See How to treat and cure gum infections in your Mouth
Do you always experience these sharp pains around the gums of your teeth? If yes, then know that you have contracted a gum infection or disease known as Gingivitis. How do you treat and cure these inflammation? Here, i have outline simple steps to treat and cure the ailment. See more details below.
Gum disease can be describe as the inflammation of the gums. Gum infection can also be refered to as periodontal (around the teeth) disease. Please note that gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and Periodontitis (inflammation of areas around the teeth) are two different types of gum disease that vary in severity.
Nevertheless, a gum infection is a harmful infection in the mouth that causes damage and inflammation in the gums and jaws. This arise generally from poor dental hygiene over time, as this can allow bacteria to become lodge between the gums and teeth, where it will grow freely. However, please also know that several other factors play a role in gum infections and gum disease.
So working with a dentist to prevent or treat gum infection is important to avoid complications. So if you suspect you have contracted a gum infection, please see a dentist immediately. This short article discusses the causes, prevention, treatment and cure of gum infections and explains when to see a dentist.
Causes of Gum infections
Most people don't even know the causes of gum infections. They just woke up and see inflammation around there teeth or jaws which may hurts occasionally. They should know that gum infections starts when food debris mixes with saliva and bacteria which, in turn, forms dental plaque that sticks to the surfaces of teeth. If these dental plaque isn't removed by brushing with toothpaste and flossing, it can become mineralized and form tartar, or calculus. Tartar is very hard, and only a professional dental cleaning can remove it.
Both dental plaque and tartar are filled with harmful bacteria, and if they aren't removed from teeth, they will begin to irritate the gums and cause gingivitis. If left untreated, it will extend from the gums to the bone and lead to periodontitis.
Other risk factors that may contribute to gum infections include:
* hormonal changes in women, such as those during pregnancy.
* crooked teeth
I recently had a gum infection and it was really so stress. Though I apply some traditional medications but i had to see a dentist and we discuss more and hence this article.
Symptoms of Gum Infections
The symptoms of gum infection may vary depending how far the infection has spread and its location. A gum infection is a sign of overall poor oral health and gum disease. Gum infections typically causes red, puffy gums that may bleed easily, such as when the person brushes their teeth. Some may not notice the issue at first.
Other signs that may show that you have Gum infections include:
* pain while chewing
* pains and irritation around the gums
* spitting out blood while and after brushing the teeth.
* bad breath that does not go away
* Pus discharged in the mouth
* loose teeth
From my own personal experience of having had gum infection recently, it may lead to the formation of a pocket of pus called an abscess, which requires prompt treatment. A person with abscess may expereince painful sweeling and discharge of pus in the mouth.
Untreated infections may lead to complications. For example, infected tissue may put the root of a nearby tooth at risk, which could lead to the complete loss of the tooth.
Treatment of Gum Infections
it is important to treat a gum infection promptly to avoid complications. A good oral hygiene and regular cleaning is the best control, prevention and treatment for any gum infections or diseases.
If a plaque turns into tartar, a dentist will need to clean it off the teeth. A gum infection may require treatment in the form of deep cleaning in the gums and pockets around the teeth. More severe and persistent infections may need treatment with oral antibiotics. In some cases, dentists may inject antibiotics directly into the area to help clear out the infection.
Home Remdies you can try
As part of gum infection treatment, a dentist may advice you to maintain a good oral hygiene at home to help control the infection. These proper oral hygiene involves:
* regularly brushing your teeth atleast twice a day
* using a medicated mouthwash
* Using a fluoride containing toothpaste
* flossing after each meals
Once you notice any gum disease or infection, make sure you swish warm salt water around the mouth as first thing in the morning and last thing at night to help reduce swelling, for this tend to kill the bacteria quickly. It worked for me but i had to see the dentist and I advice you do same too.
Prevention and cure of gum infection
Regular professional dental cleanings and oral hygiene are both important preventive measures for gum infections, as they help control bacteria in the mouth. The Nigeria dental council and more importantly the American Dental Association list some General oral health tips to keep the teeth and gums healthy, including:
* Brushing the teeth twice daily
* Removing plagues between the teeth using dental floss, or water flosser.
* Quitting smoking
* Limiting intake of Sugary foods and Beverages.
* Regularly visiting the dentist for check ups and professional cleaning.
There are no guarantee that these efforts will prevent and cure gum infections. However, they may help reduce the manageable risk factors for these infections.
Summary and Conclusion
Please know that gum infections occur due to build up of bacteria in and around the gums. You can stop gum infections and prevent one by practicing a good oral hygiene and avoid tobacco.
Seeing a dentist for regular checkups is also important because they can help break away tartar to prevent infection.
So if you notice symptoms of gum infections, you should see the dentist immediately. Early diagnosis and treatment help prevent complications, such as tooth or tissue loss.