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?
A Dentist diagnoses Periodontal Disease by conducting a dental examination and X-ray to check for any sort of inflammation.
HOW IS PERIODONTAL DISEASE TREATED?
The treatment of Periodontal Disease involves medications and in certain cases, surgery to treat this condition.
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.