Periodontitis is an inflammation that damages the tooth's attachment apparatus, causing teeth to loosen, which can lead to tooth loss. Periodontal disease definitely needs gum disease treatment. The microbes that cause periodontal disease affect your whole health and body. Untreated inflammation of the gums can be dangerous and lead to inflammation in other organs, as microbes can be spread throughout the body by the bloodstream.
How gingivitis, or periodontal disease, develops
Periodontal disease, or periodontitis, is caused by the formation of bacterial plaque in the gum pocket between the tooth and the gum. Inflammation of the gums can also be caused by a combination of other factors, such as smoking, chronic diseases including diabetes and stress. Hereditary factors also play a role.
Long-standing and untreated periodontal disease can eventually lead to tooth loss. You should definitely visit a dentist if you experience any pain, bleeding, redness or swelling of the gums. Periodontal disease can also show up as a bad taste in the mouth or a vague tingling sensation.
What is the treatment for gingivitis?
The most important task of treating inflammation of the gums is to stop the inflammation process. It is not possible to restore the tissue completely. However, it is possible to remove plaque and tartar from the gums and gum pockets. It is also important that the teeth are healthy.
We fix teeth that have already started to move with a splint or, if this is not possible, we replace damaged teeth with implants.
It is certainly important to review oral hygiene. Smoking and other harmful habits should be avoided. Your dentist will give you more detailed instructions at your first visit.
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