Periodontitis is the inflammatory diseases affecting the periodontium section of teeth. It consists of the tissues that surround and support the teeth. Periodontitis involves progressive loss of the bone around the teeth. The treatment for gum disease can help to avoid situations like the loosening of teeth . Periodontitis is caused by microorganisms that attach and grow on the tooth’s surfaces. As far as how to treat gum disease is concerned, a diagnosis is done by inspecting the soft gum tissues around the teeth with a probe (i.e. a clinical exam) and by evaluating the patient’s x-ray films (i.e. a radiographic exam). The diagnosis is helpful to determine the amount of bone loss around the teeth and for the quality dental treatment.
The major symptoms pertaining to the gum diseases involve:
1) Bad Breath
2) Bleeding gums
3) Swollen gums
4) Tooth ache
5) Hyper sensitive teeth
The treatment for gum disease and Periodontitis depends on the condition of the teeth. The treatment removes the plaque and stain marks. This eliminates any future possibilities for microbs from spreading. It includes focusing on the gum bindings to strengthen the bond between gum & tooth. In cases where plaque removal is ineffective and the tissues are permanently destroyed, new tissues are re-grown between bones & gums.
Periodontitis can be prevented by effective oral hygiene. Taking god care of your teeth by regular brushing and using mouthwash and a regular visit to your gum disease specialist are the key to healthy smile!