One of the most uncomfortable feelings is gum pains. This can be caused by gum disease, which is when the gum line swells to a point that can progressively affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. The stages include – gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis.
How Does Severe Gum Disease Cause Tooth Loss?
A progressive disorder, gum disease begins as gingivitis and follows a predictable series of steps. In the treatment stages, the tooth becomes loose in the socket and eventually falls out or must be extracted, with the effective treatment of tissue removal.
Common Surgical Treatments
- Reshapes and promotes healing of the gums.
- Pocket Reduction Surgery. This dynamic treatment cleans deeply below the gum line to remove the infectious tissue.
- Tissue Grafting. A periodontist will implant samples of the patient’s own bone, gingival, and blood cells to encourage cell regeneration.
Consult a dentist, A Periodontics Surgeon!
On the safer side, your dentist has recommended visiting a periodontist. This is a dental specialist who treats periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that infects the gum tissue causing inflammation, redness, swelling, and loss of bone around the teeth.
If you have questions about Gum Surgery or Periodontics, contact us at Maple Family Dentistry today!