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Causes of gum disease

The most common way of developing the gum disease is the plaque gatheringon the teeth. This plaque causes problems since it is filled with bacteria. Notbrushing your teeth can lead to the mentioned gathering of the plaque, produce an inflammation and irritate the gums. Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG) is a more serious type of gumproblem and other names used for this problem are trench mouth and Vincent'sgingivitis. This condition can be detected by the ulcers and swelling on thegums, produced by bacteria infection. Periodontitis is connected with the inflammation of the gums and it makes theimpact on the tissue of the tooth socket and the jaw bone named alveolar bone.A felling of a loose tooth is experienced with this condition and it happens becausean area between the gum and the tooth expands and creates a gap. Sometimes thetooth can even fall out.

Some studies state than every person suffers from this condition during thelifetime. This condition is usually benign and does not produce any seriousproblems, though sometimes this can happen. Thecondition ANUG occurs among people with a weak immune system .This condition isconsidered to be very rare.

Treatment and complications

Oral hygiene should always be maintained, not only because it can eliminate thegum problem. Flossing has to be used also. Three times a day a flossing shouldbe done, and teeth should be brushed at least two times per day. Problems that include painful sores, damaged gums, unstable and loose tooth are a result ofan untreated gum problem and there are several complications which can arise from it.They include counting the ones we have mentioned already, gum abscesses andreceding gums.

Very serious complication can be induced because of ANUG. If theinfection is not treated, it can expand to the alveolar bone and produce looseteeth and ulcers. There is a possibility the condition occurs again if theproblem is not treated the first time it has been detected. When we say first,we mean during lifetime. Problems that can be experienced connected with thejust mentioned problem, include gums which bleed and recede, gangrene and bad breath.Gangrene happens rarely and is considered to be a very serious complication. Itis produced when tissue begins to die. Noma is the name used for gangrenefollowing ANUG. This tissue will have to be removed. This condition whichmakes the impact on the cheeks and lips produces problems among people withextremely weak immune system and the ones who are not eating properly(malnutrition).

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