All Things Food & Drink    

Do You Have Periodontal Disease, If So, What Can You Do About It?

oral irrigator

Periodontal disease can be very annoying and once you have it you can never get rid of it. This disease affects the gums and supportive tissue around your teeth. Many times gingivitis can lead to periodontal disease. It is possible to prevent periodontal disease but you will need to have started prevention when you are a child. When you have advanced periodontal disease you are in danger of losing your teeth. Some people have used a home ozonator to create oxygenated mouthwash to use as a mouth rinse.

At the first signs of periodontal disease you will need to implement a good oral hygiene regime to stop the disease before it gets worse. There is a reason your dentist tells you to brush your teeth in the morning and evening as well as using floss daily and using mouthwash. If you have difficulties flossing then an interdental toothbrush can get to those hard to reach spots between your teeth. Some have sought help from, essential oils, such as the ones that oramd uses in their product line.

The bacteria that cause periodontal disease live in the plaque and calculus on teeth and under gums. Your dentist may do some intensive non-surgery cleaning. This can be painful as they are also concentrating below the gum line. Many times your bit may need to be readjusted if it has changed and the roots of your teeth may need some planning and scaling.

After the cleaning the dentist will come back and reevaluate your teeth after a few months. Many times this deep cleaning is enough to keep the bacteria in check. However if your inflammation has not decreased or if the depth of your gum pockets is the same then the cleaning was not effective and you will need more treatment. Once your periodontal disease has been kept in check you will need to visit your dentist every 3months. Using oral irrigators to help keep your mouth healthy is a practice that many feel they have benefitted from.

The best thing to do to prevent periodontal disease is to take good care of your teeth for the rest of your life. You need to try to brush beneath your gums and floss behind every tooth even your back molars. You can also use and antiseptic mouthwash to kill off bacteria in your mouth.

Author: Scott W.

Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes only and does not intend to suggest advice, diagnosis or treatment for any health condition. If you have or think that you might have a health condition, visit your doctor for advice, diagnosis and treatment. The USFDA has not evaluated statements about any products in this article.



You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Comments are closed.