For Patients

About Gum Disease

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Causes & Developement

Causes of Gum Disease

Causes of Gum Disease: Gum disease has several causes. While daily oral hygiene routines, including brushing, flossing, and rinsing, are critical elements in preventing or controlling gum disease, genetic disposition also plays an important role.

Causes we can control
01
Lack of adequate oral hygiene, resulting in local bacterial infection.
02
Deficient crowns/fillings.
03
Poor nutrition/diet.
04
Smoking.
05
Extreme tension/stress.
06
Drugs influencing the health of the gums (medicine for hypertension, epilepsy, etc.)
Causes beyond our control
01
Genetic disposition.
02
Uncontrollable, systemic diseases (cancer, osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases, etc.)
Development of Gum Disease

The primary cause of gum disease is an adhesive, colorless layer, called plaque, which accumulates on the surface of the teeth. If plaque is not removed, it hardens and turns into tartar (calculus). Bacteria in the plaque cause infection and destruction of the gum tissues supporting the teeth. When this occurs, the gum separates from the teeth, creating a pocket.