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 How does your food habbit affect Breath?
 What are the causes of Gum Diseases?
 What are the Signs of Gum Diseases?
 What are the different types (Stages) of Gum Diseases?
 What is the Cause and Treatment for Bleeding Gums?
 What is the Cause and Treatment for Periodontitis (Bleeding gums & Bad Breath)?
 What is the Cause and Treatment for Advanced Periodontitis (Bleeding gums, Bad Breath, Bad taste & loose/Shaky Teeth & Pus discharge from gums)?
 
 How does your food habbit affect Breath?
 
Bad Breath can be a result of poor oral hygiene and may lead to oral health problems if not kept in check. There are different possible causes of bad breath. It can be due to food remains (causing foul odor) in our mouth after we eat. It can also be due to the kind of food we eat like garlic ginger etc.

 What are the causes of Gum Diseases?
 
1) Poor oral hygiene.
2) Poor diet (Vitamin C deficiency & excess alcohol).
3) Excess smoking, pan, tobacco, use of tooth picks.
4) Large unattended cavities, irregular-malaligned teeth, ill-fitting dentures.
5) Diabetes, pregnancy, oral contraceptives, steroids and other long term medicines used.

 What are the Signs of Gum Diseases?
 
1) Bad Breath.
2) Bleeding gums
3) Red or Swollen gums.
4) Pain on chewing.
5) Loose & Shaky Teeth.
6) Hot & Cold food / water sensation.
7) Gaps occurring between Teeth.

 What are the different types (Stages) of Gum Diseases?
 
There are 3 types (Stages) of Gum Diseases.
1). Gingivitis: Red Inflamed gums, bleeding while brushing.
2). Periodontitis: Red, Spongy, Inflamed gums along with Bad Breath.
3). Advance Periodontitis: Bleeding Gums, Bad Breath, Bad taste in mouth, loose and shaky teeth and pus discharge(white fluid) oozing from the gum margins.

 What is the Cause and Treatment for Bleeding Gums?
 
1)Gingivitis: ( Bleeding gums) CAUSE: Faulty brushing technique and poor oral hygiene leads to some redness, swelling, bleeding & tenderness at the margin of gums. All this leads to pain, sensation & bad breath. This is called gingivitis.

TREATMENT: It can be cured by:
1) Learning the right brushing technique, using good mouth washes after brushing and after meals.
2) Removal of plaque & tartar by getting regular teeth cleaning by a Dentist.

 What is the Cause and Treatment for Periodontitis (Bleeding gums & Bad Breath)?
 
CAUSE: If Gingivitis is not treated on time, the plaque & tartar gets accumulated from the tooth surface into the gums, this leads to detachment of the gums from the tooth surface from within
& forms a pocket like structure.

This pocket goes on accumulating more & more food particles each time and making the pocket deeper & deeper & thus making it impossible for patients to remove the food particles from within leading to more Bad-Breath, Bleeding gums, and pain.

TREATMENT: This condition can be treated by
1). Medicines to control pain & infection (Anti-inflammatory & Antibiotics).
2). Proper Brushing Technique & use of Good Mouthwashes.
3). Use of Multivitamins(especially Vit. C to help re-generation of
broken gum filaments).
4). Scaling & Polishing of Teeth.
5). Root Planning:- Cleaning & Smoothening the inner lower
surface of teeth & gums.

 What is the Cause and Treatment for Advanced Periodontitis (Bleeding gums, Bad Breath, Bad taste & loose/Shaky Teeth & Pus discharge from gums)?
 
CAUSE: When periodontitis is not treated on time, the damage to the inner part of the teeth & gums goes on increasing & becomes deeper & deeper leading to damage to the inner jaw bone & thus causing excessive pain on chewing and sensation, pus discharge
in addition to bleeding gums & Bad Breath.

TREATMENT:This type of gum disease can be now treated ONLY by a treatment known as "Flap Surgery".

In this treatment, the gums are gently seperated from the tooth margin, creating an access to the infected pocket. Deep pockets of plaque & tartar are removed, the lower inner tooth surface & the inner layer of gums are cleaned, currettaged & then artificial bone powder is put onto the damaged & resorbed jaw bone to help new bone
regeneration for fresh new bone growth.

The gums are then replaced back onto the tooth in their original position & sutured.
Sutures are then removed after a week & patient advised to keep good oral hygiene by the following methods:

1) Brush twice daily in proper Vertical Brushing technique.
2) Regular flossing to remove food particles & plaque between
teeth and applying gels on the gums before sleeping.
3) Rinsing mouth properly with Good medicated mouthwashes.
4) Using Vitamin C and Calcium (if recommended by doctor).
5) Replacing your Brush every 3-4 months.
6) Regular 6 monthly dental visit and Cleaning & Polishing of
Teeth (if required).


 



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