Receding Gums - Mental Prep For Periodontal Surgery by primusboy


									Receding Gums - Mental Prep For Periodontal Surgery
Bleeding gums is one of the many signs of periodontal disease, or gum
disease as it is also called. If unfortunately you do need gum disease
treatment to end bleeding gums and receding gum problem please see a
periodontist to guide you through this process.
Before surgery, your periodontist will give you some great advice. I was
told, among other things to get a good night rest (they even offer to
prescribe something for me to sleep if I had trouble, luckily I did not
need it).
Wear loose and comfortable clothing, have my prescription for aftercare
called in so it is ready when you need it after the surgery (For me
sooner than I thought).
And lastly, they advised me to have a positive attitude as this was just
routine. Yeah right! Getting multiple injections and having my gums cut
open is not quite routine in my book.
Since my fear of dentists is partly what got me needing periodontal
surgery in the first place, I knew I needed to find my own ways to calm
my nerves as I think of the upcoming surgery. In addition to the great
advise I got from my perio guy, I went ahead and got a hypnosis CD that
helps with relaxation before going to the dentist. This really helped to
put me in a calm state of mind. You have to know I am deathly afraid of
I visualized coming out of the surgery feeling relaxed, relieved and
happy with the results. That was a tremendous help. Another thing I did
was to have a big meal of all my favorite things, since it would be a few
days before I could eat normally again. Besides, I felt like I deserved a
good binge as a reward for this necessary punishment.
All in all for me the surgery went well and by now the bleeding gums have
stopped. I am now perio free and looking forward to healthy gum and
dental health! Bye, bye receding gum line.
Periodontal or gum disease is serious. It is a bacterial infection that
can lead to tooth lost if not treated promptly. Gum disease bacteria
affect the gums and the bones supporting the teeth. The disease begins
with the bacteria from plaque buildup causing the gums to become swollen,
inflamed and red. Periodontal disease has been linked to several diseases
including diabetes and heart disease.
Qinome Evans,
Dental Health Enthusiast

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