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The Importance Of Visiting A Dentist During Pregnancy

Hello, my name is Karla Madison and this is my blog about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. When I was pregnant with my second child, my gums would bleed when I brushed my teeth. I went to my dentist and he told me that I had pregnancy gingivitis. He also informed me that this is a common condition for pregnant women because their hormones are changing during pregnancy. I followed the instructions of my dentist and my gums stopped bleeding and were healthy again. I also started doing research about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. If you're pregnant, you should read this blog to learn why it's so important to keep up with dental care while pregnant. This blog will give you the information you need so that you can have healthy teeth and gums during your pregnancy.

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Gum Disease Restoration

by Rose Hale

When you have severe gum disease for a long period of time, it leaves damage behind even after you've been cured. If you've been told that your receded gums have been damaged, the good news is that there's a restoration method that can get back your former look and repair the damage to your gums. Here's what you need to know about gum disease restoration.

Gum Tissue Lost

When you have gum disease for a long period of time, the tissue of your gums is under constant attack. Bacteria actually breaks down the tissue of your gums, slowly, over time. If your gum disease isn't treated early enough, you'll lose tissue in your gums bit by bit. If this goes on long enough, your gums will recede, and ultimately some of the gum tissue will die and be completely lost. Even once you've beaten gum disease, your gums will still have a receded appearance because there isn't as much gum tissue as there used to be. This can be a significant problem because your gums act as a shield for your teeth. While the exposed part of your teeth have enamel to protect them, the area of the tooth that's supposed to be hidden under your gums doesn't. Until your gums are repaired, you could experience tooth sensitivity and a higher risk of developing cavities.

Repairing the Problem

If you haven't already had it done, your very first step to getting your gums back to the way that they were is to have your gum disease treated by a dentist. Your dentist can accomplish this for you by thoroughly cleaning the area, removing damaged tissue that can't be saved, and by prescribing antibiotics. Once this has been accomplished, you'll need something called a gum graft. Gum grafts repair your gums by attaching new tissue to the ends of your gums. This will extend the length of your gums and repair your appearance, while also providing protection for your teeth.

Process

Getting a gum graft is a fairly easy process. Your dentist will take the tissue from the roof of your mouth. They will do this by making a small incision while you're numbed with Novocaine and then will stitch the area shut so that the roof of your mouth heals. The taken tissue will be cut and shaped to match your gums and will be attached by stitching the two together. Over time, the two pieces of tissue will heal and meld, and your new tissue will form healthy gums that will protect your teeth. The whole process can usually be accomplished in a single visit to a dentist's office.

Gum disease can have lasting effects on your oral health even after you no longer have it. Talk to a dentist if you're concerned about your gums and want to start taking steps to protect your teeth and overall oral health.

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