Can Gum Disease Contribute to Chronic Respiratory Problems?

You probably do not automatically think of your lungs when you consider what other parts of your body can be affected by oral health problems. However, gum disease can contribute to a variety of overall health conditions, including chronic respiratory problems. Keep reading to learn more. How Does Gum Disease Affect Your Lungs? Gum disease […]

How Lung Damage Can Come from Untreated Gum Disease

Most of our patients don’t know that gum disease, if left untreated, can damage the lungs. The following information will show how this can happen. How Gum Disease Can Lead to Lung Damage According to the Information Series for Patient Education provided by the American Thoracic Society (ATS), gum disease can lead to damaged lungs. […]

What Is Gingival Enlargement?

Gingival enlargement is the increase of the gum (gingiva) size. It usually happens as a result of gingival disease. The disease affects the gum tissue, causing the gum to swell, become red, shiny, and soft. It may also cause the gum to bleed. In some cases, especially the non-inflamed gingival enlargement, the gum may be purple or dark red in color.

How tо Stаrt thе Process оf Gum Disease Treatment

Red, ѕwоllеn and blееdіng gumѕ сhаrасtеrіzе gum disease. It іѕ caused by a buіld-uр of рlаԛuе bасtеrіа аnd tаrtаr, thе саlсіfіеd deposits formed whеn рlаԛuе is not removed adequately. If not cleaned оff regularly оr еffесtіvеlу, these deposits саuѕе inflammation аnd breakdown оf the gumѕ аnd ѕuрроrt structures ѕurrоundіng thе teeth, leading tо bоnе lоѕѕ, іnfесtіоn, and, ultіmаtеlу, tооth lоѕѕ in ѕоmе саѕеѕ. If уоu hаvе developed gum dіѕеаѕе, thеn the first ѕtер is tо vіѕіt our professionals fоr advice аnd trеаtmеnt.

What Happens During Gum Graft Recovery?

Sometimes, a gum graft is necessary to save teeth that have been damaged or weakened from periodontal disease. When we perform the surgery, you also need to know what steps to take to reach a full recovery. The following information gives you a basic overview of what to expect.