The term Periodontal means “around the tooth.” Periodontal Disease is a condition wherein bacterias build up in the mouth causing bleeding and swelling of the gums which affects the surrounding tissues that support the tooth which can lead to infection and even tooth loss. If left untreated, it can develop into gingivitis and periodontitis.
Signs of Periodontal Disease:
- Red and swollen gums
- Tender and Bleeding Gums
- Bad breath
- Receding Gums
- Pus between gums
Causes of Periodontal Disease:
- Poor Oral and Dental Hygiene
The poor practice of dental hygiene is the leading cause of periodontal disease. Without proper brushing, flossing, mouth rinsing, teeth cleaning bacterias and acids destroy your teeth little by little.
Cigarette and tobacco have chemical ingredients and smoke residue left in the mouth causing odor and bacteria that lead to oral infection.
Genes can also be one of the factors of having a periodontal disease; If either or both parents have periodontal disease, their child will likely develop the disease.
- Poor Diet
Poor diet weakens immune system including the gums and mouth. Enough nutrients keep the body and oral health healthy.
- Teeth Grinding
Teeth clenching and grinding affects the structure of the teeth. Excessive Teeth grinding can destroy the tooth’s enamel and gingival tissues eventually progressing to periodontal disease.
There are various treatments developed to cure periodontal diseases like:
- Bone Grafting
Adding bone and tissue to promote regeneration of tissues and bone damaged.
- Scaling and Root Planing
To preserve the damaged or infected tooth; the tartar inside the pockets that causes the infection will be removed and then treated with antibiotics to minimize the infection.
- Dental Implants
If the infection is caused by tooth decay or cavity resulting in periodontal disease, it is advised to have the infected tooth extracted and replaced with Implants.
- Good Oral Hygiene
By practicing proper dental hygiene such as regular brushing of teeth, adequate flossing and tongue cleaning keeps the mouth clean and reduces the risk of bacteria build up in the mouth.
- Healthy Diet
Eating proper diet boosts immune system that helps fight off bacterias.
- Regular Visit Dental Hygienist and Dentist
A visit to a dental hygienist and dentist is advised to ensure the healthy oral health and receive proper treatment when infection and damage progressed.
Treatments to cure periodontal disease are developed to avoid the spreading of bacterias and viruses that can cause other oral complications so that the patient can maintain strong dental health.
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