Gum Restoration by Kevin C. Lucky, DDS PLLC
The Most Effective Gum Restoration & Treatment in West Virginia
Treating advanced gum disease means surgical intervention. Gums protect and support teeth and other tissue that holds them to the bone. Unhealthy gums can mean the loss of teeth as well as damage to your overall health.
Getting Rid of Gum Disease & Bacteria
Areas of the mouth that may not be brushed or flossed effectively can begin accumulating food debris and lead to germs that sit in pockets between the teeth and gums. The bacteria can build up, teeth become covered with film, and gum inflammation begins. Swelling, known as gingivitis, is often the first sign of gum disease. Other symptoms include:
- BLEEDING WHILE BRUSHING OR FLOSSING
- CONSTANT BAD BREATH
- GUM REDNESS
- LOOSE TEETH
- MOUTH SORES
- RECEDING GUM LINE
Periodontitis – Advanced Gum Disease
As the gums begin to pull away from the teeth this lets in more bacteria. At this advanced stage, gum disease is called periodontitis. The bacterium that gathers between the teeth and gums compromises the tissues and bonds that support the teeth. This leads to bone loss and the formation of additional or more extensive pockets where the disease can spread, leading to tooth loss.
The poor oral health associated with periodontitis can have an effect on your whole body. Studies show people with gum disease are likely to get heart disease, be less able to control blood sugar, and the H.pylori infection that is common with gum disease is also associated with the formation of gastric and peptic ulcers. If you have any of these diagnoses, be sure to let Dr. Lucky or Dr. Morabito know, because as many as 47 percent of adults over age 30 have periodontitis. After age 65, the number goes up to 70 percent!