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Periodontal Disease is a disease of the gums that is characterized by inflammation of the gums. The disease is usually due to a bacterial infection. The symptoms of a gum disease could be bad breath that won't go away, red and swollen gums, tender gums that bleed, pain while chewing, loose and sensitive teeth and receding gums or longer appearing teeth.
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?
If not treated on time, Periodontal Disease can lead to acute gum infection that may cause loss of teeth and other similar ailments.