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What Is Periodontitis?

Posted on 10/10/2022 by Evan
What Is Periodontitis?When the gum is infected, the disease is called periodontitis. This is caused when bacteria attack the gums after being there for long. Our dentists recommend constantly checking your teeth for any signs of periodontitis. If detected a patient should schedule an appointment immediately with one of our trained specialists. Inflammation is the initial sign of periodontitis, which worsens over time.

What is Inflammation?

Gingivitis, an infection of the gums, is the precursor of periodontitis. Flossing teeth irregularly causes bleeding of gums in a person's mouth. This leads to gingivitis. It can also lead to plaque. On a person's tooth, plaque is a deposit of germs and food particles. Although there exist germs, it gets worse as the germs keep arising. It is recommended by our dentists to always brush teeth at least twice in one day. This chases away germs.

Early Periodontal Disease

Your gums peel away from your teeth in the early stages of periodontitis, and tiny pockets develop between your gums and teeth. The pockets contain dangerous microorganisms. Your gum tissue begins to erode as your immune system struggles to combat the infection. Additionally, you can have minor bone loss and bleeding while flossing and brushing your teeth.

Moderate Periodontal Disease

You can have bleeding, pain, and gum recession if mild periodontal disease is allowed to proceed. Your teeth will start to grow loose and lose their bone support. Additionally, the infection may cause inflammation to spread throughout your body.

What is Advanced Periodontal Disease?

The connective tissue that supports your teeth in place starts to degenerate in severe disease. Your teeth's supporting gums, bones, and other tissues are lost. For more information about oral health call us today or visit our clinic today to talk to one of our trained specialists.
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