The systems in our body all work together to form a harmonious balance. One system plays off the others, and each affects the other directly or indirectly. Your gums are no exception to this! Healthy gums play an essential part in maintaining your overall health. If you find yourself developing gum or periodontal disease, it could put you at greater risk of developing more severe health problems. The good news is if you do find yourself developing gum problems, a periodontal procedure can give you back clean, healthy gums! Keep reading below to see some common symptoms of gum disease and a few of the periodontal procedures that can be used to reverse any damage.
Our mouths contain an intricate system of bacteria called the oral microbiome. This complex system of bacteria works to keep your gums and mouth healthy. Problems begin when we don’t practice proper oral hygiene and harmful foreign bacteria start to grow and multiply in the nooks and crannies around our teeth. This build-up upsets the balance of healthy bacteria in your mouth. When this happens, it’s only a matter of time before you start to develop periodontal or gum disease.
To add to the damage caused by the initial build-up of harmful bacteria is the damage your own body’s defense mechanisms cause. As your body’s immune system sends out white blood cells to destroy the foreign bacteria, it causes damage to the surrounding gum tissue. As the damage to your gums progresses, you will start to have a number of symptoms.
If you begin to notice any of these symptoms, call and make an appointment with your dentist. An evaluation and x-rays can quickly identify any periodontal issues. Luckily, a periodontal procedure can often be used to reverse the damage!
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