Diseases that occur in the oral tissues often cause significant problems in other structures, because they are connected. That is why the dentist, at the time of making evaluations must make sure that all the tissues are healthy and check the conditions of the other structures. If a person presents appropriate oral health, the objective of the dentist will be to maintain it in good condition so that in the future the patient doesn’t develop problems.
One of the reasons a person goes to the dentist is because of social pressure because they want to feel part of the community and know that physical appearance is one of the primary keys. Others are simply because they accept themselves or because they are having discomfort in the oral cavity. In these cases, the patient will be previously evaluated to know if the individual has diseases that can affect the mouth. The medical history will be evaluated to know if the person is on medication and finally it will be investigated by means of questions if in the individual’s family there have been members that present or have presented cavity problems.
One of the diseases that can bring more damage to the elements that compose the oral structure is the one that affects the gums. The patient can start with gingivitis, which is the inflammation of the gums caused by bacterial plaque or by some health problem, and then evolve to periodontitis, which is a problem that affects the functioning of the mouth
Due to periodontal diseases or trauma, a pathology known as a gingival recession (receding gums) can occur in the gums, these can be general or localized. It is a gingival displacement that causes the exposure of dental cement, that is, the visualization of the roots. This is one of the most frequent pathologies in older adults, mainly when they are between the ages of forty and over. Although this disease is associated with periodontal problems, many relate it merely as a consequence of aging.
This is a consequence of the accumulation of bacterial plaque that, if not removed correctly or daily, produces toxins that consume the teeth and affect the gums, the excess of these toxic elements generates inflammation of the gums and subsequently, the separation of the tooth and the loss of tissue.
The symptoms presented by people who suffer from withdrawn gums are:
Pain- due to thinning or loss of tissue, the gum is more exposed to sensitivity so contact with hot or cold things will cause pain in the individual.
Loss of teeth – it is very likely that one or more teeth will fall out if it is not treated in time. This is due to root exposure.
Aesthetics – the appearance of the teeth is definitely affected by the disease. The teeth have a more elongated appearance, with separations and sometimes with dark stains.
For the treatment of this disease, it is necessary to first determine the reason for the retraction, after this, the dentist may recommend tissue grafting to cover the affected area, fortifying the thinning parts. One of the main recommendations is that the patient carries out a particular routine, to avoid major problems, as well as the periodic visit Dr Mexico in Tijuana.