Nobody likes bad breath. It turns off a lot of people—you might even lose friends or a job opportunity. Bad breath (also known as halitosis) is usually caused by the food you eat or the bacteria that live in your mouth. However, it can also be the symptom of an underlying oral health problem such as gum disease and tooth decay, or an illness like acid reflux and diabetes. When you have halitosis, the odour can be persistent. Your breath will still smell even if you brush your teeth or gargle more than usual. The good news is that bad breath can be treated or at least be managed with the help of the dentists in Koramangala, Bangalore. One of the treatments for halitosis is gum therapy, which addresses gum disease like gingivitis and periodontitis.
A lot of people may not realize that they have bad breath untill someone points it out to them. This is because the cells that detect odour in the nose can get used to the foul odour. To understand and find out the cause of your bad breath, you need to make an appointment with a periodontist at Ridgetop Dental International to have your mouth inspected.
Halitosis may be caused by infections in the mouth caused by swollen and bleeding gums, an abscess at the base of your teeth, loose dentures or teeth, and open sores on the gums and tongue. It may be caused by dry mouth or an underlying illness, too. In that case, the dentist may refer you to another physician for additional treatment. The dentist will review your medical history and determine your oral hygiene practices. Gum therapy to combat bad breath involves professional dental cleaning and treatment of gum disease.