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?
The dentist will take an x-ray to see whether there is any bone loss. The doctor may refer to a periodontist. Periodontists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and may provide treatment options that are not offered by the dentist.
HOW IS PERIODONTAL DISEASE TREATED?
The goal of the treatment is to control the infection. There are several treatment options available based on the severity of the condition and the age of the person.
DID YOU KNOW?
When left untreated, periodontal disease can cause the teeth to separate from the gums. The condition can be prevented and treated with proper and consistent oral hygiene.