Tips To Help You Remedy And Treat Gum Inflammation And Tooth Loss

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Plaque that builds up on your teeth from not enough teeth brushing is made up of mucus, food particles, and bacteria. Over time, this build-up hardens into tartar and will irritate your gums at the gum line on your teeth, causing them to pull away from your teeth, exposing the lower part of your tooth. This pulling-away also creates a pocket along your gums that allows more plaque to accumulate, further irritating your gums. This irritation presents itself as inflammation and swelling, painful and bleeding gums, periodontal disease, and then tooth loss. Here are some tips to help you remedy and treat both gum inflammation, periodontal disease, and tooth loss.

Gum Inflammation and Disease

Fortunately, there are several ways you can remedy gum inflammation to prevent periodontal disease. First, you can have your teeth deep cleaned by your dentist to remove the hardened tartar. You can also be sure to brush and floss your teeth each day to remove the plaque before it hardens into tartar, as this can happen within 24 hours

You can also use salt to help treat the inflammation. Salt used to treat your gums and inside your mouth inhibits the growth of the bacteria that causes the inflammation, as salt chances the pH level in your mouth, making it inhospitable for bacteria.

Make a salt water rinse with a cup of warm water, combined with approximately one teaspoon of salt. Stir the water until the salt is completely dissolved. Take a mouthful of the saltwater rinse and swish it around in your mouth, then spit it out. Use this mouth rinse several times each day to help reduce your gum inflammation.

Tooth Loss

When your periodontal disease has progressed far enough that you have begun to lose your teeth, you have a few options. You can be fitted for and wear dentures, have your dentist replace your missing teeth with a dental bridge, or get permanent, all on 4 dental implants.

The method of inserting dental implants is progressing every year with new technology and materials. During a dental implant procedure, titanium screws are inserted into your gums and jaw bones and an implant tooth cap is inserted over the top of the screw. Several types of realistic-looking tooth materials, such as porcelain or ceramic are used to form your new teeth implants. After a period of time, the titanium screws actually fuse with your jawbone to make the attachment complete and your teeth as realistic and permanent as possible.

Talk to your dentist about your options and the benefits of choosing dental implants to correct your tooth loss.


8 February 2017