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Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease)

Periodontal disease is characterized by inflammation or degeneration of the tissues that surround and support the teeth--gingiva (gums), the bone the teeth are set in (alveolar bone), the periodontal ligament, and the cementum (the tissue that connects these structures). The most common and often initial form of periodontal disease is inflammation of the gums, called gingivitis. If left untreated, gingivitis can spread, causing increased inflammation in the membranes and tissues around the base of the teeth and potential erosion of the underlying bone, a conditions known as periodontitis that is the major cause of bone loss in adults. The most common symptoms of periodontal disease is red, inflamed gum tissue that bleeds easily due to flossing, brushing of the teeth, and/or eating hard foods such as raw apples. Periodontal disease is primarily due to poor dental hygiene (lack of teeth brushing and flossing) leading to a buildup of bacterial plaque...

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  1. beepicle / November 27, 2011, 9:06 pm

    Going and getting your teeth properly cleaned at the dentist gets rid of Gingivitis pretty quickly.

  2. Rene` Carls / October 27, 2011, 6:07 am

    Apply tea tree oil after brushing. Put 2 – 3 drops of oil on your toothbrush and brush the teeth and gums after your regularly brushing; pay particular attention to the gums. After the tea tree brushing just spit out the liquid in your mouth; you can do a quick water rinse in your mouth to get out the excess tea tree oil. However, it should be a quick, light rinse as you want the tea tree oil to continue to work on the gum tissue. ;D

  3. joshcsphillips / July 20, 2011, 11:40 am

    Clove essential oil and myrrh will help with pain and healing! Put the clove oil directly on the problem area for immediate relief! ; )

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