Happy Gum Health Day 2022… what a fast year it has been. This is the 9th year of Gum Health Day by the European Federation of Periodontology.
Gum Health Day aims to raise awareness for the prevention, and treatment of gum disease for a healthier life.
This year’s theme is ‘Treat Your Gums’. We speak a lot about the prevention of gum disease and reducing the risk of gum disease and therefore the need for any intervention. This was in fact last year’s theme. However, it is important to mention that intervention is possible and should be pursued if needed. Depending on the stage of your gum disease, there are a lot of options to reverse the gum disease you are experiencing or reduce its impact on your life.
Gum disease is one of the most widespread chronic diseases in the worldwide adult population but is an area that is not spoken about a lot. This is why we want to be a part of Gum Health Day 2022 and help promote it in our local area. We have seen the effects gum disease can have on people and want to do everything we can to reduce its impact.
The following are some of the ways to treat gum disease:
- Home care includes:
- Brush your teeth twice a day and for 2 minutes each time.
- Ensure you are using floss or interdental brushes once a day.
- Dental Treatment includes:
- Scale and root planing
- Dental Restoration
- Surgical Treatment includes:
- Flap surgery
- Soft tissue grafts
- Bone grafts
- Guided tissue regeneration
Some of these treatments are more intrusive than others. The level of treatment needed will depend on how far your gum disease has progressed. Read our previous blog on Gum Disease Treatment to learn more about the above treatments.
If you think you are experiencing any signs of gum disease, we recommend seeing your dentist straight away. They will be able to put a plan in place to help reduce the impact, and hopefully, reverse the effects you are having.
If you have any questions about Gum Health Day 2022, or anything in relation to the treatment of gum disease, get in touch with us here at Waterford Perio.