Quiz: Gum Disease And Other Periodontal Matters

quiz gum disease and other periodontal mattersYour periodontal health is an essential component of your oral health, and it can also play a part in your general health. Routine care like brushing and flossing can protect your gums, just as these actions protect your teeth. Regular visits to your dentist can also help keep periodontal tissue in good condition. An ultrasonic deep cleaning is capable of targeting bacteria that have made their way below your gum line. Gum health is an important component of your oral health, and it can also influence your general well-being.

True Or False: There Is No Way To Address An Excess Of Gum Tissue

False! A gum recontouring procedure can take care of excess gum tissue, so that you do not have to accept a “gummy” smile.

True Or False: An Ultrasonic Deep Clean Can Be Used To Treat Gingivitis

True! Gingivitis is an earlier stage of gum disease. It is easier to treat than periodontitis, an advanced form of the infection that can do consequential harm to your oral health. An ultrasonic deep clean involves accessing the portions of your teeth below your gums, and eliminating bacteria residing there.

True Or False: Gum Disease Can Cause Bad Breath

True! Chronic bad breath may be a sign that you have an infection in your gums. Other signs include swollen tissue, bleeding, and redness.

True Or False: Gum Disease Has No Impact On Your Teeth

False! One major concern associated with gum disease is how it increases your risk for tooth loss. Complications from unaddressed gum disease can destroy the support for your teeth. If you make regular dental visits, and watch for periodontal problems at home, you can spare yourself the effects of an advanced infection.


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