Periodontitis is a gum disorder. It is activated by bacterias inhabiting our mouth. If left untreated, it causes severe infection and inflammation of the teeth and its supporting framework resulting in tooth loss.
There are four stages of periodontal disease, namely Gingivitis, Initial periodontitis, Mid periodontitis, and Progressive periodontitis. Periodontal diseases are caused due to the accumulation of bacteria on the teeth in the form of a transparent film of plaque. This eventually affects the teeth, gums, and supporting bone, damaging it in the process.
The main problems faced in a patient suffering from periodontal disease are difficulty in speaking, biting, and chewing food. It also damages the aesthetics of your smile.
The first sign is inflammation of the gums, followed by reddening and bleeding from the same.
The other symptoms include:
The following are the stages in diagnosing periodontal disease:
You will go through a set of oral hygiene instructions and advice. Your teeth will be professionally cleaned. After a few weeks, an antibiotic therapy followed by a reassessment session is done. In severe cases, corrective surgical therapy is used.
Please reach out to Persimmon Dental Care in Dublin, CA, to have a consultation with our dentists. Please call us at (925) 999-8282 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.
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