Gum disease is an infection in the mouth that is caused by thick bacteria getting stuck on the teeth and gums. Getting rid of this kind of disease starts with finding out which type of gum disease you actually have. If your gums are extremely puffy, red, and you experience blood in the sink after you brush, you are likely looking at gingivitis. If this is left untreated, it can make you experience a significant amount of gum and even bone damage. It can advance onto periodontitis which is a huge problem. Either way, you are going to need to commit to a new routine in order to get rid of it. This routine should incorporate all three of brushing, flossing, and rinsing your mouth.
1. Start A New And Improved Routine.
Gum disease typically develops when we slack on our oral care. At it’s earliest stages, the solution to it is typically upgrading your routine in order to scrub and wash away the bacteria. Brushing after every meal, flossing, and swishing with an antiseptic mouthwash can do wonders to stop gingivitis in its own tracks. Also, you are going to want to schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings in order to stop it. This is because when plaque turns into tartar, it will require professional equipment and cleanings to remove it. Early gum disease is actually preventable if you take quick enough action to stop it.
2. Get Thorough Cleanings.
If you are not able to reverse your gum disease with improved oral health care at home, you are likely experiencing much more advanced infection where you have developed deep pockets around the base of your teeth. The only way to stop it at this point is by getting a deep cleaning by a dentist and/or periodontist every 6 months or so. This way, you can keep tartar at bay and avoid having this disease (source: Gerald E. Chang, DDS).
If sticking to improving your oral health and getting regular cleanings is not working, you are going to want to take antibiotics in order to get rid of the bacteria. Your dentist will likely prescribe you topical gels that you can spread onto your pockets and/or gaps between your gums and teeth which will effectively kill off the bacteria.
As you can see, there are plenty of different things that you can do in order to stop gum disease in its tracks. The truth is, you do not want to let it get to the point where you need to take oral medication in order to solve it. You want to take preventative steps and measures in order to stop it in its tracks from the start. This way, you are going to be able to keep your mouth healthy and avoid having serious complications in the future. If left untreated for too long, you might need to have dental surgery in order to repair the damage. This is a last resort and following the tips in the article should help prevent it from happening.