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Mouth & Gum Disorder treatment

Description
Most mouth and gum disorders are inflammation and infection of the gums and the teeth. Some examples include gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Causes
Mouth and gum disorders may be caused by poor hygiene, vitamin deficiencies, ill-fitting dental appliances, or poor eating habits. Smoking and chewing tobacco may also cause oral disorders. Other disorders may even be caused by genetics.
Prevention
Daily flossing, brush after every meal, go to a dentist twice a year for a dental checkup, keep blood sugar close to normal, and quit smoking.
Common Symptoms
Common symptoms include swelling of gums, sensitivity and tenderness of gums, bad breath, bleeding gums, pain, and pyorrhea (inflammation of the gums and tooth sockets, often leading to loosening of teeth).
Rare Symptoms
Spontaneous bleeding of the gums, emission of an unpleasant odor, and Black Gum Disease (gum tissue starts turning black and begins to deteriorate).
Traditional Treatment
Careful cleaning of root surfaces, better brushing and flossing of teeth may be enough to cure the problem.
Alternative Treatment
In more progressive stages of gum and mouth disease, surgery (crown lengthening, soft tissue grafts, etc.) may be required.
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Research and Development
SRP (scaling root planing) is a potential treatment for gum disease. It's the use of lasers during peridontal therapy to lessen the bleeding and swelling of the gums during surgery.
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