Periodontal Disease is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports the teeth. Periodontal Disease can cause tooth loss or an increased risk of heart attack or stroke and other serious health problems. Some of the signs and symptoms of Periodontal Disease include swollen gums, loose teeth, and bad breath, pus between the teeth and gums, red gums, and many more.
HOW IS PERIODONTAL DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Periodontal Disease is done by a dentist who would examine your gums and also check for the above symptoms.
HOW IS PERIODONTAL DISEASE TREATED?
Treatment for Periodontal Disease depends on the extremities of the symptoms. Usually an antibiotic medication is given that is consumed orally and also for application. Alongside, they would also give you medicated toothpaste and mouthwash to combat the problem faster and maintain good oral hygiene. Surgical treatment is rarely required.
DID YOU KNOW?
It can lead to the loss of tissue and bone that support the teeth and it may become more severe over time. If it does, the teeth will feel loose and start moving around in your mouth. This is the most common form of periodontitis in adults but can occur at any age. It usually gets worse slowly, but there can be periods of rapid progression.