Gum Diseases (Periodontology)

Gum Diseases (Periodontology)

What do healthy gums and periodontal tissues look like?

Healthy gums have a pinkish matte color. The gum line should end clearly where it merges with the tooth, and when dry, it should look like orange peel when viewed with the naked eye.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

A deposit called “microbial bacterial plaque” that covers the teeth inflames periodontal tissue. This bacterial plaque is a transparent layer that sticks to the tooth and is the main cause of gum diseases. It is harmless for the first few hours but as the plaque reaches a certain thickness, the bacteria in it begins to synthesize toxic substances that cause inflammation in gums and tooth decay.

What is tartar and how do you prevent it?

Effective brushing, flossing, regular dental check-ups every 6 months and tooth cleaning are recommended to prevent and remove tartar if necessary.

What does gum bleeding indicate?

Bleeding increases with the severity of gingivitis and is the most important symptom seen at each stage of gum disease. Loss of teeth and bone can occur if not treated. Can gum disease be prevented and controlled? Good oral hygiene, correct and early diagnosis and proper treatment will help prevent gum disease.