Bacterial plaque-induced Gingivitis is the most common form of Gingival disease. Plaque builds up in the small gaps between teeth known as gingival grooves and plaque traps. To help control rapid build up of plaque in the plaque traps using a gum toothbrush can clean between teeth to help control rapid build up. The gum dental brush bristles loosens bacterial plaque that builds up in the gingival groove plaque traps between teeth. The bacterial plaque that builds up in the gingival groove plaque traps, if not removed properly by a Periodontist, can lead to destruction of the gingival tissues and may progress to destruction of the periodontal attachment apparatus. Using gum dental brushes to help control toxic bacteria from building up in the gingival groove plaque traps can help control the growth of Gingivitis and help prolong the life of your natural teeth.
Mild cases of Gingivitis can easily be controlled by regular Periodontist visits to receive a deep gum cleaning and using gum dental brushes with your daily toothbrush routine helps too. Regular deep gum cleanings prolongs the time between debridement procedures. Debridement procedures can be very uncomfortable to the patient. Novocain shots need to be administered to numb the gum for the Periodontist to use ultrasonic instruments to fracture the calculus beneath the gum line and recovery can take a few days. I've had the debridement procedure four times during my adult years and it is a bit painful to receive the Novocain shots, having the gums cut so the Periodontist can get under the gum line to clean out the bacterial toxins that can not be reached without minor surgery and then the Periodontist needs to stitch the gums so they heal properly. I always needed two days off after having the debridement procedure.
Dental gum brushes do help keep plaque and calculus from building up at a fast pace but not using the proper size gum dental brush is pointless unless the bristles of the dental brush actually rub against the gum and teeth to clean out the gingival grooves and plaque traps.
Four times I've had a debridement procedure to remove plaque and calculus build up under the gum line. In my opinion it is painful but not extremely painful. I consider it to be an uncomfortable procedure that requires 48 hours of recouping. The Periodontist injects about a dozen Novocain shots to numb the gum area to use ultrasonic instruments to fracture the calculus under the gum line then stitches the gum closed.
I took pictures of gum brushes and pictures of my gums after having the debridement procedure.
In this picture you see two different sized gum dental brushes. I use the wider-larger brush because the bristles rub up against my gums and cleans out the tartar build up in the gingival groove plaque traps.
|Gum Dental Brushes|
|After Debridement Procedure|