Gum Infection Treatment In Phoenix & Ahwatukee, AZ
Causes, Treatment, Prevention & FAQs
Gum infections, also known as gingivitis, are one of the leading causes of tooth loss and tooth pain in the United States. This condition occurs when bacteria build up between the gum and your tooth until it becomes a chronic irritation. If left untreated, this can lead to more serious oral health problems such as damage and inflammation in the gums and jaw.
While there are many ways to prevent gum disease, such as brushing daily and flossing once a day, if you suspect that you or someone you know may have this condition, visit your dentist or dental hygienist as soon as possible.
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The first thing to do is get professional help from your dentist or dental hygienist. And then, you need to keep up with your regular dental visits for continued treatment and hygiene. The most common and effective way of treating gum disease is scaling and root planing, removing plaque and tartar from the tooth surface and below the gum line.
Gum infection or “gum disease” usually clears up within 10 to 14 days. If your gingivitis is more serious, it could take longer to treat. Take charge of your dental health to prevent it from recurring.
Gum infections worsen the longer you have them, especially if you don’t pay attention to them. The longer it goes untreated, the more damage to your teeth, gums, and jaw.
Salt has healing properties that can treat and heal inflamed or swollen gums caused by gum disease.
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