Periodontal Disease is a disease of the gums which ranges in severity to simple inflammation to severe damage to soft tissues and bone that supports the teeth. Untreated gingivitis leads to Periodontal Disease. Symptoms are:
• Bad breath
• Red or swollen gums
• Tender or bleeding gums
• Loose teeth
• Sensitive teeth
• Pain while chewing
• Receding gums
HOW IS PERIODONTAL DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Dentists conduct a complete dental examination and evaluate symptoms while diagnosing Periodontal Disease. A dental X-ray may help confirm diagnosis. In some cases a periodontist may be referred to for expert diagnosis
HOW IS PERIODONTAL DISEASE TREATED?
Treatment options for Periodontal Disease depend on the severity of inflammation and damage to gums. The first step is to control the infection. Deep cleaning procedures like scaling and root planing are performed to get rid of the infected plaque. Surgical treatment is preferred for treating Periodontal Disease
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.