Information about Periodontitis

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What is Periodontitis?

Periodontitis is harmful oral disease that occurs when the ligaments and bones that support teeth become infected. Plaque and tartar can build up over time, and if not treated, they can lead to periodontics. Periodontitis, gingivitis and periodontal disease are the two main causes of tooth loss in adults over 30 and studies have shown that there may even be a link with heart disease. Surprisingly, periodontitis involves low levels of pain, which is why it is always a good idea to get checked if you experience any one of these symptoms:

Common Symptoms of Periodontitis:

  • Gums turn red and swell
  • Bleeding in the gums
  • Receded gums from teeth
  • Bad Breath
  • Tender Gums
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Painful Chewing

Common Causes of Periodontitis:

  • Tooth erosion/decay
  • Chipped/broken teeth
  • Repetitive trauma to the tooth
  • Cavities Gingivitis
  • Poor oral hygiene

Common Risk Factors of Periodontitis:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Dry mouth
  • Not flossing at least twice a day

 

 

Treatment options for periodontitis include, but are not limited to:

Emergency Dentistry
Emergency Dentistry

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General Dentistry
General Dentistry

Teeth experience daily wear and tear regardless of how well one might take care of them. This wear and tear can be repaired easily by a semiannual visit to a trusted dental care provider. Our skilled professionals provide both the customer specific and best…

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Periodontics
Periodontics

There are numerous forms of periodontal therapy and they all work to prevent infection in the gums and, if already existing, restore the gums from infection/disease. Gum disease is a very serious thing and can spread throughout the mouth and throat and…

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Preventative Dental Care
Preventative Dental Care

Preventative dental care consists of all essential treatments that act to maintain the best possible oral health. Routine visits will help to keep you up to date on your oral health. Not only will these visits benefit your overall health, but our dentists…

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