Periodontics (Gum Disease)
Regain gum health with Periodontal treatment
Periodontal Disease or Periodontitis is an inflammation of the Periodontium, i.e. the tissue holding the tooth. If left untreated it can lead to bad breath and eventually tooth loss and It is the major cause of tooth loss in adults.
Gums may become inflamed due to the bacteria contained in the plaque on the surface of the tooth. If it is left untreated it can affect the gums, bones and other supporting tissues of the teeth. It leads to a pocket forming between the root of the tooth and the gum where bacteria can easily proliferate and calculus develop.
lthough most individuals suffer gum inflammation from time to time, 10% of the population appears to suffer from more severe forms of gum disease.
This condition is often labelled the silent disease as many people are unaware they have it until the advanced stages. While the signs and symptoms are extremely variable they may include:
- Reddening and swelling of the gums
- Gums that bleed on brushing together
- Loose teeth
- A bad taste in the mouth
- Bad breath
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