What is periodontitis?

What is periodontitis?

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If your gums are swollen, appear bright red or purplish, bleed easily, and feel tender when touched, you may be suffering from periodontitis.

What is periodontitis?

Periodontitis is a serious gum condition that can damage the soft tissues and destroys the bones that support the teeth. It’s often a result of bacteria that’s been allowed to accumulate on the teeth and gums.

Most cases of periodontitis results from the accumulation of plaque. It’s a sticky film that’s comprised mainly of bacteria. 

When we neglect our dental hygiene, plaque can accumulate and harden under the gumline. The longer it stays there, the harder it is to remove.

If left unmanaged, plaque accumulation can cause gingivitis, a mild form of periodontitis. Ongoing gum inflammation can eventually lead to periodontitis and other complications.

What are the signs and symptoms of periodontitis?

Aside from red, swollen gums that bleed easily, periodontitis may also cause the development of new spaces between your teeth, the formation of pus between teeth and gums, bad breath, painful chewing, and loose teeth.

Is periodontitis treatable?

Periodontitis can be treated. The earlier it is detected, the better the treatment outcome. 

Cakmes Dental Studio provides periodontal care. We assess your gum condition and recommend the most suitable options for you. 

Our Periodontal Care Services include periodontitis treatment, gingivitis treatment, bacterial infection treatment, and  inflammation care.

Periodontitis is a highly preventable and treatable disease. While basic dental care habits such as brushing and flossing can help, seeing a dentist can help prevent the progression of early-stage gum disease.

To schedule an appointment, you may call us at (865) 588-8202.

 

References:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/periodontitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20354473

https://www.healthline.com/health/periodontitis

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