s the good news. If it is caught early before irreversible damage is done.
There are many factors that contribute to gum disease such as smoking, genetics, poor dental hygiene, stress, diabetes, malnutrition and a weak immune system to name a few.
Gum disease isn’t always painful, so you may not know you have it. That’s why it’s so important to have your regular checks at the dentist and to also visit your hygienist.
If you have gum disease, your gums may bleed when you brush and you may have bad breath. This is the early stage called gingivitis.
Plaque bacteria is the common culprit of gum disease. It builds up in your mouth daily which is why it is so important to brush your teeth twice a day as well as clean interdentally.
If plaque bacteria remains on the teeth it becomes hard which is called tartar or calculus. The tartar cannot be brushed away, you would need professional help to remove the tartar and harmful bacteria from the mouth.
When gum disease is advanced the boney foundation of your teeth is destroyed which makes you more likely to get infections, abscesses, dental pain and tooth loss.
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